Going from a single spore to a finished fungi-derived leather product takes a couple of weeks. But raising a cow to maturity for bovine leather can take several years.
Responsible leadership from the private sector is needed more than ever.
Sustainable ventures can markedly contribute to Canada’s economy and employment with the right investor strategies to help them grow to medium and large size.
Sustainable start-ups are better off choosing an investor with aligned interests that can lend them legitimacy.
Greg Combet wants to use his super power to free business from being hostage to short-term share-price and profit measures.
Superannuation fund supremo Greg Combet has a radical idea: to promote the business concept of 'long-term value'.
It's a bold move from outgoing Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi.
Can Walmart go green while maintaining its commitment to low prices?
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Two business professors spent five years studying Walmart's ambition project to bring sustainability to its millions of budget-conscious customers – a plan that began with the birth of a granddaughter.
Autonomous drones have already been used to deliver medicines and other small freight items.
Supply-chain experts see reliable data, STEM education and smarter regulation as essential for Australia to succeed in an increasingly automated world under pressure to be environmentally sustainable.
Firms run with the long term in mind can aim to provide social, environmental, and financial returns.
More CEOs and investors are looking to long term value over short term profits – an approach that may net them both.
Soft Landing recycles the materials of mattresses that otherwise get dumped in landfill.
City dwellers are individually starting to do their bit to live sustainably. Now pioneering businesses are aiming to make ecological and social sustainability part of their bottom line.
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As a remedy to rampant consumerism and the throwaway culture of fast-fashion, a few clothing brands actively encourage their customers to buy less.
Feel-good fudges designed to boost staff morale are giving way to tangible projects which can be reported to shareholders.
Academics must engage with the communities outside the ivory tower.
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Contributing to the public good should be a top priority for public and land grant universities. Here, some ideas on how to match what institutions value with academics' own drive for service.
The talk on the sidelines in Paris is how businesses can tackle global warming.
The business presence at COP21 may be on the sidelines but support for climate change is strong.
What a waste.
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The 'linear economy' that drove 20th-century leaps in wealth is no longer sustainable, and our standard of living will not survive without a dramatic redesign.
The scheme aims to make buildings with high energy-efficiency ratings, like this one in Canberra, attractive to potential buyers and renters.
Australia’s policies to cut greenhouse emissions have been shrouded in uncertainty over the past few months. The contentious Renewable Energy Target review and the swapping of the carbon price for Direct…
The world urgently needs renewable alternative sources of energy.
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John D. Rockefeller turned in his grave when the news drifted down to Hades that the Rockefeller Brothers Fund is divesting from fossil fuel companies … even from John D’s once very own Exxon. The shrill…
Universities in the US have led the divestment charge - the ANU is leading the Australian movement.
Tony Abbott’s criticisms of the ANU’s divestment decision will come back to bite him. The tide of change is such that Vice-Chancellor Ian Young and the ANU Council will be seen as leaders. Others will…
Despite regulatory uncertainty, business in the US and Australia is responding to climate change.
Despite the widespread scientific consensus regarding anthropogenic climate change, ideological rhetoric dominates the global political discourse. This is preventing the development of clear policy frameworks…