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Text Messaging Can Get You a Job (In Brazil)

While access to the Internet is hit or miss for Brazil's working class, almost everyone has a cell phone.
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Sugar in Brazilian Skies: Is Farnesane the Fuel of Airlines’ Future?

Gol, the second largest airline in Brazil, is testing farnesane, a sugarcane based biofuel, for some flights between the U.S. and Brazil.
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An App for Sustainable Travel and Doing Good: Ecoalsur

Ecoalsur is a group of travel writers, adventurers and techies seeking to inspire travelers to see the world in a more environmentally responsible…
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Brazilian Startup Solidarium Connects Artisans with the Global Marketplace

"The whole idea of Solidarium is to create the largest distribution network for handmade products in the world," founder Tiago Dalvi told Triple…
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PepsiCo Releases New Water Modeling Tool for Latin America

PepsiCo and the Inter-American Bank (IDB) released a new water modeling tool to assist Latin American nations forecast future water supplies.
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Pepsi Bets Cashew Juice Can Change the Game

Pepsi launched a project in Maharashtra, India to source cashew juice as a new source for some local products. A new drink could…
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Redefining Gross Domestic Product to Account for Sustainability

GDP doesn’t actually tell us much about the value of natural capital, like clean air or healthy forests. Such natural goods and services,…
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Ashoka’s Vision to Develop an International Age of Social Entrepreneurship

Ashoka has always been the world's leader in developing the idea of a social entrepreneur. It is an international non-government organization looking to…
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How Much Energy Will the 2014 World Cup Consume?

While the 2014 World Cup is going to be bigger than ever, it’s also going to be one of the biggest energy-consuming, greenhouse…
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GM Opens LEED Gold Plant in Brazil

GM announced the opening last week, of its latest LEED Gold engine factory in Joinville, Brazil -- the first LEED Gold automotive plant…
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Bing to Put Brazil’s Favelas on the Map

How can you provide social services or start a new business when your city doesn't even show up on a map? That's the…
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Has ISO 14001 Helped Change the World?

It’s been more than 20 years since the UN’s Earth Summit, held in 1992, which created the impetus for the leading environmental standard.…
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How SAP Helped Bring Efficiency to São Paulo’s Electric Utility

Through the lens of sustainability, the savings in energy from this system are probably modest, but reducing costs while still maintaining jobs and…
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All Bets are Off for Brazil’s Future

Social unrest and greater scrutiny of former President Lula’s legacy mean all bets are off as far as the future of Brazil in…
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Friday Anecdote: How SAP Labs’ Sustainability Culture Made Buses More Efficient

A cultural commitment to sustainability led SAP Labs' developers to create a better company bus system, ultimately leading to new business as well.