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Behavioural tracking and neuroscience are tools for sustainable innovation

A new set of tools and technologies has emerged over the last several years to measure the behaviours of consumers. These tools, if used responsibly, transparently, and without violating people's privacy, hold important potential for better understanding consumer behavior with respect to …

It's simple. If we can't change our economic system, our number's up

Let us imagine that in 3030BC the total possessions of the people of Egypt filled one cubic metre. Let us propose that these possessions grew by 4.5% a year. How big would that stash have been by the Battle of Actium in 30BC? This is the calculation performed by the investment banker Jeremy …

How framing can move climate change from scientific to social fact

Most of us simply don't see ourselves in the melting ice, and the hockey-stick graphs – we need a way of thinking and speaking about the changing climate<p>Climate change is a scientific fact, and increasingly a lived human experience. But it is not yet what sociologists call "a social fact". It's not …

How can systems thinking enable #theBIGshift?

In the week we helped celebrate the launch of Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi's new book, we've been highlighting how a systems view of life is at …

Analyzing the IPCC Report: 6 Things You Need to Know About Reducing Emissions | World Resources Institute

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) newest installment, Working Group III (WGIII): Mitigation and Climate Change, highlights an …

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WEBSECTION[0] --> Sociedad <b>El Pacma ofrece a Ribera su Ley de Protección Animal</b><p>El Partido Animalista (Pacma) solicitó este viernes una reunión a la …

Social impact: can it be demonstrated?

Everyone involved in social enterprise agrees that demonstrating your impact is important, but not many are actually doing it. Is this simply because it can't be done?<p>There are many approaches to measuring social impact. The government's impact measurement framework of choice, Social Return On …

Do you use the practice of mindfulness at work? - poll | Guardian Sustainable Business | theguardian.com

Limits to Investment: Finance in the Anthropocene

"The true nature of the international system under which we were living was not realized until it failed." ~ Karl Polanyi<p>A transition to a …

REINVENTING SOCIETY IN THE WAKE OF BIG DATA

What those breadcrumbs tell is the story of your life. It tells what you've chosen to do. That's very different than what you put on Facebook. What …

Tapping the power of hidden influencers

A tool social scientists use to identify sex workers and drug users can help senior executives find the people most likely to catalyze—or …

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EU to force large companies to report on environmental and social impacts

The negotiations were long and painful, but in the end a deal was done. EU member states finally agreed to back reforms that will mean large listed companies are required to report on their environmental and social impacts.<p>Pending final approval by the European Parliament and the European Council, …

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Vivienne Westwood is right: we need a law against ecocide

Designer Vivienne Westwood expressed anguish and alarm at the worsening state of the planet, at a press conference yesterday. "The acceleration of death and destruction is unimaginable," she said, "and it's happening quicker and quicker."<p>Speaking in support of the European Citizens' Initiative to …

Sustainability

Corporate sustainability is too important to be left to corporates

On my gloomier days, I wonder why I choose to report on corporate sustainability and not, say, about the plight of the Libyans or the politics of Westminster. The news about the Rana Plaza tragedy was one such day. The Paul Flowers debacle at the Co-op, the acclaimed poster-child of corporate …

Sustainability

Let's be honest: real sustainability may not make business sense

Wouldn't it be nice if the best business decision were aligned with the best ecological decision? Some people say that often it already is, and that if corporations would only wake up and see it, the opposition between profit and planet would diminish.<p>The business case for sustainability draws on …

Sustainability

The Real Benefit of Socially Conscious Companies

Recently, a new business structure—the B (for benefit) corporation—has been gaining traction in the United States to facilitate the growing “social …

5 ways 'systems thinking' can jumpstart action

From climate change and deforestation to collapsing fisheries, species extinction, and poisons in food and water, our society is unsustainable and …

Climate change scepticism: a slippery concept?

Understanding climate scepticism is a complex issue, bound up with broader questions about how society functions, writes <b>Adam Corner</b><p>What exactly is climate change scepticism? The quest to provide a satisfactory answer to this question is now well into its second decade, with scholars, commentators …

Behavioural insights

This series collates global research on sustainable behaviour change from leading academics, experts and thought-leaders<p>Despite varying consumer uptake of new tools that dissect the environmental and social impact of products, major brands can’t ignore them<p>Published: 11:49 AM<p>Campaigns such as Meat …

Controversial GMO Corn Study Being Retracted Over Authors' Objections

Retractions are always interesting. When a scientific paper is retracted, it usually means the authors have found a serious error, and that the major conclusions are no longer valid. The error can be unintentional, but in some high-profile cases, the story is far more interesting.<p>Reading about a …

The Shareholder Value Myth - Politics

<i>Executives, investors and the business press routinely chant the mantra that corporations are required to “maximize shareholder value.” In</i> The …

Consumers Worldwide Think Business Should Solve Environmental Problems

Image credit: Forest Stewardship Council<p>Related:<p>Research presented this morning at the SB London conference reveals that many of the world’s …

CDP report reveals corporations starting to take water scarcity seriously

It took the best part of a decade for large corporations to start reporting on their greenhouse gas emissions in significant numbers. Transparency around water, in contrast, looks set to unfold much faster.<p>The investor-focused CDP only persuaded 150 companies to participate when it first launched …

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How to design eco-labels to influence consumers

How can consumers choose sustainable products? Eco-labels or sustainability ratings can be an important guide. These systems compare products or …

Getting Investors to See the Light

Many business leaders find themselves stuck in a plateau on their ascent towards “Mount Sustainability,” unable to scale at the pace required to …