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.
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.
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.
There is a growing trend around the U.S.: changing conditions from a warming planet are causing disruptions in our power supply. The U.S. Department of Energy this month released a report showing vulnerabilities to our energy sector from climate change.
The U.S. can meet its energy and water needs by pursuing a “renewables-and-efficiency” path, according to a new report from the “Energy and Water in a Warming World Initiative” (EW3). It would conserve freshwater resources and mitigate climate change, making the U.S. energy sector and society more resilient to climate and environmental change, but it will require concerted action today by stakeholders throughout society.
Bitcoin, the alternative digital currency that dates back to 2008, has caught on around the world, from Argentina to sub-Saharan Africa.
At the 2013 Go Further with Ford trends conference, speakers from Pixar, Ford, and Story came together to present a cohesive, compelling session about how story plays a big part in design, marketing and even the physical act of buying.
Building long-term costs into the price of goods, with less regard for short-term quarterly earnings would burn wide swaths in “business as usual.” Goods would become expensive, and companies would avoid environmental damage in order to bring consumer costs down. Afterward, regeneration will allow the seedlings of a new, sustainable, and abundant economy to emerge.
One small community in southeastern Illinois seems to have its priorities squarely on track. For the town of Fairfield, the danger of fracking, or “hydraulic fracturing” to the nearby water source is not potential pollution, toxicity or other ecological issues, but – nudity. It’s amended its bylaws to make sure that thing stay orderly and clean in the historic town, while it prepares for Illinois fracking boom.
Samsung Renewable Energy inked a partnership agreement with Canadian Solar Inc. to open a solar module and power voltage manufacturing plant in Ontario.