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


Fixing the Broken Compass: Finding Our Way to Natural Capitalism

“The real problem with our [current] economic compass is that it points in exactly the wrong direction,” writes Rocky Mountain Institute co-founder and chief scientist Amory Lovin. “Most businesses are acting as though people are still scarce and nature abundant… But the pattern of scarcity is shifting; now, people aren’t scarce, but nature is.”


Organizations Call on Foster Farms to Come Clean on Antibiotic Use

As many as 30 environmental, animal welfare and consumer groups have come forward to urge Foster Farms to resolve the problems in its factories that are causing outbreaks of salmonella Heidelberg. Investigations into the outbreak, which started as far back as 2012, are still ongoing.


Google Buys Nest – But Sustainable Design Not a Factor

Nest does a lot of things – but the fact that it makes simple, beautiful, thoughtful and desirable products that help people make their lifestyles more sustainable didn’t factor into the acquisition or the purchase price. Is that a problem for sustainability enthusiasts?


Class Action Litigation: Who’s the Real Winner?

It’s rare when the courts shine such a bright light on the challenges and foibles of class-action litigation. But two recent suits involving a debt-settlement firm suggested that the problem isn’t necessarily in whether class action really works, but how it’s applied, and who is allowed to benefit.

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How Cities Can Address the Critical Need for Sustainable Development

Sustainable cities, or “smart” cities, focus economic and technological resources on conserving water, improving energy efficiency, reducing waste and enhancing their citizens’ quality of life. Innovations for renewable energy, the development of efficient waste management systems and community planning for smart growth ensure the viability of cities for years to come.

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Policy Points: If Properly Managed, (Federal) Debt is Good

Debt is not always bad. It all depends on what it is used for and how it is managed. If the reasons and the goals are sound, debt can be good — really good. This is something business owners understand particularly well. For a business, the typical goal is increased profits down the road. But what are the right goals for federal debt?

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SPECIAL SERIES: Mobile Innovation

Boosting Security in the Mobile-for-Good Space

To boost security awareness in the mobile for good space, YTH is teaming up with the Vodafone Americas Foundation to compile research-based resources for nonprofits and social good organizations that are interested in developing mobile apps, text messaging services and mobile-first websites.