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Enterprise CSR Initiative Marks 10th Year & 10 Million Trees

With funding from Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, the Arbor Day Foundation is once again planting 1 million trees throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe this year. This is the tenth year in a row for Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) reforestation initiative, marking the tenth anniversary of its 50 Million Tree Pledge. One million

San Francisco Reopens Palace of Fine Arts, Co-Sponsored by AT&T

Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined with business, civic and community leaders on Wednesday, Dec. 03 to launch PPIE100, a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE).  The PPIE was the focus of the 1915 World’s Fair, celebrating the completion of the Panama Canal. San Francisco, which had just emerged from the ashes of

Amazon Shoppers, Start Your Devices! $61bn E-Sales Forecasted

Representing a 16 percent increase over last year’s holiday e-commerce spending, ComScore’s official forecast for US spending in November and December is $61 billion. Growing 25 percent over last year, mobile purchases are predicted to account for $7.9 billion of the $61bn. Gian Fulgoni, Executive Chairman Emeritus of comScore says, “The stock market is near all-time highs,

Billionaires’ Return on Investment for Political Contributions

Sheldon Adelson, billionaire casino magnate, has pledged $100 million to defeat Barack Obama this year. During the Republican primaries, he spent big on attack ads against…Mitt Romney? Yep…Adelson’s Republican of choice was Newt Gingrich, and Adelson spent almost $20 million on Gingrich’s campaign. Now, Adelson backs Mitt Romney, Republican candidates for congress, and Super PACs

How do we deal with single use plastics?

We see them every day. Single-use plastics (forks, bags, cups, etc.) are the bane of the modern era. For something that is used for approximately 5 minutes, we have to drill for oil, ship it thousands of miles, process it into a product that will never biodegrade, ship it to an end user, and then

Is Occupy Wall Street Really About CSR?

Since the movement began, people have discussed goals/themes/demands of Occupy Wall Street and have found little clarity. In some ways this is the essence of the movement, but in an effort to define everything, many people assume it’s the anger of the common person directed towards banks for manipulating their money and tanking the economy.

Looking for an Excuse to Visit Berlin?

Looking for an excuse to visit Berlin? Try EcoPrint, the world’s first exhibition 100% focused on sustainable print production. EcoPrint Europe LIVE 2012 will held in September 26–27 and will focus on print production for retail, interiors, point of purchase, and packaging. While we might think of “sustainable print” as focusing on things like low-VOCs consumables,

Global Forum Tackles the Energy Grid

GridWise will be holding a global forum held November 8-10 tackling issues related to the global energy grid. Held at the International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., the forum will tackle topics such as . . . how today’s utilities might evolve and how the value chain from generation to consumption might change lessons learned

Eco Cocoa: Sweet or Loco?

Last Thursday evening, February 10, as a sweet precursor to the Valentine’s Day ahead, the Global Cocoa Project, courtesy of its parent initiative, the Global Giving Circle, as well as from Calgary Brown producing the event for Hub Bay Area (in SoMa within the San Francisco Chronicle building), brought to our watering mouths a taste of what kind

SRI in the Rockies: Next week in San Antonio, TX

I will be joining over 600 participants at the 21st annual SRI in the Rockies Conference Nov. 18 – 21 in San Antonio, TX.  SRI in the Rockies is the premier North American conference for investors, investment professionals, and organizations working with money in more sustainable, responsible, and impactful ways.  SRI in the Rockies is

Nothing to Do This Weekend? Check Out the University of Michigan’s Net Impact Conference

Net impact. I like the concept behind the Net Impact Conference, to be held October 28-30 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Hosted by the Ross School of Business, the conference focuses on all aspects of corporate responsibility. The result? Larger net impact. Tracks include: Corporate impact Energy and clean technology Environment

Live From Ann Arbor: IE to Cover the 2010 Net Impact Conference

Are you dying to be in Ann Arbor, Michigan next week to meet some of the world’s most estimable sustainable business leaders, but are faced with an unconvinced boss, or worse, a managerial accounting final? Well, fear not.  The Inspired Economist will be at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan October

Sustainable Product Design Summit October 26-27

When we talk about issues of sustainability, those discussions reach the superficial depths at best unless we design for sustainability at the outset. Otherwise, we’re always playing catch up. True sustainability means being proactive, not just reactive. That’s why conferences like the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Sustainable Product Design Summit are so important. Held on

2010 Greenbuild: Generation Green is Redefining Our Future

Chicago is most notably home to Wrigley Field, the world’s first sky scrapper, and the deep-dish pizza. What most might not know is that inside the Windy City there are more LEED-certified buildings than anywhere else in the U.S. and the city will soon boast the largest LEED for Neighborhood Development project where residents live

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