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SBIO 2013 Semi-finalist Interview: Thread

Ian Rosenberger visited Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake with the intention of assisting with relief efforts by taking photos and donating the…

How to Incentivize Sustainability in Private Equity

When it comes to sustainability, most investor engagement focuses on large, publicly traded companies. The Environmental Defense Fund's Green Returns project instead focuses…

SupplyShift: Revolutionizing the Sustainable Supply Chain

SupplyShift, which was one of five runner-ups for the coveted TechCrunch Disrupt Cup 2013 (NY), is now well positioned as one of the…
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SBIO 2013 Semi-Finalist Interview: Back to the Roots

In 2009, when most college seniors were hoping to find any kind of employment, Back to the Roots Ventures (BTTR) co-founders decided to…

Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) 2013 Semi-Finalist Interview: PrintEco

Each week leading up to the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open Innovation (SBIO) finals on June 5th,where the runner-up will be decided via live…

Drowning in Big Data, Yet Starving for Information

Over the past decade, we have entered the Age of Big Data, where digital technology allows people around the world to transmit information…
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How Industry and NGOs Collaborate to Shake Up Education

Why businesses must help revolutionize education to restore a sustainable labor pool.
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CSR in Africa, the Next Sustainable Business Frontier

Watch for CSR in Africa to become central in both local and multinational companies’ agendas.
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Chicago, My Kind of Sustainable Business Town

Building A Sustainable Region, released last week, showcases various reasons why Chicago stands tall as a sustainable business hub.
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Ecover and Method Demonstrate Merging of the Minds

Look at the history of ethical brands, and you often find the same story, in which the nifty newcomer gets gobbled up the…
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How Smarter Thermostat Control Yields Energy Savings

A new generation of smart HVAC and climate control systems hold out the promise of reducing energy expenses, energy consumption and carbon emissions,…
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Indian Businesses Revel in ‘Unreasonable Goals’

Companies in India increasingly identify efficiency as an opportunity, and not just a duty - leading to some rather bold ambitions, says Martin…

Stonyfield Farm Tracks Its Carbon Footprint

What’s in a carbon footprint? Stonyfield Farm has decided to find out, as part of its company-wide effort to help reduce climate change.
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Interface Looks at Castor Beans for Source Materials

From castor oil to carpet tiles: an innovative approach promises new markets for one of India's most resilient crops.
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10 Sustainable Business Trends Underway in Detroit (Photo Tour)

Let me share some developments pointing to why I believe Detroit’s transformation is turning the city into an exciting sustainability laboratory.