Size Matters?

How the business case for CSR can apply to any company, no matter the size. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is largely associated with big companies.  They are more high profile, attract more media attention and are concerned about protecting and enhancing their reputations with the broader public as well as key stakeholders.  They are also […]

Reframing Corporate Sustainability

John W. Maxwell W. George Pinnell Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy Kelley School of Business, Indiana University One of the most famous frames related to corporate sustainability is the triple bottom line. The triple bottom line separates the way we think about business into three broad areas: economic, social and environmental. This frame […]

Can the World Run on Renewable Energy?

From the April, 2015 Special Report: Making the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy, published by Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) and Knowledge@Wharton WITHOUT DOUBT, RENEWABLE ENERGY IS ON A ROLL. Denmark is producing 43% of its energy from renewables, and it aims for 70% by 2020. Germany, at more than 25% now and 30% […]

An Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Well Sitting in the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Boom

Hydraulic fracturing has rapidly emerged as a game changing technology for extracting oil and gas from unconventional shale formations. Wells developed with this technology necessitate only a small footprint, and can therefore be sited virtually anywhere, including in close proximity to homes and civic areas. With its ascendance, critics of the technology have emphasized the […]

How Some Businesses Misrepresent Their Environmental Record

By ANDREW CLULEY (Originally reported by WEMU on 1/19/15: ‘Brownwashing’, as it is called, isn’t what one would expect. A University of Michigan studied has identified a new way some businesses misrepresent their environmental track record. The method might come as a surprise. Environmentalists often worry that companies are greenwashing, or overstating their environmentally-friendly practices. […]

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