Could a carbon tax on food, as proposed by the International Food Policy Research Institute, help make our food system healthier and more sustainable?
While those of us in the Western world tend to think of slavery as a thing of the past, that couldn't be further from the truth. Read on for ways to take action.
Award-winning students from Washington State University are developing a low-cost hydrogen fueling station for fuel cell electric vehicles.
Once bustling with specialized craftsmanship, the Michoacán region of Mexico has been completely transformed in the face of new and cheaper commercialized practices from abroad. But a startup founded by a local entrepreneur is out to preserve the region’s artisanal practices while helping people make a decent living.
The owners of small- and medium-sized green businesses may hope for a higher price when they opt to sell because of their exceptional brand value or reputation. But they will be disappointed unless they can make a clear business case to potential buyers according to accepted valuation methods. Here are some factors green business owners should be tracking.
SPECIAL SERIES: Progress to 2020: Tackling resource use from all angles
In 2015, the U.S. government targeted a national 50 percent food waste reduction by 2030, its first national food waste goal. Is it achievable? Advocates say yes.
These five innovative and sustainable school lunch programs and businesses caught our attention. They are a massive change from the inedible lunch options of the past, and their stories are sure to inspire.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals address the major sustainability challenges of today and are the right causes to rally around, explains GRI Deputy Chief Executive Teresa Fogelberg.
Consumers in Europe already bombarded with labels such as “organic” and “fair trade” may soon start seeing another label on products – and a politically loaded one at that. France recently announced that it will require goods made in Israeli settlements to have a clear label on their packaging.
The one-for-one business method counts retail companies such as Toms and Warby Parker among its success stories. But the model can — and should — be applied to other industries, such as healthcare and education, argues tech entrepreneur Vivek Kopparthi.
At it's core, triple bottom line thinking ties the social and environmental impact of an organization’s activities to its economic performance.
Employee engagement is a longstanding concept in business management. The theory is that when employees are engaged in the company's activities, they'll work harder and stay longer, which will reduce costs. Here we explore some popular ways to keep employees engaged.
Here we explore the many ways companies are reporting on their sustainability, from traditional GRI-indexed sustainability reports to visually dynamic websites that update in real time.
In this 3-part series is underwritten by C&A Foundation, we explore how cotton, supply chain transparency and bonded labor shape the apparel supply chain and influence the clothes on our backs.