First-Ever White House Demo Day Showcases Innovative U.S. Startups
Today, President Obama hosted the first-ever White House Demo Day focused on inclusive entrepreneurship, welcoming startup founders from diverse walks of life and from across the country to showcase...
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16-Year-Old Scientist Finds Scalable Solution to Pharmaceutical Pollution in Water
For many of us, our high school science fair likely involved creative experimentation that may have yielded one more baking soda and vinegar volcano. Not so for 16-year-old Maria Elena Grimmett, a...
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New Report Exposes Human Rights Abuses on Frontlines of Forest Fabric Production
A new report released today from Rainforest Action Network (RAN) documents decades of human rights abuses suffered by communities at the frontlines of plantation expansion for tree-based fabric...
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Aquafil, Speedo USA Launch World's First Fabric Take-Back Program for Swimwear Industry
Just weeks after partnering with surfer Kelly Slater on his new men’s apparel line, Outerknown, upcyled fiber supplier Aquafil today announced it has partnered with Speedo USA on a take-back program...
Nestlé Launches Global R&D Center to Balance Taste With Nutrition
Nestlé has opened a $50 million global research center dedicated to transforming the way the world consumes frozen and chilled foods.Located in in Solon, Ohio, the new 144,000 square foot Nestlé...
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The Implications of an Emerging Corporate Conscience for Business Metrics: Part 15
In 14 earlier parts of this series, Claire Sommer and I developed 26 pitfalls in the sustainable business metrics field, based on the experiences of many mostly non-business fields (Find them here.)...
Stakeholders Applaud Biggest U.S.' Carbon Emission-Reduction Measure in History
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of its Clean Power Plan, the nation’s first-ever limits on carbon emissions from power plants — the single largest...
CVS Health Taps IBM's Watson to Develop Care-Management Solutions for Chronic Disease
CVS Health and IBM have announced they will use predictive analytics and Watson cognitive computing to transform care management services for patients with chronic disease. The partnership...
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OK ... Now What? The Future of Natural Capital Accounting Metrics
Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) is an emerging methodology in the private sector, aimed at measuring the dependency and impact of companies on natural systems. NCA helps in quantifying the value of...
When It Really Isn't Business as Usual: Can There Be Principle Without 'Principle'?: Part III
In Parts I and II of this Series, we gave evidence to support the unlikely hypothesis of an emerging conscience amongst some mainstream companies. For example, while the recent tipping-point-on-...

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