Tag: Sustainability

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

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Social Innovations

Tech Clears the Air

By Alana Conner

Manufacturers in the United States are building more and more products while churning out less and less air pollution.

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Nonprofits

LEED the Way

By Brandon Keim

The LEED green-building certification system is one of the fastest growing nonprofits in America.

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Philanthropy

Grassroots Concrete

By Brandon Keim

Build Change is shaking up construction practices in earthquake-prone areas.

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Philanthropy

Second Chances and a Third Bottom Line

By Tyche Hendricks

Recycla Chile, Latin America’s first e-waste recycling company, reclaims value from discarded electronics and marginalized people.

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Social Innovations

Endowment for a Rainy Day

By Burton A. Weisbrod & Evelyn D. Asch 5

To prepare for future financial downturns, nonprofits should treat endowments as rainy day funds, not cut programs to preserve the endowment.

Nonprofits

Research: Shareholders Nudge Companies

By Alana Conner

What happens when large companies receive resolutions from their shareholders pressing them to take better care of the environment?

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Nonprofits

Design Thinking for Social Innovation

By Tim Brown & Jocelyn Wyatt 33

Designers have traditionally focused on enhancing the look and functionality of products. Recently, they have begun using design techniques to tackle more complex problems, such as finding ways to provide low-cost healthcare throughout the world.

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Social Innovations

Q&A: Fred Krupp

By Eric Nee 2

Under Fred Krupp’s leadership, the Environmental Defense Fund has become one of the most important power brokers in the environmental arena. Krupp has helped accomplish what some thought was impossible—getting businesses to go green voluntarily.