“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.
Bouqs, based in Venice, California, promises to send flowers directly from farms in South America. The easy pricing and farm-to-table business model could disrupt the flower industry.
The calendar is rolling over to a new year, and as we round this corner we’re excited to see what social innovations will occur in 2016. It’s a great time to plan which conferences you want to attend to learn what’s new in the world of sustainability and snag early-bird discount tickets.
The baby boomer generation’s lifestyle, and its unintended weight-related health consequences, is the greatest threat to our country’s ability to balance its budget and the future prosperity of our children and grandchildren, argues 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth.
A recent report on EU energy governance, produced by the British House of Lords, says that “EU-wide binding 2030 renewables targets will not be delivered unless it is backed-up by a monitoring and enforcement mechanism that acts as a guarantor for the agreement.” So, how are we to go about measuring carbon emissions?
The Thames Deckway in London is envisioned as a robust and steady floating cycle and pedestrian pathway, with less obvious integration of renewable energy harnessing, multiple sensor platforms and communications technology.
The question led me to reflect on the many different arguments companies make against investing in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Although the arguments vary based on the individual company and its leadership, some broad themes resonated in my response.
You could be honored as Masdar’s guest VIP blogger and win an all-expense-paid trip to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January 2016!
Environmental injustice can occur anywhere, and this Christmas, a gated community of 30,000 residents in the scenic hills of Los Angeles proved this point.
We asked our staffers to share a sustainable holiday tradition. From our family to yours, we hope these small ideas can give you a little inspiration this season.