How a German Startup Is Making the ‘Magic of Light’ Affordable in Developing Countries
Beatrice Akyoo doesn’t need to spend as much money lighting her home, and her children have more time for homework without inhaling the nasty fumes from kerosene lamps. She also earns extra income by...
Governance and Sustainability: The New Normal
Wild fires, flooding, distracted driving and emotional wellness concerns cost Canadians billions of dollars in 2016. For insurance group The Co-operators, those numbers represent a threat to the...
Trending: New Tech Breakthroughs Design Impacts Out of Everyday Products
While recycling most certainly plays an important role in the shift to the development of a more circular, sustainable economy, it largely focuses on a product or material’s end of life. But recent...
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McKinsey: Embracing Resource-Efficient Tech Innovations Could Yield $1T for Global Economy
The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute finds that this transformation could benefit the global economy to the tune of $1...
Trending: Outdoor Brands Divided on Attending Retailer Show in Utah
In response to Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s resolution urging the Trump administration to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument, Patagonia announced that it would be opting out of this year’s...
Policy Wonking Could Be Relevant, Maybe Fun? A Review of the Social Costs of Carbon
The third of a three-part proposal for using sustainability to recharge America's problem-solving. Read parts one and two. Andy Revkin’s article in Pro Publica: “Will Trump’s Climate Team...
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Richard Howitt on a Sustainability-Inclusive IIRC: I'm Up for the Challenge!
This post is a response to a challenge posed earlier this year to new IIRC Chief Executive Richard Howitt by Dr. Mark W. McElroy and Martin P. Thomas, co-authors of The Multicapital Scorecard (2016...
Trending: UK Emerges as Sharing Economy Hub While Korea Treads Carefully
People have been sharing goods and services with one another since the beginning of time, but it was not until recently that this age-old practice revealed itself a force of transformation for the...
3 Key Resources for Benchmarking Your Sustainability Program
What better time to benchmark your sustainability program than the start of the year? Evaluating whether your program is following best practices can spur improvement and provide justification for...
Q&A: How DONG Energy Plans to Phase Out Coal by 2023
Back in 2006, Danish energy company DONG Energy was one of the most coal-intensive utilities in Europe, with only 15 percent of its heat and power coming from renewables. In just one decade, the...

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