Conferences and events are an integral part of getting business done in today’s world, but they have an inherent impact on the communities where they’re held: some good, some bad. What’s the right way to address sustainability when there are so many other details to focus on?
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
Six environmental giants have pledged to post their diversity stats on GuideStar by February. It may mean more changes to the green lobby’s hiring and appointing practices, especially when it comes to the rights of people of color. And hopefully it will help redefine our limited understanding of just what diversity means.
President Obama took executive action Dec. 16 to protect Bristol Bay’s iconic, $2 billion wild-caught fishery and local communities from oil and gas drilling. Another existential threat to Bristol Bay ecosystems and watershed remains, however.
No one is talking about Uber’s rides-for-hunger campaign, but instead the talk is accused price gouging during the tragic hostage situation in Sydney.
In 1980, when oil prices collapsed, the American consumer gorged on full-size SUVs. Will history repeat itself, dooming us to irreversible climate change?
Two new tools featured at last month’s ISSP Conference, S-CORE and The Future-Fit Business Benchmark, are helping businesses better assess sustainability.
The art of philanthropy is alive and well. Even in today’s financially challenging climate, many businesses are maintaining their commitment to fundraising and giving to charity.
The companies owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the huge conglomerate that Warren Buffett built, follow their leader in embracing corporate social responsibility, stewardship and sustainability. But the breadth and scale of the sprawling conglomerate can hide both the commitments and periodic problems.
George Mason University professor Tyler Cowen talks about a future that extends a growing employment category, “namely workers who team up with smart robots that require human assistance.”
“If you only have one point of view, I don’t feel like you’re going to get to the best solution,” Sweetriot CEO Sarah Endline said at Net Impact 2014.
Factoring human and natural capital into the GDP equation reveals dramatic differences in national economic performance and overall well-being.
I know that it might sound a bit strange, as Uber is one of the more common examples of the sharing economy. But bear with me for a minute while I try to make the case.
Having closed its first sales contracts here in the U.S., Imergy Power Systems’ vanadium-flow battery systems offer distinct advantages as compared to their Li-ion counterparts, company President Tim Hennessy told 3p.
“We want to make sure that we create an environment that really allows people to bring their 100 percent selves to work,” Hardy said at the 2014 Net Impact conference.