New Bioplastic Production Process May Increase Viability as Alternative to Oil-Based Counterparts
The bioplastic known as polylactic acid (PLA) is already a part of our everyday lives — comprising items such as biodegradable drinking cups and vegetable wrapping foil — yet, it is not considered a...
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The Business Case for Zero Deforestation
The recent announcement by McDonald's, which outlines its approach to combatting deforestation across its main commodity supply chains, is perhaps the most comprehensive environmental commitment of...
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Trucost, ASBC Report Outlines #BusinessCase for Safer Chemicals
Trucost recently released a report, commissioned by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), evaluating the market potential of safer...
Toyota, Nissan, Honda Funding Japanese Hydrogen Infrastructure Development
Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have shared details regarding a new joint support project for the development of hydrogen station infrastructure in Japan....
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UK Startup Crowdfunding to Bring World’s First Solar Paint to Market
London-based startup SolarLayer claims to have developed a new additive for paints, coatings and flooring that transforms any surface into a solar energy receptor.Through its application, any roof,...
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Investors Worth $1.5 Trillion Support Federal Methane Emissions Reduction Plan
Leading investors representing $1.5 trillion in assets under management released a statement of support on Thursday for a strong federal standard to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas...
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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UNIFORM: An Ethical Brand Creating Solutions to Social, Business Challenges Left in Wake of Ebola
Though Liberia has begun recovering from the Ebola crisis, the consequences of the epidemic continue to shock the country. Since March of 2014, Ebola claimed 4,500 Liberian lives, left 50 percent of...
How to Find Lasting Motivation and Engagement at Work
Are you excited about your work? Is it a fulfilling endeavor that you’re proud to take part in and which you enjoy doing? Or is it more of a grind?A recent Gallup survey found that only 30 percent of...
Measurabl, Optoro Partner to Pilot Improved Sustainability Data Collection
This week, startup Measurabl, a provider of sustainability data management and analytics software, announced a partnership with Optoro, a technology company focused on supply chain sustainability for...

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