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

Haas students attend a "Lean In" event together at Facebook Headquarters, fall 2013.

Want to Help Women Achieve Leadership Roles? Bring on the Men

This past fall, I offered my Women in Business course at the MBA level, for the second year in a row. Again, the course filled, and again, males enrolled in the class as well as females.

A theme that strongly emerged from the course readings, lectures and discussions this year was the critical need to bring men into this hard work, both to raise awareness of and to educate them on the data, value and opportunities of investing in women, but also to include them in solutions and efforts.

EPA Climate Protection Partnerships

Big Payoff for US EPA Climate Protection Partnerships

The U.S. EPA releases its Climate Protection Partnerships Report for 2012 and urges aggressive action on climate change while promoting the economic benefits of climate protection action.


Target’s Latest Insurance Move: A Bust for Workers?

Target’s announcement that it plans to drop health insurance coverage for its part-time employees is proof, say critics, that the Affordable Care Act is a bad idea. But is Target’s decision really bad for the country or Target employees?

V47 at Silkeborgvej 15 Farre 8472 Sporup Denmark

Refurbished Wind Turbines to Power the Developing World at a Profit

Formally announced in a panel discussion at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi last week, the Vestas-backed Wind for Prosperity initiative claims to have devised a solution that will power the developing world while yielding returns for investors.


US Solar Employment Growing at 10 Times the National Average

With everyone from the President to the super-wealthy increasingly concerned about growing gaps in wealth, income and economic opportunity, employment in the U.S. solar industry has been growing at a 20 percent rate the past two years, 10X as fast as the economy overall, a Solar Foundation report reveals.

Airbnb's new HQ in the heart of the neighbourhood they're accused of gentrifying

Airbnb’s Hidden Challenge: Its Own Community

The Airbnb community itself erode the company’s revenue by avoiding fees through “off-site” deals. But the motivation behind this could be transformed by altering AIrbnb’s business model. Ironically, doing so could indirectly address seemingly bigger challenges too.


FlightCar: Sharing Economy Takes Another Legal Hit

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.


Seattle Seahawks: NFC and Sustainability Champions

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.


Fixing the Broken Compass: Finding Our Way to Natural Capitalism

“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.”