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The Complicated Equation of Attracting Young Farmers

Young farmers will need access to land and partnerships to help them learn how to be successful in a changing agricultural landscape. That was the central message emerging from a series of panelists at Investing in Discovery: 2017 Food Tank Summit Boston.  Matthew Dillon, Director of Agricultural Policy and Programs at Clif Bar, says that, to […]

April 1st

Your Green Business Plan that Reduces CO2 Could Win $680,000

In order to get our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions down to a more reasonable level, setting policies and regulations that address CO2 and related gases is one tactic, and business, innovation, and enterprise is another. If we can work more CO2-reducing strategies, products, and services into our modern economy, we might just have a chance […]

April 16th

Fitting into the New Economy

Like other industries, construction companies feel the negative effects of the recent economic downturn. A decrease in new home construction and remodeling projects means contractors work less and make less money. There is hope, however. As the Great Recession recedes into history, the future holds bright possibilities for construction business growth. Hurricane Sandy might have […]

December 8th

The Future of Green: Innovations That Promote Economic Engagement

Fleet companies face challenges that go beyond what the average car owner sees. The automotive landscape changes completely when managing more than one vehicle. Those in charge of a fleet must balance fuel efficiency, environmental responsibility and capital expenditure for multiple cars. Economic innovations have stepped up to help fleets stay true to the current […]

October 12th

Energy Production – Economically Speaking

Pairing the words “economy” and “energy” in the same sentence seems straightforward enough. Yet these two words–combined with the word “sustainable”–open up a world of controversy as well as immense opportunity. The controversy comes from differing opinions of how best to tap the Earth’s resources to meet humanity’s power needs. The opportunity is the number […]

August 30th

Recognizing CSR as a Core Business Practice

I have long argued that corporate social responsibility (CSR) needs to be a fully integrated strategy throughout a company in order to have a significant effect on how the company does business. I have also written often about social enterprise/entrepreneurship where one builds a for-profit company that focuses on solving social problems as well as […]

December 7th

Sleeping Well and Green at Marriott International

This was a good week for Marriott International which recently made two green ranking lists.  Coming in 12th on Computerworld magazine’s “Top 12 Green IT Companies” and 115th on  Newsweek’s 2010 Green Rankings, as reported by CSRwire and SocialFunds.com respectively, patrons with a green conscience can sleep well knowing  Marriott International, Inc. is doing their part to keep […]

October 26th