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Pollinate

Encourage Innovation in the Workplace: Give Workers Free Rein

We can start to plan for the future by supporting the creativity of sustainable innovators: employees, students, ourselves.
SAP, Endeavor, Endeavor Global, Endeavor Brazil, Endeavor Brasil, Brasil, Brazil, India, social innovation, innovation, livelihoods fund

Davos Update: SAP Investing $6.6M in Entrepreneurship & Sustainability

Today, SAP made two announcements covering how the company will encourage both entrepreneurship and sustainability.
social venture

Take the First Steps Towards Launching Your Social Venture

Take the first step toward launching your social venture by answering these five key questions.
sustainable design, design, innovation, 2012, top 10 sustainable design, AutoDesk, Bobs of Brazil, Ford Motor, Ford, Ikea, Izhar Gafni, cardboard bicycle, Method, Method Home, Nike, Pulpworks, Puma, Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil

Cutting Edge Business: The Top 10 Sustainable Design Moments of 2012

As we countdown to the new year, here are some of the top 10 moments in sustainable design during 2012.
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Brazil Explores the Next Frontier of Fast Food Packaging: Edible!

While sustainable food packaging has had many innovations over the year, improbably named Brazilian fast food restaurant Bob's has taken a huge step…

Union Pacific Delivers Cargo Load of Innovation to Meet EPA Emissions Standards

Union Pacific Corporation, the company that owns and operates the iconic Union Pacific Railroad, has added a new locomotive to its ultra low-emission…
matthew may, war on waste, efficiency, waste, water stewardship, Nike, Walmart, Home Depot, Uniqlo, Leon Kaye

A Real War on Waste Has Yet to Be Declared

As Matthew May recently explained on the Harvard Business Review, being lean does not have to be mean; a war on waste has…
black-friday

Is There A Futureproof Brand Alternative To Black Friday?

The rise of conscious consumption clashes with the reality of Black Friday. But where's the futureproof brand innovation that proves a better way…
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Transforming Landfills into Sustainable Businesses One Wiggler at a Time

María Rodriguez, founder of Byoearth is teaching women the value of the red wiggler worm and the use of vermicomposting to support sustainable…
Warehouse

Zappos CEO Turning Vegas into a Tech and Culture Hub

The CEO of the e-commerce giant Zappos—famous for its speedy delivery, unconditional returns, and exceptional customer service—is using $350 million of his personal…
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Organic Farm Uses Crowdfunding to Reach Out to Free Range Customers

Organic egg producer Vital Farms wants to expand its pastured farm network. And so far, it isn't having any problem finding crowdfunding supporters…
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Disclosing Energy Use: A Disruptive Innovation?

Laws requiring building owners to report their properties' energy use are gaining momentum, and the number of cities that require public disclosure of…
Source: Ericsson (June 2012)

A Mobile Money Revolution in the Developing World

Mobile is the future of commerce, education, and advocacy and several services are developing applications to aid the 85 percent of the world's…
good company

Social Entrepreneurs: Stop Pitching and Start Executing

Winning contests and prizes without ever impacting one life is not a viable business model. To create the permanent changes we desire, social…
seattle

A Month of Impactful Innovation in Seattle

The past month in Seattle has seen an incredible surge of efforts around sustainable, conscious, impactful business. Showcased across four events, more than…