The Top 10 Women in Biofuels

The Top 10 Women in Biofuels

As the founder of the Bay Area networking group, Women In Cleantech & Sustainability, I am keenly interested in learning about who the media thinks as being the most influential women in the field. However, it feels like every top ten list for women in Cleantech always lists the same lovely ladies. This is not […]

Reporting: How the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Does It

Reporting: How the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Does It

In this post, Elaine analyzes the GRI’s own sustainability report, asking what extent GRI Stakeholders should be content with a report about direct impacts and outputs (the things that the GRI is saying, doing, using) versus a report about the outcomes the GRI can reasonably claim to have influenced.

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.

When Cities and Wetlands Collide

When Cities and Wetlands Collide

Describes the winning entry in the recent Gowanus Lowline Competition. The winning entry, which is described encapsulates the kind of far sighted bio-mimetic and bio-symbiotic urban design our country needs. Reading this post is like reading a how to book on healing the earth; and in particular healing the brownfield urban wastelands, very often built over per-existing wetlands.

Setting a Strategy for Sustainability

Setting a Strategy for Sustainability

Argues why businesses should move beyond the duality of environmental concerns and making money to expos the false divide between environmental and business thinking. It makes the case that doing so is important in order for the organization to operate successfully, and thrive, in an increasingly resource constrained world. by Christopher Gleadle, author of Sustainable […]

Advanced Hydropower Gets New Funding from DOE and Interior Departments

Advanced Hydropower Gets New Funding from DOE and Interior Departments

Reports on new funding by the DOE and the Department of Interior for various advanced hydro projects, including sustainable run of the river hydro and pumped storage as well. The announced $17 million in funding over the next three years is targeted for research and development projects to advance hydropower technology.

20 Questions To Ask Your Sustainability Reporting Manager

20 Questions To Ask Your Sustainability Reporting Manager

In this post Elaine focuses on the importance of critically reviewing the organization’s sustainability reporting by posing and then speaking to a series of questions that focus in on various aspects of how to evaluate the current state of an organizations sustainability reporting.

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