How GM, Mars and Timberland are cultivating smallholder farmers

February 20, 2018 by  
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Thriving agricultural communities are critical for the long-term for these companies. Plus, three tips for managing programs that combine the “head” with the “heart.”

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The case for linking disaster response to community resilience

November 16, 2017 by  
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Instead of donating money randomly, align corporate resources behind helping get local economies and small businesses back on their feet.

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Green finance will soon become a thing of the past

November 16, 2017 by  
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The chair of the U.K.’s Green Finance Taskforce disabuses any notion that green loans and bonds are niche products.

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Investors can calm western wildfires

November 16, 2017 by  
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A new network has bonded together to use finance to weaken the devastation of forest fires.

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An open letter on COP23 from Walmart and WWF

November 16, 2017 by  
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Why the world’s largest retailer is linking arms with the world’s biggest environmental NGOs.

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How far would you run to change a polluting industry?

August 11, 2017 by  
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Graham Ross, CEO and co-founder of Kusaga Athletic, has run the world from Brisbane to the Great Wall in China in a quest to disrupt the sports apparel industry.

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Chemical footprinting strides to become mainstream with Walmart

August 11, 2017 by  
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Big companies are breaking new ground by measuring and reporting their chemical footprints. What steps can your business take?

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It’s critical to go ‘all in’ on climate optimism

August 11, 2017 by  
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The debate about communicating apocalyptic climate risks misses the point: The only way to combat their terror is by committing fully to climate action.

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Whoopi Goldberg’s cannabis line grows sustainably

January 20, 2017 by  
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The following Q&A is an edited excerpt from the Bard MBA’s Sustainable Business Fridays podcast. Sustainable Business Fridays brings together students in Bard’s MBA in Sustainability program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship.

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DoD wants to axe pollution with biodegradable seed-planting bullets

January 9, 2017 by  
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President-elect Donald Trump seems determined to fill his cabinet with climate change skeptics and deniers. But there’s one department Trump probably won’t attempt to sabotage: the Department of Defense (DoD). Now it appears that department’s fighting against the environmental wasteland Trump’s laboring to leave in his wake, with a call for scientists to develop biodegradable , seed-planting bullets. The DoD said the U.S. Army goes through hundreds of thousands of ammunition rounds at training ranges around the world. But bullet components don’t biodegrade for hundreds of years, and in the meantime can “corrode and pollute the soil and nearby water.” DoD also worries many civilians won’t be able to tell the training rounds apart from tactical rounds. So they came up with a vision for a rather peaceful solution: bullets that biodegrade and plant seeds as they go. Related: Climate change could cause “humanitarian crisis of epic proportions,” say military leaders The DoD is soliciting applications for contractors to develop “biodegradable training ammunition loaded with specialized seeds to grow environmentally beneficial plants that eliminate ammunition debris and contaminants” under the Small Business Innovation Research program. According to Gizmodo, the Army found materials like bamboo fiber could be utilized in biodegradable bullets. Also, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory has already developed bioengineered seeds that could be embedded into the biodegradable bullets. The seeds won’t germinate until many months after they’ve been in the ground. The defense department didn’t say what type of plants should be grown, but did say animals should be able to eat them without harm. They aim to eliminate environmental hazards with the biodegradable bullets, offering six references of different scientific articles that may help potential contractors in the development process. Those scientists interested in responding to DoD’s request have until February 8 to turn in applications. Via Gizmodo Images via Wikimedia Commons ( 1 , 2 )

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