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Method’s New Factory to Host World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

Back in March, eco-friendly cleaning supply company Method broke ground on its first U.S. manufacturing plant, set to be built on Chicago’s South…

SXSW Eco Interview: Angela Mason, Chicago Botanic Garden

Nick Aster talks with Angela Mason about Windy City Harvest and other programs the garden is involved with.

3p Weekend: 11 Companies That Hire the Formerly Incarcerated

It's no secret that finding a job after being released from prison is an often insurmountable task, leading to skyrocketing recidivism rates across…

How Cities and Businesses Are Working Together to Address Climate Change

A total of 757 public-private carbon reduction drivers from around thr world were cited in a new report released by the Carbon Disclosure…

How One Social Entrepreneur is Changing Education Through Technology

A more fertile market created by the Common Core and digitalization, and futile attempts to convince a publisher to build the curriculum program…

Farmers Insurance Drops Climate Change Lawsuits Against Chicago-Area Cities

Who should pay for the impacts of climate change? This conundrum was at the center of nine class action lawsuits filed by Farmers…

Method Breaks Ground on Its First U.S. Factory in Chicago

Eco-friendly cleaning supply company Method is known for pushing the envelope even in the sustainable business community: encouraging a work culture of "weirdness”…

How Bike-Loving Mayors Make Bike-Friendly Cities

U.S. mayors looking to attract and retain startups and their employees, or reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality, are diversifying their cities’…

How Sears Became the Worst Retailer, and Company, in America

Once upon a time, before Amazon.com, America shopped at Sears, but Eddie Lampert has turned it into probably the worst company in America.

Enterprise Acquires Chicago Car Sharing Service IGO

On May 28, Enterprise Holdings announced that it had acquired Chicago-based IGO CarSharing under terms not disclosed to the public. So is carsharing…

Bloomingdale Trail: Chicago’s Answer to the “High Line”

Work on the Bloomingdale Trail will begin soon and will transform the old railway into a midwestern "High Line" in Chicago.

Chicago, My Kind of Sustainable Business Town

Building A Sustainable Region, released last week, showcases various reasons why Chicago stands tall as a sustainable business hub.

An Open Letter to the Chicago Transit Authority

The CTA is in need of improvements to reduce crowding, renovate dilapidated stations, make stations handicapped assessable, and eliminate slow zones. Funding these…

Bay Area Startup Motiv to Electrify Chicago’s Garbage Trucks

Motiv Power Systems, a Bay Area startup, recently landed a $13.4 million contract to start electrifying Chicago’s garbage trucks.

The Top 10 Chicago Area CSR Reporters and Performers

Is the Chicago Metropolitan Area (aka Chicagoland) a hub of CSR leaders?