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Envisioning the Opportunities Presented by the Resource Revolution

September 19, 2014 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Climate Change, Emerging Ideas, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers Conventional wisdom predicts stagnating economic growth, extreme resource depletion, accelerating commodity price inflation, and increasing pollution as consuming classes in emerging markets grow. Below, Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers argue that this growth will create an opportunity that will reframe the world’s economy and

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Big Data Takes On Big Weather

March 2, 2014 • TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Climate Change, Digital TransformationComments (1)

By Djeevan Schiferli, IBM Some European cities are turning to Big Data to not only predict the weather and its potential impact, but also to address public safety and business concerns that accompany adverse conditions. Below, Djeevan Schiferli argues that

How Sustainability and Carbon Footprint Reduction is Transforming the DNA of Leadership Key Trends for 2013

March 10, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Climate Change, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Nikos Avlonas 2012 introduced several significant developments in sustainability, most notably around the issues of climate change, risk management, and supply chain ethics. You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always

“Going, going…”: The long term sustainability impacts of short term focus

July 22, 2012 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Climate Change, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Aileen Ionescu-Somers Short-term thinking and acting has led to the current financial crisis, but has it precipitated a move to more long-term thinking in business & industry? This article discusses the tensions between short-term actions and long-term

KYOCERA – a uniquely resource-efficient approach to product design

March 22, 2012 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Climate Change, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Tracey Rawling Church KYOCERA is a name that may not be familiar, but the company has quietly been designing and manufacturing resource efficient products for many years. For example 20 years ago, the year of the first Rio Climate Summit, KYOCERA made a

Understanding Cloud Computing Competition, Environment and Finance

November 24, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Finance & Economics, Climate ChangeComments (0)

By Federico Etro Cloud computing allows firms to rent computing power and storage from cloud computing providers, and to pay on demand; this improves productivity and at the same time has a positive environmental impact, creating new businesses, investments

Timberland Investments: A risk analysis

September 28, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Finance & Economics, Climate ChangeComments (0)

By Klaus Biskup Specialist knowledge is essential to maximizing timberland investment opportunities, and in particular, assessing the risks involved… You might also like: Market similarities and differences Design Thinking: Eight Mistakes to Avoid The Five