The New Markets Tax Credit program spurs community development in economically hard-hit census tracks, with the benefits rippling beyond the first project out of the gate.
Category: New Economics
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.
Formally announced in a panel discussion at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi last week, the Vestas-backed Wind for Prosperity initiative claims to have devised a solution that will power the developing world while yielding returns for investors.
With everyone from the President to the super-wealthy increasingly concerned about growing gaps in wealth, income and economic opportunity, employment in the U.S. solar industry has been growing at a 20 percent rate the past two years, 10X as fast as the economy overall, a Solar Foundation report reveals.
The Airbnb community itself erode the company’s revenue by avoiding fees through “off-site” deals. But the motivation behind this could be transformed by altering AIrbnb’s business model. Ironically, doing so could indirectly address seemingly bigger challenges too.
Here are four key points to help you drill down on the common skills, attitudes and values practitioners share to help you land your own dream sustainability job.
CarFlight customers love its sharing economy concept: Drop of your car before you get on the plane, and rent it out to others while you play or work out of town. Unfortunately, the city isn’t so thrilled. Last week it took CarFlight to court for refusing to pay fees and taxes it says it’s owed for operating on airport property.
We at BGI congratulate the Seahawks on their exhilarating victory over a major rival. As we await the next big game, we want to also express our admiration for the Seahawks and what their sustainability efforts provide to the Seattle community even when the game is over.
“The real problem with our [current] economic compass is that it points in exactly the wrong direction,” writes Rocky Mountain Institute co-founder and chief scientist Amory Lovin. “Most businesses are acting as though people are still scarce and nature abundant… But the pattern of scarcity is shifting; now, people aren’t scarce, but nature is.”
Big Muddy Workshop, Inc., a landscape architecture and green infrastructure design services firm, is an unusual example of a small company that used changing local climate conditions to expand its expertise and develop new services for its clients.
Victoria’s Secret’s bad press day last week could be called a teachable moment for businesses. The fix, apparently, isn’t just in offering an apology when it reaches a viral storm.
As many as 30 environmental, animal welfare and consumer groups have come forward to urge Foster Farms to resolve the problems in its factories that are causing outbreaks of salmonella Heidelberg. Investigations into the outbreak, which started as far back as 2012, are still ongoing.
The question is no longer whether a sustainable economy is developing. In 2014, the question is: Which companies will be the revenue growth winners?