Sustainable

The Utility Death Spiral

By Michael Schweibinz, Contributor

Solar and wind energy solutions are sweeping across the nation. This trend has left traditional utility providers concerned about their ability to compete economically and environmentally. This was a hot topic at the 25th annual SRI Conference.… Read More

Green Following Green

By Michael Schweibinz, Contributor

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Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, stepped on stage at the 25th annual SRI conference and presented optimistic findings and forecasts for clean energy development in 2014.… Read More

Methane Regulations Make Good Business Sense

By Michael Schweibinz

Methane emissions are frequently left out of the conversation about measuring and mitigating the effects of climate change. While methane only accounted for 9% of green house gas emissions in 2012, the long-term impacts this gas has on the environment are alarming!… Read More

The Three Ps Echo Across Wall Street

By: Michael Schweibinz

Have you earned an MBA or degree in business administration sometime during the past half-century? If the so, you’ve surely had the four Ps of marketing engrained into your business DNA.

Marketers tend to focus on price, product, place, and promotion.… Read More

New Belgium Family Foundation “All In” for Impact Investing

By: Meaghan Scott

The New Belgium Family Foundation was started by the CEO and Co-Founder of the New Belgium Brewing Company after the company became 100% employee owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan in 2012. The sale to the ESOP is only the most recent example in a long history of practices by New Belgium Brewing that promote environmental stewardship and social responsibility, including being one of the early Certified B Corps.… Read More

Fixing Recycling: How Do We Close the Loop?

By Holly Testa, Director, Shareowner Engagement

Many communities have recycling programs. And yet, this patchwork system of taxpayer funded programs produces marginal results for the United States overall that lag far behind other developed nations. Why?

Throwing Away $11.5 Billion

As You Sow has estimated that the value of wasted packaging in the U.S.… Read More

Soil Cowboys

By: Dan Sherman

In the northern United States and southern Canada, ranching has begun to promote sustainability, reducing carbon in the air, while creating healthier food and saving money.

Though not often known, soil can act as a carbon sink, holding tons of this climate change-causing element.… Read More

Climate Change Is “Risky Business”

By Logan Coffman

Many reports on the negative implications of increasing greenhouse emissions have been released over the years by entities such as the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).… Read More

What Does a Sustainable Brand Look Like, and Why Do We Care?

By Logan Coffman

The word sustainability is tossed around so frequently by the increasingly eco-conscious that it is becoming a candidate for Buzzword of the Year.

But what does “sustainable” actually mean in our consumer-focused world? How does a company successfully capture and reflect the characteristics of what modern-day consumers consider a sustainable product?… Read More

Brazil Leads the World in Climate Change Mitigation

By Michael Schweibinz

Just ten years ago, Brazil had the highest deforestation rate in the world. Today, the World Cup host does more than any other country to prevent climate change.

A recent study by Science Magazine found that Brazil has reduced deforestation in the Amazon rain forest by 70%.… Read More