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


Google Buys Nest – But Sustainable Design Not a Factor

Nest does a lot of things – but the fact that it makes simple, beautiful, thoughtful and desirable products that help people make their lifestyles more sustainable didn’t factor into the acquisition or the purchase price. Is that a problem for sustainability enthusiasts?


Class Action Litigation: Who’s the Real Winner?

It’s rare when the courts shine such a bright light on the challenges and foibles of class-action litigation. But two recent suits involving a debt-settlement firm suggested that the problem isn’t necessarily in whether class action really works, but how it’s applied, and who is allowed to benefit.

San Francisco

How Cities Can Address the Critical Need for Sustainable Development

Sustainable cities, or “smart” cities, focus economic and technological resources on conserving water, improving energy efficiency, reducing waste and enhancing their citizens’ quality of life. Innovations for renewable energy, the development of efficient waste management systems and community planning for smart growth ensure the viability of cities for years to come.

Department of Treasury

Policy Points: If Properly Managed, (Federal) Debt is Good

Debt is not always bad. It all depends on what it is used for and how it is managed. If the reasons and the goals are sound, debt can be good — really good. This is something business owners understand particularly well. For a business, the typical goal is increased profits down the road. But what are the right goals for federal debt?

Kiambiu 4

Boosting Security in the Mobile-for-Good Space

To boost security awareness in the mobile for good space, YTH is teaming up with the Vodafone Americas Foundation to compile research-based resources for nonprofits and social good organizations that are interested in developing mobile apps, text messaging services and mobile-first websites.

Mellow Pages

Money from ExxonMobil – Who’s Hoaxing Who?

When the oil giant stepped into a small Brooklyn library’s crowd-funding campaign in a big way, suspicions immediately arose about the motives of both sides—including whether Mellow Pages should accept the donation, and even whether it was real—and a somewhat complicated view of life in 2014 ensued.


South America’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Plant to Be Built in Chile

Chile’s energy ministry and development agency awarded Spain’s Abengoa the contract to build and operate the 110 MW concentrated solar power plant. Complete with 17.5 hours of power storage capacity, the plant in Antofagasta is to spur clean, sustainable job creation and development, as well as avoid some 643,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.