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


Beleaguered JPMorgan Chase Wants to Buy Its Own Ph.D. Program

JP Morgan’s recent offer of $17 million to the University of Delaware in exchange for the right to have a say in the running and outcome of a Ph.D. program in financial services analytics have some faculty scratching their heads. Should a private company’s employees have a seat on the dissertation committees of Ph.D. candidates? Should it be able to say yea or nay on how a program is run? It’s a curious question for the subsidiary of one of America’s biggest financial institutions – especially one that’s just held settlement chats with the Justice Department.

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Patagonia Launches Resale Outlets for Pre-Loved Items

Patagonia is no stranger to the concept of corporate social responsibility, and last month’s announcement of its new “Worn Wear” resale concept fits right in line with its proactive, eco-conscious image.


NYC’s Plaza Hotel Says Citi Bike Racks Must Go

Residents and guests at Manhattan’s prestigious Plaza Hotel are upset with Citi Bike. Earlier this month it launched a lawsuit against the city and Citi Bike, in an effort to dislodge the bright blue and gray bike rack from its Fifth Avenue location. The suit is only one of several battles being waged by residents that like their streets just the way they are, thank you.


Urban Landscapes: The Art of Bringing Us Together

Staying attached to community in our increasingly built-up and highly-populated environments is an issue of significant importance. To build cities which thrive in the future, we need to wake up to the knowledge that place and our connection to it, is sacred.


Report: Taxpayers Pick Up $7 Billion Tab for Underpaid Fast Food Workers

A report just out by the UC Berkeley Labor Center says that low-paying fast food jobs cost taxpayers $7 billion a year in benefit programs designed to support low-income families. Programs like Medicaid, SSI and food stamps are lifelines for workers who aren’t being paid enough to feed and clothe their families.


Harvard University: Endowments Shouldn’t be Ruled by Climate Change

Harvard University maintains the largest collegiate endowment fund in the country, partly due to its investments in oil and gas development. Climate change activists say it’s time for Harvard to divest. But the university’s president isn’t so sure. We put some of her reasons under the microscope for a closer look at what fueling a change in today’s endowment fund strategies.

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CEOs Report Frustrated Sustainability Ambition

More than two thirds of CEOs (67 percent) believe that business is not doing enough to address global sustainability challenges, while the same percentage report that the private sector is not making sufficient efforts to address global sustainability challenges, according to a survey by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture.