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Stuffed Animal Tours: Compassionate Tourism of the Future?

A nursing supply company in southern Japan has come up with a compassionate way to take its elderly clients on travel tours: by…
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3p Weekend Conferences: CSR and Planning for the Unplanned at BSR ’14

At the 2014 BSR Conference, a group of though leaders assembled to discuss corporate responsibility and planning for the unplanned. We pulled some…
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SOCAP14 Interview: Impact HUB Tokyo

I had a chance to get to know Shingo Potier de la Morandière, co-founder of Impact HUB Tokyo, at Socap14 last week. We…
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Entrepreneurship: A Risky Economic Pillar or an Economic Pillar at Risk?

Around the world, 39 percent of adults can imagine being self-employed entrepreneurs. So why aren't more setting off on their own?
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Hilton Bans Shark Fin Soup in its Asian Pacific Locations

Guests at the Hilton hoping to order shark fin soup will have to take their business elsewhere: The hospitality giant recently announced a…
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Interview: CEO of Japan’s Kirin Brewery on Creating Shared Value

From using Fukushima pears to developing a completely alcohol-free beer, here's how Japan's Kirin Co. is living shared value.
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Japan Boosts Carbon Credits Investment in Emerging Markets

This week the government of Japan inked an agreement that will permit Japanese firms to earn carbon credits within the southeast Asian nation…
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Panasonic Among Many Companies Ahead of Obama on Climate Change

Panasonic is among the global companies taking climate change more seriously, Obama's speech last week notwithstanding.
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Wrag Wrap to Turn Tents into Reusable Gift Wrap

In the United Kingdom, Wrag Wrap aims to turn unwanted tents into reusable gift wrap.
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Poll: 58% of Republicans Still Believe Global Warming is a Hoax

A recent Public Policy Polling survey found that 58% of Republicans polled still believe that Global Warming is a hoax. This, at the…
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Methane Hydrates: Energy Salvation or Worst Thing Yet?

Last week, energy researchers in Japan made a dramatic breakthrough that could have huge implications for the entire world’s energy, and since these…
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The Pros and Cons of Energy Storage Systems

As we begin to move away from fossil fuels, it is important to recognize that those fuels provided two functions in one. They…
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Japan’s Smart Cities Charting a Resilient Course

Four Japanese cities are participating in an experimental program called Next-Generation Energy and Social Systems Verification Experiment, also known as Japan Smart Cities,…
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Loss of Natural Capital is a Risk to Countries’ Credit Ratings

UNEP studied five countries and found that depleted natural capital could harm the financial long-term health and cause huge credit risks in the…
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Earthquake Recovery in Japan: Entrepreneurs to the Rescue

Through its fellowship for young business leaders, ETIC is enlisting 200 fellows from some of the biggest corporations in Japan to move to…