Sustainability looks at the consequences of economics through a social and ecological lens. In general, sustainability integrates public policy, urban planning and transport, quality of life and ethics; for corporations, it involves improvements to work practices and analysis of economic, environmental and social impact (the "triple bottom line") to ensure process, and ultimately financial, efficiency.
China jumps into aviation biofuels with a demonstration flight that used plant oil to fly.
3 | November 2, 2011 11:27am |
An aesthetic approach can help clean-energy entrepreneurs create "transformative" experiences, says Samuel Cochran, CEO and Co-Design Director of SMIT, the maker of leaf-like solar panels in...
November 2, 2011 8:07pm |
White House health advisor Dean Ornish argues that for business sustainability to be successful, companies need to focus more on 'personal sustainability' and health of their employees.
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Smart green design comes down to the choices made before a product goes to prototype, says Autodesk CEO Carl Bass.
1 | November 7, 2011 4:34am |
Slowly but surely, the industry is embracing renewable feedstocks to replace at least some petroleum-derived processes. Those companies that don't will be at a competitive disadvantage.
November 8, 2011 5:30am |
The Glacier Discovery Walk juts from the natural landscape of the Columbia Icefields at Canada's Jasper National Park, acting as a gateway to the surrounding environment.
November 11, 2011 5:00am |
MEXICO CITY -- Bike activists painted a "Wikilane" near Mexico's national congress to highlight their demand that 5 percent of the country's transportation budget be directed to bike infrastructure.
1 | November 15, 2011 5:00am |
The companies are supporting separate initiatives to reincarnate plastic bottles for use as t-shirts, outwear, car seats, carpeting -- and other products.
November 18, 2011 5:09am |
16 cities in the European Union are partnering with businesses and academics to determine best practices sustainability practices for the environment and the economy.
November 20, 2011 9:03pm |
The human and economic costs of extreme weather are rising, and so is the need for better early-warning and social response systems, insurance and improvements infrastructure.
3 | November 21, 2011 5:33am |
During fiscal 2011, the rental car company added more than 150 electric vehicles. It rents more EVs in California than its competitors.
November 21, 2011 11:05am |
The international mining company is making good use of its gypsum byproducts to make what it calls 'low cement' bricks.
3 | November 28, 2011 10:26am |
The Good Housekeeping consumer seal has been extended in six categories to consider environmental criteria such as toxicity, recycled content and energy consumption.
November 28, 2011 3:27pm |
Sustainability initiatives help ensure waste is reused. The plant also now generates $2 million annually in recycling revenue.
November 30, 2011 9:57am |
NGO releases frameworks to help businesses speed research and development into creation and integration of sustainable plastics, chemicals.
December 5, 2011 5:50am |
The U.S. Army has enlisted the Environmental Protection Agency's assistance to advance its mission to make bases sustainable and more self-reliant.
December 5, 2011 5:49pm |
MADRID -- Europe's FishPopTrace look to integrate science and law enforcement, by identifying specifically where fish sold for food comes from to prevent further illegal fishing.
December 6, 2011 4:18am |
TED has decided to give their annual prize to an idea (instead of a person) that will need lots of innovative thought: The City 2.0.
December 7, 2011 9:36pm |
The electronics and high-tech sector boasts the most companies that have hit their stride when it comes to comprehensive environmental strategies related to reducing climate change.
December 8, 2011 4:13am |
As more grocery stores commit to sourcing 'sustainable' seafood, research looks at the viability and impact of farming.
1 | December 9, 2011 5:43am |