I stood before the refrigerated case of my locally owned and operated grocery store, staring at the plastic-wrapped meats and poultry. As a vegetarian for most of my life, this is not a place I visit very often. But it was a holiday weekend, and I had offered to prepare a traditional family meal for […]
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What happens when a Trump voter realizes she lost her primary income to the upcoming Secretary of State? Feelings of betrayal….
Social, cultural, and economic barriers exist that prevent women entrepreneurs in developing countries from joining the drive for clean decentralized energy initiatives.
Collaborative consumption, or the sharing economy, will support the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Here’s how.
COP21 has the potential to impact fuel consumption practices around the world. But how will businesses cope?
Oringally posted at the SAP Business Innovations for Sustainability blog, cross posted with permission This blog is a follow up to my prior blog Expecting More From Business — Common Wealth Contributions By Business (Part 1) where I discuss the book Betterness: Economics for Humans, by Umair Haque as a new standard for how we measure the contributions of business to society. […]
This blog originally posted to the SAP Business Innovations for Sustainability Blog, cross-posted with permission. Common Wealth Contributions By Business Much to the annoyance of some past bosses, I have a habit of asking in meetings, “Why are we doing this, and what are we hoping to achieve?” The economic turbulence of the last dozen years has led to […]
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Campaign Name: ME4 = Mobile Energy for Emergency, Education and Enterprise
General Electric (GE) was in the news this week after it released its 2011 Annual Report. GE has spent several years positioning itself as an innovator in low-carbon technologies. Now the sustainable arm of the company — called ecoimagination — has generated $100 billion in revenues and is growing at more than twice the rate of the rest of the company, according to Mark Vachon, the vice president of eco-imagination. GE didn’t invest in climate solutions because it is home to a bunch of treehuggers. They did it because it is good for business.