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It will be interesting to see if the West gets thirsty enough to become a national political force for climate change solutions.
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U.S. schools are taking great advantage of renewable energy market reforms and incentives. Coming online on April 17, a 2.5 megawatt solar field at Houghton College in western New York is expected to produce over 3 million kilowatt-hours of renewable electricity every year. And it will avoid over 2,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year in the process.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is an unlikely state capitol. Even the people who live here agree that Philadelphia or Pittsburgh might be better choices. Visiting either of those cities immediately imparts a sense of scope and even grandeur — they are alive and vital in a way that Harrisburg, even amidst its slow renaissance, cannot yet match. But despite Harrisburg’s problems, it has emerged as a hotbed of corporate responsibility.
The winning entry at this year’s Comedy Hack Day in San Francisco, WellDeserved perfectly sums up everything that is wrong with Silicon Valley. From tech privilege to male privilege, this app even lets you monetize your hipster privilege. If you have any race, gender or socio-economic advantage you can exploit, this app is the place to do it.
The obvious long-term solution is to reduce human pollution, which has generated the climate change that has intensified droughts in California and the West. It will be interesting to see if the West gets thirsty enough to become a national political force for climate change solutions.
While supply chains have evolved over the years, supplier risk assessments are still often equated with reviewing financial performance to ensure that suppliers are not staring at insolvency. But there is a fundamental problem with such assessments – they are post facto in nature, and are highly dependent on the financials reported by the supplier. What buying organizations need are risk assessments where the analysis of financial health is complemented by the assessment of business and sustainability performance of suppliers to identify risk signals ahead of time.
Sustainability execution today is undermined by a lack of language that speaks to a time when sustainability is achieved. As much as sustainability is mainstream, it’s unclear on outcomes. We might embrace the process of becoming sustainable, but it convinces neither the critics nor the impatient that it is taking us somewhere. So, what is sustainability’s end game and when, if ever, can we relax?
Energy poverty is a global problem, even in economically well-developed countries. People suffering from energy poverty cannot afford to cool or heat their homes, cook for their children, conveniently wash clothes, or even read or study at night. They have to make difficult decisions that most of us never and shouldn’t have to face – do they put food on the table, or save money to keep the lights on and their house or apartment a safe temperature? For these families, crowdsourcing energy presents a unique opportunity.
Corporate Social Responsibility is an umbrella term for the work that an organization does to improve its communities and lighten its environmental footprint.
Ever since Milton Friedman famously proclaimed “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits” (NYTimes 1970), pundits have pondered whether his purist interpretation was really the only way.
Here we discuss the relation between business economies and sustainability and CSR. Company economies have great impact on how much effort they put into their CSR strategy and incorporating green strategies can have an effect on company growth.
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