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The Bay Area’s Affordable Housing Options: Band Aid or Panacea?

Whether you live in Oakland, the densely-packed neighborhoods of San Francisco or the comfortable ‘burbs of Lafayette, housing is expensive — and, for many, prohibitively so. We speak with three Bay Area housing experts to find out what cities are (and aren’t) doing to ensure affordable housing is a right for everyone, and how tech companies can step up to the plate to help in their communities.

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Sealed Air Uses Employees as Ambassadors of Food Waste Prevention

As part of a company vision to cut food waste and promote food security, Sealed Air is engaging its 24,000 employees as ‘ambassadors to food waste prevention.’

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Why Backpacking is a Sustainability 101 Course for Work and Home

Setting off on a long backpacking trip abroad will allow you to bring home lessons on living and working sustainably for when you eventually return home — a timely lesson at the moment considering all the holiday shopping messages currently bombarding us.

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The Internet of Things, for Everyone: An Interview with Limor Fried

“Oh really? There’s debate about open-source hardware? I’m going to keep shipping open-source hardware while you all argue about it,” said Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries, a $30 million, open-source hardware business.

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GiveDirectly Gives Cash to Poor People, No Strings Attached

Despite popular opinion, beneficiaries aren’t mismanaging the free cash, nor are they spending it on alcohol or gambling. They’re using it to change their lives.


Why Milton Friedman Would Have Been Okay With Benefit Corporations

Friedman won the Nobel Prize in 1976, advised President Ronald Reagan on economic policy in the 1980s and wrote several blockbusters, including “Free To Choose” (1980). Thirty-five years later, greedy people still use his writing to justify their immoral acts. But if you go back and read that 1970 article, it’s also clear that he would not have objected to the idea of a corporation whose charter directs it to pursue both profits and social benefits.

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Less Meat Consumption Critical to Achieve Global Climate Goals

Chatham House, the London-based independent policy institute, released a report this week that insists reducing meat consumption is crucial if the world is to limit the impacts of climate change in the coming decades.

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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The Responsible Business Summit USA returns for 2016

Drive a sustainable business culture to gain a competitive advantage

Solar Swells in Barbados; Capacity Set to Double in 2016

Recent legislative changes in Barbados present an attractive opportunity for solar investors and developers.

Timberland, Starwood Hotels and William Jackson Food Group share partnership strategies in live webinar

Sustainability Directors of Timberland, Starwood Hotels and William Jackson Food Group share their partnership strategies live 12/1 w Ethical Corporation.

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