Category: New Economics
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.
By Richard Eidlin Voluntary corporate sustainability initiatives and social enterprises are essential, but are not game changers by themselves. In addition, we need laws and regulations that guide our economy toward sound, long-term decision-making, with full recognition of social and environmental externalities. As business leaders, we can and must support policy change to help make … Continued
Last week Deutsche Börse Group became the 100th organization, and first stock exchange, to participate in the IIRC’s integrated reporting pilot program.
According to Green For All, climate change is more likely to adversely affect communities of color and low-income individuals. Sixty-eight percent of African Americans live within 30 miles of a coal plant. One in six black children has asthma, compared to the national average of one in ten. These statistics speak not just to the threat of climate change, but to the question of how we ensure that each community has the right and the ability to protect itself against climate instability.
25% of small businesses fail after a weather disaster. With climate change causing more extreme weather events, small business is especially vulnerable.
Where do small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) obtain sustainability information, methods for implementation, and measurable success metrics for their specific industry? This survey shows what sources are the most utilized.
What do the syrphid fly, the Shinkansen bullet train and the underwater modem all have in common? They are all examples of biomimicry – advancements that have been made through studying and imitating nature’s good sense. As some designers are finding, many times the prototype already exists. You just have to ask Mother Nature for the key.
A version of this piece originally appeared on The Daly News By Herman Daly Economic growth used to be seen as the means to attain full employment, in fact, full employment was a major goal of U.S. policy. Today that relation has been inverted – economic growth has become the end, and if the means … Continued
In a recent policy directive, entitled, “Toward a Sustainable Energy Future for All,” the mega-financial institution said that they would focus on the poor, offering financial solutions or guarantees, while helping “client countries realize affordable alternatives to coal power.”
Seattle Mayor Michael McGinn has blocked Whole Foods Market from obtaining access to an alleyway that the company says it would need to construct its new West Seattle store. The mayor has insisted that Whole Foods isn’t paying a fair wage to all of its employees – and must. The company insists it is. Who should we believe?
Health care is a hot topic these days – and not just for patients who are struggling to cover medical bills. One Central Oklahoma hospital that has been posting prices for dozens of surgical procedures is forcing a closer look at the reasons why U.S. has some of the most expensive health care in the world. And no, it isn’t the cost of surgical materials.
Emerging research points to how having women on a company’s board of directors increases a company’s profits and its use of sustainable best practices.