Eric Smith, CEO of Swiss Re Americas, discusses the risk associated with climate change, calling upon business to take a primary role in working with governments and communities to create more resiliency in the face of climate change risk.
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 en effect on company growth.
While the availability of capital for social entrepreneurs is rising, creating a solid traditional business plan is still important.
Airbnb is poised to bring its hospitality marketplace to the next level by joining forces with one of the greatest minds in the industry – author and founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitatliy, Chip Conley, who will come on board as the company’s new Head of Global Hospitality this month.
Social entrepreneurship can be thought of as a unique, totally mission-driven form of sustainable business. Corporate-focused CSR efforts are not the only type of sustainable business studied at Baruch College, City University of New York.
“Greenwashing” sows distrust among consumers and keeps green products from reaching their full potential. A new report helps marketers avoid those pitfalls.
The New Markets Tax Credit program is supporting sustainable, forest-economy innovations and businesses that are creating jobs in economically distressed communities.
The rules for businesses raising money are changing, in a way that could connect millions of values-driven investors with social entrepreneurs. This could mean real change for our communities, cities, and rural areas.
Alan Scheller-Wolf, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie-Mellon University describes the five important principles that helped him develop a successful sustainability MBA course.
From the local to the global, stakeholders across the public and private sectors are applying new data-driven metrics and methodologies to assess the overall impacts of infrastructure and investment decisions, enhance the sustainability and resiliency of ecosystems and communities, and realize triple bottom line and sustainable development goals.
If President Obama was looking for data and proof that the oil sands extraction process would affect climate change, he needn’t have looked any further than Vancouver, BC, Canada, where last year, Canada’s preeminent policy think tank, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), published its own report detailing the potential effects of another Canadian oil sands endeavor, the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.
As companies seek ways to improve productivity, keep employees engaged and reduce health care costs, a bicycling program is one perk businesses must consider.
Sustainability as a career field is beginning to mature. We asked 10 employers: what skills does today’s sustainability manager require to be successful?