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.

Economics
Conscious Capitalism
B-Corps
Business Models
Circular Economy
Sharing Economy

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Boston Summit Unites Green Business Engagement Programs

Representatives from 21 green business engagement programs from across the country recently met in Boston for an unprecedented national summit that laid the groundwork for a national association charged with growing the role of green business programs nationwide.

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Water, Coca-Cola, and the Strategic Power of Collaboration

Water binds us together. Yet only a select few companies realize that collaboration with the public and civil sectors is the only way to ensure water security. In this excerpt from Eric Lowitt’s new book, The Collaboration Economy, Coca-Cola is highlighted as one of the few companies that understands the interest of the commons is now in the common interest. Here is why and how.

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Food Companies Face Class Action Lawsuit Over “Natural” Labels

An increasing number of consumers feel that using language that suggests foods are “natural” and wholesome is no longer good enough. Campbell’s Soup, Trader Joe’s and Ben & Jerry’s are just three defendants in class action suits that allege they misrepresented the nature of the ingredients on their product labels.

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Video Interview: Meghan Ryan, Student, Bard MBA in Sustainability

Nick Aster talks with Meghan Ryan, a student at Bard’s MBA in Sustainability, about Bard’s new consulting class called NYC Lab. It’s a year-long class offering students the chance to work with a variety of clients to address social and environmental challenges.

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Qualtek Manufacturing: Fabricating Success through Sustainability

Qualtek CEO Tony Fagnant and his son Chris are both quite clear that their sustainability initiative’s biggest benefit to the company is the positive impact it has had on employee engagement and productivity. Can they measure this? No, not precisely. Do they see it? Absolutely.

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Why the Carbon Bubble Will Burst

The economic consequences of a warming world will be severe, but there’s still time to lessen them despite a carbon bubble, says Forum for the Future.

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Shifting to Social Enterprise

Companies are carefully changing their business models, not just their mission statements, to benefit society and shareholders, and emerging from good-minded businesses to becoming true social enterprises. Meanwhile, consumers are doing more than taking note, their choosing to buy from and work for these companies. Consider some of the ways businesses can shift to the social enterprise mindset.

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Creating Magic Through Shared Value

The 3rd Annual Shared Value Summit gathered top executives from around the world to discuss the future for business. Learn how companies are profiting by serving their communities.