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

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How Mobile “Leapfrog Technology” is Aiding Disaster Relief

Has mobile technology really made our world better? Fay Arjomandi, president of Vodafone Americas Foundation gives just a peek into how mobile technology has revolutionized our quality of life, and the amazing, positive changes we can expect for that of future generations.

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Grand Rapids Publishes Climate Resiliency Report

Using the system-wide approach to understanding climate change and concrete impacts on the local community, West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) in partnership with the City of Grand Rapids, developed the first of its kind, Climate Resiliency Report.

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Finalists of 1st Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Unilever and the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) announced the seven finalists for the inaugural Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards, which aims to inspire young people around the world to tackle environmental, social and health issues.


Why BYOD is Good for People, Planet and Profit

Bring your own device (BYOD) is an IT policy that is growing among businesses. In essence, it is a movement that encourages employees to make use of their own personal devices for work. It has benefits for employees and employers alike, and helps businesses go greener.

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Sustainability Jobs 101: Landing a Creative Career

Have you thought innovatively about career opportunities and how to put your existing skills to work in the sustainability context? Three sustainability leaders share their stories of how they landed creative careers in this sector.

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Op-Ed: Whole Foods is Chilling Your Thanksgiving Turkey with HFCs

As it turns out, America’s so-called “healthiest grocery store” isn’t so healthy for the planet. The organic, grass-fed, gluten-free, cold-pressed turkey in your shopping cart is being refrigerated with some of the most potent greenhouse gases in the world called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with global warming potential hundreds to thousands of times higher than carbon dioxide.

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Forget Sustainable Consumption. Focus on Sustainable Citizenship

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.

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Scotland Embraces Natural Capital

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.


Equitable Origin: Ethical Trade Certification for Oil and Gas Companies

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.

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Wanted: Triple Bottom Line Leaders

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 Power to Change Program Shows That Building Retrofits Mean Business

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.