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Hard Rock Cafe London Cuts Food Waste With a Digester

The Hard Rock Cafe in London — which houses an Eric Clapton guitar and one of Madonna’s credit cards — is turning to tech to address its food waste problem. The iconic restaurant installed the Eco-Safe food waste digester by BioHiTech Global to cut costs and divert organic material from local landfills. The food waste digester not only … Continued

Portugal, wind power, hydropower, renewables, Leon Kaye, clean energy, energy independence

Portugal Sets Record for Running Four Consecutive Days on Renewables

From the morning of Saturday, May 7, until late afternoon on Wednesday, May 11, Portugal ran entirely on renewables such as hydro and wind power. That four days without the use of coal or natural gas is a record.

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Harpooners Buy Themselves A Beer Company

When faced with a tough financial decision, Harpoon Brewery opted not to sell to a large investor, and instead put almost half the company into an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Two years later, with Harpooners at the wheel, the company is growing — and its founder is now a champion of ESOPs as a solution for craft brewers nearing retirement.

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Plant Turns ‘Killer Lake’ Gases into Power in Rwanda

A methane gas plant on the Rwandan side of Lake Kiva could mitigate health risks while providing renewable power to an energy-starved region.

China, McDonalds, fast food, McKinsey, KFC, Leon Kaye

Fast Food’s Future Uncertain as More Chinese Are Saying No

Western fast food is on the decline in China, according to research from McKinsey, suggesting that consumers in the world’s most populous nation are seeking a healthier lifestyle.

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Energy Dept., GE Cook Up New Green Biz Opportunities

GE and the U.S. Department of Energy stir the energy-efficiency pot with a new “ultrasonic” clothes-drying system that uses 70 percent less energy.

Turn Up For Good

Viacom Turns Up For Good

Viacom is a massive media company that’s positioned itself as a powerful force for change. And its corporate social responsibility (CSR) branch is leveraging the power of Viacom’s brands to drive action on the issues that matter.

Inside Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR is a business outlook that acknowledges responsibilities to stakeholders beyond shareholders, including suppliers, customers, and employees.

The Social Responsibility of Business

Ever since Milton Friedman famously proclaimed “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits” pundits have pondered whether his purist interpretation was really the only way.Must the word ‘profit’ always refer only to money ?

New Economics

Here we explore efforts to remake business economies and incorporate social and environmental benefit into a company's DNA. Topics include: Conscious Capitalism, Social Enterprise, B-Corps, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy

The ROI of Sustainability

When it comes time to extend programs beyond the basics, it can be hard to justify the expense. Or is it? In this series we discuss the ROI of sustainability — what it means and how to track it. An editorially independent series brought to you by MeterHero.

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May

Can Carbon Neutrality Affect Climate Change?

This article is an overview of the benefits of carbon neutrality and how to achieve it. To learn more, join SCS’ webinar on…
16
May

Groundbreaking “Companies Vs. Climate Change” Conference Launched

Answering the call to humanity’s greatest challenge... CvCC will convene in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida November 30th through December 2nd, 2016.
15
May

Itemcycle – Sell Your Used Apple Devices

Newly-formed startup Itemcycle launches website for buying used Apple devices. The website aggregates prices from top buyback companies to calculate higher offers for…

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Sustainable Brands ’16 San Diego

Mobilize your brand to succeed in the 21st century economy. Discover how brands and business leaders are Activating Purpose with sustainability-led innovation that…
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The Responsible Business Summit 2016

Create positive impact through smarter strategy. #RBS16 leads the conversation with 400+ European brands on what it takes to be a business of…
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Sep

SOCAP 2016 with Discount Code

SOCAP16 will gather impact investors, social entrepreneurs, foundations, corporations, global nonprofits, and other valuable strangers all contributing to a vibrant marketplace. USE $200…
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