Two Steps Forward

Cisco and Amsterdam's plan to make a green city smart

What happens when one of the world’s greener, smarter cities meets the hyper-connected world? We’re about to find out.

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Climate change is good for you! Wait: It?s April 1st. Or is it?

We'd planned to create an April's Fool spoof. But real life beat us to the punch.

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Exxon, stranded assets and the new math

What happens when fossil-fuel companies' assets are reduced to nothing by carbon regulations or market forces? Shareholders want to know.

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Can the military save us from climate change?

The U.S. military is taking climate change deadly seriously, even if its civilian bosses aren't. What can we learn from them about preparedness and resiliency?

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Exit Interview: Melanie Nutter, City of San Francisco

The head of environment for the City by the Bay talks about how to push sustainability initiatives inside cities, as well as cities’ growing interest in resiliency.

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How GE and Apple shareholders became tools for climate deniers

What happens when conservative activists steal a page from Greenpeace's name-and-shame playbook?

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The McDonough Conversations: A change of climate at Davos

The leading designer and architect takes the conversation about the circular economy to new heights.

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State of Green Business: Buildings and companies go positive

The "net positive" movement heralds promising change for buildings, water and products. But it needs to move beyond the buzzword. 

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State of Green Business: Cities become hotbeds of promise

Big data, LED lighting and smart parking programs are helping to spur a global urban revolution. 

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State of Green Business: Energy storage becomes a game-changer

Tech and economic forces are helping to shape a low-carbon energy future.

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State of Green Business: Employee engagement becomes strategic

Companies including Ceasars Entertainment and Unilver are kicking their sustainability up a notch by making motivated employees a key part of the equation.

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State of Green Business: Food sustainability gets a seat at the table

McDonald's, General Mills and other mega-companies are satisfying a hunger to solve increasingly complex food issues.

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State of Green Business: The people side of sustainability gets legs

From Unilever and P&G to Levi's and Starbucks, companies are increasingly embracing CSR 2.0: corporate responsibility meets business longevity.

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Exit Interview: Phil Radford, Greenpeace

The activist group's departing executive director talks about how companies should respond when Greenpeace comes calling, and why activists need to think like jazz musicians.

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State of Green Business: Shadow pricing steps into the limelight

Walmart, Disney and General Motors are among the powerful companies putting a price tag on environmental impacts.

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State of Green Business: Water rises as a risk factor

Coca-Cola, MillerCoors, H&M and others are finding new ways to mitigate water issues. But their actions are just a drop in the bucket.

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Exit Interview: Ben Packard, Starbucks

The recently departed head of sustainability reflects on his time at the coffee company. How does he view the NGO world now that he is part of it?

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State of Green Business: Chemical transparency creates a window of opportunity

Wal-Mart, Target and other major retailers have discovered that greener chemicals and concerned citizens create a potent formula for change. 

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State of Green Business: Collaboration becomes an accelerator

By working together, companies are driving change within sectors and supply chains.

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