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
Let’s go back to the beginning of almost every company that exists today: You can find a clear social mission at the heart of why they started as a business. And then so many lost their way.
By drawing inspiration from nature, we may step beyond our narrowed-down view of life and recognize the intrinsic patterns and reciprocal relations in our midst.
What’s different about this generation’s emerging workforce? What makes them tick and how do companies harness that drive? Nicolette van Exel, head of SAP’s Emerging Entrepreneur Initiative and Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky, author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, share some insights. The answers definitely weren’t written by the previous generation.
SPECIAL SERIES: Corporate Responsibility And Internet Security
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?
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.
SPECIAL SERIES: Carbon Offsetting
In this op/ed from Terrapass, Nancy Bsales offers an analogy to help explain the benefits of offsetting to even the biggest doubters.
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.