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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Activist Investors Will Shake Up Social Investing: Should We Worry?

Once called corporate raiders or asset strippers, activist investors are rewriting the rules of engagement for investors and investees. How will this affect the green, impact and social investing sectors as they continue their march toward mainstream markets?

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Your Poop: Now for Money and Science!

Two years ago, it wasn’t your common cure. But today, the nonprofit OpenBiome’s services are in great demand by doctors and hospitals. And its treatments, which have been known to cure one of the most common ailments of today relies on an even more common substance: poop.

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Introduction to the Galapagos: A Triple Bottom Line Perspective

Looking at the Galapagos from a triple bottom line point of view made the whole experience even more complex and interesting. Over the next week or two, we’ll get into some of the details and stories. For starters, I thought a little background an introduction would make sense.

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Urban Development Spurs Growth in Emerging Economy Cities

More than 35 cities, towns and metropolises are participating in Urban-LEDS initiatives with a goal of realizing sustainable, low-emissions urban development. All eight Urban-LEDS “model cities,” as well as several satellites, have completed or are in the final stages of key greenhouse gas emissions inventories.

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H&M CEO: Reducing Consumption Isn’t the Answer

H&M’s CEO, Karl-Johan Persson, has a message for retail customers: If you want to encourage global sustainability, don’t stop buying things. It isn’t consumption that’s the problem, but the way we’re doing it.

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An Ecotourism Adventure in Ecuador

My family has embarked on a month-long trip in Ecuador. With two young children by our side, we set out to gain insight into the culture and natural wonders. One of the most impressive examples of ecotourism I’ve encountered thus far is Hostal Jardin del Descanso, a breathtaking hotel and bird habitat in the Mindo.

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NREL Report Reveals the Steady Rise of Renewables

Renewable energy continues to garner larger shares of U.S. and global energy supply. Cumulative solar generation capacity rose nearly 68-fold in the U.S. from 2000 to 2013, according to NREL’s latest annual renewable energy data book.

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After Davos: Lessons for Impact and Social Investors

The World Economic Forum has come and gone, leaving the Davos snow more than a little trampled. Now that 2,500+ of the world’s most powerful people have flown home in somewhat fewer (it seems) than 1,700 private jets, what more do we know about what’s coming in 2015?

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14 Outdoor Companies Pledge to Boost Women’s Leadership

Fourteen outdoor industry companies, including REI and Patagonia, joined together to pledge more leadership roles for women. REI backed up its pledge with a $1.5 million grant to the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition, which promotes women participation and leadership in outdoor industries.