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

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What Paul Graham Misses On Value Creation and Income Inequality

“Innovators” in the startup sense provide financial value for their owners and investors, there’s no doubt. But the floods of funding to a narrowly-defined “value” absolutely increases income inequality by raising prices across the board. Show me how I’m wrong, Paul.

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Sustainable Self-Employment: A Guide to Implementation

According to the World Economic Forum, “Organizations that set public energy or carbon reduction goals were twice as likely to have invested in energy efficiency or renewable energy in the past year and were three times more likely to increase investment in clean energy technologies in the next year.”

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Changemakers: 5 Good Reasons to Make a Plan for 2016

Impact entrepreneurs: How are you going to reach your goals in 2016 ? Two options: Wait and see what ‘happens,’ or plan to make it happen! Here are five reasons for you to plan your impact for 2016.

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5 Lessons My Students Taught Me About the Sharing Economy

As the end of the year quickly approaches, I started pondering what I’ve learned this year about the sharing economy. I decided to ignore for a minute what I’ve read this year and focus on a resource I’m always keen to learn from – my students.

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Why is Stakeholder Collaboration So Important?

Collaboration among different actors is not only paramount, but it is also the sole route to successfully addressing the challenges we face, argues Petra Kuenkel, author of “The Art of Leading Collectively.”

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Millennials Are Changing Philanthropy

In Hong Kong, young investment portfolio managers form their own giving circles and learn how to be effective philanthropic investors.

The Financial Impact of Asset Sharing

3 Ways Asset Sharing Can Positively Impact Your Business

The success of businesses in the future will be characterized by the more efficient use of company assets through sharing. Why? Because there are three significant advantages to asset sharing that are hard to pass up. Businesses improve their sustainable impact, enhance their social position and reap major financial benefits.

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A Pricing Alternative To COP21

As an economist, I have a jaundice view of the COP21 agreement. My skepticism ties to a lack of price signals included in the agreement. My question is: Can the world can realize a green economic revolution that delivers less pollution plus economic growth without including the cost of pollution at the cash register, meter and pump?

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COP21 Delivers Historic Climate Agreement in Paris

I’m over Greenland headed home to San Francisco and just got the news that a strong climate agreement has been reached back in Paris. Peeking out the window to see ice caps brought a tear to my eyes, when I realized they don’t actually have to melt.

We will share details on the agreement in the coming days. In the mean time here are some reactions from NGOs who were official observers at the talks:

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A Low-Carbon Economy Crossroads

Our country, and the world, stands at a crossroads. The technologies to deliver both sustained economic growth and reduced emissions have all been invented. But these technologies now require a path toward mass economies of scale to make a difference.