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Posted: Jun 05, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
The reason innovations fail is not because of technology. It’s never about the technology. Innovations fail because of people. The people who might employ a new technology may not be sold on it. Or they might be afraid of it. Or they might feel threatened by. Welcome to the dark side of innovation.
Posted: Jan 09, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Simply put, recycling is a win-win industry. It takes products or commodities which have been previously used and turns them into something new, like plastic, or the same exact thing as it was before, like paper.
I recently spoke at the Recycle Confex in Dubai, where industry professionals from around the world over came together to discuss the present and future of recycling.
Posted: Sep 30, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Meet the new disruptors: social innovators.
Posted: Sep 09, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Today one of the key challenges most companies face is being able to scale rapidly while still keeping their innovative startup edge. Startups have less decision-makers making it easier to take the risks needed to remain as innovative as possible. As these companies start to grow, they often experience a downturn in innovation as management layers increase.
Posted: Feb 12, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
It’s been eleven years since I began writing about the business of sustainability. And, of course, in that time everything has changed. The world has a global deal to tackle climate change; CEO’s are thinking beyond their five-year tenures. We have new business models that favour the leasing and sharing of goods and services. We have enlightened businesses aiming to be ‘net positive’ or ‘circular’. Some of them are even putting a cash value on natural assets.
Posted: Sep 09, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
A good idea might seem like a good place to start. But an innovation is an opportunity to change lives for the better. Now, one might say, an innovation starts with a good idea. But the point to be made here, is that a true innovation, something that is both new and now, possessing novelty and originality, can only arise from a space where there is first no idea.
Posted: Jul 20, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Using fewer crop acres today than in the past 70 years, farm outputs have grown 270 percent during this timeframe with an actual decline in total inputs. We now feed more than twice as many people in the U.S., and have increased our agricultural exports with fewer inputs than we used 80 years ago.
Posted: May 14, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Our history and our experience should teach us that what we’ve been doing isn’t working. When it’s clear that the status quo, the normal, the “way it’s always been,” isn’t good for the planet or we humans who live on her, we must look for new ways to thrive. If we value the world that we will give to our children and grandchildren, then we must innovate not only in areas such as energy and fuel efficiency but also in our perspective, our mindsets, and our consciousness.
Posted: May 11, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
On April 17 Net Impact hosted and Monsanto sponsored a first-of-its-kind Nourishing 9 Billion SolutionLab at Tufts University. In the very first moments of the SolutionLab, industrial farming and farmers were called out by the 50+ student participants as the most significant problem in feeding the world.
Posted: Apr 28, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Biomimicry—an innovation approach that taps into nature’s designs and process in order to solve human-scale problems—is poised to radically reshape the way we innovate and live.
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