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.

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

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Maryland Offshore Wind Auction Date Set, New Jersey Auction Proposed

Nearly 80,000 of Maryland offshore wind energy development leases are to be auctioned and another of 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey is being proposed. All told, the two Atlantic Ocean parcels could support a massive 4,850 MWs of clean, renewable power, enough for 1.5 million U.S. homes.

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Millennials and the State of Employee Engagement

In response to employee demand, particularly from millennials, a growing number of employers are adopting an official engagement policy on sustainability. “People are realizing that these are not ‘nice-to-have’ programs,” Susan Hunt Stevens, founder and CEO of WeSpire, told Triple Pundit. “They drive the bottom line and the top line of business.”

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PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi Weighs In on Work/Life Balance

Recently PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi gave some frank answers to questions about work/life balance that coincide more with Anne-Marie Slaughter than Sheryl Sandberg. As in, work/life balance? At the c-suite level, there isn’t any.

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Southwest Airlines Upcycles 43 Acres of Plane Interior

Southwest Airlines’ latest project– LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose– is a multi-phase sustainability program that partners with social enterprises in Nairobi, Kenya; the Republic of Malawi and the United States to produce goods that create opportunities for training and employment while preventing additional waste.

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Eden Foods Endures Customer Backlash for Birth Control Stance

Eden Foods’ owner, Michael Potter, is hoping that the Hobby Lobby decision by the Supreme Court will mean he won’t have to pay for contraceptive coverage for his employees. But while he’s rallying for change, another battle is taking place in health food stores, where customers are returning his products and pressuring retailers to drop Eden Foods products.

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Is Uber Exploitative? And What Does It Say About the Sharing Economy?

Some questions the legitimacy or fairness of Uber’s business tactics, especially given the fact that it operates in many places within a “grey area” of the law. Yet, behind these arguments lie even more fundamental questions: Is Uber still considered part of the sharing economy? Is it exploitative? And if you answer ‘yes’ to both questions, what does it say about the sharing economy?

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Foster Farms Recalls Chicken, Sues Insurer for Rejecting Claim

Foster Farms is gearing up for a new battle, this time with its insurance carrier, whose underwriters are refusing to compensate the company for its longstanding problems with salmonella, and it seems, the lack of a USDA recall earlier in the process.

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Book Review: Sustainability Careers for MBAs

Katie Kross provides clarity, tips and resources for navigating paths to green careers in her book, “Profession and Purpose: A Resource Guide for Careers in Sustainability.”

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3p Weekend: 5 Companies with Exemplary Customer Service

In a world where automated help lines and terms and conditions pages that read like Russian novels have become commonplace, it’s unfortunate that exemplary customer service is more the exception than the rule. This week we’re tipping our hats to five companies that prove the stereotype wrong and are rewarded with happy customers and healthy bottom lines.

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Harnessing Young Talent for the Impact Sector

Millennials will comprise 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025, and the findings show that they want to work for organizations that make a positive contribution to society by addressing global challenges of resource scarcity, climate change and income equality.