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With the Acquisition of Opower, Oracle Now an Energy Player

Opower claims its energy-efficiency software has saved consumers over $1 billion in electricity costs. On Monday, cloud-applications company Oracle announced that it would buy Opower for $532 million. Obviously, this is great news for the Opower employees who have stock options. But it’s also encouraging for the clean-technology sector at large.

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Big News: Golden Agri Resources Commits to Fully-Traceable Palm Oil

One of the largest palm oil companies in the world, Singapore-based Golden Agri Resources (GAR), has announced a four-year plan to trace more than 7 million tons of palm oil all the way back to its point of origin.

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Jimmy Kimmel Schools Sarah Palin On Global Warming

Sarah Palin is back in the public eye, and not just to promote her Judge Judy knockoff. She’s stumping for the climate denial film “Climate Hustle,” which explains how climate change is a hoax. Her logic, as usual, is impeccable — and so is the burn from Jimmy Kimmel.

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Interactive Map of San Francisco Shows Potential Health Impacts of Climate Change

San Francisco’s Department of Public Health released an interactive map to showcase the potential effects that climate change could have on its residents.

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The Promise of Urban Innovation Centers Hinges on Housing

With a horizon of snow-capped peaks, old-growth forest and a city of glass, creative leaders see Vancouver as a living lab for developing new pathways to affordable, low-carbon housing using alternative currency mechanisms.

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Against the Grain: Expanding Rural Health Care in a Climate of Closure

Compared to their urban counterparts, residents of rural areas are older and sicker. While the average resident of a major city can expect to live to 79.1 years of age, the average rural resident will live for 2.4 years less, a disparity that has only widened over time.

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Cutting Emissions: How Green Can Cars Be?

Not everyone can afford a brand new, all-electric vehicle. And all things considered, the most sustainable car is often one that’s already in use — especially if you can trick out your ride to make it more fuel-efficient. A mechanic with a passion for the environment shares his top tips.

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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02
May

Case Study: Green Experience Meetings at Radisson Blu Hotels Around the World

Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading hotel brands under the Carlson Rezidor umbrella, a hotel group that includes 1,400 hotels in…
02
May

Free Online Workshop: How to Bring Bike Sharing to Your Community

Strong Communities Build Strong Bike Shares. How Cities of All Sizes Can Implement Bike Shares of Their Own
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Apr

Twitter Chat: GRI & Alcoa Define “What Matters”

When: Tuesday, May 3rd at 1500 CST / 9am EST Defining What Matters – are investors getting the information they need from sustainability…

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18
May

GRI Global Conference 2016

Join GRI and up to 1,500 sustainability leaders from around the globe to exchange leading-edge knowledge on best practices, innovations and trends that…
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18
May

San Diego American Marketing Association’s 18th Annual Cause Conference

The West Coast’s largest cause and purpose-driven marketing conference is back and better than ever before. Now in its 18th year, the San…
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22
May

Sustainable Brands Barcelona – with Discount Code

Sustainable Brands® is the premier global community of brand innovators who are shaping the future of commerce worldwide with focused attention on understanding…
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25
May

Better Brands Sustainable Marketing Conference

Better Brands is not a sustainability conference! It is a marketing conference focused on how to communicate sustainability to build your brand.
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06
Jun

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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07
Jun

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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