Sustainability

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Urban Metabolism and Re-Nuble

In the three years since I founded my own company, I have learned that linkages are borne out of the unlikeliest of places. Five years ago, I was sitting with my colleague, Ranjith Annepu, discussing an idea Karl Marx first introduced – urban metabolism. Urban metabolism studies cities as if they were organisms, which exchange […]

August 31st

Which Sustainable Companies Are the Best for the World?

Originally published on Green Living Ideas. By Andrea Bertoli Who are the companies that are changing their business model for a better world? Sometimes it’s the smaller companies you’ve never heard of that slowly shift the paradigm of business as usual, while other times it’s large multinational corporations changing how business is done at the […]

April 21st

The Benefits & Challenges of Sustainable Business

In this webinar recording from publisher Berrett-Koehler, Tom Szaky, founder of Terracycle, discusses the benefits and challenges of building and running a sustainable business with journalist Brad Edmondson. The hour-long recording covers a variety of topics of interest to green business and sustainable business owners, including how to stay true to your business values in […]

February 4th

How Sustainability Creates Value for a Business

This short video, from Sustainability Illustrated, explores how businesses can create value from their sustainability efforts. All too often, sustainability initiatives can be seen as something extra that has to be done, or something that takes away from the bottom line, instead of seeing sustainability as an integral part of a great business, which adds […]

January 29th

Eliminating Waste Could Save $2.9 Trillion Every Year

Originally published on Planetsave. By Piotr Jędrzejuk Did you know that McKinsey & Co. has estimated that the world could save $2.9 trillion annually just by eliminating wasted energy? The following video explains how… and so much more! In the video, Jonathan T. Scott, who has helped hundreds of companies in over a dozen countries […]

January 29th

Doing Well by Doing Good: The Case for Corporate Sustainability

The movement toward starting greener, more sustainable, businesses isn’t new, because ecopreneurs have been making waves in the sustainable business world long before the word sustainable was used to describe them, but taking an existing business, especially a big one, and transforming it a company that values and supports environmental stewardship is something of a […]

January 12th

Consumer Education is Key Factor in Sustainability Success

More and more, big companies have a growing responsibility, not just to help their bottom line, but to promote significant positive behaviors that contribute to a healthier world. That often means going above and beyond company-wide sustainable initiatives—it means committing to consumer education programs and encouraging audiences to be a part of the responsibility we […]

December 18th

Water Sustainability: Is Your Business Ahead of the Curve?

Originally published on SIWI by Jens Berggren. Roughly 80% of all water withdrawn globally is used to produce goods or services for exchange (commercial purposes1). When it comes to tackling global water challenges, the private sector holds the keys to change the game. The Stockholm Industry Water Award is presented each year at the World […]

November 11th

Institutional Investors Are Key to Sustainability Progress

This TED Talk from Chris McKnett is a great short intro (about 12 minutes) to what he calls “the investment logic for sustainability” and which makes the case for investing in sustainability as a way of limiting future risk, and in essence, providing insurance for the long term. “… by investing sustainably we’re doing two […]

September 1st

Web App Calculates Carbon Footprint Of Every Purchase

Do you know what the climate impacts of your everyday actions are? Aside from calculating the carbon footprint of each activity, and adding them together and keeping tabs on them all, which is not only time-consuming, but doesn’t take into consideration how your behaviors compare with others, there isn’t a really comprehensive method of tracking […]

April 28th

Wanderlust: Yoga, Art, Mindfulness, and Sustainability

  Wanderlust’s second Oahu festival took place the weekend of March 1st on the fabled North Shore at Turtle Bay Resort. Andrea Bertoli of Vibrant Wellness Journal and I were graciously treated to a press pass to the event, giving us access to yoga classes, nature walks, educational “talk story” sessions with local progressive leaders, […]

March 4th