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Collaboration
by Bart King, February 23, 2015
This is the fifth of six questions from a roundtable discussion with the directors of sustainability research centers at six top business schools.So there are a couple different ways that we support...
ICT and Big Data
by Jennifer Elks, February 23, 2015
In Fall of 2013, Dell launched what it called its Legacy of Good plan — a set of 21 ambitious sustainability goals covering everything from its packaging and production materials to reducing the...
The Next Economy
by Leon Kaye, February 23, 2015
Environmental justice has been a small, but increasingly vocal, component of civil rights activism. After all, many organizations, including the NAACP, have documented the disproportionate health...
Startups
by Mike Hower, February 20, 2015
The term “super food” has become trite in today’s health-crazed dietary marketplace — used to describe everything from kale to blueberries. The word is rarely used by dietitians or nutrition...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, February 20, 2015
Walmart has announced it will give pay raises to approximately 500,000 full-time and part-time associates at Walmart U.S. stores and Sam's Clubs in the first half of the current fiscal year.Starting...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sarah Bly, February 20, 2015
How do we make sustainable fashion … fashionable?That was the question that launched the sustainable fashion consumer research project with Mistra Future Fashion conducted by professors Lucia Reisch...
Waste Not
by April Rinne, February 20, 2015
Two years ago at Davos, the sharing economy was a foreign concept. Whenever I asked anyone I met if they had heard of the phrase, I would receive blank stares. Perhaps 5% of people had heard of...
Collaboration
by Millie Lapidario, February 20, 2015
If the ideal business has sustainability embedded throughout, why not embed the same lens throughout an MBA program?That’s what faculty members had in mind for the Sustainable MBA program at Duquesne...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, February 19, 2015
A new cooperative venture at Arizona State University aims to make ASU a key academic hub for the emerging discipline of biomimicry.Since Janine Benyus first observed and named the field in her 1997...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, February 19, 2015
This week, Nestlé USA boldly committed to removing all artificial flavors and FDA-certified colors from all of its chocolate candy products by the end of 2015. The change will affect the food giant’s...
Business Models
by Mike Hower, February 19, 2015
New strategies for reuse and remanufacturing of mobile devices can cut the carbon footprint of each device by up to half while expanding sales, according to a new report from the Green Alliance.A...
Marketing and Comms
by Simon Robinson, February 19, 2015
It’s now carnival in Brazil, a week when the population puts away its troubles and heads to the beaches and streets in a glorious celebration of dancing, music and life.So a few weeks ago some bright...
Waste Not
by Caitlin Kauffman, February 19, 2015
This March, Scotland will promote a national week of swapping, sharing and donating, encouraging citizens to join in a reuse revolution. Pass it on Week begins on the 7th and continues through the...
Behavior Change
by Benny Thomas, February 19, 2015
You may not immediately see the similarities between the recent measles outbreak in the U.S., and the ever-contentious hydra-headed problem of global warming. But on closer scrutiny, both come from...
Marketing and Comms
by Leon Kaye, February 19, 2015
It has been almost five years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico claimed 11 lives and became the largest oil spill in world history. The crisis unleashed a torrent of...
Business Models
by Cheryl Heller, February 18, 2015
"Business and social innovation live in separate worlds, and speak different languages. As the need to make humans more creative and society more resilient becomes central to corporations' ability to...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, February 18, 2015
General Motors for the first time is procuring wind to power its manufacturing operations, enabling one of its Mexico facilities’ electricity needs to be run mostly on renewable energy. This addition...
Business Models
by Maxine Perella, February 18, 2015
Interest is growing in new synthetic fabrics and textiles made from waste materials that have the potential to be used again and again. Designed from the outset to work within closed-loop supply...
Startups
by Hannah Ritchie, February 18, 2015
Cambodian fashion brand tonlé is revolutionizing the textile industry not only with its ethical business model, but also a creative approach to zero-waste: The company incorporates even its smallest...
Collaboration
by Bart King, February 18, 2015
Within a few years, every undergrad at the Georgia Institute of Technology could understand what it means to create sustainable communities.That’s the goal of a new institute-wide initiative called...
Behavior Change
by Andrew Anagnost, February 17, 2015
There’s a lot of talk about manufacturing’s “New Industrial Revolution.”But the way we interpret “industrial” — and its definition moving forward — is going to change dramatically. Fewer smokestacks...
Behavior Change
by Tom Idle, February 17, 2015
Anybody that has seen an episode of Ross Kemp’s “Extreme World" might forgive the production crew if environmental footprint reduction wasn’t top of their agenda when making the show. As the...
Startups
by Caitlin Kauffman, February 17, 2015
Silicon Valley startup OpenLabel has just launched a free iPhone app and website that lets consumers and non-profit partners attach information and product ratings directly onto any barcoded product....
Supply Chain
by Mike Hower, February 17, 2015
Apple has terminated its relationships with 18 suppliers to date due to sustainability code violations, according to a new report from the technology company.The Supplier Responsibility 2015 Progress...
Collaboration
by Bart King, February 16, 2015
This is the fourth of six questions from a roundtable discussion with the directors of sustainability research centers at six top business schools.We have a big opportunity to influence curriculum...
Organizational Change
by Daniel Greenberg, February 16, 2015
Whether as competitive differentiation, long-term risk management, or hedging against future regulation, internal carbon fees are becoming increasingly popular with companies as varied as Shell,...
New Metrics
by Matt Polsky, February 16, 2015
In 11 earlier parts of this series, Claire Sommer and I developed 22 pitfalls in the field of sustainable business metrics, based on the experiences of many mostly non-business fields. (Find them...
New Metrics
by Jeff Gowdy, February 16, 2015
Imagine that you arrive to take your first flying lesson. The instructing pilot asks, “How much fuel do you guess we should put in the tank?” You think: “Guess? Come again? Shouldn’t we calculate the...
Business Models
by Joss Tantram, February 16, 2015
“The Analytical Engine has no pretensions whatever to originate anything. Its province is to assist us in making available what we are already acquainted with.”— Ada LovelaceAt the leading edge of...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, February 13, 2015
True to their snarky form, our friends at Grist have created a series of Valentine’s Day greetings designed to show your loved ones how much you care — both about them and the damage we’ve done to...
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