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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…

China’s Organic Food Market Grows Even as Consumer Confidence Wanes

I’m always happy to read about eco-news and especially around the holidays, good news just seems to sound better. You would hardly think to…
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Chinese Investment Props Up US Real Estate Market

Recently, the news reported a prosperous real estate market in the South Bay in the area around Millbrae, Palo Alto and Cupertino. Investments…
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Is US Manufacturing Ramping Up Again?

A recent article in Harvard Business Review suggests that the stage is being set for a resurgence of manufacturing in the US. This…
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Apple Expands Stakeholder Engagement to Chinese Environmental Groups

Is it possible that a memo is going around among CEOs instructing them to engage more seriously with stakeholders in general and NGOs…
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The (Real) Lessons from Solyndra

The White House is worried that the story of Solyndra, the solar power company that filed for bankruptcy protection after receiving $535 million…