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Kickstarter Phenomenon ReadySet: A Powerful Example of Trickle Up Innovation

A small device is creating a big buzz on Kickstarter: The ReadySet is a plug and play charging/power source that can take a…
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Interview with Dell’s VP of Corporate Responsibility, Trisa Thompson

Dell’s 2012 CSR report provides the latest example that you don’t need to choose now between the economy and the environment. Innovation is…
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Can Ford Become The New Nike?

Ford has become much more than an automobile manufacturing giant: it is a design firm, a technology company and a lifestyle brand that…

Bay Area Delegates at Rio+20 Launch Global Urban Innovation Exchange

While many delegates left the Rio+20 Earth Summit disappointed by failed negotiations at the United Nations level, a small group of international entrepreneurs…
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Rio+20 Round-up: Bay2Rio+20 Delegation’s First Thoughts

The Bay2Rio+20 crew launched the Innovation Bus in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday as a means to engage with conference attendees in the…
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Bay2Rio+20 Connects Bay Area (and the World) with Rio+20 Attendees

By Gregory Delaune This post is part of the on-going events news, related to the Bay2Rio+20 delegation team’s on-the-ground coverage from Rio+20. It…

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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Storm Cloud: The Disruptive Force of Cloud Computing

While the innovation of cloud technology is benefiting so many companies, there is always a dark side to the equation to think about.…
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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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Our Data: A Sustainable Resource in the Digital Ecosystem?

Our personal data form an incredibly important resource for many technology companies, leading some to regard the massive amounts of data we generate…
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Smart Booth Transforms Lowly Phone Booth Into Solar Powered Community Hub

The phone booth has lagged far behind its mobile cousin, fast becoming a vandalism prone relic of a bygone time. The Smart Booth…
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MIT Study Shows that Sustainability is Profitable

MIT issued its third annual Sustainability and Innovation Global Executive Study, which reveals a strong causation and correlation between sustainability and profits.

Innovation’s Final Frontier: Part I

Companies all over the world are in a race to innovate. For developed countries like the U.S., innovation is often regarded as the…
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Nike Challenges Customers to Design Their Own Virtual Green Athletic Wear

Nike has just released its most recent sustainability report, an interactive site that allows visitors to create their own green athletic wear.
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Abbott Increases Sustainable Packaging, Decreases Carbon Emissions

Abbott’s focus on its corporate responsibility agenda lies in four major areas: innovation, access to medical care, supporting consumers and environmental protection.