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 en effect on company growth.

Economics
Conscious Capitalism
B-Corps
Business Models
Circular Economy
Sharing Economy

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SolarCity to Build PV ‘Gigafactory’ in Buffalo

Perhaps no two companies have more clearly demonstrated the potential of clean technology and renewable energy to revitalize manufacturing, create jobs and spur “green” growth of the U.S. economy than Elon Musk’s Tesla and SolarCity. On Sept. 23, SolarCity announced it will invest $5 billion to build a massive, 1.2-million square foot PV manufacturing facility in Buffalo, New York.

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Health is Everyone’s Business

Americans spend in excess of $2.7 trillion dollars on health care each year. This is roughly one of every six dollars spent in the U.S. economy. To make matters worse: It’s estimated that approximately 20 percent of this spending is inefficient and therefore wasteful.

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How to Tell Your Company’s Sustainability Story

Building a narrative around a social enterprise is tricky. You need to appeal to the bottom line, convey social/environmental impact, resonate with a variety of different stakeholders, and every team member needs to feel personal passion when they tell the story or make a pitch. Nicole Skibola of Centurion Consulting shows us how.

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CGI Annual Meeting: When Confronting Climate Change is Good Economics

The Confronting Climate Change is Good Economics plenary session presented at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting this week, drew consensus among notable panelists that spoke to the changing values of companies and cities as it relates to planning effectively to leverage solutions that bridge both capital and climate change alleviation.

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Study: Enormous Gains to Be Had From Sustainable Urban Transport

Not only would CO2 emissions plummet, but over 1.4 million early deaths avoided and $1 trillion saved by expanding public transportation, biking and walking, according to a first-of-its-kind study from the Institute of Transportation and Development and UC Davis.

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University of California Commits $1 Billion to Climate Research

It’s a dilemma for universities big and small these days: How do you show you are being proactive on climate change, while your endowments are heavily supported by years of valuable fossil fuel investments? The University of California’s answer is a sizable investment in climate change research. That doesn’t mean it will be dropping its fossil fuel investments – or not just yet, anyway.

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Celebrities Line Up for Global Climate Change March

U.N. leaders arriving for climate change crisis talks needn’t worry about how to jump-start dialogue and get to the meat of the issues this week. The millions of attendees at the People’s Climate March this Sunday will have plenty of inspiration to lend. Among the many will be 50 high-powered celebrities who have lent their names to helping inspire a resolve to climate change gridlock.

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Labor and Environment Issues Plague Apple for Third Year

Environmental issues and labor complaints at Chinese plants have put Apple under the microscope for the third year. Suicides, a plant explosion in 2011 and environmental pollution are raising questions as to whether Apple will be able to ensure labor and environmental policies are addressed in overseas factories it doesn’t own.