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Elon Musk (Tesla): Sustainability Savant or Economic Genius…why not both?

Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of Tesla Motors Inc has repeatedly stated that he wants ‘everyone to be driving an electric car’ both on his blog but also in press conferences. He feels that “the overarching purpose of Tesla Motors is to help

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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 Sustainability Inequality

  Although this topic was quickly glossed over near the end of our class in day 1 (July 21), I was intrigued by the dichotomy of sustainability between the rich and poor. Prior to any research  conducted, I’ve always had

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What’s Wrong with GDP?

  Korea’s National Strategy for Green Growth is an example of a step towards sustainability on a country-wide level.    

Posted in economic development, government policy, sustainable development

Global Sustainability: “We need to work hard to make it less bad”

Professor Jeremy B William started off our Sustainable Development and Competitive Advantage course by stating “Now [after years of abusing our planet], we need to work hard to make it less bad, there is no longer an option of making things comfortable”. While this sounds rather

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The Governmental Role in Global Affairs

At one point in time, all people question the actions of their government; this in itself is not a surprise.  It is for this reason that the concept of majority rule was “invented”.  Going beyond the political aspect of this

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China’s growing recycling industry

This video shows that sustainability is not only an investment in the future of our planet, but also a way to economic growth.

Posted in corporate sustainability, ecological footprint, economic development, sustainable development, sustainable living
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