sustainability

Social Enterprises - May Be the Best Solutions to Many of Our Problems

by: Idris Mootee

I picked up an old copy of a Harvard Business School Reunion Magazine (1995) from my garage. Flipped through it and an article caught my attention. It was written by Gregory Dees and Kasturi Rangan (HBS professors) reporting about their research in Social Enterprise. The two of them started many years back the school’s initiate of Social Enterprise. They developed field studies and courses in Social Enterprise, which is a second year elective. 

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The Greening of Design, from A to D

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Let's Talk about Design Strategy and Sustainable Behaviors

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Managing Environmental Risk by Looking through the Rear-view Mirror

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Solar Panels Inspired by Leaves

by: Design Translator

It is really Biomimicry at its best!

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Eco-labels Impact Consumer Behavior

by: David Wigder

Eco-labels influence consumer behavior in two ways. First, they introduce green as a considered attribute at the point of sale. Second, they enable consumers to comparison shop based on green. Over the past few years, there have been many new eco-labels launched by governments, manufacturers and retailers. Many of these labels are listed on Consumer Reports’ Greener Choices site.

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Office Buildings as Peaker Plants

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Sheetal Mehta - Goodson Does Lunchtime Chats

by: Scott Goodson

I have been interviewing a select group of people who impress me and who are doing their own thing in their own way. Stanley Hainsworth, Creative Director of Starbucks, Kerri Martin, and Lee Daley, former dude from Manchester United. I've been calling it Goodson Lunchtime chats.

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Consumer Gadgets Needs To Think Sustainability Seriously

by: Idris Mootee

In two weeks (May 19), Material ConneXion and Li Edelkoort partner to bring to life LEFT/BRAIN/RIGHT, an event on the greening of architecture and design. The event will discuss the sustainable materials and technologies that are transforming design today and tomorrow. In Greening Perspectives 2010, trend forecaster Li Edelkoort will offer an emotional and human perspective on how green thinking is changing the way we perceive ourselves and the world around us.

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Exxon, the Rockefellers, and the Future of Big Oil

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