sustainable development

An approach to developing anything that recognizes the need to meet the challenges of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Cities Can Now Certify Their Power Grids for Sustainability, Security and Reliability

A handful of cities are moving strategically to make their electric grids more secure, reliable and sustainable. That may not sound sexy even…

COP21, the Paris Agreement and the Art of the Possible

The Paris Agreement represents a transformational shift in political will and international cooperation. Now it's time to get to work.

Paris, 2020 and the Return of Bipartisan America

For America to take the next step on climate will require a post-2020 return to bipartisan policymaking on climate. But that's not a…

How to Use the UN Sustainable Development Goals for Corporate Impact

"The purpose of our company IS sustainability," said Claus Stig Pedersen, head of corporate sustainability at Novozymes. That's why the organization has decided…

From Paris, a Big Kiss to Nixon and (Anthony) Kennedy

What do former U.S. President Richard Nixon and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have to do with COP21? Eban Goodstein, director of the…

The Fruits of Reverse Innovation

Reverse innovation is innovation that is first seen in emerging economies, before it is spread to the industrialized world. This post looks into…

DuPont Commits $10 Billion to Food Security Research

DuPont says it will invest a startling $10 billion in food security research and development, create 4,000 new products, and facilitate “2 million…

Tackling Our Urbanized Future: Solutions from COP21

The building and construction industry has the potential to avoid about 3.2 gigatons of CO2 equivalent by 2050 through mainstreaming already existing technologies,…

The Bay Area’s Transportation Potential and the Role Tech Companies Can Play

The regional transportation mess and the role that tech companies can play in helping enable progress towards a better more sustainable, Bay Area.

What are the Perspectives of Developing Nations at COP21?

Some of the most interesting perspectives at the Paris climate conference will come from the leaders of developing nations. How will they delicately…

Germany and the Netherlands Tackle the Risk of Rising Water

For centuries, Hamburg, Germany, and Rotterdam, Netherlands, have subsisted under the threat of rising sea levels, storm surges and floods. Now, as the…

Lima-Paris Action Agenda at COP21: Catalyzing Sustainable Agriculture

Governments and food and agriculture organizations joined on Tuesday at the Lima-Paris Action Agenda Focus on Agriculture at COP21 with a unified goal:…

Google Buses Symbolize A Tale of Two Cities

Coined “Google buses,” the long-haul commuter shuttles (most operated by third-party vendors) transport Google, Facebook, Apple, Yahoo and other tech employees day-in and…

The Bay Area’s Affordable Housing Options: Band Aid or Panacea?

Whether you live in Oakland, the densely-packed neighborhoods of San Francisco or the comfortable 'burbs of Lafayette, housing is expensive -- and, for…

Defining Corporate Purpose is the Only Way Forward

The future of sustainable development is being shaped by events such as the U.N. Forum on Business and Human Rights held earlier this…