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.
The mammoth fast-food restaurant company created sustainable land management committee and pledges to source food and packaging from certified-sustainable sources.
4 | March 9, 2011 2:27pm |
Data from Ernst & Young/GreenBiz Group show that 75 percent of big companies are developing sustainability programs to help meet cost reduction goals.
1 | March 7, 2012 4:27am |
What do the stock market and brain trauma treatment have in common? Allow me to explain.
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India's conglomerate, ITC, says it has been carbon-positive, waste-positive and waste-positive for at least three years. Its latest sustainability report describes that journey in detail.
1 | February 16, 2011 4:33am |
Four Harvard University women created a soccer ball that generates electricity for use in off-grid areas of the world. It is having a powerful impact.
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Autodesk tools aim to help designers conceptualize projects on a computer before starting the costly (and energy-intense) construction process. Correspondent Sumi Das talks to the company's...
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Consumer goods giant behind Knorr's, Lipton and Ben & Jerry's says there should not be a conflict between growth and sustainability.
1 | November 15, 2010 3:24pm |
Reputation aside, Nike believes smart business decisions have to be made around sustainability.
November 6, 2012 12:12pm |
We talk to Unilever SVP Gavin Neath about business strategy and selling sustainability -- internally and externally.
2 | April 25, 2012 3:00am |
Top chief executives of multinational companies gathered at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting to discuss how sustainability affects the bottom line.
1 | September 26, 2011 8:23am |
Daredevils piloting a solar plane will embark on the first transcontinental flight of its kind across the U.S. starting tomorrow
1 | May 2, 2013 7:50pm |
Enterprise software company sets new standard for sustainability reporting and pledges to offer reporting framework to its customers
May 10, 2010 10:42am |
Survey predicts that within a decade, sustainable practices will be core to standard business operating policies.
June 22, 2010 11:21am |
Siemens VP of sustainability Alison Taylor says sound environmental policy is in business' interest -- and a price for carbon is the place to start.
2 | June 6, 2010 7:33pm |
Global study by MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group found about one-third of companies can link corporate sustainability programs to profit.
January 26, 2012 8:31am |
Modular solutions can speed the construction process, but only when they contribute positively to the overall precision and elegance of an architectural design.
1 | February 27, 2013 3:00am |
New study finds just 16 percent of U.S. consumers believe that Corporate America is dedicated to going green.
3 | August 30, 2010 4:44am |
Researchers make the green case for ordering groceries from your computer.
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We talk to this everyman leader about how to transform a company.
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Wheelchairs made to sustain extra weight, MRIs with larger openings. Hospitals and doctors are investing in adjustments for obese patients, changes that benefit thinner patients too.
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