Over triple the amount of energy storage capacity — 220 megawatts worth — is expected to come on-line this year, and strong growth is expected to continue thereafter, according to a report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association.
This category is about corporate social responsibility (CSR), a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. The goal of CSR is to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.
Google has proposed a new campus and is offering Mountain View US$200 million in infrastructure and public benefits. But some locals are dubious.
Some people view change through a very different lens to that of the leader. Instead of an opportunity to gain new skills and to grow, they see a threat. What can leaders do to address this?
Fashion designer Natalia Allen has created a new model for sustainable fashion that has made the fashion world take notice. 3p spoke with Allen to learn more about what drives her purposefully-created clothes and how her approach to sustainability is to do more with less.
The Free State Energy Benchmarking Program aims to deliver significant energy-efficiency savings to affordable housing owners in seven U.S. states.
SPECIAL SERIES: Carbon Offsetting
Over triple the amount of energy storage capacity (220 MWs’ worth) is expected to come on-line this year, and strong growth is expected to continue thereafter, according to an inaugural report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association. One pioneering emerging market participant was responsible for delivering one-third of the total.
Ontario, Canada, has launched the Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund to foster the growth of social entrepreneurs and enterprises, with the aim of attracting private investment to Ontario’s most pressing social and environmental issues and creating jobs.
The indigenous elders of Peru explain the complete cycle of humanity as going through three movements: time of creation, time of conservation and time of renewal. The big change happens in the time of renewal, which the wise elders say is upon us now.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainably Attired
Sustainable fashion depends not only on the smart use of water resources, but also on new ways to reduce the dependence on water in production. We’ve found an inspiring list of companies that have developed innovative ways to not only reduce their water usage, but also incentivize consumers to do the same.
One 12-year-old girl, writing in an op-ed for the Washington Post, shows how bias against women in the tech sector is even showing up in games available in Apple’s App Store.
In Burma, one telecommunications company, Ooredoo, has partnered with various organizations to empower women by expanding access to mobile phones.
The challenge that climate change poses on supply chains is becoming increasingly more complex. But a collaborative approach provides a robust starting point for addressing issues in a comprehensive, systematic way.
The public is demanding more and more social responsibility from the organizations from which they buy goods or services, and forward-thinking financial services companies are figuring this out.