If you haven’t already heard, the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) kicked off this week in Paris — and the TriplePundit team is on the ground taking in all the action. Did you catch all the big news? Spend a few minutes this afternoon to make sure.
SPECIAL SERIES: Tech Titans: Community Citizens?
The regional transportation mess and the role that tech companies can play in helping enable progress towards a better more sustainable, Bay Area.
According to ShopperTalk, in-store sales decreased 10.4 percent over Black Friday weekend (Nov. 26-29) compared to last year. If you’re not a fan of Black Friday this is good news, right?But before you run to open a local, organic bottle of champagne, you need to ask yourself if there is a real reason for celebration.
Some of the most interesting perspectives at the Paris climate conference will come from the leaders of developing nations. How will they delicately balance mitigating carbon emissions, as they must also help the hundreds of millions of people in their countries get out of poverty, entailing an inevitable increase in consumption worldwide?
Governments and food and agriculture organizations joined on Tuesday at the Lima-Paris Action Agenda Focus on Agriculture at COP21 with a unified goal: to respond to the urgent climate challenges facing agriculture.
Dr. Dan Lashof, chief operating officer of NextGen Climate America, one of the sponsors of the research, said: “This is by far the most rigorous and detailed study of what it will take to achieve a transition to clean energy in the United States.”
SPECIAL SERIES: The Problem with Food Waste
As part of a company vision to cut food waste and promote food security, Sealed Air is engaging its 24,000 employees as ‘ambassadors to food waste prevention.’
Setting off on a long backpacking trip abroad will allow you to bring home lessons on living and working sustainably for when you eventually return home — a timely lesson at the moment considering all the holiday shopping messages currently bombarding us.
“Oh really? There’s debate about open-source hardware? I’m going to keep shipping open-source hardware while you all argue about it,” said Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries, a $30 million, open-source hardware business.
Despite popular opinion, beneficiaries aren’t mismanaging the free cash, nor are they spending it on alcohol or gambling. They’re using it to change their lives.
In 1932, E. Merrick Dodd wrote in the Harvard Law Review that the corporation is “an economic institution which has a social service as well as a profit-making function.”