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.
Ford will start a project to survey its 35 top global supply chain partners to estimate their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Measurements are the first step in sustainability.
1 | May 20, 2010 8:29am |
Hewlett Packard researchers demonstrated a design for a sustainable datacenter that can be fueled by cow manure.
1 | May 20, 2010 6:08am |
At the EcoFocus event in New York City, SmartPlanet editor Andrew Nusca talks with Hewlett Packard about greenwashing, corporate sustainability and the case for high-speed rail.
May 19, 2010 1:51pm |
Energy, packaging and water usage are three primary pillars of its sustainability innovation investments.
2 | May 19, 2010 10:57am |
There are certain companies that all students of corporate sustainability or green business initiatives MUST watch, and one of those is giant retailer Walmart.
5 | May 17, 2010 9:14am |
Speaking in Orlando, Al Gore made the business case for sustainability and said that corporations play a key role in carrying the effort forward.
2 | May 17, 2010 8:13am |
Cities learn on run more efficiently on analytics, and the nation's busiest transit agency opens up its data to third-party developers.
May 17, 2010 8:11am |
Speaking in Frankfurt, Virgin CEO Richard Branson touted the Carbon War Room group as a way to "remove gigatons of carbon out of industry."
May 17, 2010 7:50am |
Stonyfield CEO Gary Hirshberg says the challenges of the yogurt business are made easier by scale. He's been setting up a model that looks surprisingly like--are you ready for this--Wal-Mart.
7 | May 17, 2010 2:00am |
Flying cars -- long the idealistic vision of futurists past and present -- may always be too impractical. But not impossible.
10 | May 15, 2010 6:00am |
Researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology are creating crystal sensors to aid the production of syngas.
May 14, 2010 8:58am |
Indian IT services company Wipro and German enterprise software firm SAP will collaborate on sustainability performance and energy management products.
1 | May 14, 2010 7:23am |
The United Nation's new framework aims to provide practical tips to urban areas, no matter their size.
May 14, 2010 4:50am |
3M says it will donate its film, adhesive and coating expertise to help integrate North Africa and the Middle East with Europe's power network.
May 12, 2010 10:30am |
So far, the financial services giant has spent more than $24.3 billion on its own initiatives related to climate change
1 | May 12, 2010 4:04am |
Company aims to boost the amount of recyclable content in its packaging by 75 percent by 2012.
1 | May 11, 2010 8:00am |
SAP will join the Sustainability Consortium, a group that aims to put science behind the sustainability of consumer products.
1 | May 11, 2010 5:41am |
"We need to be careful that the cleanup doesn't compound the problem," a wetlands expert says.
7 | May 11, 2010 4:00am |
Enterprise software company sets new standard for sustainability reporting and pledges to offer reporting framework to its customers
May 10, 2010 10:42am |
The image of the suburban cul-de-sac elicits large houses, green lawns and children playing outside. But cul-de-sacs are killing communities, according to new research.
13 | May 10, 2010 6:31am |