London Business School Prof on the Long-Term Benefits of ESG

Ioannis Ioannou, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School whose research focuses on sustainability and CSR, talks about the benefits of ESG, short-termism and if ESG and the relationships between companies and investors.

Mahindra World City: The Future of Gated Communities?

Mahindra World City sets out to take the gated community concept – safe, separate, exclusive – and give it a sustainable spin. A “self-sustaining island of excellence”, no less, was the mandate given to the architects by the man behind the idea, Arun Nanda.

National Parks Ask Bottled Water Industry to Take a Hike

Today, a broad coalition led by Corporate Accountability International is providing the grassroots support for four major national parks to take ban bottled water: Mt. Rainier, Yosemite, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and Independence National Historical Park.

Why Solar Power is Pure ECO:nomics

At this year’s ECO:nomics Conference, energy leaders discussed the arrival of solar on the energy main stage. Learn about how an increasingly diverse energy market will rely significantly on the sun’s rays to power our lives.

Apple Adapts Quickly to a Coal-Free Future

The Apple renewable energy strategy has paid off, with the company achieving 75% renewable energy worldwide and 100% at data centers and other facilities. The strategy also demonstrates how forward-thinking companies are locking in rights to local renewable energy generation.

Alarming New Report Ranks Food & Beverage Companies on Nutrition Efforts

The global Access to Nutrition Index report and rankings was released last week, assessing the nutrition-related commitments, performance and disclosure practices of 25 of the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers. The good news is that finally we have the metrics to evaluate how these companies address challenging nutritional issues, the bad news is that most of them perform quite poorly.