sustainability

5 Things Companies Must Do Now to Making This Downturn into an Upturn

by: Idris Mootee

Can we see the future of capitalism? Does it have one? We have pushed capitalism to the extreme and exposed the worst side of it. Yes, capitalism has two sides. The good side is the part that appeals to our self-interest. It gives entrepreneurs a free hand to pursue their ideas in the marketplace, and create wealth, jobs and economic progress in the process. The bad side of capitalism is that it's not good for sustainability.

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In the Downturn, Green Companies Outperform

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Holidays 2008: Need is the New Want

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

If only one idea emerges from the profundity of "bests" lists and prognostications this holiday season, here's my entry:

Need is the new want.

It's a loaded statement. Here's what I think it entails:

 

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Pondering the Sustainable Consumption Conundrum

by: Joel Makower

I'm not sure whether it was strategic or serendipitous that the World Business Council on Sustainable Development released a report on sustainable consumption just a week before a recessionary Christmas — a time when countless millions were torn between the desire to shop and insufficient means to do so. Either way, it made for enhanced reading of what already was a pretty enlightening report.

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The Impact of Corporate Social Responsbility - from Creating Customer Goodwill to Influencing Social Standards

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Sustainable Business circa 2018: Will It Be Nasty or NICE?

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Greening Campuses, but Not Classrooms

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Sustainability Is about the Engineering of Humanity as Much as about Ecology. Green Alone Is Not Enough.

by: Idris Mootee

I have been to quite a few so claimed green buildings lately from Chicago to Minneapolis and London to Berlin, I always have questions about these so called green buildings because everytime I asked them questions, I never quite got the answers.

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California Puts Green Chemistry under the Microscope

by: Joel Makower

There's a classic, geeky science joke that "Chemists have all the solutions." That's starting to appear true from an environmental perspective, though it remains to be seen whether those solutions will actually come to market.

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The Renewable Electron Economy, Supplying Clean Energy - Summary for Policymakers Part 2

by: Michael Hoexter

In the first part of this mini-series for policymakers, I addressed the marquee issue in energy currently, finding a replacement for limited, expensive and polluting petroleum; I concluded that a three-pronged approach based on electric traction in transportation would go the furthest in reducing our dependence on petroleum.

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