On Wed. Dec. 11th at 2:00pm PST, Nick Aster will talk w/ Haris Alibasic about how Grand Rapids, Michigan has become a sustainability leader amongst cities.
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. Topics include: Conscious Capitalism, Social Enterprise, B-Corps, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy
Companies will use their carbon price as a planning tool to “help identify revenue opportunities, risks, and as an incentive to drive maximum energy efficiencies to reduce costs and guide capital investment decisions.”
Sustainable business strategy is not just for MBA students – many classes have a mix of student disciplines. Dr. Deborah Rigling Gallagher of Duke University, talks about the challenges and rewards of these combined classes.
Sustainable MBA students want to work for responsible companies like Unilever, Nike, SAP and M&S, but what about the ‘bad’ guys? Wouldn’t it make more sense for these MBAs to take a job at the ExxonMobils, JP Morgans, BPs, Monsantos, and Lockheed Martins of the world?
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.
Meghan Chapple-Brown, Director for the Office of Sustainability, George Washington University, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
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.
UT Arlington is one of the three universities in the U.S. to publish a GRI report. Throughout the campus, the school has many sustainable initiatives, including an organic community garden and a car sharing service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oil and gas companies often don’t consider indigenous rights strongly enough when launching exploration ventures, says First Peoples Worldwide (FPW), a Virginia-based organization, and they should, because it’s the investors that ultimately pay during conflicts.
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.