Energy & sustainability

s+b Blogs

The newest shopping trend isn’t new at all

The rental and resale markets are booming for products as diverse as fashion and camping gear — and it's creating an opening for brands to reinvent their business model.
by Steve Barr

Making Indian businesses sustainable

Companies will accelerate their commitment to long-term social and environmental well-being only if India builds an ecosystem of sustainability drivers.
by Deepa Krishnan

How cities can stay cool on a warming Earth

As the demand for air conditioning grows worldwide, a more energy-efficient approach, already in use in the Gulf countries, offers a potential solution.
by George Sarraf, Christopher Decker, and Jad Moussalli
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Keep your CSR programs on track

Corporate social responsibility can be tricky, especially for multinationals. A new study lays out some guidance.
by Matt Palmquist
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Why business should cut food waste

Being green isn’t the only reason for companies to get on board. Retailers, restaurants, and others that find ways to minimize food surpluses will reap financial rewards, too.
by Deepali Srivastava

How to pick technology winners

Some of today’s innovations will become as prevalent as smartphones. Others, such as jet packs, won’t take off. Three factors can help you tell which are likely to succeed.
by Peter Schwartz
GMO

Power strategies

The largest utilities around the globe are placing their bets on winning strategies and capabilities.
by Thomas Flaherty, Paul Nillesen, and Mark Coughlin

You can’t benchmark culture

Your company’s ideal behavioral strengths are unique, and shouldn’t be borrowed or copied — not even from a high-performance enterprise.
by Jon Katzenbach and Alice Zhou

Water Experts for the World

The Dutch turned adversity into a compelling economic opportunity. Other countries could do the same.
by Bobbie van der List