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Only Capitalism Can Save the Planet

Only Capitalism Can Save the Planet

By Matthew Fitzmaurice, CEO and Founder, EcoAlpha Asset Management This post originally appeared at Ensia. To say the world has changed a lot in the last century is a huge understatement. Industrial, medical and social progress has resulted in unprecedented growth in the world’s ...

Bridging the Gap between Design and Recyclability

Bridging the Gap between Design and Recyclability

By Tom Carpenter, Executive Director of Waste Management Sustainability Services Over the last few years, sustainability efforts in product and packaging design have led to some significant reductions in the environmental footprint of consumer goods. Using strategies like light-weighting, we’re seeing products with ...

Saving Water as a Business Imperative

Saving Water as a Business Imperative

By Justin Bakule, Executive Director, Shared Value Initiative Our water supply is depleting. In the next ten years, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages. And more and more we’re finding that it’s not big technological innovation that will ...

Announcing the Future-Fit Business Benchmark

Announcing the Future-Fit Business Benchmark

This post originally appeared on Sustainability Advantage. By Bob Willard Ta-dah! As promised in my last blog, Public Draft 1.0 of the Future-Fit Business Benchmark is now available for use and feedback. This free, open-source resource defines science-based, aspirational, sustainability goals for a company that desires to be ...

The Cultural Schism of Climate Change: How science takes a back seat to identity politics in the U.S.

The Cultural Schism of Climate Change: How science takes a back seat to identity politics in the U.S.

By Andrew Hoffman, Director, Erb Institute at the University of Michigan This post originally appeared in the Stanford University Press blog.In January 2014, the Eastern and Southern United States were plunged into extraordinarily frigid temperatures that stranded air travelers, stressed power grids, ...

Collaborating for Sustainability: 8 Best Practices

Collaborating for Sustainability: 8 Best Practices

By Velislava Ivanova, PhD, Global Sustainability Practice Director, CH2M HILL Corporations, governments, and the non-profit sector are increasingly facing sustainability challenges that are too complex and too costly to be addressed by individual organizations. In the past few years, sustainability leaders ...

Mining & Faith: Unexpected Partnerships for Prosperity

Mining & Faith: Unexpected Partnerships for Prosperity

By Peter Bryant, Senior Fellow, Kellogg Innovation Network, Kellogg School of Management In 2013, I visited the Vatican and in 2014 the Church of England with over 25 mining CEOs and business leaders. These days were created to be “Days of Refection.” ...

Why Advancing the Circular Economy for IT Matters

Why Advancing the Circular Economy for IT Matters

By Trisa Thompson, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Dell Today, we live in a mostly linear economy, one in which we take, make, consume and dispose of natural resources daily. The end result? Trash and diminishing natural resources. This model is not sustainable.Over ...

Think the U.S. is achieving energy independence? Think again.

Think the U.S. is achieving energy independence? Think again.

By Bruce Jones, Deputy Director for Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution As global oil prices slump towards $50/barrel, we are hearing more voices in the United States argue that the U.S. is now shielded from global energy dynamics. The implication of ...

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 ...

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