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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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SOCAP 2012 Nurtures Social Entrepreneurship and Disruptive Tech Through Impact Accelerator

SOCAP 2012 came with a twist: an Impact Accelerator that included 100 social entrepreneurs, sponsored by Halloran Philanthropies and other socially minded enterprises.…
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Are Big Companies More Innovative Than Startups?

Startups are normally seen as much more innovative than big companies - but Raz Godelnik investigates whether this is true for companies in…
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When David and Goliath Work Together: Scaling Up Through Business Partnerships

Two high-profile partnerships – Honest Tea and Coca-Cola, Recyclebank and Waste Management – show that partnering big can help companies take their social…
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5 Key Components of Sustainable Profit Growth to Boost America

Sustainable profit growth can help your company flourish in a down economy. Here's how.