externalities

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Biomimicry Lessons for Business

At an event entitled “Biomimicry + the Regenerative Economy" held in New York City last week, experts Amy Larkin and Katherine Collins share…
Prescription medication

Can California Make Drug Manufacturers Pay for Take-back?

Leftover prescription and over-the-counter drugs flushed down the toilet or tossed in the garbage can end up in oceans and waterways, polluting the…
China smog

Chinese Man Sues Government Over Smog

China is infamous for its dangerously high levels of air pollution, and now one man is suing the government for failing to reduce…
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Puma’s New Natural Capital Accounting Framework Receives a Thumbs Up From Experts

Puma asked a group of independent experts to review its new Environmental Profit & Loss framework (E P&L), and comment on its methodology,…
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BSR Follow-Up: We Need a CSR Hurricane to Move Fast Forward

If we want to push the fast forward button, what we really need is nothing less than a hurricane. A CSR hurricane.
Cockenzie Power Station

Global Carbon Trading Takes a Big Step Forward

It has often been pointed out that our modern world could quickly become cleaner, safer, and more sustainable if only externalities, such as…
roadmap

World Business Council Provides Detailed Roadmap to a Sustainable Future

This morning in Geneva, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a coalition of more than 200 companies, announced the launch of…

Fallacies of Free Markets

Examines assumptions underlying arguments for a pure free market system, showing the abstract notions that build the foundations of free market theory and…
but will the planet notice

Interview: Economic Policy Changes Will Move the Needle, Not Reusable Bags

Walking in Greenwich Village after Gernot Wagner’s talk at the New School last Tuesday, I realized that I’m probably not very far from…
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The Market Failure of Plastic Bags

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here. …
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What Will the Economic Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Spill Be?

By Ali Chase for the NRDC As the country watches the oil slick licking the Gulf’s shores in horror, residents are looking at…
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Thomas Schelling: A Marshall Plan for Climate Change?

By: Scott Shuffield The global warming debate is over.  Now the argument moves to solving the crisis of climate change.  Though often referred…