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Are 200,000 individual 5-by-2.5-ft solar panels on telephone poles ugly or beautiful? A project in New Jersey divides a community.
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There has been “nothing less than a revolution in water use” in the U.S. writes Charles Fishman in the new “The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water,” with companies now tracking their water use, reporting it publically, and reimagining it.
As SAP’s first-ever chief sustainability officer, Peter Graf was prepared to lay out the business case for sustainability to stakeholders and customers of every kind. But he had to make the case to SAP’s own board of directors first.
Celebrated scientist, entrepreneur and sustainable business strategist Amory Lovins on how companies can seize the opportunities they’re missing.
How are sustainability pressures altering the competitive landscape, and how are businesses responding? The first annual Business of Sustainability Survey and interview project found that a strong consensus of managers believe sustainability is having and will continue to have a material impact on how companies think and act.
Looking for ways to keep the cost of materials and supplies low? In an article in the Spring 2009 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review, John A. Pearce II discusses the opportunities represented by product reconstruction.
Two experts explain that, to achieve the kind of innovation in energy technology necessary to address climate change, the U.S. needs a different policy approach.
Whether it involves recycling, refurbishing or remanufacturing, product reconstruction can offer attractive consumer prices, high-quality goods and a host of profit opportunities.
Sign of the times: In a wide-ranging speech on energy policy, a leading U.S. energy executive discusses the need to place some type of price on carbon dioxide emissions.
To foster sustainable development, an innovation strategy must have vision that transcends a maelstrom of complex, and sometimes contradictory, demands.
Companies lose money because they treat pollution control and plant operations as separate concerns. It costs less in the long run to make environmental and plant managers true partners in finding compliance solutions.
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