Foresight may also involve predictions of how the law or fellow citizens will respond to our choices, as in the expectation of rewards or punishments. In the case of corporations, if they care about human moral values, foresight would go beyond the factors predicting financial profit/loss. It would also include predictions about impact on people’s health and well-being, on their families and communities, and on their self-respect.
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
Berkshire skeptics question whether such a large and tentacular entity can continue to thrive without its Oracle-in-Chief. Lawrence Cunningham, a law professor at George Washington University and author of the thoughtful “Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values” (Columbia Business School Publishing), is betting that it can. While Cunningham’s book works quite well as a testament to Warren Buffett’s unassailable vision and leadership, as well as to what Berkshire embodies and may continue to embody after Buffett, it comes up a bit short as an argument for why Berkshire’s greatness will outlive its leader.
Donald J. Munro of the University of Michigan asks: Can there be a trust relationship when the purchaser of a home loan does not know who owns the mortgage?
A University of Colorado study rejects the perception that women and individuals of color have fair opportunities for advancement in the workplace. The researchers note that women and minority execs suffer when they attempt to support diversity, undermining their own careers in the process. Finding viable answers, 3p correspondent Jan Lee proposes, is all part of meeting the needs of a sustainable and thriving marketplace.
The U.S. is playing catch-up, but notable progress is being made as 14 U.S. offshore wind projects are in the advanced stages of development, according to the third annual DOE assessment of the U.S. offshore wind market.
Imagine all the government buildings went LED: How much can we save a year in energy and other related costs then? The answer: Trillions.
Hawaiian Electric’s strategic 2030 plan sets a 65 percent target for renewable electricity generation, including nearly tripling distributed solar PV and cutting customers’ electricity bills by 20 percent.
More than 12,500 clean energy and transportation jobs were announced in this year’s second quarter (Q2 2014), more than double that of Q1, according to a report from Environmental Entrepreneurs released on the eve of the Labor Day weekend.
Having been called on as a millennial to share my story for this article, I’m a little less suspicious of the label, and a little more interested in exploring what it means to me and what it might mean for the investment community. All of this talk of identity may seem a little sentimental for an investment publication, but I argue that identity will be a critical consideration for the investment community going forward.
The internet has made it far easier for the online artisan marketplace to thrive, allowing many to sell their handmade goods quickly and easily.
If you want to stay ahead of the game and find the best sustainability jobs, learn what recruiters are thinking, what they’re looking for, and where.
SPECIAL SERIES: Corporate Responsibility And Internet Security
We’re in the age of the disruptive sharing economy startup, when viral success may seem like it’s just around the corner. But the realities of small business longevity, says Norton’s VP of Product Management, are also predicated on smart business management and cyber protection. We chat with him to find out what today’s startups can do to ensure they are the next generation’s best enterprises.
Researchers-turned-entrepreneurs, such as the founders of Essentium Materials, see tremendous value in using coconut husks to produce a variety of products, while providing a pathway for sustainable, inclusive economic development.