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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…
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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.
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Take the First Steps Towards Launching Your Social Venture

Take the first step toward launching your social venture by answering these five key questions.
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Is the Sharing Economy Innately Sustainable?

There’s no doubt that sharing promotes collaborative exchange and that husbanding our natural resources is good for the environment, but will this trend…
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Coworking at The HUB, Where Ideas Come to Meet

If it wasn't for coworking, creative ideas would be cooped up at home, missing the chance to intermingle with one another to create…
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Policy Points: New Rules for a New Economy

Businesses are free to use, abuse, consume, and destroy nature with no financial consequences thanks to a phenomenon called cost externalization. Jeffrey Hollender…
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Designing a More Sustainable & Green Business by Looking at Immigrant Culture

There has been a lot of heated discussion around the topic of immigration and in particular their impact on American resources. Looking at…
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R-22 Phaseout, Refrigerator Recycling and Q&A from NYTimes’ “Chilling Effect”

U.S. EPA has tried to reduce use of R-22 by imposing strict quotas on its production. Since 2010, the agency has also banned…
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Policy Points: Three Vital Policies That Need Your Support

As business leaders, we can and must support policy change to help make the economy more sustainable.
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Transforming Landfills into Sustainable Businesses One Wiggler at a Time

María Rodriguez, founder of Byoearth is teaching women the value of the red wiggler worm and the use of vermicomposting to support sustainable…
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The Business Case for Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Singapore's the new home for the new TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) for Business Coalition, a pioneering group of international business,…