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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Boosting Security in the Mobile-for-Good Space

To boost security awareness in the mobile for good space, YTH is teaming up with the Vodafone Americas Foundation to compile research-based resources for nonprofits and social good organizations that are interested in developing mobile apps, text messaging services and mobile-first websites.

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Money from ExxonMobil – Who’s Hoaxing Who?

When the oil giant stepped into a small Brooklyn library’s crowd-funding campaign in a big way, suspicions immediately arose about the motives of both sides—including whether Mellow Pages should accept the donation, and even whether it was real—and a somewhat complicated view of life in 2014 ensued.

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South America’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Plant to Be Built in Chile

Chile’s energy ministry and development agency awarded Spain’s Abengoa the contract to build and operate the 110 MW concentrated solar power plant. Complete with 17.5 hours of power storage capacity, the plant in Antofagasta is to spur clean, sustainable job creation and development, as well as avoid some 643,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

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Hey Good Lookin’! You Should Be a CEO

“Overall, our findings suggest that more attractive CEOs receive higher compensation for a reason: They create value for shareholders through better negotiating power and visibility,” says Joseph Halford, an economist at the University of Wisconsin.

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Non-GMO Cheerios: A Sign of the Future?

Environmentalists have called General Mills’ recent announcement that its regular Cheerios were non-GMO a major victory. But it’s not what’s in the oats that counts, but rather what this admission could hold for future manufacturing practices.

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Organic Earthbound Farm Sells to WhiteWave for $600m

WhiteWave, parent company to Horizon Milk, Land O’ Lakes and Silk, has finalized the purchase of a new company: Earthbound Farm. The $600 million acquisition signals a new direction for the dairy and beverage company and makes it the largest organic produce manufacturer in the U.S.

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Five 2014 CSR Game-Changers

In 2013 corporate social responsibility moved from “do good” actions to a business best practice. This year, these five CSR game-changers will accelerate the links between profits, environmental responsibility and social good.

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DOE Says No to Reversing Rule that Raises Carbon Costs

Will the Obama Administration’s increase in cost for carbon help or hinder projects like Keystone XL? Opponents are saying that it will make it harder for such projects to move ahead. (But then, only if you believe there’s really a detrimental cost to carbon.)

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Redefining Sales for Ethical and Sustainable Business

Many business people talk passionately about growing their businesses. Yet, in the same breath, they also speak about their dislike of sales. This is like holding aspirations of winning the New York City Marathon, yet, having an aversion to running.