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6 Social Dysfunctions That Can Be Solved with Urban Supermarkets

Noelle St.Clair, Associate Director of Sustainable Food Systems at UpLift Solutions, shares insights into how holistic urban supermarkets can solve much more than…
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Air Canada’s CSR Marks Progress on Safety, Environment

Safety, the environment, the well-being of employees, and community involvement are the cornerstones of Air Canada's sustainability strategy.
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SOCAP: Leaving an Impact After You’re Gone

Premal Shah, President of Kiva.org, summed up the week at SOCAP13: “If everything you do, you do for yourself, then when you die…

Should Climate Risks Be Included in Sustainability Reports?

Historically, sustainability reporting has been largely about the firm’s impact on society and the environment. Recently though, stakeholders have also been asking for…
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Electrolux Helps Consumers Monitor Water Use

Appliance manufacturer Electrolux recently launched a Facebook application, YourWaterMark, that promises to go a step further in water conservation by helping individuals assess…
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Nature’s Fortune: The Case for Investing in Nature

In Nature’s Fortune, Mark R. Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, makes an impassioned case that business and environmental interests can…
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World’s Biggest Challenge: ‘Ignorance in the Face of Change’ – Paul Hawken

"The magic of the school is the faculty/student combination; the school attracts extraordinary people who want to create a meaningful life. To be…
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Policy Points: 3 Policies You Should Support to Make the Economy More Sustainable

We need laws and regulations that guide our economy toward sound, long-term decision-making, with full recognition of social and environmental externalities. As business…
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Qualtek Manufacturing: Fabricating Success through Sustainability

Qualtek CEO Tony Fagnant and his son Chris are both quite clear that their sustainability initiative’s biggest benefit to the company is the…
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Qualtek Manufacturing: Fabricating Success through Sustainability

Qualtek, A 70-person, Colorado-based manufacturing company, looks to sustainable business practices as a way to enhance its market competitiveness and financial performance.
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Qualtek Manufacturing: Fabricating Success through Sustainability

Qualtek, A 70-person, Colorado-based manufacturing company, looks to sustainable business practices as a way to enhance its market competitiveness and financial performance.
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SBIO 2013 Semi-finalist Interview: Ecopia

Using the starch from tapioca, social enterprise Ecopia produces a fully degradable, recyclable, and non-GMO bio-plastic, referred to as ECOPLAS®, while also seeking…
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SBIO 2013 Interview: Fenugreen

Produced by Boston-based social enterprise, Fenugreen, FreshPaper is an inexpensive, compostable, recyclable thin organic paper insert that reduces food spoilage.
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SBIO Semi-Finalist 2013 Interview: EEx Charge

Energy Efficiency Exchange, (EEx), is determined to increase the efficiency and sustainability of global supply chains by creating customized tools for those who…
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SBIO Semi-finalist 2013 Interview: Isidore Electronics Recycling

Isidore Electronics Recycling has three distinct missions – 1) create long-term, environmentally-conscious jobs in Los Angeles, 2) divert electronic waste (e-waste) from Los…