In 1980, when oil prices collapsed, the American consumer gorged on full-size SUVs. Will history repeat itself, dooming us to irreversible climate change?
Category: New Economics
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.
Two new tools featured at last month’s ISSP Conference, S-CORE and The Future-Fit Business Benchmark, are helping businesses better assess sustainability.
The art of philanthropy is alive and well. Even in today’s financially challenging climate, many businesses are maintaining their commitment to fundraising and giving to charity.
The companies owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the huge conglomerate that Warren Buffett built, follow their leader in embracing corporate social responsibility, stewardship and sustainability. But the breadth and scale of the sprawling conglomerate can hide both the commitments and periodic problems.
George Mason University professor Tyler Cowen talks about a future that extends a growing employment category, “namely workers who team up with smart robots that require human assistance.”
“If you only have one point of view, I don’t feel like you’re going to get to the best solution,” Sweetriot CEO Sarah Endline said at Net Impact 2014.
Factoring human and natural capital into the GDP equation reveals dramatic differences in national economic performance and overall well-being.
I know that it might sound a bit strange, as Uber is one of the more common examples of the sharing economy. But bear with me for a minute while I try to make the case.
Having closed its first sales contracts here in the U.S., Imergy Power Systems’ vanadium-flow battery systems offer distinct advantages as compared to their Li-ion counterparts, company President Tim Hennessy told 3p.
“We want to make sure that we create an environment that really allows people to bring their 100 percent selves to work,” Hardy said at the 2014 Net Impact conference.
It’s bad news for Canada’s Christmas turkey industry: Last week avian flu H5 was detected on two farms in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley. As of Saturday, the number had risen to five, and experts are cautioning the public to brace for the possibility of more confirmed cases. With avian flu devastating commercial flocks more often now, should poultry producers look at other ways to raise North America’s favorite fowl?
“What we find in investing is: The most diverse staffed companies tend to be the strongest performers, so they can make more money and have lower risk,” Paul Herman, CEO and founder of HIP Investor, said at the 2014 Net Impact conference.
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.
“Sustainability is a worldwide issue,” Diana Sánchez, CEO and co-founder of Savvy – Marketing for Good, said at the 2014 Net Impact conference in Minneapolis last month. “And, well, the world is a diverse place.”