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Green Initiatives Improve a Brand’s Perceived Value

These days, if your business isn’t going green, it’s going extinct. Consumers aren’t only looking for businesses that offer high-quality products and competitive prices; they want to know that the organizations that take their money are going to use it to make the world a better place. Recent studies have found that green initiatives can significantly improve a brand’s value, and companies are responding in kind.

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3p Weekend: Every Sustainability Acronym, Explained

We often hear that sustainability is a hot mess of acronyms that are intimidating to newcomers. We agree. Here’s a comprehensive list of acronyms and abbreviations every sustainability professional should know.

Solar Africa

Developing Nations’ Renewable Investments to Exceed Those of Developed World

The combined clean energy investment of developing countries, including China, Brazil, India and South Africa, totaled $131 billion in 2014, only 6 percent less than the combined total for developed countries. The gap is narrowing and is expected to close soon. Then, we will be the ones doing the chasing.

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Asia’s Most Sustainable Cities Prove to Be the Future of Urbanization

This year’s Sustainable Cities Index reported the top 10 sustainable cities of 2015. Europe dominated the top 10 overall rankings, holding seven of the 10 places. No U.S. cities made the top 10 (Boston ranked highest at No. 15). In fact, three remaining top 10 spots belong to Asian cities that are on the forefront of sustainable development.

Selling Sustainability

New Report Offers Advice on Selling Sustainability, But Is it Right?

Why is selling sustainability so difficult? This question opens a new report from BSR and Futerra, aiming to provide an effective framework that marketers struggling with this challenge could use. However, for marketers losing sleep over how to sell sustainable products and services and wondering if this is the report they’ve been looking for – let me just say this, your troubles are (probably) not over yet.

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The Coming, Preventable Phosphorus Crisis

We’re running out of phosphorus, one of the most important elements in soil that is critical for agriculture. Time to expand ecological farming, a solution that could replenish soils and build sustainability.

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Why Climate Change is a Business and Human Rights Issue

This is a key year for climate action by both governments and companies. In the lead-up to the much-anticipated Paris climate talks, states are preparing their pledges, and business leaders are developing their approach at meetings such as the Business & Climate Summit this week. Despite devastating impacts of climate change on the rights to health, water, food, housing, livelihood and life, human rights have been on the sidelines of these discussions.

Women’s Leadership in 2015

“Women’s leadership” can mean many things — personal development, career advancement, community engagement. Here we present an editorially independent series on women’s leadership and advancement, brought to you by MGM Resorts Foundation.

The Circular Economy and Green Electronics

We examine the challenges, triumphs and future of green electronics. How does the concept of a circular economy fit into a world in which everything is electrified? An editorially independent series brought to you by the Green Electronics Council.

Disrupting Short-Termism

In this series, TriplePundit highlights innovative companies working to solve long-term problems with short-term business solutions for both people and planet. An editorially independent series brought to you by CVS Health.

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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May

The Internet of Things and Business: What You Should Know

Many small business owners and entrepreneurs may be under the impression that the IoT isn't going to have much of an effect on…
20
May

Join an Important New Sustainability Conversation Convening at Harvard

I’ve been asking senior leaders, “Do you think management-driven hierarchy, or the command control operating system that predominates almost all sectors, is adequate…
20
May

Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge: $100,000

Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge offers $100,000 incentive for innovative solutions to natural resource issues affecting U.S. National Forests and Grasslands.
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Sustainatopia (with discount code)

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Sustainable Brands 2015

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Twitter Chat: Hormel Foods, June 5 at #Hormel3pChat

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Stories & Beer: Net Neutrality and Sustainability

Please join Impact Hub Berkeley, The David Brower Center, and Triple Pundit on June 25th as we discuss net neutrality in the context…
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