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

Building an Economy Worthy of Our Affection

Small-scale innovations in the sustainable economy abound. But how can we achieve changes in the global economy at scale? Perhaps these examples can inspire us to pursue an economy worthy of our affection.

Silicon Valley Company to Experiment with Basic Incomes

As Switzerland prepares to vote on the adoption of a guaranteed universal basic income, startup accelerator Y Combinator will run a basic-income experiment with families from Oakland, California.

Can A Company Be Green If It Is Damaging Human Health?

Newsweek ranked Coca-Cola as the ninth greenest company in the world, based on practices like pioneering bioplastic bottles. But one has to wonder how Newsweek’s recognition reconciles with the company’s signature soda being “…considered a major contributor to health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.”

Farmers Markets: A Sustainable Commerce Revolution?

You know your local farmers market means fresh, organic produce. But have you ever thought about what it means to the evolving economy? As a do-it-yourself model, a place where sustainable ways and new technology converge, the farmers market represents a commerce revolution.

It’s Really Happening: The Collapse of U.S. Coal

Coal production is not just declining. It’s falling off a cliff — and it’s barely a third of what it was just six years ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The Circular Economy: What It Means for Healthcare

Ethicon and Intermountain Health are leading the way in producer responsibility and the promotion of circular health systems — an approach that is restorative and regenerative, adopts systems optimizations, preserves resources yields, and diverts waste by creating an after-use value chain and a second life for products.