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

COP21 Delivers Historic Climate Agreement in Paris

I’m over Greenland headed home to San Francisco and just got the news that a strong climate agreement has been reached back in Paris. Peeking out the window to see ice caps brought a tear to my eyes, when I realized they don’t actually have to melt.

We will share details on the agreement in the coming days. In the mean time here are some reactions from NGOs who were official observers at the talks:

A Low-Carbon Economy Crossroads

Our country, and the world, stands at a crossroads. The technologies to deliver both sustained economic growth and reduced emissions have all been invented. But these technologies now require a path toward mass economies of scale to make a difference.

The Fruits of Reverse Innovation

Reverse innovation is innovation that is first seen in emerging economies, before it is spread to the industrialized world. This post looks into the progress being made in the interconnection between reverse innovation and sustainable development.

The Way Forward in the Gig Economy Debate

Where do you stand on the debate? The gig economy continues to spark controversy and ignore worker rights. The Good Work Movement presents a way forward.

We Need to ‘Re-Wire’ the Labor Market

Re-wiring the U.S. labor market at scale will require more than replicating best practices. We need to build a flexible, dynamic and common “operating system” for the labor market.

Defining Corporate Purpose is the Only Way Forward

The future of sustainable development is being shaped by events such as the U.N. Forum on Business and Human Rights held earlier this month in Geneva, the Climate Change Conference in December, and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in September. Considering that many corporations have greater turnover than the GDP of several countries and that 500 transnational corporations control roughly 80 percent of world trade, it is clear that we need business on board. The way these corporations are governed is essential for either positive or negative change of the system as a whole, depending on the chosen stewardship, which takes us to the central question: What is the purpose of the corporation?

Twelve Companies Commit to Providing “Good Work” for Freelancers

Twelve companies – including DoorDash, VetPronto,, CareLinx, LeadGenuis, and Managed by Q – have now committed to taking action on one or more of the tenets of the Good Work Code, an overarching framework of eight values that are the foundation of good working conditions for freelance and independent workers.