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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…
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When Toxic Flame Retardants Were Good For You

For five years, companies that make toxic flame retardant chemicals told us that they had hard science to show that their products save…
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Gateway Drugs for New Green Consumers

The green consumer journey starts with one sustainably-made product. Our job, as sustainable businesspeople, is not just to communicate a sustainability message, but…
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Reinventing Industries to Bring Green Jobs to the Rural South

Many rural southern communities were hit hard by the economic downtown. In seeking to rebuild, instead of returning to traditional manufacturing, these three…
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Why Gender Matters to Investors

Despite the powerful business case for women’s advancement, gender inequality stubbornly persists. Today only 12 percent of board seats and 11 percent of…
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Reflections from Career Investor Amy Domini

The feminist in me struggles with the topic of "women in investing." The suggestion of a special category implies a difference, and a…
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Climate Change — Just a Data Problem?

A firm understanding of data and statistics is necessary to navigate today's world. In this post, Persistent Efficiency CEO Jason Trager highlights the…
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South Africa Tests Drones to Thwart Rhino Poaching

South Africa is testing unmanned aerials vehicles (UAVs), aka drones, to stamp out rhino poaching in Kruger National Park, its "crown jewel" wildlife…
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RECAP – Stories & Beer: The Business Case for Sustainable Cannabis

RECAP: This month's Stories & Beer on sustainable cannabis featured Michael Steinmetz and Hezekiah Allen who shared their industry insights.
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Climate Change, Political Lobbying High On Shareholders’ Agenda

Corporations' activities related to climate change and political lobbying are among those of greatest concern to shareholders, proxy proposals reveal.
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Will Corporate Social Responsibility Adapt or Die?

Is CSR doomed? Yes. But if innovation is what steps into its shoes, we shouldn't be grieving.
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4 Trailblazing Green Companies

Whether or not the public continues to see value in green as a trend, the necessity of reducing costs by going green will…
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Breaking Down Bioplastics

The market for biobased and compostable plastics, known as bioplastics, is expected to be worth over $5 billion by 2018. While these plastics…
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3 Businesses That Give Back to the Environment

These three companies found innovative ways to incorporate novel approaches in their business practices that help preserve our environment.