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


SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Seafood

MSC Sustainable Seafood Standards Yielding Economic, Environmental Benefits

High in Europe and North America, awareness of, and demand for sustainable seafood is growing worldwide. Just over 10 percent of fisheries are now certified by the Marine Stewardship Council, and that’s bringing economic, as well as environmental, benefits to seafood industry participants and consumers, according to the latest facts and figures from the MSC.

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Op-Ed: UN Global Compact Business for Peace: New Heft for Private Sector ‘Development’

The Global Compact Business For Peace program brings a new degree of coordination to private sector initiatives in international development. These initiatives seek to address the needs and desires of people for a higher standard of living and better quality of life leading to more stable societies wherein conflict is less likely.

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Win $75,000 for a Market-Based Solution to the National Forests’ Challenges

Can the principles of the free market solve some of the most pressing challenges facing our national forests? The National Forest Foundation (NFF) hopes so, announcing it has just extended the deadline for its Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge which offers $100,000 in prize money for market-based solutions to the forests’ current issues.

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To Find Your Next Sustainability Job, Stop Looking

You’ve heard it before: Job searching is about relationship-building. It’s good advice, no matter how many times you hear it—but it’s especially true of the sustainability job search. The fact is, if you’re spending your time looking for sustainability job postings online, you’re going about the job search the wrong way.


24/7 Concentrating Solar Power Plant Gains Approval in Chile

Environmental concerns have hindered construction of utility-scale concentrating solar (aka solar thermal) power plants, but Chile’s environmental ministry has approved Abengoa’s 110-MW Cerro Dominador CSP project. Cerro Dominador will not only be the largest CSP facility in South America, but also the first to supply solar-generated electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


McDonald’s Twitter Chat Recap: #McDsustainability

Did you miss (or participate in?) our recent conversation with McDonald’s Corporation? Here are the highlights from the #McDsustainability Twitter chat with VP of Sustainability Bob Langert, CSRwire, and our 227 chat participants.

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How to Find Impact Investing Deals (or Develop Ones You’ve Already Got)

The impact and sustainable investing market is a crowded place these days with big business, social entrepreneurs, private investors and governments all getting into the act. Yet investors are still finding deal-sourcing a challenge. At the same time, intermediaries and entrepreneurs are still struggling to develop deals and find partners. So, how can we bring the different parts of the sector together to speed up the pace of change and make more impact?


Is Networking a Dirty Word?

To many people, networking is a dirty, cringe-inducing word. But these same people will happily go to a party or chat to a stranger on a plane, so how do they suddenly develop a phobia of meeting new people when they find themselves in a professional situation?


Taking Lessons from the Jazz of Nature

As we all know nature holds much implicit knowledge in store for us. This blog explores how we might recognize some of them when looking at jazz (improvisation) and how both might inspire people to arrive at new ideas that will actually be implemented.


$47 Million in DOE Funding for Three Offshore Wind Demo Projects

Winds offshore U.S. coasts hold tremendous potential as a clean, renewable and sustainable energy resource, one with social and environmental, as well as economic, benefits and advantages as compared to fossil fuels. Having established an institutional framework for development, the Obama administration is following through on its “National Offshore Wind Strategy.” On May 7, the Energy Dept. announced funding for three offshore wind demonstration projects off the coasts of New Jersey, Oregon and Virginia.


It’s Not About the Benjamins: Three Tech Tools for Nonprofits

There is so much available on the Internet today to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations become successful. However, among these tools are a few that really stand out. Here are three viable options for any nonprofit.

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Sustainability and 21st Century Corporations: Are We Gaining Enough Ground?

This year, celebrating its 25th anniversary, Ceres released an assessment of the roadmap report with the uplifting title Gaining Ground. The bumper sticker: Corporations are doing better at integrating sustainability into their souls. But are we progressing fast enough?


A Low-Carbon Sustainable Development Pathway for LAC Countries

Rapid deployment of renewable energy can decouple socioeconomic development from fossil-fuel dependence. It can also help preserve fundamental ecosystems and biodiversity and forge a sustainable development pathway for Latin America and Caribbean countries.

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3p Weekend: Top 5 Corporate Bike-to-Work Incentives in the U.S.

In case a trimmer waistline and a lighter footprint isn’t enough motivation for busy commuters, a growing number of companies are sweetening the deal with perks and incentives designed to get employees pedaling. Here are five of our favorites.