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Ontario’s journey of diversification and evolution from a petrochemical pioneer to a bio-hybrid chemistry leader provides a useful case study.

Lessons Learned: Creating a Sustainable, Resource-Based Economy

Rohan Mohan and Stephen Thompson discuss Ontario’s evolution from a petrochemical pioneer to a bio-hybrid chemistry leader.
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Embracing Systemic Thinking for Our Firms of the Future

Helping our organizations become firms of the future will center on shifting our logic from mechanistic to living systems, predicts biomimcry expert Giles…
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Sustainable Self-Employment: A Guide to Implementation

According to the World Economic Forum, “Organizations that set public energy or carbon reduction goals were twice as likely to have invested in…
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2015 in Review: The Sustainability Mega-Trends Driving Business Success

There was much to be pessimistic about in 2015, but this year gave additional confirmation that the green economic revolution is real and…
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Landscape Restoration: It’s Time

From the very first speeches on the first day of COP21, landscape-scale restoration was on the global agenda as never before.
PEER leaders (from left): Brian Bunte, Greg Rouse and John Kelly with S&C Electric's David Chiesa (second from right).

Cities Can Now Certify Their Power Grids for Sustainability, Security and Reliability

A handful of cities are moving strategically to make their electric grids more secure, reliable and sustainable. That may not sound sexy even…
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Taking Fewer Car Trips is the Best Thing You Can Do for the Environment

As leaders from around the world are meeting over two weeks in Paris to advance collective action on climate change, it’s heartening to…
Most Asked Questions About Refurbished Electronics for Business

Your Questions About Refurbished Electronics Answered

How much do you know about refurbished electronics? Would you buy them? Would you sell your company's old equipment? Let's take a look…
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Win Customers With Consumer-Hero Branding

Selling more places the company in the role of the hero. It is a hero for getting the customer to eat more, spend…
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New Unicef-Target-Disney Product to Catalyze Gen Z

Unicef and Target, in collaboration with Disney, are launching a Fitbit-like wearable device for kids that has the potential to be this holiday…
A growing number of small- and medium-sized businesses, like this pizza shop in Tucson, Arizona, are opting for renewable energy.

3 Trends Shaping the Future of Business Sustainability

For those of us involved with the small business, not-for-profit, and startup world, the future of sustainability is here, whether we realize it…
Businesses set to benefit from the new ISO 14001:2015 standard

Businesses Set to Benefit From the New ISO 14001:2015 Standard

Details on the revised ISO 14001:2015 and expected impact of its launch.
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The $250 Trillion Green Economic Revolution

Climate change economics is emerging as a disruptive mega-trend driven by estimates that the cost of global climate change will reach a staggering…
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The E-Waste Stream is Growing: What Can We Do?

Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream. How can recyclers, retailers and governments make it easier and simpler for consumers to recycle…
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Haute Couture Fabrics from Plastic Waste

What does it take to make a shift in sustainable fashion and turn a plastic bottle into gorgeous couture dresses? Dutch entrepreneur Monique…