Three long-term wind power purchase agreements signed by Xcel’s Southwestern Public Service are expected to result in fuel cost savings of $590 million.
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.
ReGenesis, a community-based environmental justice organization in Spartanburg, South Carolina has partnered with industry and government to implement solutions to environmental inequalities in the community to great success.
The combination of pump pain and pollution economics are driving consumers toward a disruptive shift into electric cars, renewable energy, urban lifestyles, energy efficiency and healthier behaviors that enhance their economic and physical well-being. It is an economic revolution with green results.
By Michael “Luni” Libes Repetition does not make a statement true. Case in point, we are repeatedly told that the economy must grow. We are told this by the mainstream media, by the Federal Reserve, by Congress, by the Harvard Business School, Wharton, Standard, et. al. We are told from these credible sources that right … Continued
Mariah Carey did it. Nellie Furtado did it. So did Sting. And now, Jennifer Lopez (up to now affectionately known as JLo) has reignited a stormy debate about celebrities and the benefits they get from performing for dictators. But is it so bad that she put on a rousing birthday party for a controversial head of state? Or does the issue have more to do with the precedent it sets for future “art ambassadors”?
3D printing represents a transformative opportunity for us to redesign our manufacturing and consumption patterns, since a great many of our machine parts are used to cut or grind away, literally subtracting, discarding, and wasting our planet’s precious resources. 3D printing, by contrast, is an additive process, using only what is needed.
The largest urban rooftop solar program in the nation is underway in Los Angeles, with a five-year goal to power more than 34,000 homes while creating some 4,500 construction, installation, design engineering, maintenance and administrative jobs.
Africa’s tech scene is surging. Across the continent, new hubs, labs and co-working environments are giving rise to oases of innovation. These meeting places act as a bridge between technology startups, investors and academics, nurturing collaborations.
Key to an effective employee volunteer program is a willingness and eagerness by employees to get involved in the effort—after all, they are the backbone of the program. Simply putting a program in place is a start, but to truly realize the many benefits of an effective employee volunteer program, companies must create a collaborative environment that encourages and inspires staff to participate.
Not sure how to handle environmental justice issues? Consider, for example, the story of this fictional company, Enterpresia, whose story plays out over and over again.
American utilities are under siege from disruptive forces from rooftop solar to static energy demand – it’s time to change the business model.
There is massive potential for innovative not-for-profit enterprises to take the center stage in the 21st century, creating a more socially just, ecologically sustainable world economy. A process is underway in which the maximization of private profit as the number one priority of business is being replaced by a deeper motivation of purpose and, accordingly, better ways of doing business.
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