More than 35 cities, towns and metropolises are participating in Urban-LEDS initiatives with a goal of realizing sustainable, low-emissions urban development. All eight Urban-LEDS “model cities,” as well as several satellites, have completed or are in the final stages of key greenhouse gas emissions inventories.
Category: New Economics
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
H&M’s CEO, Karl-Johan Persson, has a message for retail customers: If you want to encourage global sustainability, don’t stop buying things. It isn’t consumption that’s the problem, but the way we’re doing it.
Business advice for the mission-driven entrepreneur: Local economies pioneer Judy Wicks shares what’s most fulfilling about growing a local business in this short video.
My family has embarked on a month-long trip in Ecuador. With two young children by our side, we set out to gain insight into the culture and natural wonders. One of the most impressive examples of ecotourism I’ve encountered thus far is Hostal Jardin del Descanso, a breathtaking hotel and bird habitat in the Mindo.
Renewable energy continues to garner larger shares of U.S. and global energy supply. Cumulative solar generation capacity rose nearly 68-fold in the U.S. from 2000 to 2013, according to NREL’s latest annual renewable energy data book.
The World Economic Forum has come and gone, leaving the Davos snow more than a little trampled. Now that 2,500+ of the world’s most powerful people have flown home in somewhat fewer (it seems) than 1,700 private jets, what more do we know about what’s coming in 2015?
Fourteen outdoor industry companies, including REI and Patagonia, joined together to pledge more leadership roles for women. REI backed up its pledge with a $1.5 million grant to the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition, which promotes women participation and leadership in outdoor industries.
It’s a big thing when a restaurant wins out against 900 other eateries – but it’s virtually unheard of when the city’s prison can make that claim. Cardiff Prison, in Wales, ranked top recently as the city’s best diner.
Smart energy and connected home startups, such as Bidgely, aim to leverage smartphones and cloud-based platforms to analyze utility customer data, engage customers and boost energy efficiency.
Corporate Knights releases its 100 top picks for the world’s most sustainable large companies at the 2015 World Economic Forum.
As we move into 2015 and face another year of corporate efforts to improve impacts, manage risk and engage with the new opportunities that sustainability brings, what can companies do to embed reporting practice in a sustainable manner?
Organizations that really stand out from the crowd deliver on their brand promises every time you interact with them. To achieve this requires engaged employees.
How often does the promise made by a company in its marketing and advertising fail to match up to the real customer experience? That’s the brand gap. And where one exists, the credibility and fortunes of any business are at risk.