Here are four key points to help you drill down on the common skills, attitudes and values practitioners share to help you land your own dream sustainability job.
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.
CarFlight customers love its sharing economy concept: Drop of your car before you get on the plane, and rent it out to others while you play or work out of town. Unfortunately, the city isn’t so thrilled. Last week it took CarFlight to court for refusing to pay fees and taxes it says it’s owed for operating on airport property.
We at BGI congratulate the Seahawks on their exhilarating victory over a major rival. As we await the next big game, we want to also express our admiration for the Seahawks and what their sustainability efforts provide to the Seattle community even when the game is over.
“The real problem with our [current] economic compass is that it points in exactly the wrong direction,” writes Rocky Mountain Institute co-founder and chief scientist Amory Lovin. “Most businesses are acting as though people are still scarce and nature abundant… But the pattern of scarcity is shifting; now, people aren’t scarce, but nature is.”
Big Muddy Workshop, Inc., a landscape architecture and green infrastructure design services firm, is an unusual example of a small company that used changing local climate conditions to expand its expertise and develop new services for its clients.
Victoria’s Secret’s bad press day last week could be called a teachable moment for businesses. The fix, apparently, isn’t just in offering an apology when it reaches a viral storm.
As many as 30 environmental, animal welfare and consumer groups have come forward to urge Foster Farms to resolve the problems in its factories that are causing outbreaks of salmonella Heidelberg. Investigations into the outbreak, which started as far back as 2012, are still ongoing.
The question is no longer whether a sustainable economy is developing. In 2014, the question is: Which companies will be the revenue growth winners?
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.
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.