Browsing the "CSR" Tag

How Saving Water Could Save Your Business

October 12th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

How saving water could save your business irrespective of the industry your business operates within, the potential for savings and improvement is always present. From saving water to reducing your carbon footprint, the modern age is dominated by a keen focus on environmental preservation and the monetary gain it can produce.


Eco-crowdfunding: AMP's Learning & Sharing Platform to Help Sustainability Champions

October 3rd, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

Is too much of a good thing, bad? Not if it makes the world a better place. But it can present another problem. Here, at Ecopreneurist, we cover business and strategies that do social and environmental good and make profits along the way and trust us when we say - there are so many great things going on that it is hard to keep up. What if there was a way to document happenings in the world of social enterprise, CSR and eco-entrepreneurship on one platform? One that could help other do-gooders get all the information they need


BioLite's Clean Stoves Help Campers and Bring Safe Energy to Developing World

August 15th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

How we can save two million lives a year by changing people’s cooking appliances? BioLite it explores a promising market-based solution to poverty and climate change. The company employs a very innovative business strategy. They use the same BioLite HomeStove Technology in their CampStoves that are sold in developed nations. These sales help fund capital needed to incubate self-sustained energy access for the people who need it most-in developing nations. This strategy helps with different problems in different markets


Empowered Consumers Can Change The World – But Will They?

July 24th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

Living Our Values: More Expensive? Sometimes. Inconvenient? Maybe. Worth it? The jury is still out. As a staunch believer in corporate responsibility and transparency, I recognize that there is a risk as well as a reward associated with transparency because it makes you vulnerable by exposing things that might cause stakeholder (customers, employees, owners/investors, suppliers, communities, government regulators and legislators and even competitors) backlash. At the same time, of course, the opportunity in being open is that it allows those stakeholders who share your values to offer their support


Bin Donated: Redefining the Charity Model Through a Triple Bottom Line Approach

June 25th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

Have you wondered what happens to the miniature, half-used shampoo bottles after your hotel stay? Do you have a better use for stationary at the end of the school year other than recycling or trashing? Millions of tons of useful items are sent to landfills every year while there are needy citizens with no access to them. What if the wasted but useful inventory was connected to charities helping these communities? No-brainer right? Right. Bin Donated is putting this common sense idea into practice


1% For the Planet Program: Network with Like-Minded Businesses

May 30th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

In 2002, Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia) and Craig Mathews started the 1% for the Planet Program as a way of bringing together companies that want to help the environment and help other companies do the same. Its mission is to “build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.” Member companies range from large corporate entities to small non-profits all over the world


Climate Change: Good for Business?

March 12th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

While some see the threat of climate change as pitting the needs of the planet against those of progress and business, some brave entrepreneurs will seize the opportunity that efforts to build a more sustainable future will create. Sir Richard Branson, billionaire-adventurer-entrepreneur, knows something about making money and about seizing opportunities. He founded the Carbon War Room because he sees the opportunities created by the threat. "I have described the increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere as one of the greatest threats to the ongoing prosperity and sustainability of life on the planet," he says. "The good news is that creating businesses that will power our growth, and reduce our carbon output while protecting resources is also the greatest wealth-generating opportunity of our generation."


Nature Woven Helps Add Greener Billboards to Cityscapes

February 22nd, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

Billboards take a fraction of our attention but are environment intensive. Signs are key to marketing and advertising so its high time we thought about how we can lower their impact. Our favorite stores will print thousands of signs to advertise just one promotion. But what happens after the sale



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