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.
Outdoor gear maker Patagonia will likely see annual sales double their revenues of five years ago, thanks to chic consumers that the company didn't intend to seduce. What's their success formula?
March 17, 2012 9:29am |
JEREZ, Spain -- As motorcycle racing season revs up, will new low-cost bikes be able to compete in this costly competition?
2 | April 1, 2013 3:06am |
A simple chart from a Nobel prize winning physicist summarizes why nuclear power belongs in a low carbon economy.
29 | February 19, 2013 6:31am |
A house designed and built with a computer, printer, and plywood might be the home of the future.
17 | May 6, 2012 7:58pm |
Designed by San Antonio based Lake|Flato, the Porch House is a new hybrid of prefabricated, modular, and custom.
5 | October 30, 2011 7:50pm |
Energy columnist Chris Nelder reviews why unconventional oil pushes oil prices higher, and forecasts oil prices through 2014 and beyond.
26 | June 13, 2012 3:00am |
Smart elevators know where you're going and the quickest way to get there, eliminating endless waits and crowded cars that stop at every floor.
3 | July 17, 2012 1:00am |
What do the stock market and brain trauma treatment have in common? Allow me to explain.
Sponsored | May 6, 2013 5:54am |
DELHI -- Critics in India give it a thumbs up. We talk to one expert about why the Aakash 2 works better than its predecessor.
7 | December 31, 2012 3:00am |
Making freight rail and waterborne transportation infrastructure a national priority could open up a $1 billion export market for American renewables, writes energy columnist Chris Nelder.
15 | July 25, 2012 3:00am |
Investors and business students are helping to bring Mallory Kievman's hiccupops to hospitals and pharmacies.
12 | May 8, 2012 5:00am |
Shale gas production has been flat for almost a year, prices are too low to bring higher supply, and LNG exports are far from certain. Time to take a sober look at the risks, costs and potential...
47 | October 17, 2012 3:00am |
World Water Day: An new irrigation system for farmers may help to shore up the problem of excessive water use.
March 22, 2011 11:08am |
Students have created a sustainable light bulb using plastic water bottles.
26 | July 29, 2011 7:35am |
We talk to this everyman leader about how to transform a company.
April 9, 2013 3:00am |
Released during Fashion Week in New York, a report from Pantone analyzes the most popular colors on the catwalks. Savvy designers will likely use them in products across industries next year.
September 8, 2012 8:11am |
The architects of the Moses Bridge answer a few questions--from SmartPlanet readers' comments--about how the bridge keeps water out.
January 29, 2012 6:39pm |
As SmartPlanet has long noted, there are better, safer ways to harness atoms than how the nuclear industry has gone about it for decades. Must be true, because now the paper of record says so.
8 | March 18, 2013 6:14am |
There are few black architects in the pipeline, and fewer still with a high national profile. C.C. Sullivan looks at the latest news, which suggests a growing role for African-American designers.
38 | April 24, 2013 1:45am |
Airbus has unveiled its vision of the future of flying in 2030: a concept plane that's sleek, slim and smart.
10 | July 21, 2010 7:10am |