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.

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Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency on the Rise in Indian Country

In tune with traditional Native American values and culture, Native Americans are increasingly turning to renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives as a means of addressing socioeconomic and environmental challenges. Taken together, they just may be the key to revising the legacy of economic, social and natural resource development on Native American tribal lands.


Starting a Benefit Corporation? Should You Incorporate in Delaware?

The reasons to incorporate in Delaware–great business organization statutes, great court system for businesses, and lots of case law–make the most difference for big corporations. It’s simpler for a new, small business to incorporate in its home state where it actually does business, and there’s a real securities law compliance reason to stay home. It’s great that Delaware has a new benefit corporation statute, but that doesn’t mean it’s best for your new business.


How Biking Improves Employee Productivity

Why would an employer undertake the additional expense of supporting employee bicycling, with all the pressures already weighing on the bottom line? Supporting employee cycling is an investment and employers will recoup their investment in the form of increased productivity. There is ample evidence to support this proposition.


Sustainability Reporting: What Does ‘Good’ Look Like?

Sustainability reporting has become commonplace for businesses that want to communicate with and engage their stakeholders. However, amidst the deluge of information available, it can be difficult to determine what makes a report relevant and valuable.

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Native Americans, Renewable Energy and Environmental Justice

The potential is apparent, but will renewable energy actually revise the legacy of natural resource development and environmental justice for Native Americans? Renewable energy development in Indian country may give Native American tribes a long sought after leg up and go a long way towards resolving deep seated socioeconomic and environmental ills. Whether or not this potential is realized is an issue in and of itself, however.

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Policy Points: 3 Progressive Initiatives That Are Good For Businesses

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


What is Climate Justice?

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.


Biomimicry: Designing Startups with Nature’s Help

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.