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.

Conscious Capitalism
Business Models
Circular Economy
Sharing Economy


Dan River Coal Ash Problems Not Over, Experts Say

It’s been three months since a drainage pipe at a Duke Energy coal ash pond burst, spewing toxic sludge into North Carolina’s scenic Dan River. Cleanups on some of the river are only getting started, and some experts worry it may be too late.


SolarCoin: Accelerating Solar Investment

SolarCoin offers an added reward that can increase the number of solar electricity systems built. As solar expands as a source of electricity, the price of a solar system in dollar terms goes down, further accelerating investment.

Coca-Cola's headquarters in downtown Atlanta.

3p Weekend: 10 Companies Thriving in American Downtowns

The migration of major companies from urban downtowns to surrounding suburbs has spanned decades. Across the U.S., commuters sit idly in traffic jams while cities become blighted by decreased business activity and population loss. But as more Americans move back to city centers, top companies are doing the same — bolstering their bottom lines and revitalizing downtowns in the process.


Monsanto Announces Aggressive Sustainability Goals

Monsanto has big plans for the year 2020. The world’s premier agricultural biotech company has upped its sustainability goals, tailoring them to meet the first climate change benchmark given by the IPCC.


Removing Policy Uncertainty Key to Clean Energy Growth, Report Finds

The U.S. renewable energy sector continues to grow at above-average rates, bringing triple bottom line benefits to American society. Investment is falling, however, and policy uncertainty is a key factor, according to a new report from the U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance.

A candidate in SAP's Autism at Work program uses robotics technology to demonstrate problem-solving skills and creativity while adjusting to a new work environment.

SAP’s ‘Autism at Work’ Initiative: An Insatiable Appetite for Improvement

In May of last year, SAP announced the launch of Autism at Work — a unique global initiative to employ people on the autism spectrum. The ultimate goal of the program is to have 1 percent of the company’s total work force, or about 650 people in today’s numbers, represent people on the spectrum by 2020.


Is This a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Social collaboration gives us nearly instant feedback on the satisfaction of our constituents, paving the way for the tenets of a Golden Age: peace, harmony, stability and prosperity. So, how did we arrive at this technological enlightenment? At some point, technology crossed over and began to influence sociology, but how? Well in a single word: silicon.