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Innovations in environmental and social behavior that enable organizations and society to operate for the long term

 
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Global Issues

Rio+20: Is a $513 Billion Down Payment Enough?

Advances in reducing poverty, environmental protection, and other global issues threaten the status quo—a report from Rio+20.

By Jigar Shah | Jul. 2, 2012
 
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Water

Raising the Profile of a Prime Water Resource

A new Robert Redford-produced film, “Watershed,” highlights water conservation—but does it go far enough?

By Laura Starita | Jun. 29, 2012
 

Technology & Design

Following in Buckminster Fuller’s Footsteps

Living Buildings Challenge, a project of the International Living Future Institute, is the winner of this year’s Buckminster Fuller Institute award.

By Pablo Freund | Jun. 7, 2012
 

Urban Development

Ten Cities, Ten Projects

A report from the first-ever EcoDistricts Institute—how 10 cities are integrating green buildings and infrastructure with community action and civic entrepreneurship.

By Rob Bennett | Jun. 6, 2012
 
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Food

Having Your Sustainable Cake and Eating It Too

Long-term investment in organic agriculture will provide above-market returns, environmental impact, and—in the developing world—enormous social impact.

By Rufo Quintavalle | 2 | May. 22, 2012
 
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Socially Responsible Business

Branding a Revolution

Q&A with KoAnn Skrzyniarz of Sustainable Brands.

By Nayelli Gonzalez | May. 21, 2012
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Sustainability and Self-Interest

Reviewed By Matthew E. Kahn | May. 16, 2012
 

Economic Development

A Fresh Take on Building Prosperous Cities

Local government strategic planning is needed to move cities forward at the necessary rate of reform.

By Mayor Sam Adams | 5 | May. 9, 2012
 
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Business

Mars’ Sustainable Cocoa Initiative in Cote d’Ivoire

The entire cocoa sector—exporters, NGOs, manufacturers, and governments—must help farmers boost their productivity and income.

By Andy Harner | Apr. 25, 2012
 

Technology & Design

Solar Power in a Suitcase

Featuring Laura Stachel & Hal Aronson | Apr. 18, 2012