innovation

Women in Construction: Will It Ever Be Equal?

Without many female role models in the field to look up to, women feel there isn’t a place for them in construction —…

Hyperloop One Completes First Public Test

The test only lasted a few seconds before ending in a massive plume of sand. But according to Hyperloop One, this is a…

CSR Perspectives: How to Innovate with Purpose

Our discussion this month focused on “Innovating With Purpose,” and looked closely at the ways companies are leveraging sustainability to fuel innovation –…

Low-Tech Design Can Fuel the Sustainable Development Goals

As the world continues to focus on ways to effectively eliminate global poverty and the framework that sustains it, one area to think…

The Promise of Urban Innovation Centers Hinges on Housing

With a horizon of snow-capped peaks, old-growth forest and a city of glass, creative leaders see Vancouver as a living lab for developing…

Will California TOU Pricing Create a Consumer Revolt or Technology Revolution?

Starting in 2019 the state’s three investor owned utilities will launch Time Of Use (TOU) pricing for residential consumers. Will residential customers respond…

Partnerships and Policy: Shaping the Future of Water Together

For decades, water scarcity was fiercely debated; today, we recognize it as an unfortunate and permanent reality. Advancing policy, technology and collaboration are…

CodeStart Incubator Goes Beyond Code to Equip Underserved Youth With Tech Skills

CodeStart equips young people of color, between the ages of 18 to 24 without a college degree, with coding and critical-thinking skills, a…

Extreme Innovation Meets Behavioral Economics

For humanitarian aid groups, tech innovation is just the start. To make a real impact, organizations need to teach communities how items like…

Canada’s Justin Trudeau Swims Against the Tide of Austerity

In Canada, where the economy has slowed down and revenues have decreased due to the falling demand for oil, the government is going…

GM Adds Recycled Water Bottles to Its List of Raw Materials

“Recycling is good, but viewing waste as a valuable resource that can be plugged into your operations or products is even better,” John…

Stormwater Solutions: Investing in Nature and Communities

Washington, D.C. joined cities like Seattle, Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas, to implement a stormwater fee that charges landowners based on a…

The Face Behind Your Food: Three Farmworkers Share Their Stories

Lupita López Dearcia Comitán is a farmworker in Sonora, Mexico.  She’s forty-four years old, has five children, and just so happens to grow…

How the Chicago Charity Challenge Reinvents Corporate Giving

The Chicago Charity Challenge is the only corporate giving initiative that harnesses the competitive spirit to maximize employee engagement.

The Quick & Dirty: We Are The 1 Percent

We in sustainability or even broader strategy or communications might not all be in the financial 1 percent (but close or very fast…