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When Buildings Talk: The Story of Microsoft’s Energy-Smart-Buildings Initiative

When Buildings Talk: The Story of Microsoft’s Energy-Smart-Buildings Initiative

By Mohan Reddy Guttapalem, Senior Facilities Manager, Microsoft Every business has a story it tells about itself—a story that doesn’t typically involve its HVAC systems. As building technicians know—in part, so other execs don’t have to—a company’s heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) ...

Your Cities Can Change Our World

Your Cities Can Change Our World

By Tim Fleming, Director, Enterprise Sustainability, AT&T Cities account for 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions on the planet. Because of their population density, cities are also likely to feel the impacts of climate change – including water ...

Kalundborg — The World’s First Fully Functional Industrial Symbiosis

Kalundborg — The World’s First Fully Functional Industrial Symbiosis

By Neelabh Singh, Partner, Quercus Group Industrial Symbiosis engages diverse organizations in a network to foster eco-innovation and long-term culture change. Creating and sharing knowledge through the network yields mutually profitable transactions for novel sourcing of required inputs and value-added destinations for ...

Why Investing in “Bleeding Edge” Technology Isn’t the Answer to Climate Change

Why Investing in “Bleeding Edge” Technology Isn’t the Answer to Climate Change

By Jigar Shah, co-founder and President, Generate Capital In clean energy investing, there has been a widespread push around the need for “game changing” innovation to solve climate change. From Bill Gates to Silicon Valley’s richest, we hear about how incremental improvements won’t ...

Transforming Tomorrow: Partners for Global Impact

Transforming Tomorrow: Partners for Global Impact

By Ann Condon and Brandon Owens | Ecomagination As a 130 year old technology company, GE has always believed in progress — in taking risks to improve technology and build a brighter future. From the invention of the first practical incandescent light ...

Why Concentration of the Solar Industry in China Will Stunt Innovation

Why Concentration of the Solar Industry in China Will Stunt Innovation

By Varun Sivaram, Douglas Dillon fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations Earlier this month, the U.S. Commerce Department reviewed its tariffs on imported Chinese solar panels, originally imposed in 2012 in retaliation against Chinese subsidies and below-market pricing, and opted to maintain ...

Carbon Onsetting as an Alternative to Offsetting

Carbon Onsetting as an Alternative to Offsetting

By Daniel Greenberg, Founder and CEO, Earth Deeds  How can businesses meaningfully respond to their unavoidable CO2 emissions? Traditionally, the only option has been to purchase carbon offset credits on the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM). These credits represent the CO2 mitigation ...

HP Living Progress Exchange: Coming Together to Solve the World’s Problems

HP Living Progress Exchange: Coming Together to Solve the World’s Problems

By Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President and Chief Progress Officer, HPWhat does it look like to create a better future? At HP, it’s a question we ask ourselves every day as we create innovations to address the greatest problems faced by ...

Engaging the Next Generation of Consumers with the Ecoviate App

Engaging the Next Generation of Consumers with the Ecoviate App

By Param Jaggi and Jonny CohenParam Jaggi (20 years old) and Jonny Cohen (19 years old) were first introduced to CEF members during a “rising stars” panel discussion at the 2013 Annual Meeting. The two have been designing and building ...

Resource Revolution: Uniting Good Business and Sustainability

Resource Revolution: Uniting Good Business and Sustainability

By Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers, Authors, Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a CenturyThe prophets of doom are wrong. They believe the rapid rise over the next two decades of a new 2.5-billion-person urban middle class—and ...

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