Finding Certainty in a World of Economic Instability

Finding Certainty in a World of Economic Instability

Outlines the great economic uncertainty prevalent in the world today, and how the fundamentals portend more turmoil in the future. The article is a general finance article; however the cleantech space is not a world unto itself and will be buffeted along with every other sector by further economic dislocations. It is in this sense that it has relevance for a green economy blog. Cleantech and the green economy are a part of a much larger economy that still has serious fundamental problems that will continue to cause pain. Cleantech is not a world unto itself and how it fares will be profoundly influenced by how the larger economy in which it exists fares. Several looming questions are raised in my mind by the scenario this article outlines; including how the cleantech sector will raise much needed capital in order to grow in the kind of macro financial and economic environment that is outlined by this post.

Open Sustainability Innovation Gives Companies a Competitive Advantage

Open Sustainability Innovation Gives Companies a Competitive Advantage

Makes the point that companies need a long-term and open approach to thinking about sustainability and innovation that will require companies to adopt a more collaborative perspective and a more open approach to innovation. The increasing adoption of open innovation is important in getting sustainability innovations out of market niches to allow them to spread across a whole industry sector.

WINDPOWER 2011 and Careers in Wind Summit

WINDPOWER 2011 and Careers in Wind Summit

The WINDPOWER 2011 Conference & Exhibition, organized by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), is coming up this month and will run from May 22nd through the 25th, and will be held this year in Anaheim, California. On Sunday May 22nd, it will kick off with a Careers in Wind Summit, a full, one-day event that precedes WINDPOWER, and consists of two concurrent parts: the WINDPOWER “Careers in Wind” Educational Seminars, and the WINDPOWER “Careers in Wind” Job Fair & Exhibition.

How to Have a Successful Sustainability or CSR Career – Free 80 Page Guide

How to Have a Successful Sustainability or CSR Career – Free 80 Page Guide

NetImpact and The Center for Corporate Citizenship are offering a free guide entitled Corporate Careers That Make a Difference provides a practical framework for career development in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Sustainable Nukes?

Sustainable Nukes?

The nuclear crisis in Japan is a wake up call demonstrating that nuclear power is not the silver bullet against climate change that governments and advocates have claimed. Much more effort, resources and political will has to be directed toward alternative sources of energy: energy saving, renewable, and changing of life styles.

Sustainability Marketing 2.0: Consumers, Communication, Conversations and Communities

Sustainability Marketing 2.0: Consumers, Communication, Conversations and Communities

Frank-Martin Belz and Ken Peattie examine the role that online and social media play in sustainability marketing, and how they allow direct interactions between companies and consumers.

The Top 20 Green Building Trends for 2011

The Top 20 Green Building Trends for 2011

A list of top green building trends for 2011 is provided by Green building consultant, Jerry Yudelson and Tom Breunig, director of marketing, of Earth Advantage Institute.

Top 10 Corporate Responsibility Stories of 2010

Top 10 Corporate Responsibility Stories of 2010

It’s been a big year for corporate responsibility. A huge oil spill, continued ructions in the financial sector, landmark decisions in the courts, and a new dawn for online companies around human rights issues are among the top CSR stories of 2010.