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Information to enhance and create ‘environments’ with short and long term generational goals that benefit and strengthen the human-nature interdependence. I call it the human element.
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A Hybrid Approach to Solar Power

A Hybrid Approach to Solar Power | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
A company comes up with a solar installation that produces hot water as well as electricity for apartment buildings, wineries and now a dairy.
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Reimagining Capitalism—as Principled, Patient, and Truly Social | Management Innovation eXchange

Reimagining Capitalism—as Principled, Patient, and Truly Social | Management Innovation eXchange | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) is an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century.
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Corporate Sustainability Efforts: Feast or Famine?

Corporate Sustainability Efforts: Feast or Famine? | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Is corporate sustainability on the wane or growing more important to top executives? At the beginning of the year, two big-picture reports on the state of green business painted divergent pictures.

 

Excellent analysis in Harvard Business Review blog of recent (disappointing) developments in corporate sustainability.


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The Marketer’s Guide to Pinterest

The Marketer’s Guide to Pinterest | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
HGTV. Nordstrom. West Elm. ModCloth. Those are some of the big name retailers who are using Pinterest to drive significant traffic to their retail websites.
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Richard Branson on Decision-Making For Entrepreneurs

Richard Branson on Decision-Making For Entrepreneurs | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
The British billionaire talks about how he makes tough choices.
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Philosophy of Sustainable Development ~ Sustainable Sphere

Philosophy of Sustainable Development ~ Sustainable Sphere | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

The nature of sustainable development is such that it cannot be achieved without the careful conservation of biological resources. Sustainable development covers not only the ‘green’ issues but also the ‘brown issues’ - it sees "environment" in the broader sense to encompass the social, economic, political, institutional and urban dimensions of this term, not just ecological / biological.

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Tweetable, Interactive Algae Farm is Energy-Generating "Cyber-Garden" (Photos)

Tweetable, Interactive Algae Farm is Energy-Generating "Cyber-Garden" (Photos) | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
This fascinating installation where algae, bioluminescent bacteria, humans and smartphones interact may chart where a new generation of urban "cyber-gardeners" may go.

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Revisiting the American Dream: Is the U.S. Providing Fewer Opportunities to Get Ahead? - Knowledge@Wharton

Revisiting the American Dream: Is the U.S. Providing Fewer Opportunities to Get Ahead? - Knowledge@Wharton | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Revisiting the American Dream: Is the U.S. Providing Fewer Opportunities to Get Ahead? by Knowledge@Wharton, the online business journal of the Wharton School.
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How Much Will it Cost to Save Our Economy’s Foundation?

How Much Will it Cost to Save Our Economy’s Foundation? | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Many will ask, "Can the world afford these investments?" But the only appropriate question is, "Can the world afford the consequences of not making these investments?
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Structuring Environmental Management Choices - Structured Decision Making: A Practical Guide to Environmental Management Choices - Gregory - Wiley Online Library

Structuring Environmental Management Choices - Structured Decision Making: A Practical Guide to Environmental Management Choices - Gregory - Wiley Online Library | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

This is a great new book on decision making in organizations: Structuring Environmental Management Choices. It focuses on the triple bottom line.

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This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business | Fast Company

This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business | Fast Company | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
The future of business is pure chaos. Here’s how you can survive--and perhaps even thrive.
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The human factor in service design - McKinsey Quarterly - Operations - Performance

The human factor in service design - McKinsey Quarterly - Operations - Performance | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Focus on the human side of customer service to make it psychologically savvy, economically sound, and easier to scale.
A McKinsey Quarterly Operations article.
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The Next Smart Sustainability Idea: A Net Positive Impact Business | Partager sur LinkedIn

The Next Smart Sustainability Idea: A Net Positive Impact Business | Partager sur LinkedIn | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

If you've have heard about Reinventing Fire, Rocky Mountain Institute's roadmap for a secure, renewable energy future, and are like almost everyone with whom I have talked about it, you wonder where to start.

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The Next Economy and the 'Next Politics'

The Next Economy and the 'Next Politics' | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
The Obama administration's efforts to enhance manufacturing jobs, while very much needed, seem focused on a 20th century model of large-scale, "heavy" industry.
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The Triple Bottom Line - Strategy Skills Training from MindTools.com

The Triple Bottom Line - Strategy Skills Training from MindTools.com | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Companies driven by profit alone can be cold, hard, unsatisfying places to work. Find out about one approach they can use to change this.
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Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing Back the Social

Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing Back the Social | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Discussions about Green Economy often ignore the Social - this short 10 minute video addresses this issue. Check out UNRISD's Social Dimensions of Green Econ...
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Now What? Young Leaders Are Changing the World by Working for Themselves (SSIR)

Now What? Young Leaders Are Changing the World by Working for Themselves (SSIR) | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Growing numbers of young people are making an about face—turning their backs on working for “the man” and creating their own ventures.
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