innovation

‘Purpose-Driven Transformation’ and IBM’s Culture of Service

IBM’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report talks about how “purpose-driven transformation” embraces a culture of service that dates to the company’s founding more than…

Sharing Economy Comes to Outdoor Gear

From the love of the outdoors and a dream to create a more sustainable world, Warren Neilson and Joel Cesare created StokeShare: a…

Biodegradable Batteries … For Real?

Biodegradable batteries are all-natural, nontoxic, and compatible with smartphones, laptops, wearable electronics and medical devices. But when will they find commercial success?

Visualizing Climate Change with Virtual Reality

Recognizing the need to communicate the severity of current circumstances, scientists are looking to new technology to help broaden awareness of the global…

4 Key Ingredients for Growing Your Niche Startup

From humble beginnings, I learned that favorable outcomes hinge on sustainable strategies. Much like developing a secret recipe, a few key ingredients existed…

Hop on the Rise of the Sharing Economy

The social stigma around sharing is receiving less of "who would do that..." and more of ‘sign me up!’ With the sharing economy…

The First Domino Falls in the Gig Economy: HomeJoy Shuts Down

The recent shut-down of the once “disruptive” app HomeJoy, which had $40 million in funding, may be the sign of things to come…

To Diversify Tech — Force Inclusion?

The cat's out of the bag. After years of pressure from activists, technology companies have released demographics about their employees. And it's not…

Automated Parking and EV Charging, Coming Soon to Your Parking Lot

Volkswagen is partnering in the European V-Charge initiative, designed to add the convenience of electric vehicle charging to automated parking and driverless cars.

Adidas Designs Sneakers Made Entirely from Ocean Waste

In partnership with Parley for the Oceans, Adidas recently released an innovative pair of sneakers made entirely of recycled plastic ocean waste.

Climate Resilience is Just as Important as Mitigation

New, multi-stakeholder efforts aim to develop innovative solutions that help build resilience to climate change for the world's most vulnerable populations.

Banks, Brilliant Innovation and the Evolution of NGOs

How can banks join forces with NGOs to create partnerships that redefine social innovation? In this interview with Marc Stoiber, Audette Exel of…

Unilever Crowdsources Sustainability Innovations

Unilever recently unveiled the new Foundry Ideas platform at the Cannes Lions Festival. It will amplify the company's current efforts, acting as a…

Sustainability & Innovation: Adam Mott, The North Face

At SB15 we asked how innovation may or may not drive advancements in sustainability. We got a terrific range of responses, which we've…

Sustainability & Innovation: Paulette Frank, Johnson & Johnson

At SB15 we asked how innovation may or may not drive advancements in sustainability. We got a terrific range of responses, which we've…