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.
Two of the world's top oil and gas producers are transitioning to renewable energy. So why isn't the U.S.? Energy expert Chris Nelder reports from the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
30 | January 23, 2013 3:00am |
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.
3 | January 21, 2013 9:03pm |
U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off his second term today, and between the pomp and circumstance, offered a spirited defense of how progressive ideals benefit commerce.
24 | January 21, 2013 8:32pm |
A prominent leader in social innovation, Novogratz helped pioneer a new approach to addressing global poverty.
2 | January 21, 2013 3:45am |
The proprietor of a 20,000 sq. ft. coworking space and classroom in Brooklyn discusses entrepreneurism, expansion and education without degrees.
1 | January 18, 2013 1:20am |
This cannery on wheels is helping microbreweries, and even nanobreweries, get on the beer-can bandwagon.
5 | January 17, 2013 3:00am |
Architects have mastered the art of defensive building, says SmartPlanet columnist C.C. Sullivan. But can an emerging architecture restore our sense of humanity as well?
2 | January 16, 2013 4:14am |
Google has awarded $2.65 million to the Energy Foundation in an effort to get utilities and states to change how they charge consumers for electricity.
January 15, 2013 10:56am |
Minimizing waste along the food chain: it's good for the environment, but even better for the bottom line. The "mega-movement" is just beginning.
11 | January 15, 2013 1:33am |
China's capital has been gripped for days by the worst air pollution on record, prompting the country to shut down factories and pull government cars off the road.
26 | January 14, 2013 3:33pm |
Coursera to offer fee-based certificates for completion of some online courses. This increases the prospect of an alternative to traditional diploma-based programs, and boosts the MOOC business model.
January 14, 2013 9:17am |
San Francisco startup Liftopia uses big data to help 250 U.S. resorts sell lift passes online and offers a service that helps them adjust pricing and promotions in real time.
2 | January 14, 2013 1:40am |
How will future driverless compare to the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of today's cars?
1 | January 11, 2013 12:16pm |
Boston and Copenhagen top the list this year as cities with the smartest people, economies, and leadership.
8 | January 10, 2013 9:53am |
Only a handful of educational institutions support massive open online courses (MOOCs), but new projects are being planned. Also, most now see online learning as a long-term strategy.
2 | January 8, 2013 8:20am |
Does your next vacation destination make you a "mindful traveler?"
7 | January 6, 2013 10:51am |
Will a popular blog get enough people to pay so that it can be ad-free, indie, and sustainable?
3 | January 3, 2013 7:00am |
As we enter 2013, what are some of the challenges that both airlines and airports will face?
January 3, 2013 5:51am |
Kansas City is using sewer sludge to turn a profit.
9 | December 31, 2012 2:15pm |
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 |