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Sustainability

s+b Blogs
July 12, 2013
by Christopher Dann and Owen Ward
According to a new study, the solar industry is slowly stabilizing.
 



Zero Injuries,
Waste, and Harm

How AkzoNobel NV, a leading manufacturer, is making its health, safety, and environment procedures stronger by making them more consistent.

Diesel Gets
Automakers’ Vote
of Confidence
(Interactive)

Automakers are far more confident about diesel’s popularity in the U.S. than they are about hybrids or electric cars. Here's a look at the real value of diesel.
 

Corporate Social
Responsibility’s
New Role in the
Middle East

An urgent need for job growth is spurring an innovative trend in CSR and high-minded commercial initiatives.



Is the Arctic the Next
Emerging Market?

The earth’s northernmost regions are rich in resources. The challenge will be accessing them sustainably. See also “Business Opportunities in the Arctic—In Pictures.”
 

The Business Case for Nature

By demonstrating the value of investing in the environment, conservationists can forge unexpected partnerships and reap large-scale benefits.

Algae at a Pump Near You?

Physicist William Cooke discusses the potential for algal biofuels to become the next big alternative energy source.

An Optimist’s Case for Climate Policy

Gernot Wagner, an economist with the Environmental Defense Fund, believes business will push for policy change.

A New Role for Natural Resources Companies

By promoting business partnerships, producers of primary materials can find a new source of competitive advantage.

Solar Comes of Age

A leading solar energy policy advocate explains how this dynamic, rapidly maturing industry can reach its true potential.

A Talent Strategy for Emerging Economies

Two top leaders of the Middle East telecom company Etisalat explain how they recruit and retain people in frontier markets — the most challenging business environments in the world.

A Moore’s Law for Renewable Energy

Increasing capacity per dollar in computer technology has driven exponential growth for 50 years. The same could happen in the energy industry.

Renewable Energy at a Crossroads

The wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal sector has grown in fits and starts — and now may have the momentum to become a self-sustaining industry.

New Views of Sustainable Commerce

A review of Earth, Inc., by Gregory Unruh.

Nuclear Realism after Fukushima

A hasty, large-scale movement away from nuclear power would not resolve most of the issues raised by the ongoing crisis in Japan. Instead, we need more thoughtful discussions now about the energy systems of the future.
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