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Is Global Climate Change Good for Business?

FOMIN | Posted 02.01.2017 | Green

By Steve Wilson Steve Wilson manages projects related to climate change adaptation and resilience for the Multilateral Investment Fund. He recently ...

United States And China Lock In Paris Agreement

We Mean Business | Posted 09.04.2016 | Business
We Mean Business

As the world's two largest economies and two largest emitters, one an industrialized economy and the other an emerging economy, this announcement sends an unprecedented signal to the business community.

Why We Need To Get 'Back To The Roots'

Neil Zevnik | Posted 08.09.2016 | Green
Neil Zevnik

Back To The Roots was founded by two eager and dedicated Berkeley grads. The startup aims to change the way the next generation views and experiences its relationship to everyday foods.

On Climate, Corporations Need to Grow a Soul

Auden Schendler | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Auden Schendler

Can you imagine the big banks saying: "Hey, Obama! Break us up! We need regulation!" Of course not. That's because corporations almost never take positions that threaten their short-term self-interest.

Greening Your Small Business: 5 Easy Ways to Go Green for Earth Day

Brian Hughes | Posted 03.16.2017 | Business
Brian Hughes

Image source: PhotoDune From cost savings to positive PR, increasingly "going green" is a modern business imperative. A brand's social purpose and ...

Even Basketball Teams Can Score Points Against Climate Change

Vivek Ranadivé | Posted 03.08.2017 | Business
Vivek Ranadivé

Past precedent would say that building basketball's newest technological epicenter would be costly to the environment, because buildings of this size require massive amounts of energy to build and run. But our fans had a different idea.

Walmart: The Awakening of an Environmental Giant

Fred Krupp | Posted 02.17.2017 | Green
Fred Krupp

Walmart is no stranger to controversy, and EDF's decision to enter into this long-term partnership has not gone unchallenged. But the scale and purchasing power of Walmart couldn't be ignored 10 years ago, and it can't be denied today.

A Step Ahead and a Way Forward to Green, Inclusive and Smart Growth

Yvo de Boer | Posted 11.12.2016 | Green
Yvo de Boer

The time when developing countries thought of sustainability as something only the North needed and could afford to worry about is well behind us. A number of trends are driving this.

Why Transparent Communications Is a Key Driver of the Shift to the Circular Economy

Roland Jonkhoff | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Roland Jonkhoff

There is a big prize to be won for those nations that make the radical shift to the circular economy, a message that is increasingly articulated by leaders in politics and business from the meeting rooms of Davos to the workshops of the Circular Economy 100, organised by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

I Hate Granola

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.21.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

Recently on Twitter, I clicked on a link from the Economist baiting me with a tweet about which American fast-food company is both most profitable and...

Why Heeding Your Call Will Create a Better World

The Love Summit | Posted 10.01.2016 | Impact
The Love Summit

Whether you are a seasoned businessperson or an individual who is simply seeking more purpose and meaning in your life, Heed Your Call will resonate with you. It is meant for everyone--to live out the truest version of ourselves so that we can all live a happy, abundant life, and in turn, make the world a better place.

3 Ways to Become a More Conscious Entrepreneur

Stephanie Seibel | Posted 07.30.2016 | Green
Stephanie Seibel

You're busy. Your phone's buzzing with notifications, your desk's a storm of Post-It notes, and your news feed says the world's got more than enough problems to solve (...Like this "sixth mass extinction" business? Your email inbox is already a black hole of doom!)

Why We Need to Keep Talking About 2 Degrees

David Saddington | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
David Saddington

We must keep aiming for 2 degrees, in the same way that organizations aim for zero waste targets or zero workplace accidents as this reinforces that results above these thresholds are unacceptable and can be improved.

Even the Pope Is Talking Climate, So Where Are American Businesses?

Auden Schendler | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Auden Schendler

Business sees its role as making money, not advocacy. But that is a false fear. Solving climate change isn't all that controversial anymore, and fixing the problem is directly tied to future corporate profits.

Why Is Profit a Dirty Word?

Emma Davidson | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Emma Davidson

It's been suggested to me that I should not be making any profits, that my business should be a charity, and that I should not pay myself a salary.

Small Businesses: Here's How To Act on Climate and Improve Your Bottom Line

Gina McCarthy | Posted 05.08.2016 | Business
Gina McCarthy

Across the country, small business owners are gaining a competitive edge and improving their bottom line through energy efficiency. Many owners are even able to redirect cost savings to new investments or new positions. It's a win-win; a win for the economy as well as the environment.

Small Business: The 'Neglected Middle' Of Climate Change

Daniel Hill | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green
Daniel Hill

Individually, a small business might use less energy than a 50-story office building. But cumulatively, small businesses in the U.S. alone contribute roughly $60 billion in annual energy costs and nearly half a billion metric tons of annual carbon emissions each year. That's equivalent to powering half the homes in the U.S. every year. Now consider the number of small businesses across the world, and the environmental impact becomes significant.

INVEST in Our Veterans and Our Energy Future

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

Let's employ the ingenuity and expertise of our nation's veterans to build the world's sustainable energy future, right here in America.

Scaling Up: What It Takes To Create Responsible Practices On A Global Scale

Adam Mott | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Adam Mott

Companies that are the largest in their industry face a unique challenge each time they make a move in sustainability. Should they use their scale to change their industry globally for the greater good, or should they prioritize quick wins, creating aspirational, sustainability-based fame for their products?

Another Step Towards Ecological Seafood Menus

Tim O'Shea | Posted 12.06.2014 | Green
Tim O'Shea

With regard to sustainability, size does matter rather a bit, and our choices around seafood are core to why our oceans are being depleted and habitats destroyed at levels that cannot be adequately replenished, unless we change what we are doing.

Making a Kidswear Brand #ArtofY

Alex Schattner | Posted 12.03.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

As a photographer, Roland Bello made frequent trips to Europe. His friend Tania Vargas, a new mom working in marketing, always had the same request: bring back children's underwear.

Shift Your Spending To Make A Real Difference

Diane MacEachern | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Diane MacEachern

As much as manufacturers oppose environmental legislation and regulation, they embrace what happens in the marketplace. They have to. Consumer dollars are their lifeblood. Corporate need for profit gives consumers power. Why don't we use it?

Get Mad And Take Action

Kees Kruythoff | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Kees Kruythoff

NRG CEO David Crane's recent blog 'Being Mad As Hell for the Clean Energy Revolution' is spot on. His passion inspires me to join in the call for action on the challenge of climate change and many societal issues that our world faces today.

Whether It's Green Growth, Green Economy, Or Creative Economy, It's All About Modern Jobs

Yvo de Boer | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Yvo de Boer

To my mind, the Creative Economy naturally lends itself to incorporating a green pillar. Innovative approaches to addressing pressing societal and economic issues can create jobs, green the economy, and increase the country's international competitiveness.

Designing Modular Garden Blocks for Raised Beds (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

What's it take to turn an initial idea into a finished commercial product? For Doug Holcomb, and two fellow classmates, it was a MBA course assignmen...