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


Top 10 Carbon Market Predictions for 2015

Last week, the Climate Trust, a mission-driven nonprofit that specializes in climate solutions, announced its second annual prediction list of 10 carbon market trends to watch in 2015.


Dubai Solar Bid Awes Market Players

Acwa Power’s sub-6 cents per kilowatt-hour bid had participants in awe and set a new global low for building and operating utility-scale solar.


Elk River Pollution Indictments Announced in West Virginia

This last week marked the one-year anniversary of a chemical spill that shut down the tap water for nine counties in West Virginia and brought the city of Charleston to a commercial standstill for more than a week. It also marked the announcement that the four top executives of Freedom Industries — the company responsible for the spill — have now been indicted for violations under the Clean Water Act. The CEO, Gary L. Southern, who had been hit by numerous lawsuits, has also been indicted for scheming to defraud bankruptcy creditors.

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Larry Summers Calls For a Carbon Tax Now

In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence “Larry” Summers makes the point that, with gasoline taxes at levels not seen in years, this would be an excellent time to implement a carbon tax.


Twitter Chat Recap: 2015 CSR Trends w/ PwC & Campbell Soup Co.

Special guests from TriplePundit, PwC, PwC Foundation, and Campbell Soup Company came together on January 6th for a Twitter Chat on CSR trends to watch in 2015. We heard from the experts and addressed questions from the audience, too!


Hellmann’s Drops Suit, Unintentionally Boosts Vegan ‘Mayo’ Sales

Hellmann’s decision to drop a suit against its startup competitor Hampton Creek was more a lesson in changing attitudes about food than right-or-wrong values. With an increasing focus on vegan foods and consumer support for small, innovative concepts that are touted as sustainable, Just Mayo was the expected winner in this tussle. But it may just point to a new trend in food marketing, too.


My 2014 Sustainability Moment of Optimism

When I talk about optimism, I’m not talking about burying your head in the sand or daydreaming about a utopian future, but about a very realistic “hopefulness and confidence about the future,” which is exactly what I found in September at TED@Unilever.


10 Ways Politics Shaped the Environment in 2014

How important was environmental protection in 2014? Well, to be honest, our findings are a mixed bag. While California comes out first for its progressive efforts to stop the effects of toxic chemicals, other regions of North America fell woefully short in bolstering legislation against greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. But on the whole, 2014 was a get ’em done year.