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Have We Reached a Green Business Tipping Point?

by: Joel Makower

Where are we, exactly, in the trajectory of green business? Things seem to have changed decidedly in the past six to twelve months, as more and more companies do more and more things. But what should we make of it?

I've done close to 100 media interviews since New Year's, a wide assortment of publications, websites, broadcasts, and podcasts. And two questions keep popping up from reporters: Is there a green business bubble? And have we achieved a tipping point?

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Social Entrepreneurship and Venture Philantropy - WISE co-founder Etienne Eichenberger

by: Alexander Osterwalder

Today I did a webcast with Etienne Eichenberger, co-founder of WISE (and formerly at the World Economic Forum WEF), to talk about his fascinating start-up.

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Home About Me The (Renewable) Electron Economy Part V.3: Hydroelectric Power

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The magic of innovation at Xerox

by: Dominic Basulto

In an interview with Geoff Colvin of FORTUNE magazine, Xerox's "inventor-in-chief" Sophie Vandebroek discusses how she is leading an "innovation revival" at one of the most storied innovators in the history of U.S. business.

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Nokia and Vodafone: Mobile Knowledge for Social Change

by: Dominic Basulto

One result of the popularity of Wikinomics has been the number of collaborative wikis that have been launched by organizations and corporations in order to share ideas around the world.

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Shaping Attitudes on Green

by: David Wigder

An interview with Brett Jenks, CEO, Rare Conservation

Large mammals the like polar bear have a special place in our hearts and our imagination.  They make cute stuffed animals for our kids and capture our fascination when we see them at our zoos.  Today, however, the ice caps are melting and the polar bears are drowning because the ice is thinning.  It is a visible sign that our climate is changing for the worse, and makes for a macabre story.

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Building the Electron Economy Part V.2: Wind Power, Today and Tomorrow

by: Michael Hoexter

In this series on the electron economy, I’ve already reviewed some but not all of the issues related to building an electron economy, a clean energy economy that can be run using technologies available today, scaled to replace fossil fuels.

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London Goes Carbon Crazy

by: Joel Makower

To paraphrase Kermit: It isn't easy being red, white, and blue.

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Building the Electron Economy Part V.1: Generating Electricity Cleanly…Using Solar Energy

by: Michael Hoexter

sunpower_main_400 In the first 4 posts in this series, I’ve started an outline of the bright future for an energy delivery system that will meet our increasing demands for power/energy and also tread more lightly on the planet than the current fossil fuel dependent system.

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Adventures in shoplifting

by: Dominic Basulto

Who knew? Apparently, the opposite of "shoplifting" is "shopdropping." According to The Consumerist, shopdropping is when people print out "improved" labels at home and attach them to items in retail stores.

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