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New Version of IBM Smarter Cities Software Helps Reduce Costs, Increase Efficiency

The latest version of IBM’s Smarter Cities software includes several additional capabilities, including cloud-based analytics, that can help cities reduce their costs while increasing their efficiency and improving their infrastructure planning. “The newest IBM Intelligent Operations software portfolio, based on open cloud computing standards, helps transform city operations to become more efficient. Designed in collaboration […]

October 11th

Sustainable Development, Water Rights, and Beer: How the Free Market Can Solve Water Conflict

In the dry western United States, water rights are one of the biggest impediments to sustainable economic development, and often the cause of major conflicts between industries, companies and states. In addition, the archaic laws that protect water rights holders make it virtually impossible for streams and rivers to flow as they have for millenia, […]

September 17th

Companies we love: Niagara Conservation leads the way in water and energy efficiency for homes

Often, it seems the news is full of companies doing bad things. Other times, it seems that their CSR efforts are largely just greenwashing (the act of advertising themselves as doing something good, when in reality, the big picture is still really pretty bad). But there are companies we love out there, and this series […]

September 9th

Corporate Social Responsibility at Epson: Printers Designed for the Dump?

Japanese electronics manufacturer Epson has kept a low profile in its corporate social responsibility efforts over its 7 decades in business. The company has recently made a few small waves, including committing to the green electronics certification EPEAT. EPEAT is a certification registry that now includes computers, printers, scanners, copiers, and multifunction devices. Other than that, […]

May 1st