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Forget Businesses’ Social Responsibility – Let’s Discuss Their Social Impact

Talk of business social responsibility is misleading: It assumes that social and environmental considerations are distinct from core business. Taking a business’ social…
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The NRDC Toxic 20: How’s Your State’s Air Up There?

NRDC's Toxic 20 states have the dirtiest air.
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Tower Tariffs: The Winds of a Trade War with China?

Renewable energy trade conflicts with China are heating up and blowing strong. The latest action by the Commerce Department has set tariffs that…
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Why Your Organic Veggies Need Food Fingerprinting

The market for organic and eco-labelled foods has grown from pretty much zero to a staggering $60 billion industry within the past twenty…
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Brazil Officials Close World’s Largest Open Trash Site in Advance of Rio+20

The world's largest open-air trash site, Jardim Gramacho in Rio de Janeiro, closed over the weekend. Gases from decomposing waste at the shut-down…
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Road to Rio: KPMG Releases Essential Business Guide to Rio+20

Over 50,000 participants from governments, businesses, NGOs and lobby groups are planning to attend this week's highly anticipated Rio+20 United Nations Conference on…

Green Government Opportunities

By G. Nagesh Rao From my personal experience in the startup scene,  I have noted that the three critical types of capital required…
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Lots of Dinero Still on the Table: SBA’s $1B Impact Investment Fund

By G. Nagesh Rao How many of you knew about the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)  “Impact Investment Initiative”? Are any of you…
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Saudi Arabia Plans $109 Billion Solar Future

Saudi Arabia will seek investors interested in a $109 billion plan to generate power from solar energy. The ambitious plan calls for a…

Launch: Beyond Waste Innovation Challenge

Launch is a one-of-a-kind public-private partnership between NASA, USAID, US State Department, and Nike to use the "power of prizes" to encourage startups…
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OECD Report Cites Heavy Consequences of Inaction on Climate

OECD report sees 50% rise in GHG emissions by 2050 without global action.
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Fostering Competitiveness and Innovation Capacity in the United States

By G. Nagesh Rao Social media has transformed the outlook for entrepreneurs and for innovation as a whole. The speed at which knowledge…
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Beyond SOPA: Obama’s Privacy Bill of Rights

The White House is addressing online privacy issues through a consumer privacy bill of rights.
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US Patent Office Launches “Patents for Humanity” Challenge

Last month at the White House’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Summit for Global Development, UnderSecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property David Kappos launched…
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Can “Green Gamification” Save the World?

Green gamification -- using games to engage stakeholders and solve intractable problems -- are all the rage. In Gaming the Environment for Positive…