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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…
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Why Managers Should Meditate: It’s Good for Business

If you want to change the world, start first with yourself. Just as past performance does not indicate future financial returns, we cannot…
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SBIO 2013 Semi-Finalist Interview: EOS Climate

Joe Madden, a pioneer in the North American Greenhouse Gas Markets, and Jeff Cohen, a 2008 Nobel Peace Prize honoree, created EOS Climate…

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…
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Reinvented Business Growth: Co-Sustaining Locally

If small businesses contribute to American growth, and local business growth supports communities, then a variety of communities will risk losing opportunities at…
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Honoring Happiness: What Bhutan, a Cowboy Hat, & the Economy Have in Common

Is Bhutan's unique perspective of happiness as a currency applicable on a larger scale? A growing number of economists, politicians, and CEOs think…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…