The survey’s real story is that Ethiopia, the poorest country the Economist Intelligence Unit's researchers evaluated, came out as twelfth in the report, scoring higher than wealthy nations such as the USA and UAE.
As technology continues to disrupt industries, it’s creating new opportunities in agriculture as well. One is in best practices to improve soil health, which in turn benefits farmers’ operations.
Membership is changing at the country’s largest grocery association, and the shakeup may say a lot about the impact consumers have on their favorite brands.
Sustainability has officially worked its way into the formula for commercial real estate appreciation. Sustainability in commercial real estate has transformed landlord-tenant relationships across the world. This organized effort has been dubbed green leasing.
This list includes top picks for impressing the socially conscious entrepreneurs in your life with gifts that serve a higher purpose: transforming business into a force for good.
Oxford University’s Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment (GBC4WEE) initiative is striving to improve the economic inclusion of women worldwide; joining the program are companies including Coca-Cola and Walmart.
When we harvest natural resources and turn them into our everyday products, we put pressure on our environment. When we use these products and materials only once before throwing them away, we waste our natural resources. We could reuse far more of what we extract from the Earth, but there needs to be a market, verification measures, and willingness from all actors.
The future of carbon capture and storage in the U.S. may be bleak due to the tax reform bill poised to pass Congress. But while coal company executives are fuming over a tax reform plan that would eliminate carbon capture incentives, the U.S. energy secretary is moving forward on the technology with Saudi Arabia.
A community in the Houston area has a new flood prevention plan in the works. It involves lovingly remaking the city’s defunct golf course into a recreation area with 5 big pits to hold floodwaters during hurricanes and torrential downpours. It’s the latest rethink as to how to keep Houston cities green and safe in the face of worsening climate change.
Patagonia is suing the Trump Administration over its announcement that it will reverse federal protections for public lands such as those within Bears Ears National Monument. Five national monuments will see their size reduced if the White House’s plan comes to fruition.
President Trump is no fan of offshore wind turbines, but his administration could breathe new life into the Cape Wind offshore wind farm in Massachusetts.
Companies are finding it hard to transition to a model that allows them to function completely without paper. Despite our thriving digital environments, which include online communications, unlimited information, and now, cloud storage, there are significant obstacles to adopting total “paperlessness.”
At it's core, triple bottom line thinking ties the social and environmental impact of an organization’s activities to its economic performance.
Employee engagement is a longstanding concept in business management. The theory is that when employees are engaged in the company's activities, they'll work harder and stay longer, which will reduce costs. Here we explore some popular ways to keep employees engaged.
Here we explore the many ways companies are reporting on their sustainability, from traditional GRI-indexed sustainability reports to visually dynamic websites that update in real time.
In this 3-part series is underwritten by C&A Foundation, we explore how cotton, supply chain transparency and bonded labor shape the apparel supply chain and influence the clothes on our backs.