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.
Monsanto’s purchase of Climate Corp for $930 million makes sense, in a way, for a company that has a lot invested in agriculture. But how much play does it give the biotech company when it comes to the world’s most vital resource: food?
Most nations have not only failed to deliver on International commitments, but lack the basic capacity to realize agreed-upon goals, according to the new UN Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services. Faced with a looming crisis, IPBES chairman Zakri Al Hamid, speaking at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur, called on 300 scientists spanning 72 countries “to get through to policy makers, politicians, captains of industry and the general public.”
eBay has acquired London-based delivery courier service Shutl and will use the acquisition to boost its popular same-day delivery service, eBay Now, to 25 markets by the end of 2014.
Last week, BSR and GlobeScan published their fifth annual State of Sustainable Business Survey report. One of the world’s largest annual surveys of corporate sustainability executives, this report provides an interesting look into the state of sustainability in business.
Business education that brings us towards a more sustainable world recognizes that collectively, human ideas are an infinite resource and human hope and ingenuity can overcome our sustainability challenges.
Declining productivity of fracking wells in shale gas formations could lead to the need to drill more than 6,000 additional wells annually, introducing industrial hazards into more rural and non-industrial communities.
Now would be a good time to pick up that special bottle of French Bordeaux wine that you had on your list – and a couple of extra for the wine cellar. Morgan Stanley Research has just released a report that projects a global shortage in wine production.
Some say the world is on a one-way trip toward a nine billion population count by 2040, with no way to turn back. But is the simple reality of numbers the whole story or is it more about resource constraints, especially at the current rate of unbalanced consumption?
When we talk about the mainstreaming of sustainability, we need to also ask if sustainability stands up to the global-equity test. At the global level, can we consume and develop our way to a sustainable future? The challenge now is for business education to keep pace with the global nature of sustainability and to confront some deep-seated and unquestioned assumptions.
JP Morgan’s recent offer of $17 million to the University of Delaware in exchange for the right to have a say in the running and outcome of a Ph.D. program in financial services analytics have some faculty scratching their heads. Should a private company’s employees have a seat on the dissertation committees of Ph.D. candidates? Should it be able to say yea or nay on how a program is run? It’s a curious question for the subsidiary of one of America’s biggest financial institutions – especially one that’s just held settlement chats with the Justice Department.
At Caesars Entertainment, we have found that the best way to engage our customers in our sustainability journey is by engaging our most valuable asset: our employees.
Patagonia is no stranger to the concept of corporate social responsibility, and last month’s announcement of its new “Worn Wear” resale concept fits right in line with its proactive, eco-conscious image.