In the past, green energy was all about saving the planet. We conceded that if we wanted to have solar power, or wind power, then it was going to cost us money.
Business values provide the structure that supports the rapidly changing regulatory, social, and political environments that affect business. With new generations entering the workforce, businesses are adapting to the rapidly changing world with social responsibility and sustainability goals.
When we think of people fighting climate change, we tend to think of activists and protesters. We also tend to put corporations on the side of those who are making global warming worse; faceless entities harming the planet in pursuit of profits.
Global food systems and large, multinational agribusiness are ground zero for business sustainability practices. Not only are investors and the general public demanding more transparency and accountability, but the very nature of the agricultural supply chain is under threat from years of profit-first thinking.
Flat roofs are not an uncommon design choice when it comes to commercial buildings. From huge office buildings to shopping malls, and everything in between, flat roofs tend to be the order of the day.
The march of technology has been particularly hard on the shopping mall. Once a can't-lose investment, these centers of socialization and commerce have dried up all across the country.
There is nothing better than the feeling of killing two birds with one stone. When a single solution can take two, serious problems and make progress on solving both of them, that is how a lot of progress is made in a short period of time.
A robust recycling program is an essential component of zero waste, and so is eliminating unnecessary trash. Single-use disposable shopping bags (both paper and plastic) have a short life.
Have you ever gone to the supermarket, and tried to buy healthy food? It’s nearly impossible to figure out what’s genuinely good for you, and what’s just wearing a health-conscious skin in order to get you to buy it. When everything is claiming to be a low-fat, low-carb superfood, it’s hard to tell the difference between the real deal, and a clever marketing package.
Tesla is one of the biggest electric car companies in the world, and it's certainly one of the most visible. The company has bucked market trends, and even tradition, by creating a unique product, and an even more unique support network to make buying that product more appealing.