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Posted: Jun 29, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Business travel is necessary because it’s how many companies serve their clients. The ability to visit client locations represents the ability to show up, build relationships and deliver products on all accounts. Yet, sustainability is a growing concern, as business travel itself correlates strongly to high degrees of greenhouse emissions.
Posted: Jun 27, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
The impact investment community continues to grow and the need for increased capital to fund sustainability based investments is at an all-time high. Investors are searching for a way to align their financial returns with their impact objectives.
Posted: Jun 24, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Have you seen the SNL skit entitled “The Millennials?” It hilariously portrays millennials as dull, living-at-home, uninterested in work, always on their cell phones, and pretty much unreliable. Is this an accurate assessment? I vote a resounding “No!” In fact, my experience says that millennials are going to change the world… “for good!”
Posted: Jun 20, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
These cities harness the power of economics, engineering, and sunlight to help fuel millions of households with clean energy. They lead a solar revolution that has the power to change the American landscape in the near future.
Posted: Jun 15, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Corporations spend billions every year on causes and in communities around the world. But a shocking new survey shows they actually know little about the difference it makes.
Posted: Jun 08, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Each generation experiences significant change due to innovations, disruptions and shifting perspectives transforming our ways of operating and organizing in business and beyond. Yet, the times in which we live herald paradigmic and metamorphic shifts challenging what we do and the way we do it, calling into question our sense of purpose, and demanding wholly new ways of creating and delivering value.
Posted: Jun 03, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
In today’s world, many investors are looking closely at a company’s sustainability performance and risks. The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) continues to advance the use of sustainability accounting standards that are backed by evidence-based research and stakeholder participation.
Posted: Jun 01, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
As our talent pool ages, Millennials will comprise 75% of the global workforce by 2025. They want to work for organizations that make a positive contribution to society by addressing global challenges of resource scarcity, climate change, and income equality. Millennials also want to work for companies on the forefront of change, yet a lack of diversity and inclusion remains one of the largest barriers to innovation.
Posted: May 27, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
The question of energy efficiency is ever-pressing, especially as it relates to infrastructure growth in developing nations. In fact, so much attention has been given to this topic that the International Solar Alliance recently invited 120 countries to support the expansion of solar technologies in the Global South.
Posted: May 18, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
An unfortunate and dangerous commonality persists among conversations concerning human-driven climate change. Often, the consequences of climate change are spoken of as something that will take place in the future, something that is decades from now. Naively, many even talk as if it is something that is still preventable if only we could convince people to take on a "green" lifestyle, industry to clean up its act, and policy makers to face overwhelming evidence. While those are worthy pursuits, that naiveté is dangerous.
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