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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The Business of Giving Back

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.

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Citizenship: Culture, Scale and the Future

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.

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Can Technology Help Fight Income Inequality?

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.”

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Why Uber is Not Part of the Sharing Economy

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.

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New Outbreak of Avian Influenza Hits Canadian Poultry Farms

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?

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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.