This category is about the relation between business economies and sustainability and CSR. Company economies have great impact on how much effort they put into their CSR strategy and incorporating green strategies can have an effect on company growth. Topics include: Conscious Capitalism, Social Enterprise, B-Corps, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy
The America Forward Coalition, a nonpartisan group of more than 70 impact-oriented organizations, offers the next president five solutions to our nation’s most pressing social problems.
Small-scale innovations in the sustainable economy abound. But how can we achieve changes in the global economy at scale? Perhaps these examples can inspire us to pursue an economy worthy of our affection.
SPECIAL SERIES: MGM Defining Thought Leadership
Las Vegas is known more for its entertainment, gaming industry and debauchery than mundane activities like environmental conservation and clean technology. But thought leadership on sustainability is thriving in the city — and it may become a laboratory for urban development.
Last week at its annual shareholder’s meeting, Walmart announced plans to explore a partnership with Uber and Lyft as it seeks to expand its grocery home delivery service.
As Switzerland prepares to vote on the adoption of a guaranteed universal basic income, startup accelerator Y Combinator will run a basic-income experiment with families from Oakland, California.
Newsweek ranked Coca-Cola as the ninth greenest company in the world, based on practices like pioneering bioplastic bottles. But one has to wonder how Newsweek’s recognition reconciles with the company’s signature soda being “…considered a major contributor to health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.”
You know your local farmers market means fresh, organic produce. But have you ever thought about what it means to the evolving economy? As a do-it-yourself model, a place where sustainable ways and new technology converge, the farmers market represents a commerce revolution.
Coal production is not just declining. It’s falling off a cliff — and it’s barely a third of what it was just six years ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Ethicon and Intermountain Health are leading the way in producer responsibility and the promotion of circular health systems — an approach that is restorative and regenerative, adopts systems optimizations, preserves resources yields, and diverts waste by creating an after-use value chain and a second life for products.
As the world continues to focus on ways to effectively eliminate global poverty and the framework that sustains it, one area to think seriously about is low-tech, human-centered design that transforms beneficiaries into local change-makers.
What are alternatives to the classic nonprofit and for-profit company structure? Learn how a social entrepreneur creates a sustainable nonprofit business model using a venture capitalist mindset.