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.
Forests in the eastern United States are actually growing faster than they have in the past 225 years in response to climate change, according to a new study.
18 | February 2, 2010 1:23pm |
Here's a look at the major technology and science priorities listed in President Obama's $3.8 trillion proposed fiscal 2011 budget.
February 2, 2010 10:40am |
As part of President Obama's proposed $3.8 trillion budget, the National Science Foundation is getting an 8 percent funding increase with efforts to push along sustainability research and science...
February 1, 2010 10:35am |
These Republican ideas can be engaged, assuming Republicans were also willing to engage Democratic ideas aimed at changing market incentives -- insurance exchanges, guaranteed issuance, subsidies...
6 | February 1, 2010 8:22am |
Researchers have developed a new strain of E. coli bacteria that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass.
3 | February 1, 2010 7:37am |
The Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia has gone green -- from composting to rooftop gardening to installing the first microturbines for a business in the city.
3 | February 1, 2010 3:00am |
By embracing the cloud, a global company providing power and automation technologies to utilities intends to cut carbon usage more quickly AND cut related costs immediately.
2 | January 29, 2010 9:38am |
Bill Gates' new Web site offers leadership views on matters of global sustainability.
1 | January 29, 2010 4:06am |
The space agency awards a $500 million contract for development of a suit astronauts may wear to the moon or Mars.
13 | January 28, 2010 4:00am |
Equator Coffees, a specialty coffee wholesaler, is going green throughout its business operations. The co-founders, Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell are using sustainable farming practices to...
2 | January 27, 2010 8:34am
White paper offers seven tips for saner and more impactful business sustainability programs.
January 27, 2010 6:07am |
The company's queen bee of sustainability talks about reducing environmental footprints through innovative packaging and dumpster dives.
January 27, 2010 4:00am |
Waste Management invests in emerging organic waste management technology company, Harvest Power.
1 | January 26, 2010 10:56am |
Nike's latest substainability report reflects evolving link between being green and being innovative
Is there a link between sustainability and business innovation? Nike certainly thinks so.
1 | January 25, 2010 10:48am |
Is inviting tourists into a locale at a time of devastating tragedy morally wrong, or is it the right thing to do?
1 | January 22, 2010 9:04am |
The Environmental Defense Fund is looking for businesses willing to host MBA interns focused on energy efficient initiatives.
January 21, 2010 2:14pm |
New Hampshire business alliances inspires businesses to think greener -- and rewards local consumers who buy from its members.
January 20, 2010 6:12pm |
The Pentagon is offering more than $1 million in funding for creative initiatives to reverse the "significant national decline" in the number of U.S. college graduates with science and technology...
7 | January 20, 2010 7:57am |
What will it take to finance (safely) the building retrofits that make up a smart city? CPC in New York offers a work-in-progress.
1 | January 19, 2010 6:12pm |
Top 20 most popular future jobs of 2030: Vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler, narrowcaster
In 2030, some of the most popular jobs could be vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler or narrowcaster, according to a new U.K. report.
7 | January 19, 2010 10:48am |