In a two-part series, Haris Alibašić, director of the City of Grand Rapids’ Office of Energy and Sustainability, provides case studies of sustainable energy platforms utilized by Michigan local governments. In the first post, he focuses on his home city of Grand Rapids.
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
Monsanto has big plans for the year 2020. The world’s premier agricultural biotech company has upped its sustainability goals, tailoring them to meet the first climate change benchmark given by the IPCC.
The arts, heritage and creativity should be at the heart of the U.K.’s post-2015 Sustainable Development Goal, says the CEO of Julie’s Bicycle.
The 200-MW Mesquite Creek Wind farm near Lamesa, Texas will generate enough clean, renewable electricity to meet 100% of the energy needs of Mars’ 70 sites across the U.S.
Join TriplePundit and CSRwire at #BaBF for a live Twitter Chat with HEINEKEN brewing company on April 30, 2014 at 8am PST / 11am EST / 5pm CET.
The U.S. renewable energy sector continues to grow at above-average rates, bringing triple bottom line benefits to American society. Investment is falling, however, and policy uncertainty is a key factor, according to a new report from the U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance.
Companies of all sizes, including this small professional services company, are developing new products and services designed to address the world’s sustainability challenges and generate new revenue opportunities.
In May of last year, SAP announced the launch of Autism at Work — a unique global initiative to employ people on the autism spectrum. The ultimate goal of the program is to have 1 percent of the company’s total work force, or about 650 people in today’s numbers, represent people on the spectrum by 2020.
Companies that emit tons of greenhouse gases (GHG) create externalities that are bounded only by the size of the planet. They get so big, in fact, they aren’t externalities anymore.
Social collaboration gives us nearly instant feedback on the satisfaction of our constituents, paving the way for the tenets of a Golden Age: peace, harmony, stability and prosperity. So, how did we arrive at this technological enlightenment? At some point, technology crossed over and began to influence sociology, but how? Well in a single word: silicon.
Though some worry that the introduction of tablets into the classroom will only increase a student’s digital dependence and cripple them for “real world” experiences, the truth is that the use of tablets introduces a whole new set of tools to the classroom, and can benefit students — and the environment — in many ways.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainably Attired
How do businesses in the apparel industry ensure that their customer base will not only stay, but grow? We talk to two companies and look at recent statistics that suggest the success of a sustainable business starts, like everything else, with the environment.
This past Friday, we received the welcome news from the State Department that the review period for the Keystone XL pipeline would be extended – a decision that offers both an opportunity and an acknowledgment. First and foremost, it’s an opportunity for the State Department to address the inherent flaws in its environmental review by looking at Keystone XL through a simple prism: Is the pipeline truly in America’s national interest?
Any currency has value — but only if a large community uses and accepts it as payment. For SolarCoin, the new digital currency designed to promote solar electricity production, this need to scale-up is the primary barrier to gaining value as a form of money.