Sustainability

News and Articles About Sustainability

Investors Toss $18.5 Million at Salad Chain Sweetgreen
Fast Casual Restaurants

Investors Toss $18.5 Million at Salad Chain Sweetgreen

Shake Shack's founder Daniel Meyer, billionaire Steve Case and other investors are sold on the healthy, seasonal fast-casual.
Kate Taylor
Going Gangster: Samsung Reports Sustainability Efforts in Rap Video
Sustainability

Going Gangster: Samsung Reports Sustainability Efforts in Rap Video

'Here we go, one scheme/Samsung to the rescue/Put wings to your dreams/ Everyone just listen.'
Geoff Weiss
This New USDA-Approved Potato Could Yield Less Carcinogenic Fries
Food Businesses

This New USDA-Approved Potato Could Yield Less Carcinogenic Fries

The supplier of McDonald's French Fries just got the green light from the Department of Agriculture to commercially plant genetically-modified potatoes that resists bruising and produces less of a chemical that may cause cancer when fried.
Kate Taylor
This Gizmo Wants to Make Your Shower 'Smart,' Cutting Your Water Use In Half
Next Big Thing

This Gizmo Wants to Make Your Shower 'Smart,' Cutting Your Water Use In Half

A crowdfunding campaign for the Eva Smart Shower launched on Indiegogo this week.
Catherine Clifford
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Why Tech Innovators Are High on the Prospects for Legalized Marijuana
Cannabis

Why Tech Innovators Are High on the Prospects for Legalized Marijuana

Legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington and Colorado, and potentially several more states soon, has created a multi-billion industry requiring sophisticated technology.
Andre Bourque
Can You Tell McDonald's From Organic? These Foodies Couldn't. (Video)
McDonalds

Can You Tell McDonald's From Organic? These Foodies Couldn't. (Video)

Thinking they were eating snacks from a new organic restaurant, these food experts couldn't stop singing McNuggets' praises. And, it was all caught on tape.
Kate Taylor
Iced Coffee Too Cold to Hold? Dunkin' Franchisees Have Final Say on 'Double Cupping.'
Coffee

Iced Coffee Too Cold to Hold? Dunkin' Franchisees Have Final Say on 'Double Cupping.'

Individual franchisees can decide whether to charge customers for putting a foam cup around a plastic cup of iced coffee.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Hires Ex-'MythBusters' Host to Address Pink Slime, Other Food Rumors
McDonalds

McDonald's Hires Ex-'MythBusters' Host to Address Pink Slime, Other Food Rumors

The fast-food chain is tackling rumors about pink slime, McRibs and horse meat with the help of former 'MythBusters' co-host Grant Imahara, in a new ad campaign.
Kate Taylor
Study Trends to Guide Your Innovation Efforts
Innovation

Study Trends to Guide Your Innovation Efforts

Keep your finger on the pulse of four key waves driving new product development.
Louis Foreman
Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal
Food Businesses

Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal

Animal rights activists released a graphic video showing workers whipping, kicking and punching cows at a farm responsible for the cheese at Domino's, Pizza Hut and Papa John's.
Kate Taylor
Do You Care About the iPhone 6's Environmental Impact?
Green Business

Do You Care About the iPhone 6's Environmental Impact?

If you're in the green space, you have to remember that people don't buy sustainability, they buy good products.
Chuck Tanowitz
Furniture Made by Bacteria? This Futuristic Design Firm Says It Will Happen.
Business Unusual

Furniture Made by Bacteria? This Futuristic Design Firm Says It Will Happen.

David Benjamin, the founder of a design firm called The Living, talks about his next-generation architecture projects.
Catherine Clifford
This Famous Toilet-Paper Maker Is Ditching the Cardboard Tube
Sustainability

This Famous Toilet-Paper Maker Is Ditching the Cardboard Tube

Scott is looking to wipe out the competition with an environmentally-friendly brand of toilet paper that cuts down on the 17 billion cardboard tubes it says are thrown away each year.
Geoff Weiss
Does Social Responsibility Hurt a Company's Bottom Line?
Social Responsibility

Does Social Responsibility Hurt a Company's Bottom Line?

For better returns, should you invest in businesses engaged in social responsibility, or those on the opposite end of the spectrum?