Increasingly, clean technologies like solar, batteries and smart appliances are costing less due to global growth in manufacturing economies of scale plus technical innovations. To utilities, this looks like a zombie apocalypse!
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 communication gap between investor relations and sustainability departments is leaving investors without a full picture of corporate performance and unable to fully integrate environmental, social and governance factors into decision-making.
Until there is a change in how payday loan companies are regulated, technology is offering more alternatives for those who find themselves suddenly cash-strapped.
A new fund has the potential to turn $1 million in private donations into $9 million in tangible benefits for the Mississippi River Delta region. Those benefits could rise to as much as $168 million over the lifetime of the project, local experts say.
SPECIAL SERIES: Rethink Reuse
The corporate-nonprofit partnership is a rare beast. But when done correctly, such models are a boon for communities, nonprofits and businesses.
New Yorkers can now score a two-week unlimited UberPool commuting fare card for just $49. That makes Uber rides around much of Manhattan cheaper than taking the city’s venerable subway.
The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge seeks to inspire up-and-coming designers to create products for the circular economy — highlighting safe materials that can be perpetually cycled.
“Brexit could potentially represent a great risk or a great opportunity to both the EU and to Britain,” says Christian Felber, author of “Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good.”
Like fascism and communism in the last century, sustainability, climate action and economic inclusion are the existential challenges of the 21st century. In their new book, Joel Makower, Mark “Puck” Mykleby and Patrick Doherty present the case for a new grand strategy for global economic prosperity and security.
SPECIAL SERIES: MGM Defining Thought Leadership
The circular economy was once dismissed as a pipe dream. But through the persistence of thought leaders like Ellen MacArthur and William McDonough, it is slowly becoming reality.
The growing complaints about racial discrimination on Airbnb’s platform bring to mind a new territory the company has yet to explore – corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The popular Blue Bottle Coffee company is upping the ante with a high-end cup of joe sourced from Yemen that would make some of the most expensive cafes in Dubai or New York City blush.
“People are starting to realize that serious journalism in big cities could actually go away,” says Terry Egger, publisher and CEO of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “We need to find new ways to deliver news.”