This is another story about a group of business leaders who have gotten together to try to do something about climate change. Before you roll your eyes and click on, check out who is on the committee.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Debt is not always bad. It all depends on what it is used for and how it is managed. If the reasons and the goals are sound, debt can be good — really good. This is something business owners understand particularly well. For a business, the typical goal is increased profits down the road. But what are the right goals for federal debt?
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.
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.
Ford is is taking another huge leap toward filling the void created by our lack of a national energy policy with the launch of its new F-150 – a full-size pickup truck with an aluminum body.
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.
The Impact Entrepreneurs program at Portland State University’s School of Business Administration is applying the unique effectiveness and rigor of business practices to the work of creating a more just and resilient world.
Sales of plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles almost doubled in the U.S. between 2012 and 2013, with an 84 percent jump to 96,600 of the vehicles sold.
“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.
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.