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The Sustainability Debate

What follows is a somewhat lengthy, but extremely interesting, debate panel on sustainability. Representatives from major American corporations get together to discuss sustainability and the role their companies are playing in it. Recently, sustainability debates have popped up in many places; from reputable newspapers

Posted in climate change, community, corporate sustainability, food, greenwash, pollution, sustainable development, sustainable technologies, water

The Global Reporting Initiative

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The road to sustainable entreprise

Posted in climate change, corporate sustainability, ecological degradation, ecological footprint, sustainable development

Shifting Attitudes Among American Investors

So far, our class has placed an emphasis on climate change and it’s impacts on the economy and society at large. We have discussed how sustainable development is a critical factor in the mitigation of these environmental changes. It appears as

Posted in climate change, corporate sustainability, economic development, energy, industrial ecology, sustainable development, US politics

The Notion of Shared Value to Solve Our Sustainability Problems

Our discussion in class today touched on the role of business and government in addressing the issue of climate change. In this TED talk, Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter identifies the fundamental problem with the way that we are

Posted in climate change, climate sceptics, corporate sustainability, government policy, pollution

A Litre of Light – making a solar light bulb from a PET bottle

This is an effective and cheap way some people are lighting their houses using recycled PET bottles, some water and a little bit of bleach. Imagine what this can do for people that cannot afford, or simply do not have

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Where is the future of Sustainable development?

Sustainable Development is on the mouth of every major corporations. They declare themself to be “Green compatible”. However, you cannot declare yourself a green company without any change in management or purchasing policies. Have a look at this ranking made by

Posted in climate change, corporate sustainability, industrial ecology
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