The recent purchase of a Tesla Model S with bitcoin gives new meaning to the concept of an electronic purchase. At just 91.4 bitcoins, that $103,000 car proves that cryptocurrencies may no longer be just for earning a bit of chump change. Some think it may just be the answer for a stable global economy.
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.
Money’s tight in Washington D.C. amid sequestration and ongoing federal budget battles, but the Obama Administration is maintaining its commitment to helping forge a U.S. renewable and clean energy manufacturing base. Energy Secretary Moniz on Dec. 12 announced $150 million in Phase II, 48C Clean Energy Manufacturing Program tax credits.
On Wed. Dec. 11th at 2:00pm PST, Nick Aster will talk w/ Haris Alibasic about how Grand Rapids, Michigan has become a sustainability leader amongst cities.
Companies will use their carbon price as a planning tool to “help identify revenue opportunities, risks, and as an incentive to drive maximum energy efficiencies to reduce costs and guide capital investment decisions.”
Sustainable business strategy is not just for MBA students – many classes have a mix of student disciplines. Dr. Deborah Rigling Gallagher of Duke University, talks about the challenges and rewards of these combined classes.
Sustainable MBA students want to work for responsible companies like Unilever, Nike, SAP and M&S, but what about the ‘bad’ guys? Wouldn’t it make more sense for these MBAs to take a job at the ExxonMobils, JP Morgans, BPs, Monsantos, and Lockheed Martins of the world?
Has mobile technology really made our world better? Fay Arjomandi, president of Vodafone Americas Foundation gives just a peek into how mobile technology has revolutionized our quality of life, and the amazing, positive changes we can expect for that of future generations.
Meghan Chapple-Brown, Director for the Office of Sustainability, George Washington University, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
Using the system-wide approach to understanding climate change and concrete impacts on the local community, West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) in partnership with the City of Grand Rapids, developed the first of its kind, Climate Resiliency Report.
UT Arlington is one of the three universities in the U.S. to publish a GRI report. Throughout the campus, the school has many sustainable initiatives, including an organic community garden and a car sharing service.
Unilever and the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) announced the seven finalists for the inaugural Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards, which aims to inspire young people around the world to tackle environmental, social and health issues.
Bring your own device (BYOD) is an IT policy that is growing among businesses. In essence, it is a movement that encourages employees to make use of their own personal devices for work. It has benefits for employees and employers alike, and helps businesses go greener.
Have you thought innovatively about career opportunities and how to put your existing skills to work in the sustainability context? Three sustainability leaders share their stories of how they landed creative careers in this sector.
As it turns out, America’s so-called “healthiest grocery store” isn’t so healthy for the planet. The organic, grass-fed, gluten-free, cold-pressed turkey in your shopping cart is being refrigerated with some of the most potent greenhouse gases in the world called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with global warming potential hundreds to thousands of times higher than carbon dioxide.