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How America's Startups Are Creating a Culture of Collaboration

How America's Startups Are Creating a Culture of Collaboration | Saatchi S | Scoop.it
We're learning to share. Well, at least our entrepreneurs are. It's called collaborative consumption, and more and more small businesses and entrepreneurs are using this concept to launch their companies.

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6 Business Benefits of Sustainability | Sustainable Business Forum

6 Business Benefits of Sustainability | Sustainable Business Forum | Saatchi S | Scoop.it
For anyone to seriously accept the premise that 'sustainability' is a business strategy we must be able to define and quantify the business benefits that can be derived from adopting this model.

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Bringing "Mindfulness" to the Workplace - 25% of large US companies launch internal ‘stress-reduction’ initiatives

Bringing "Mindfulness" to the Workplace - 25% of large US companies launch internal ‘stress-reduction’ initiatives | Saatchi S | Scoop.it
General Mills, the company behind Cheerios cereal and Häagen-Dazs ice cream, is headquartered on a leafy expanse outside Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

August 24, 2012 - Financial Times - Bringing Mysticism to Capitalism

The General Mills initiative is at the vanguard of a movement that is quietly reshaping certain corners of the corporate world. With meditation, yoga and “mindfulness”, the foundational tenets of Buddhism, Hinduism and other pan-Asian philosophies have infiltrated the upper echelons of some of the biggest companies on earth.... http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/d9cb7940-ebea-11e1-985a-00144feab49a.html#axzz24f23XPsg


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Why sustainability is crucial to risk management

Why sustainability is crucial to risk management | Saatchi S | Scoop.it

July 26, 2012: GreenBiz and UNEP Finance Initiative for Sustainability @UNEP_FI

Policymakers and financiers seeking to bring equilibrium back to the markets should heed the thinking of financial sustainability advocates, a new report says.

Post-financial crisis efforts to shield the economy from volatility must be extended to include emerging sources of instability in the environmental, social, and governance realms if markets are to achieve robust growth and create wealth for all, according to "LENSES AND CLOCKS: FINANCIAL STABILITY AND SYSTEM RISKS" a joint report released by the UNEP Finance Initiative, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the Blended Capital Group.

"You cannot have a stable financial system that accounts for classical economic considerations while ignoring climate change, resource depletion, ecosystems destruction and other new and emerging risk," said Paul Clements-Hunt, report co-author and founder of The Blended Capital Group.... http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2012/07/24/why-sustainability-crucial-risk-management


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Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia: Endesa Pavilion

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia: Endesa Pavilion | Saatchi S | Scoop.it

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia designed the Endesa Pavilion, as part of the Smart City Expo in Barcelona, Spain.

The structure brings the distributed intelligence concept to the realm of architecture through a multiscalar aproach. The project aims to define an adaptative constructive system able to respond each solicitation at the lowest scale. By doing this, each single module could answer to his own structural, energetical and enviromental needings. The skin will act as a network of inteligent nodes, a “solar brick” that protects from the solar radiation, collects and storage the energy the data at the local scale.

During one year it will perform as a meeting point for knowledge interchange as well as a benchmark for smart grid technologies...


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The Life of a Plastic Water Bottle: A Journey Begins

The Life of a Plastic Water Bottle: A Journey Begins | Saatchi S | Scoop.it

October 2, 2012 - Bloomberg

 

Bottled water -- clean, portable and good for you -- is the drink of choice for health-conscious consumers who balk at sugary sodas and juices... http://www.bloomberg.com/slideshow/2012-10-02/the-life-of-a-plastic-water-bottle.html

 

The Fatal Shore, Awash in Plastic - New Documentary http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2487927552/the-fatal-shore-awash-in-plastic-new-documentary


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Forging deeper relationships between people and the products they buy

Forging deeper relationships between people and the products they buy | Saatchi S | Scoop.it

September 3, 2012 Guardian Sustainable Business

Jo Confino learns the difference between the power of the heart and mind when he visits Fairtrade vanilla farmers in Uganda...One of the greatest difficulties in the field of sustainability is helping consumers to recognise how their purchasing habits can exacerbate key problems such as poverty and climate change....  http://ow.ly/drpvX #csr #sustainable #fairtrade


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Water Risk Filter - First Tool to quantify water-related risks for supply chains in all industries, in all countries

Water Risk Filter - First Tool to quantify water-related risks for supply chains in all industries, in all countries | Saatchi S | Scoop.it

World Wildlife Fund: Water is becoming a hot topic for business, yet most companies don’t know where to start in understanding and responding to water issues.  The Water Risk Filter enables users to plan and create strategies for their own company, suppliers or investments to drive down risk and become proactive in responding to water issues they face - and by doing so, become better water stewards.... http://waterriskfilter.panda.org/


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India: Forget the grid, community power is here - A New Era of Entrepreneurs

A new era of entrepreneurs in India have begun a revolutionary effort to deliver energy access via off grid cell phone towers.

August 27, 2012 - - OurWorld 2.0


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