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How China’s Dietary Habits are Changing World Agriculture

Last month Leon Kaye suggested that America might have reached ‘peak-meat consumption.’ Now it appears that China consumes way more meat that the…

Not Quite the Apple of My Eye

There’s been a lot in the news lately about Apple and the working conditions violationsfound at one of its Foxconn manufacturing facilities in…
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Jerry Brown on Solyndra, China, High Speed Rail and “Imagination and Rigor”

Last week, at the close of the Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics conference in Santa Barbara, California’s Governor Jerry Brown talked with CEO’s and…
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Does It Matter if Mike Daisey Lied to This American Life about Apple in China?

Mike Daisey's story about Apple in China, which was broadcast in January on This American Life, appears to contain significant fabrications. We can’t…
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Hunter Lovins is Still Optimistic About the Future of Sustainability in Business

Hunter Lovins set down last week to a conversation with Eban Goodstein, the Director of the Bard MBA in Sustainability and Bard Center…

TrendWatch 2012: The Rise of the Global Middle Class

A generation ago the economies in Latin America, Africa, India and China were stagnant and left billions in poverty and provided few opportunities…
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Under Pressure, Apple Agrees to an External Audit of its Supply Chain

Two online petitions with 250,000 signatures and dozens of demonstrators in front of Apple stores brought the company to announce that it asked…
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China Bans its Airlines from Participating in the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme

Over several months, many governments and airlines around the world have opposed the European Emissions Trading scheme forcing airlines to buy carbon allowances,…

Economic Prosperity vs. Environmental Stewardship in China

By Amadou M. Cissé, EMBA 12, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland A few days ago, on my way home…
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Mayor Works to Bring Clean Tech to Los Angeles

At the VerdeXchange Marketmakers Conference that took place in downtown Los Angeles this week, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gave a keynote speech to an…

This American Life Presents a Journey to the Harsh Reality Behind Apple Products

I’m not sure if Steve Jobs was a fan of This American Life, the award-winning critically acclaimed radio program, but I bet that…

The New GM: New Fuels, Less Waste, More Involvement with Detroit

From the development of new urban mobility technologies, waste diversion to a commitment to greener cars, the new GM going forward is a…

The Real Solar War: US Manufacturers and Installers Fight Over Cheap Chinese Panels

There is a heated debate going on between people who are supposed to be on the same side of the aisle. Yet, when…
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Chinese Clash with EU Over Carbon Regulations for Airlines

Were the celebrations too early? Earlier this week, I reported on the launch of the new European scheme requiring airlines to pay for…

BP Moves Beyond Solar

On May 19, 1997, John Browne, then the CEO of BP, gave his famous ‘Climate Change: the New Agenda’ speech at Stanford, outlining…