While the sustainable business world keeps focusing on ways to increase sustainable consumption as a path to a more sustainable future, when we look at reality we see a clear pattern – systemic changes that make or will make a difference are derived by sustainable citizenship, not sustainable consumption.
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.
Oil and gas companies often don’t consider indigenous rights strongly enough when launching exploration ventures, says First Peoples Worldwide (FPW), a Virginia-based organization, and they should, because it’s the investors that ultimately pay during conflicts.
Hosting the inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital, Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond launched the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, an all-inclusive, public-private partnership that aims to employ the emerging natural capital framework in protecting, conserving and making sustainable use of Scotland’s ecosystems, biodiversity and natural resources.
A webcast from PwC shows how a new narrative is actually emerging faster than we might think. The bad news is that there are still plenty of obstacles ahead before this narrative can become a game changer.
There’s fair trade chocolate, and fair trade bananas. So why not fair trade oil and gas? Can a company that markets the very substance that the IPCC says is bad for world health really become an ethically traded commodity? Actually yes, says Equitable Origin, which has great hopes for improving the environment and indigenous rights in South America.
Joe Fusco, VP at Casella Waste Systems and board member for the UVM SEMBA, talks about integrating sustainability into his company and what he looks for in a future business leader.
Atlanta’s involvement in the Better Buildings Challenge and its partnership with the DOE gives the city’s building owners the tools to reduce operating costs, make their property more attractive to potential tenants, and demonstrate leadership not only in Atlanta but throughout the nation.
The DOE is investing over $7 million in clean energy/energy efficiency projects spanning nine Native American Tribes. From Alaska to Arizona and east to New York, the projects are not only expected to enhance energy efficiency, security and environmental quality, but generate green job and business opportunities and save tribal communities money.
The most likely reason for Harvard to reject pleas from 72 percent of its student body and millions of climate change advocates? The fossil fuel industry and its owners give big, and their influence is pervasive.
Nestlé said this month that its planned salt content reductions support a World Health Organization salt target of no more than 5g of salt per person, per day, by 2025.
The MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA is working to make sustainability a human imperative by focusing on changing human systems instead of physical ones. The goal is not to create expert inventors or engineers, but leaders who can inspire new thinking, behavior and collaboration among large communities of people.
Monsanto’s purchase of Climate Corp for $930 million makes sense, in a way, for a company that has a lot invested in agriculture. But how much play does it give the biotech company when it comes to the world’s most vital resource: food?
Most nations have not only failed to deliver on International commitments, but lack the basic capacity to realize agreed-upon goals, according to the new UN Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services. Faced with a looming crisis, IPBES chairman Zakri Al Hamid, speaking at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur, called on 300 scientists spanning 72 countries “to get through to policy makers, politicians, captains of industry and the general public.”
eBay has acquired London-based delivery courier service Shutl and will use the acquisition to boost its popular same-day delivery service, eBay Now, to 25 markets by the end of 2014.