It is often said that if you get a something for free (à la Google or Facebook), you aren’t the customer, you’re the product. The question is — for those companies in the business of selling data, what are the CSR implications of doing so?
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
It seems like an unlikely scenario: California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has championed issues ranging from healthcare to environmentalism, vetoed a bill last week that proponents say would have addressed some shortcomings in antibiotic use in livestock. Critics of the bill include environmentalists who say they are pleased the governor has refused to sign it it.
Solar power is poised to take on a major role in meeting electricity needs across the LAC region. NPD Solarbuzz forecasts that some 9 gigawatts of clean, renewable PV generation capacity will be installed across the LAC over the next five years.
Bliive is a new social network based on principles of collaborative economy. This platform allows exchanges of knowledge and skills without using money.
Covanta is making a $45M investment in a single-bin, recycling system paired with an energy-from-waste facility, the first complete solution of its kind in North America. You might think it would be located in San Francisco or Austin, but it’s located in Indianapolis, right in the middle of the rust belt.
Events are unfolding quickly in the nascent market for intelligent energy storage systems, especially in California, where a state mandate is fueling demand. Early market leader Stem on Sept. 30 announced it has finalized an agreement to install its energy intelligence platforms across 68 Extended Stay America hotels in the Golden State.
Launched in late June with non-profits Year Up, Life Journey and NPower, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection prepares high school grads to take up jobs and careers in the field of cyber security.
The CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014, from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is good news for those who see a financial payoff from environmental action.
Rural communities bear the majority of our nation’s resources – food, water, energy – yet work opportunities there are scarce. With the careful planning and capital that New Markets Tax Credits deliver, areas like Aroostook County are enjoying greater economic diversity and are stemming outmigration.
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.