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New Metrics
by Mike Hower, November 21, 2014
Carnival Corporation, the world's largest cruise company, has reduced its carbon emissions from shipboard operations by 20 percent one year ahead of schedule, according to the company’s new...
Collaboration
by Mike Hower, November 21, 2014
CVS Health has committed to invest more than $1 million in grants to support tobacco cessation and prevention programs nationwide. The grants will be distributed to health care and community partners...
Leadership
by Claire Sommer, November 21, 2014
The American Sustainable Business Council’s (ASBC) third annual summit Nov. 13 and 14 in Washington, D.C. brought together 150 entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors and elected officials to...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, November 20, 2014
General Mills released a new water policy this week that factors water risk considerations into business decisions, including where to locate new facilities. A primary aim is to improve the health of...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, November 20, 2014
Global investment in activities that reduce the threat of climate change fell for the second year in a row from $359 billion in 2012 to $331 billion in 2013, according to a new study by the Climate...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, November 19, 2014
The global market for zero net energy (ZNE) commercial buildings is expected to grow to $239.7 million by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50.6 percent, according to a new...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, November 19, 2014
Fifty-three California-based companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook, have received perfect scores in an annual report assessing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) workplace inclusion...
Marketing and Comms
by Philip Monaghan, November 19, 2014
This is the second in a series on Lobbying for Good.Following the 2008 global financial crisis and resulting austerity, much has been made by governments on both sides of the Atlantic about a plan...
Brand Innovation
by Mike Hower, November 18, 2014
The Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 has begun flight testing more than 25 new technologies aimed at improving aviation's environmental performance through every phase of flight.The program accelerates the...
Startups
by Mike Hower, November 18, 2014
India-based social enterprise Spring Health has announced plans to join the Business Call to Action (BCtA) and provide safe drinking water to two million customers in rural India by 2017 to improve...
Brand Innovation
by Tom Idle, November 18, 2014
As we prepare to unveil the Top 25 Under 25 year-olds working in sustainable business as part of the 2degrees New Generation initiative later this year, the latest Sustainable Brands London...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, November 17, 2014
Denmark has announced an ambitious goal to wean itself off of fossil fuels and power the entire country with renewables by 2050.What sets the Scandinavian country apart from other countries is that...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, November 17, 2014
Sustainability leaders have increasing influence over decision-making, strategy and budgets in boardrooms worldwide, according to a new report by analyst firm Verdantix.The report, Global Survey 2014...
Leadership
by Tom Murray, November 17, 2014
This past year, we’ve seen some bold action by companies in what we’ve dubbed the business-policy nexus, and it’s taking several different forms. Some have been calling for state or federal...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, November 14, 2014
Only seven companies representing just a quarter of the total photovoltaic (PV) module market share responded to the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition’s (SVTC) Fifth Annual 2014 Solar Scorecard, which...
Collaboration
by Mike Hower, November 14, 2014
Saraya Co., Japanese manufacturer of hygiene and sanitation products, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with an initiative to decrease healthcare associated infections in Uganda.Saraya...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, November 13, 2014
Novelis, producer of aluminum rolling products, has announced a new commitment to convert all of its beverage can body sheet production to its evercan sheet by the end of 2017.This new commitment...
Marketing and Comms
by Philip Monaghan, November 12, 2014
Fans of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy will be familiar with the wretched character Grima Wormtongue, adviser to King Theoden of Rohan. He whispers from the shadows into the ear of the decrepit...
Organizational Change
by Sissel Waage, November 12, 2014
How do you engage corporate employees to focus their determination and creativity in working toward business goals? Sparking and capturing the imagination, and dedication, of employees is a core...
Marketing and Comms
by Mike Hower, November 12, 2014
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of Americans say they are more inclined to support social and environmental issues in a variety of ways, including volunteering, donating and sharing information, after first...
Products and Design
by Mike Hower, November 12, 2014
U.K.-based startup Aquavus is developing a new technology that uses ultrasound to purify and desalinate seawater and clean contaminated water. The system uses powerful ultrasound to blast impure...
Waste Not
by Leon Kaye, November 12, 2014
Sunday, November 2, was not one of the finer days for the San Francisco 49ers, as the team lost a close game to the St. Louis Rams and fell further behind in the NFL playoff chase. But while the...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, November 11, 2014
AOL and SAP have joined a slew of tech companies to cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative lobbying group that has become renowned for its opposition to...
Products and Design
by Mike Hower, November 11, 2014
Replenish Bottling, creator of the Replenish Refill System™, has launched a new product line that could change the way many water-based consumer products are designed, manufactured and sold.Using...
Collaboration
by Mike Hower, November 10, 2014
Danielle Dahan has been named the Grand Prize winner of this year’s Climate CoLab, a project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that uses online contests to find innovative, new ways...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, November 10, 2014
California’s recent ban on single-use plastic bags has, as one might expect, led to a boom for reusable bag manufacturers in the Golden State. One manufacturer, Earthwise Bag Company, says it...
Cleantech
by Namrita Kapur, November 10, 2014
In our inaugural post on the business-policy nexus, Tom Murray highlighted the implementation of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan as an opportunity for companies to be leaders. Why should...
Organizational Change
by Chris Oestereich, November 7, 2014
John Meynard Keynes once said: “Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.” I think most business...
New Metrics
by Mike Hower, November 7, 2014
Conservation impact investing totaled approximately $23 billion in the five-year period from 2009 to 2013, according to a new report by EKO Asset Management Partners and The Nature Conservancy’s...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, November 7, 2014
Microsoft, Siemens and FuelCell Energy have come together to build what they claim is the first zero-carbon, waste-to-energy data center in the U.S.Microsoft's data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming uses...

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