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Mileage Cheating Scandal to Cost Mitsubishi $600 Million

Mitsubishi estimates that the total cost of refunds to car owners in Japan who were affected by the automaker’s mileage scandal will soar…
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Doubling Renewable Energy Output Worldwide Could Add $1.3 Trillion to Global GDP by 2030

An IRENA study claims that if renewables can reach 36 percent of the world’s energy portfolio by 2030, that increase could add up…
Coal, clean energy, climate change, COP21, Leon Kaye, renewables, China, Japan, India

Was COP21 The Final Nail in Coal’s Coffin?

Coal is slowly on its way out—not as fast as some advocates would like, but the evidence suggests this trend is indeed occurring…
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The Who’s Who in the Low-Carbon Economy

A new report issued by CDP and the Climate Group reveals that many companies and governments are already preparing for a low-carbon economy.
Epson, paper, recycling, Paper and Packaging Board, printers, innovation, Leon Kaye, Japan

Epson Rolls Out Printer That Also Recycles Printed Paper

Epson has rolled out a printer that recycles shredded paper into new, fresh sheets, creating a closed-loop recycling system within the office.
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Japan Transforms Abandoned Golf Courses Into Solar Power Plants

Japan is using run-down golf courses to inch toward the goal of doubling its use of renewables by 2030 in the aftermath of…
The Ocean Cleanup, Boyan Slat, Pacific Garbage Patch, plastic, Japan, Korea, Global Ghost Gear Initiative, Tsushima, Leon Kaye

20-Year-Old Designs System to Clean Up Plastic Ocean Trash

Boyan Slat, a 20-year-old Dutch national, believes he has invented a system that can help confront the growing crisis of plastic trash in…
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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…
solar, solar industry, clean industry, q-cells, solar trust, solar millennium, solar trust of america, green manufacturing, Leon Kaye

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.