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 en effect on company growth.

Economics
Conscious Capitalism
B-Corps
Business Models
Circular Economy
Sharing Economy

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Utilities Roll Out Home Energy Analytics to Over 1.5 Million

TXU Energy and London Hydro are the latest utilities that will deploy Bidgely’s cloud-based energy analytics throughout their customer bases. Offering apps and a platform to monitor energy usage is seen as a way to enhance customer engagement, as well as energy efficiency and building a 21st century smart grid.

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3 Reasons Why Oil Prices Have Collapsed

3p economics correspondent Bill Roth offers three reasons for falling gas prices. Here’s a hint: Increased production isn’t one of them.

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Town Kitchen Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Empower Youth

Entrepreneur Sabrina Mutukisna knows about cooking. And she knows about how hard it is to break into the cooking business. But her latest venture — an upscale business lunch delivery model — has the potential to bring great things to both endeavors, especially Oakland’s low-income youth. She and her young protégés have launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the expansion of Town Kitchen in Oakland, which started this year and is already garnering attention, support and praise from local businesses and organizations.

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Why Making the Workplace a Playroom is Worth It

From neon slides, climbing walls and foosball to work outings and volleyball tournaments, companies like Google, Skype and LinkedIn have all embraced the notion that all work and no play makes for a dull and less productive average employee. Here are five reasons to follow their lead.

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Corporate Support Pours in For EPA Clean Power Plan

This week, the advocacy group Ceres hosted a conference call in which they, acting as a spokesman for a wide array of companies across numerous industries, presented a letter of support for the EPA rule signed by 223 companies.

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Video: Laura Clise of Areva Talks Diversity at Net Impact 2014

Laura Clise, who serves as director of external communications and corporate citizenship for Areva, moderated a panel on diversity and inclusion at the Net Impact conference in Minneapolis last month. She even wrote a 90-second rap to kick things off. (If your day could use a boost, do yourself a favor and check it out here.)

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Video: Meg Evans of Udemy Talks Diversity at Net Impact ’14

Education is a key component of the diversity conversation, and disruptive, skills-based education platforms like Udemy offer intriguing prospects outside of traditional two- and four-year colleges. As part of our Talking Diversity video series, Meg Evans, manager of social innovation for Udemy, discusses how a diverse workforce helped the company grow.