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Onward toward gender equity in the era of climate change

The recent United Nations (UN) report "Gender and Climate Finance" has said that climate finance can catalyze the transition to zero-carbon and climate-resilient development while addressing gender issues such as equality and empowerment.

It’s too soon to call 3D printing a green technology

Over the past decade, 3D printing has captured the imagination of the general public, engineers and environmental visionaries. It has been hailed as both a revolution in manufacturing and an opportunity for dramatic environmental improvement.

Great news for champions of sustainable, ethical behavior

Wherever you live, and wherever you stand on the political spectrum, you probably believe that a significant share of the political elite in your country is irredeemably corrupt and unethical.

The 10 worst sustainable business practices

I recently teamed up on a panel with Kim Stackhouse-Lawson (director, sustainability, JBS USA; and chair of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef) and Carlos Saviani (VP, markets and food, World Wildlife Fund) to assist in establishing a sustainability initiative in the food supply chain facilitated by the Context Network.

Designing sustainability’s first product recall

I was in the Ford boardroom in Dearborn, Michigan, as the 2000 Firestone tire recall exploded. Indeed, I had been quoted the previous day in the Wall Street Journal arguing that it was time for the giant auto company to "overreact" in the same way that Johnson & Johnson did during the Tylenol scare.

Rooftop solar will help small businesses weather the next recession

The U.S. economy has been on one of the longest bull runs in history, but with mostly stagnant wage growth, rising interest rates and record-high asset prices across all asset classes, it’s poised for a potential fall.

Design is the key to the self-driving challenge

Companies are paying millions of dollars to hire self-driving vehicle engineers. But it’s the designers — developing the experience around the interaction between vehicles and humans — who could be the key to how smoothly (or not) autonomous vehicles enter society.