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.

Economics
Conscious Capitalism
B-Corps
Business Models
Circular Economy
Sharing Economy

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FlightCar: Sharing Economy Takes Another Legal Hit

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.

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Seattle Seahawks: NFC and Sustainability Champions

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.

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Fixing the Broken Compass: Finding Our Way to Natural Capitalism

“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.”

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Organizations Call on Foster Farms to Come Clean on Antibiotic Use

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.

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Google Buys Nest – But Sustainable Design Not a Factor

Nest does a lot of things – but the fact that it makes simple, beautiful, thoughtful and desirable products that help people make their lifestyles more sustainable didn’t factor into the acquisition or the purchase price. Is that a problem for sustainability enthusiasts?

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Class Action Litigation: Who’s the Real Winner?

It’s rare when the courts shine such a bright light on the challenges and foibles of class-action litigation. But two recent suits involving a debt-settlement firm suggested that the problem isn’t necessarily in whether class action really works, but how it’s applied, and who is allowed to benefit.

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How Cities Can Address the Critical Need for Sustainable Development

Sustainable cities, or “smart” cities, focus economic and technological resources on conserving water, improving energy efficiency, reducing waste and enhancing their citizens’ quality of life. Innovations for renewable energy, the development of efficient waste management systems and community planning for smart growth ensure the viability of cities for years to come.