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
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.
SPECIAL SERIES: Corporate Responsibility And Internet Security
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.
Americans spend in excess of $2.7 trillion dollars on health care each year. This is roughly one of every six dollars spent in the U.S. economy. To make matters worse: It’s estimated that approximately 20 percent of this spending is inefficient and therefore wasteful.
Building a narrative around a social enterprise is tricky. You need to appeal to the bottom line, convey social/environmental impact, resonate with a variety of different stakeholders, and every team member needs to feel personal passion when they tell the story or make a pitch. Nicole Skibola of Centurion Consulting shows us how.
Increasing evidence of climate change tied to the carbon surge is pushing consumers, especially the millennial generation, to question what they buy and who they buy from.