Sustainability

News and Articles About Sustainability

How Sustainability Disclosure Creates Competitive Advantage
Sustainability

How Sustainability Disclosure Creates Competitive Advantage

Today's entrepreneurs can position themselves ahead of the pack as more investors integrate environmental factors into their decisions.
Jean Rogers
Can You Guess the 'Smartest' City in the World?
Smart devices

Can You Guess the 'Smartest' City in the World?

By 'smartest,' we mean most digitally connected and efficient.
Catherine Clifford
Chipotle's Much-Hyped Free Burrito Promotion Is Happening Today
Chipotle

Chipotle's Much-Hyped Free Burrito Promotion Is Happening Today

In an effort to heat up customers' appetites for Sofritas, the burrito chain is offering a free entrée of any kind if you buy the organic tofu topping today.
Kate Taylor
Impact Investing

Making a Business of Premium Coffee for Premium Social Impact

Based in Rwanda, KZ Noir buys coffee from more than 10,000 regional small farmers and employs over 1,200 seasonal staff, including more than 800 women.
Jessica Pothering
The 4 Pillars of Ethical Enterprises
Business Model

The 4 Pillars of Ethical Enterprises

Is your business model moral? Start by asking these questions.
David Hagenbuch
Chipotle Stops Selling Pork at Hundreds of Locations After Supplier Violates the Chain's Animal-Welfare Standards
Chipotle

Chipotle Stops Selling Pork at Hundreds of Locations After Supplier Violates the Chain's Animal-Welfare Standards

The burrito chain suspended purchases from a major pork supplier after an audit revealed it had failed to comply with Chipotle's standards for treatment of animals.
Kate Taylor
Styrofoam to Be Banned in New York City Beginning July 1
Styrofoam

Styrofoam to Be Banned in New York City Beginning July 1

Starting this summer, Styrofoam takeout containers and packing peanuts will no longer be allowed in the city.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Is Testing a New Healthy, High-Quality Food Concept – Just Not in the U.S.
McDonalds

McDonald's Is Testing a New Healthy, High-Quality Food Concept – Just Not in the U.S.

A revamped McCafe in Australia has opened as 'The Corner,' selling not burgers and fries, but brown rice and lentils.
Kate Taylor
Sweet Tooth No More? Americans Are Ditching Prepackaged Desserts.
Food Businesses

Sweet Tooth No More? Americans Are Ditching Prepackaged Desserts.

Here's why the Twinkie got into trouble: Health-conscious Americans just aren't buying packaged cookies and cakes as much anymore.
Kate Taylor
This Unlikely Fast-Food Chain Just Became the First to Roll Out an 'All-Natural' Burger
Sustainability

This Unlikely Fast-Food Chain Just Became the First to Roll Out an 'All-Natural' Burger

Carl's Jr. is serving up burgers made from grass-fed, free-range cows.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Slashes Menu in Bid to Turn Around Sales
McDonalds

McDonald's Slashes Menu in Bid to Turn Around Sales

The fast-food chain is finally taking serious action to fix slumping sales, making menu cuts while focusing on fresher, higher-quality food.
Kate Taylor
Sweet Deal: How One Company Found a New Way to Support Cacao Farmers
Impact Investing

Sweet Deal: How One Company Found a New Way to Support Cacao Farmers

Maya Mountain Cacao helps farmers focus on sustainable techniques and a better product while investors make a profit.
Jessica Pothering
Twitter Co-Founder Launches 'World Positive' Investing Fund
Social Entrepreneurs

Twitter Co-Founder Launches 'World Positive' Investing Fund

Ev Williams and a handful of seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneurs unveil their latest project: Obvious Ventures.
Catherine Clifford
One Entrepreneur, Three Radically Different Companies: Here's How She Did It
If I Knew Then

One Entrepreneur, Three Radically Different Companies: Here's How She Did It

As the co-founder of Cisco and Urban Decay, Sandy Lerner has made an impact in the worlds of technology and cosmetics, and now she is working to change the country's food production infrastructure through organic and sustainable farming.
Nina Zipkin