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

New Study Shows Record-Setting Wealth Gap

Post recession, most American families are in about the same place they were over 20 years ago wealth-wise, a Pew Research Center survey of consumer finances shows.

Dutch Bankers Now Asked to Take an Oath of Ethics

The Dutch Banking Association will now require bankers to sign a Hippocratic Oath, similar to the one used by doctors where they promise to do no harm. The question is: Are they just words, or will they make a difference?

eBay’s Christmas Gift to ALEC: No Renewal

Cutting ties with a lobby organization right before Christmas can be risky business — that is, unless you know that your consumer base really wants you to. eBay’s announcement last week that it would be dropping its membership in ALEC is telling. So are the announcements by other similarly influential companies that have objected to ALEC’s bold climate change policies.

The Secret Side of Business Sustainability

There are certain elements of virtually every business that can have a negative impact on the company’s sustainability, which many business owners often overlook.

SPECIAL SERIES: Carbon Offsetting

Conferences and Carbon: The Impact Behind the Event

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?

Six Enviros Pledge to Go Public on Diversity

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 Bans Oil and Gas Drilling in Bristol Bay Indefinitely

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.