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  • IKEA Expands Solar Sales to Eight New Countries

    IKEA Group lately announced it will expand its residential solar sales from Britain into the Netherlands and Switzerland before the end of this year. The offer will expand to a further 6 countries within the coming 18 months. “We know that our customers want to save energy and live more sustainably at home,” said Peter Agnefjäll, […] More

  • Explore and Celebrate Public Lands with The North Face

    Fall is a great time to explore and celebrate the great outdoors. And this week, protecting, preserving, exploring and celebrating public lands just got a little more exciting. Committing $250,000, The North Face has launched a new campaign in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior, in support of the 21st Century Conservation Service […] More

  • Chevrolet Revs Up Spelman Campus Sustainability Day

    In a “Beyond Business as Usual” commitment by Chevrolet, Spelman College will sell certified carbon credits to the automaker, which will net the institution up to $100,000. Launched in 2010, the sale is part of a voluntary carbon reduction initiative undertaken by Chevrolet to prevent up to eight million metric tons of carbon emissions from […] More

  • Jean Tirole Wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics (and Why)

    Jean Tirole is the 2014 winner of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Tirole, of Toulouse 1 Capitole University in France, has been awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences “for his analysis of market power and regulation.” A Nobel Prize for Sowing Seeds of Corporate Social Responsibility […] More

  • Recycling Flip Flops From the Ocean Shores of Kenya

    The world’s oceans are vast, floating dumps for plastic pollution. Without a serious plan for cleaning up the world’s oceans, this situation is dire and becoming worse every day. With a goal of retrieving and recycling 400,000 flip flops a year from the coast of Kenya, one small start-up in Nairobi is making a big […] More

  • Jobs With MetLife Prized For Tangible CSR

    33 percent of Millennials prefer jobs with a socially responsible company, according to Nielsen Media Research. This number is encouraging, and matches a growing number of companies harnessing their products, services and resources to help make the world a better place. A prime example is MetLife, a nearly 150 year-old company that was recently named […] More

  • Corporations Need to be a Force for Good

    “Organisational change expert Professor Lynda Gratton shows that it is now critical that corporations step up to play their role in the world by building inner resilience, actively anchoring themselves in their communities and supply chains, and leveraging their unique capabilities to address complex global challenges.” The full presentation, including Q & A, follows: [via […] More

  • New Belgium Celebrates Patagonia’s 40th Anniversary with Organic Lager

    What better way to help celebrate four decades of responsible business than to partner up with another principled company to produce a premium organic beer? In celebration of Patagonia‘s 40th Anniversary, and their longtime commitment to purchasing organic cotton for their clothing lines, New Belgium Brewery produced a special run of an organic beer, dubbed […] More

  • IBM Patent Could Make Cloud Services Greener

    One of the most potent buzzwords for IT this decade is the cloud. Cloud-based and distributed computing are said to make our information technology infrastructure faster and more efficient, as well as safeguarding our data from loss, which are all incredibly important for data-driven businesses. But the data centers and networks that drive cloud-based solutions […] More

  • How to Read a Sustainability Report

    [Originally published by Marc Gunther at Ensia.com] Corporate sustainability reports have been around since … well, it’s hard to say.  The first report may have been published by “companies in the chemical industry with serious image problems” in the 1980s, or by Ben & Jerry’s in 1989 or Shell in 1997. No matter — since […] More

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