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.
When it comes to corporate social responsibility, Siemens' Jim Whaley says the best sustainability policy is investing in education -- especially STEM fields.
June 6, 2010 7:34pm |
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 |
New research from Pew's Internet research center says close to 7 in 10 of online adults has downloaded or viewed video
June 4, 2010 3:58am |
Energy management software company Carbonetworks changed its name to ENXSuite and installed former Oracle VP Beatriz Infante as CEO. Here's what she had to say about the future of corporate...
June 3, 2010 5:02am |
Songdo, a green sustainable city being built from scratch in South Korea, will be a grand telepresence experiment. How will residents interact when telepresence systems are installed in every home...
5 | June 3, 2010 2:21am |
Short-term car rental company ZipCar has revealed that it is preparing for an IPO. But the company has never made money. Can going public save it?
2 | June 2, 2010 8:33am |
The huge food and beverage company finds a new water source for four of its potato chip factories. How? Their secret is in the spud.
2 | June 2, 2010 4:00am |
To combat drought, Pepsi's UK chip factories have begun taking themselves off the "water grid" by using, of all things, excess water from potatoes.
3 | June 2, 2010 4:00am |
New York City seeks to take the lead on preparing an urban area for climate change, which it says will "disproportionately" feel the impacts.
3 | June 1, 2010 11:00am |
There's a new standard brewing that seeks to provide company-level standard for sustainable business practices.
2 | May 28, 2010 12:27pm |
Acciona's Eric Schneider says the U.S. has wind power potential that's the envy of the world -- and the Midwest holds the key. But a major federal push is required to build out the necessary...
8 | May 27, 2010 8:36am |
An American architecture professor has figured out how to grow bricks from bacteria, sand, and pee. The recipe for bacteria-based brick seems eco-friendly enough, but it might be difficult to...
9 | May 26, 2010 10:29am |
New software vendor launches with less than $100,000 startup investment; uses cloud for IT needs. Biggest line item for startups these days is 'rent and food.'
1 | May 26, 2010 8:31am |
Chevron has kicked off Project Brightfield, a test of seven next-generation solar energy technologies in Bakersfield, California.
2 | May 26, 2010 7:19am |
Animal expert 'Jungle Jack' has visited every continent on the planet multiple times and says it's obvious who--and what--is causing global warming. Hint: It's not the animals.
42 | May 26, 2010 2:00am |
SmartPlanet's intrepid video team trekked all over the Napa Valley in search of a smarter way to grow grapes and produce better-tasting wine. Here's what they found.
2 | May 25, 2010 2:43pm |
It's been one year since General Electric kicked off its six-year, $6 billion "healthymagination" sustainable healthcare initiative. Here's a look at its progress.
2 | May 24, 2010 7:32pm |
Former British prime minister Tony Blair announced that he has joined Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Khosla Ventures to oversee its green portfolio.
3 | May 24, 2010 6:54pm |
Utah Department of Transportation thinks ahead to cut major highway construction project -- and related carbon emissions -- to two years from three years.
1 | May 24, 2010 9:47am |
Author and political activist Charles Siegel says you don't need high-density urban planning to make a city livable and sustainable. Here are his three ways to achieve the perfect suburb.
1 | May 21, 2010 11:03am |