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

Fun for a Change

By Aaron Dalton 1

Volkswagen believes that doing the right thing—taking the stairs, reducing litter, and driving an eco-friendly car—can be pleasurable and desirable.

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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?