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You can’t manage what you don’t measure: business’ first step towards the Sustainable Development Goals

<i>How can we encourage more businesses to contribute towards the SDGs? A critical first step is teaching business how to sift through the clutter and</i> …

Sustainability

The Economics of Natural Capital

<b>By Robbie Brown, Fuji Xerox.</b><p>Most businesses benefit from ecosystem services. However it is becoming clear that these assets are finite and we simply …

The 4 essential practices to engage employees

According to Gallup’s most recent research, in the United States, active employee disengagement costs $450 billion to $550 billion per year.<p>Globally, …

Employee Engagement

3 Ways to Incorporate Sustainability into Everyday Work

<i>NICHOLAS BLECHMAN FOR HBR</i><p>A look at global trends such as energy demand should remind leaders of businesses small and large that what we do every day matters. The key to solving the world’s pressing energy and environmental challenges is for organizations with the right expertise — like the one I …

Making use of empty space, urban farming becomes a business

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> In our latest Making Sense segment, economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the business of urban farming. Paul spoke with Viraj …

Urban mobility at a tipping point

As more of the world’s cities become congested and polluted, new business models and technologies are emerging to solve the mobility challenge.<p><b>Cities</b> …

An ancient Japanese art is transforming solar power

Solar power is becoming an increasingly significant part of our planet's energy mix.<p>According to the International Energy Agency, by 2050 the sun …

Taipei Entrepreneur Builds Business Out of Trash

Taiwanese entrepreneur Arthur Huang talks about how he makes buildings, interiors and airplane wings out of trash<p>Arthur Huang is the founder and managing director of Miniwiz Co. The Taipei-based engineering firm, which employs 37 people and has an annual estimated revenue of $10 million this year, …

Nasa picks 3D printed ice house as top solution for providing sustainable housing on Mars

If humans ever get to Mars, we could end up living in conical houses made from ice that already exists on the planet, which would mean we would not …

INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you ever wanted to know about LEED

1/3<p>Web<p>You've probably heard about LEED buildings, but do you know how projects go about getting certification or which states are leading the LEED …

15 Creative New Designs For Solving The Urban Housing Crisis

A competition from New London Architecture asked architects to rethink housing in the city. The short list of 100 ideas, up in a new exhibition in …

Housing

Whisper it: Quiet wind power with a revolutionary design

<i>In this special Cleantech Innovation Series sponsored by Autodesk you’ll hear unique insights from a number of entrepreneurs, start-ups and</i> …