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B Corps: The 21st Century Standard for Business

For Jay Coen Gilbert, it felt like someone took a wrecking ball to his dream.<p>American entrepreneur Gilbert and two college friends launched AND 1 in 1993. By the time Gilbert decided to sell the basketball apparel business in 2005 so he could move on to new projects, AND 1 was worth $250 million. …

Canadian Literature

The Wild West of Measuring Corporate Sustainability (Blog)

By Eric NitzbergIt’s a confusing time for measuring corporate social and environmental impact, but the pioneers who take it seriously, set ambitious …

Corporate Sustainability

Where many of our electronic goods go to die

<b>At a vast dumpsite in the west of Ghana's capital Accra, small fires burn among piles of old computers, television screens and laptops, throwing plumes of thick black smoke into the air.</b><p>Around them workers pick out motherboards, valuable metals and copper wires, burning away the plastic casings as …

For the kids suing over climate change, things are going well so far

When the young people working with Our Children’s Trust talk about their lawsuits to compel governments to act on climate change, they like to use a …

Fast Retailing and UNHCR Announce New Agreement - Launching new initiatives to support refugees worldwide as part of global partnership -

Last Updated: 2015.11.25<p>FAST RETAILING CO., LTD.<br>United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees <br>to Japanese page<p>Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. and UNHCR, the …

Apple, Adidas boast China's greenest supply chains

Apple, Adidas and H&M have the "greenest" supply chains among the 167 brands evaluated by the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) (PDF), …

Tesla's Gigafactory will produce as much renewable energy as it uses (net zero energy)

The battery 'Gigafactory' that Tesla is building in Nevada is the centerpiece of its whole mass-market electric car strategy. Without it, the company …

Onyx Solar’s Low-e photovoltaic glass voted the most innovative product in USA

Onyx Solar’s Low-e photovoltaic glass has been awarded Most Innovative Glass Product by Glass Magazine and the National Glass Association of the …

West Oakland Takes on King Coal

The historic neighborhood of West Oakland, California is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s last bastions of true grit. Local residents have battled …

World's largest floating wind farm gets green light

When people hear "floating wind turbines," they often think of the large-scale offshore wind farms that are already commonplace in some parts of the …

The B Series: The Growth of B2B (B Corp to B Corp)

B Corp to B Corp Business<p>When B Corp companies focus on fellow B Corporations as their target market–it’s evident that something amazing is happening.<p>…

Upping the Ante: How Brands Can Stay on Top of Evolving Consumer Expectations and Preferences

<i>Assistant Author: Jess Handley</i><br>The notion that consumer attitudes are shifting in favor of brands that have strong sustainability credentials is not a …

Marketing

Paris climate deal to ignite a $90 trillion energy revolution

The old fossil order is on borrowed time as China and even India join the drive for dramatic cuts in CO2 emissions<p>The fossil fuel industry has taken a very cavalier bet that China, India and the developing world will continue to block any serious effort to curb greenhouse emissions, and that there …

Climate

Indonesia’s palm oil fires are emitting more greenhouse gases every day than the entire US

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>It happens every year, but this year is shaping up as one of the worst ever. During Indonesia’s dry season, certain people—rarely identified, much less punished—set fires to make land suitable for the palm oil and paper-and-pulp industries. Those fires generate huge …

Indonesia

Google Is Planning For A Zero-Waste, Circular Economy

Don’t be evil–and don’t waste anything either.<p>The current economy is built on waste–dig up some materials, turn that into a product, ship it to an “end user” who eventually tosses it in the trash. But that’s starting to change.<p>Google is one of the latest mega-corporations to commit to the …

Railway stations go full steam ahead with coffee recycling scheme

The company that owns and operates Britain's stations, Network Rail, has announced a new partnership to turn coffee waste into biofuel.

Railroads

One Food Security Remedy in the Face of Global Crises

Valued as a hardy, easy-to-plant, beautiful leafy tree, breadfruit's prolific fruit-bearing quality is augmented by other benefits including its use …

Food waste, milk laws bring film crew to Missoula

Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Tuesday, August 1 2017 10:04 AM EDT2017-08-01 14:04:43 GMT<p>Investigators believe a Bozeman …

Apple triples retail renewable energy rollout, 360 outlets worldwide go green

Apple's plan to power its expansive retail operation entirely with renewable energy has taken a significant leap forward, the company revealed on …

2 Steps to Zero Waste

I have outlined two easy steps to take as you work towards Zero Waste! These should be repeated periodically as the path to zero waste is …

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Far-flung fashion that breaks all the rules<p>Go into the wild with clashing prints and textures<p>The Numbers Game<p>Our city insider seeks out the capital’s …

An open letter to “60 Minutes” criticizes America’s most-watched news show over its Africa coverage

In the United States, television news doesn’t get much more prestigious than <i>60 Minutes</i>. It is the most watched news program in the country, with some 13 million viewers a week, and one of the few places where you’ll find investigative or in-depth journalism on US broadcast television during peak …

Journalism School

8 ways you’re killing the environment without even realizing it

Blades can be recycled, but odds are your trusty disposable razor will find its way into a landfill<p>You know an invention has its drawbacks when even the guy who invented it says he’s sorry he did so.<p>That would be John Sylvan, inventor of the easy-to-use Keurig coffee maker — an invention deemed …

Sustainability

The Queen of Jordan: Social media can show an Arab world beyond ISIS

Over the past 16 years, Queen Rania of Jordan has become a champion of women's rights, a vocal proponent of education in the Arab world and a strong voice for peace in the Middle East.<p>And while some associate royalty with stuffy traditions and secrecy, Queen Rania isn't afraid to Instagram a pic of …

Islamic State (ISIS)

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Pope Francis: A Christian who does not protect creation ‘does not care about the work of God’

VATICAN CITY — If you are a Christian, protecting the environment is part of your identity, not an ideological option, Pope Francis said Monday.<p>“When …