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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Annual 3p Readership Survey Results

We would like to take a moment to thank those of you who participated in our annual readership survey. Overall, we received a plethora of positive comments and thoughtful insights on what is both enjoyed and desired for the future.

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Sustainability and Employee Engagement: Don’t Forget the Fun

The truth is that it can be difficult to get employees to engage with corporate sustainability programs, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Described in this post are three successful programs that draw on basic human psychology to achieve their goals.

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Pennsylvania Shale Gas Report Finds Little to Complain About

The 265-page “Shale-Gas Monitoring Report,” is just that: a comprehensive and carefully worded document about the results of the monitoring the state has conducted since 2011, while avoiding the use of the term hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”

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Women in the Workforce: How Businesses Honor Them in 2014

Women are making leaps and bounds in the business world and are being honored for their social impact, innovation, and contributions to the workforce. Here are three examples of businesses that are honoring their female employees for all that they do.

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Coastal Ecosystem Restoration Yields Remarkable Returns

Returns of $15:1 and more job creation than offshore oil & gas development are among the economic benefits of coastal ecosystem restoration projects, according to a study of projects on three U.S. coasts by the Center for American Progress and Oxfam America.

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Social Enterprise Alliance Summit 2014: Day 1

The Social Enterprise Alliance Summit is the original and still the most thorough, authoritative and robust conference on the exploding field of social enterprise.

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Global Renewable Energy Investment Drops, But Installed Capacity Rises

2013 global renewable energy investment fell for a second year running, but costs kept falling and renewables’ share of power generation kept on growing. In an annual report on renewable energy investment, the FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre and Bloomberg New Energy Finance review 2013 developments and conditions in renewable energy investment worldwide.

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Boeing: Something Electric in Space

Boeing said it is “on track” to deliver the world’s first all-electric xenon-ion propulsion satellites in late 2014 or early 2015. The company has completed static qualification testing, verification and assembly of the primary structures for inaugural customers ABS and Eutelsat, meaning the satellites are well on their way to launch.

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SolarCoin: Cryptocurrency with Value for People and Planet

SolarCoin is a decentralized digital currency that has inherent value in trust and goodness. It facilitates transactional trust between strangers, rewards producers of clean energy and frees everyday exchanges from the banking system.

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Rio Tinto Pulls Out Of Pebble Mine, Gifts Shares to Nonprofits

In an extraordinary move, Rio Tinto announced it would divest its 19.1 percent equity stake in Pebble Mine project owner Northern Dynasty Minerals by gifting shares to two local nonprofit organizations. Rio Tinto’s divestment casts further doubt on Northern Dynasty’s ability to develop the controversial and massive copper-gold project, which sets the value of the world’s richest salmon habitat and marine ecosystem on the scales against global demand for copper and gold.