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The Olympic Games are headed to Rio de Janeiro. But will the event improve the lives of locals, or place undue burden on the city?

The Olympics and Other Mega Events: A Boon or a Burden for Local Communities?

Although mega-events like the Olympics bring benefits to the host country, detrimental impacts can offset the perks.

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3p Weekend: Why The Republican Platform Should Concern Environmentalists

EPA? Who needs it? Keep it in the ground? Pfft… forget that. Carbon tax? Hell no! These gems and more sum up why the 2016 GOP platform should worry environmentalists. It’s worse than you think.

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Walmart’s Embrace of ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Fights Food Waste and Hunger

This week, Walmart started selling “beautifully imperfect” apples at some of its stores as more retailers decide it’s time to sell “ugly fruits and vegetables.”

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The First Amendment is a Check on Government, Not a Cover for Trolls

The level of trolling on social media once again reached disturbing heights this week, as “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones became the target of relentless, racist and psychotic taunts on Twitter. After Twitter took action, some accused the company of limiting free speech.

Ditch the crowds for a better alternative.

Small Group Tours are Transforming the Travel Industry

A quickly emerging market of small, specialized group tour operators offer a more sustainable, social, affordable and ultimately transformative experience for the traveler.

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Apple Is Serious About Protecting Forests

Why would the maker of the iPhone buy and protect forests? In the words of Lisa P. Jackson, the company’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, Apple believes that “paper, like energy, can be a renewable resource.”

Niantic Labs, Pokémon Go, community development, sustainability, small businesses, gentrification, Leon Kaye, smart cities

How Pokémon Go Can Inspire Sustainability and Community Development

Pokémon Go offers a massive opportunity to community leaders and small businesses as they seek new ideas for community projects and sustainable development.

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.

From the Podium

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Jul

Ecosa: Can a Building be an Ecosystem?

We are creating a demonstration of “biotecture”; a combination of biology and architecture. Please come learn more!
21
Jul

Sustainable Brands Spotlights SB’16 Copenhagen Program

L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Kingfisher, LEGO and others to assemble around sustainability-led brand innovation.
19
Jul

Breaking the Rules to Grow Great Coffee and Restore a Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest Coffee Farms is an alliance of eco-farms in biodiverse northwest Ecuador, reforesting and restoring land for shade coffee and cacao production.

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13
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 for socially,…
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10
Oct

SXSWeco 2016 – With Discount Codes

SXSW Eco creates a space for business leaders, investors, innovators and designers to drive economic, environmental and social change.
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26
Oct

NAEM 2016: Denver, October 26-28

This year's EHS&S Forum is organized around four program tracks on "Reducing Risk, Spotlighting Value", "Safety Leadership", "Strategic Sustainability", and "Strategic Resource Management".…
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30
Nov

The Companies Vs Climate Change Conference – With Discount Code

CvCC is dedicated to providing a forum for business leaders to connect around climate change solutions in an arena for companies to collaborate…
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