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Airbnb Goes After Business Travelers

More business travelers are choosing Airbnb when attending those conferences or sales meetings instead of hotels. And why not?

A West Coast Perspective On Sustainability

Sustainability consultant Andrew Wilson of Corporate Citizenship finds that businesses in San Francisco are ahead of the curve when it comes to corporate…

Lyft, Uber Dethroning Taxi Industry in San Francisco

The San Francisco taxi industry is on the verge of being dethroned by Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Lyft and Uber. Last…
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SOCAP14: Q&A with Impact Weaver Award Winner Mary Voelbel

The first annual Impact Weaver Award recognizes the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that…
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Food Runners Keeps the Unfortunate Fed in San Francisco

In 1987, Mary Risley founded Food Runners in San Francisco to pick up uneaten food from local businesses to distribute it to charities.
Isidore Electronics Recycling provides job opportunities for previously incarcerated Los Angeles residents while finding a new home for e-waste.

3p Weekend: 11 Companies That Hire the Formerly Incarcerated

It's no secret that finding a job after being released from prison is an often insurmountable task, leading to skyrocketing recidivism rates across…

California, Massachusetts Top U.S. Clean Tech Rankings

California ranked tops in clean tech leadership among U.S. states for the fifth year running, while three California metro areas took the top…

San Francisco: No-Go to Sharing Economy Parking App

Online apps are nifty, especially when you can manage a new startup in a major city from the other side of the world…
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Will New Yorkers Jump on Board as the City’s Compost Program Expands?

In the fall of 2012, New York City launched a pilot program to test out the curbside collection of organic waste – food…
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San Francisco Program Provides a Roadmap for Eliminating Textile Waste

More than 25 billion pounds of textiles are discarded in the U.S. annually, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which equates to…
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3p Interview: Can RideScout Be the ‘Kayak’ of Ground Transportation?

Over 78 percent of cars on the road are single-occupancy vehicles, according to RideScout, a mobile app that aims to change that statistic…
The Radchenko-Halabi family of New York City pose with one week’s worth of their household’s trash, as part of Glad’s Waste in Focus project. Recyclables are on the left-hand side of the photo, and items destined for the landfill are on the right.

Can Glad Start a National Conversation on Waste?

How much waste do you throw away every day? That’s the question the Glad Products Co. hopes people will ask themselves after viewing…

Apple’s New Headquarters Missing a Major Green Point

Leadership for the tech giant maintains that the new campus will offer "a serene environment reflecting Apple's values of innovation, ease of use…

Ridesharing Firms Struggle to Meet Needs of Americans with Disabilities

Like many living in San Francisco and other major cities across the United States, I have come to rely on transportation network companies…
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‘Tech Backlash’ Perfect Time for Silicon Valley to ‘Disrupt’ CSR

Exactly how should tech companies be responding to their effect on the local Silicon Valley economy?