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Guide to creating circular design launches at Davos

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has teamed up with design and consulting firm IDEO to create a guide that helps businesses design for the circular …

Everyone Hates Setting Goals. Here's How Google Makes It Easier for Its Employees | Inc.com

It's that time of year--leaders everywhere are charging employees with the task of establishing goals for 2018. If you've never been through a structured process, this exercise can be daunting, and frankly, feel like a big waste of time. I can assure you, it's not.<p>Setting goals is critical. Goals …

Employee Engagement

5 simple reasons why writing is hard, really hard

<i>Writing isn’t, or shouldn’t be, hard in the physical sense. And yet it’s a really hard thing to do.</i>Never mind doing it well. You sit there, or lie …

Is It Possible to Start a Business With $500? These Startup Founders Say Yes | Inc.com

I first started my business when I had very limited funds in my bank account. I had quit my job unexpectedly and between student loans and New York City rent, my savings account looked pitiful. Business books and advisors might recommend having at least six months of runway saved before launching …

Small Business

A Wikipedia For Data Visualizations Is Here

The Data Viz Project has more than 150 types of visualizations.<p>You have one dataset, and countless ways to visualize it. Bar chart? Tree graph? The dreadful pie chart?<p>Now all your options are in one beautifully designed location: the Data Viz Project, which has more than 150 types of data …

Data Visualization

How to Align Your Corporate Citizenship Strategy with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Have you been tasked with addressing how your company supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Use these tips and tricks for …

Sustainable Development Goals

How to know what you're getting when you buy free range eggs

Last week, egg producer Snowdale Holdings was penalised A$1 million for falsely labelling their eggs as free range. Snowdale, one of the biggest …

Agriculture

7 reasons you should never drink out of plastic water bottles

Everyone knows that water is the healthiest thing you can drink — but science suggests that drinking from plastic water bottles might not be the best …

Pollution

Corporate Engagement on Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene: Driving Progress on Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) Through Supply-Chains and Voluntary Standards - Pacific Institute

Published: August 21, 2017<br>Author: WaterAid, WBCSD, Water Witness International, and the CEO Water Mandate (a project of the UN Global Compact and the …

How P&G, Wells Fargo finance the circular economy

Here are three approaches to harness the business opportunities in radically rethinking materials and waste.

Sustainability

What Does It Actually Mean to Shop Ethically?

Ethical-shopping experts explain what to look for in a brand.<p>In case you missed the memo: Ethical shopping is hard. Production chains are so complicated that major companies often can’t guarantee what conditions their products were made in, and even alternatives like the Salvation Army aren’t …

Sustainability

A Beginner's Guide to Ethical Shopping

Here's what it means and how to do it.<p>Ethical shopping, as we've already said, can seem nearly impossible. But though difficult, it can be done with the right tools and information. While you may not be able to check every single box when trying overhaul your buying practices, even doing a little …

Sustainability

What Does It Take For a Large Corporation to Go Green?

Though there have been various headline-grabbing moves towards eco-friendly business in recent times, how realistic is it really for a large …

Sustainability

6 that companies have found creative ways to be environmentally friendly

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase</i><p>The Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker made from repurposed materials.Cotopaxi<p>Waste reduction helps companies save natural resources, decrease …

Sustainability

What Exactly is Ecotourism? And Why Should You Even Care?

Travelers tend to group themselves into categories when it comes to what motivates them to experience the world. Some travelers’ sole aim is to taste …

Ecotourism

Anthony Bourdain’s new doc Wasted! will make you think differently about food waste

“What does a chef do? They take something that’s ugly and tough and transform it into something wonderful,” Anthony Bourdain says in the newly …

Trees Can Save A City $500 Million Every Year

It’s a thankless job, but green spaces save us millions by soaking up pollution and cooling us down.<p>Trees have a proven positive impact on cities: They lower wind speed and thus energy consumption. They reduce pollution and heat. They generally improve how neighborhoods are perceived. They make …

Ecology

5 Writing Tricks That Will Keep Readers With Short Attention Spans Interested

bluebudgie / Pixabay<p>Ask any copywriter to name their biggest challenge today, and ten to one will tell you it’s writing for the ever-shrinking …

Creative Writing

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

Computer Science

11 Vegan Foods That Are Complete Protein Sources

July 26, 2017 | Written by<p>Maybe you’ve heard the term “complete protein.” It derives from the idea that there are 20 different amino acids that can …

Healthy Eating

It's About Time You Learned What Your Meat Labels Mean

As far as fruits and veggies are concerned, there's one major label that people know they can trust. The USDA Certified Organic seal makes it easy to …

Teens are as inactive as 60-year-olds

<b>Aren't young people supposed to be filled with boundless energy? There's something very wrong with this picture.</b><p>“Nineteen is the new 60,” Lenore …

Parenting

Storytelling Big Data

<b>Big data and data visualization have become overwhelming for some, and an opportunity for others.</b><p>OKAPI Conversations with Yen Yen Siu: Speaker of Business, Translator of Tech<p><b>I spoke with Yen Yen Siu to get her thoughts data, story telling and curiosity.</b><p><b>How do you turn data into stories?</b><p><i>Think about</i> …

Data Visualization

Research: Writing a Business Plan Makes Your Startup More Likely to Succeed

When asked about an opponent’s plan for their impending fight, former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson once said: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”<p>It is a school of thought now fashionable in entrepreneurship circles. Advocates of “learning by doing” approaches such as …

Entrepreneurship

How Game of Thrones Employs Basic Storytelling Techniques in a Variety of Scenes to Evoke Emotion

Feeling the excitement for the seventh season premiere on July 16, 2017, filmmaker Michael Tucker of Lessons from the Screenplay analyzed analyzed a …

Game of Thrones

9 DATA SOURCES TO INSPIRE YOUR NEXT PIECE OF CONTENT

<i>This article originally appeared on Column Five.</i><p>Data storytelling is one of the best ways to create unique, original, and credible content marketing, …

Infographics

Meet Framer, The Prototyping Tool Used By Google, Facebook, And Uber

The tool, built by two Facebook alums, is now used across the industry–and a new version is simple enough for any designer to use.<p>When product designers Koen Bok and Jorn van Dijk were working at Facebook in 2013, they often found themselves pitching new app ideas with traditional presentation …

Prototyping

The biggest data breaches in recent history

<i>This data visualization comes to us from Information is Beautiful. Go to their site to see the highly-recommended interactive format that visualizes the same data, while providing additional details on each specific hack.</i><p>The graphic above shows a timeline of some of the biggest data breaches on …

Hacking

Liter of Light uses plastic bottles to make lights in developing communities

Don’t just recycle that old plastic bottle — turn it into a lantern. At least, that’s what the folks over at Liter of Light are doing. The …

Sustainability

Telling Your Data Story Well (Blog)

By Rahul BhargavaAn important part of telling your organization’s data story well is picking the right storytelling technique for your audience.

Data Visualization