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.

Conscious Capitalism
Business Models
Circular Economy
Sharing Economy


3 Ways to Cure the Inefficiencies of Gift Giving

The holiday season is the most wasteful time of the year. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period than any other time of the year. What’s worse, we buy each other presents that do a lousy job of maximizing our happiness.


Big Bucks Saved If Aging Hanford Nuclear Plant Closes

The study is not recommending the immediate closure of the Hanford nuclear plant, rather it recommends that the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) issue a request for alternatives, “to see if the unit can be replaced with long-term options that are less costly, less risky and better fitted to regional needs.”


Bitcoins Used to Purchase Tesla Model S

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.


Energy Secretary Announces $150M Clean Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit Awards

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.


Carbon Pollution Pricing: Risk and Reward?

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.”

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Why Sustainable MBAs Should Work for ExxonMobil and JP Morgan

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?

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How Mobile “Leapfrog Technology” is Aiding Disaster Relief

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.

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Grand Rapids Publishes Climate Resiliency Report

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.