For anyone to accept the premise that social responsibility is a business strategy, we must be able to define and quantify the business benefits that can be derived from adopting this model. This is so that success can be measured, just as with any business strategy. (more…)
Last month, top Obama administration officials joined representatives from leading health systems at a White House event to discuss advances in sustainability across the health care sector.
The event’s attendees represented organizations and companies that are blazing a path to sustainability in (more…)
Making headlines with its plea to consumers to buy less, Patagonia has certainly emerged as a company to watch for its brand marketing savvy and sustainable business practices. By inviting consumers to play a vital role in the company’s environmental impact, Patagonia is proving that a brand’s value proposition must include a social benefit factor to win in today’s (more…)
Some of the leading fields for budding scientists and environmentalists are in green technology and sustainability development. Whether you are a current college student or a seasoned environmental scientist, there is always more to learn in this fast-growing discipline. The following talks come from some of the best minds in environmental activism (more…)
Finding a job in today’s highly competitive employment market can be difficult. Job seekers must boast solid skills and serious job hunting savvy to find great positions. For job seekers who are focused on working with green companies, improving their overall application and interview savvy can be crucial to landing that dream job. Job seekers who want to (more…)
“I think the internal combustion engine will disappear from the streets of our cities in the next thirty years because transportation will be mass transportation, or probably electrical power.” — Gaylord Nelson, April 1990
Unless something really amazing happens in the next (more…)
Most people would agree that developing clean, renewable sources of energy is an ecologically sound proposition. The images of pristine power derived from the sun are inherently beautiful. But what if that new wind turbine is constructed of components that cannot be recycled? And what if that hydroturbine contains toxic materials that pollute (more…)
London is on the verge of feeling the full effect of the Olympic invasion, as the Games kick off on Friday, July 27. The organizers have been keen to emphasize the Games’ sustainability credentials, so we decided to have a look at it and see what is on offer.
Our favorite initiative is a program called Active (more…)
An airport may not seem like the most obvious platform to deploy sweeping smart energy upgrades. Globally, airports represent only a fraction of the building infrastructure worldwide – accounting for around 1 percent of commercial square footage globally, according to Pike Research’s Global Building Stock Database report. (more…)