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Bringing sustainability home to Main Street

At inaugural SXSW Eco conference, panel weighs in how on best to achieve concepts like sustainability--which most Americans support--while not letting those concepts get mired in politics.

By Oct. 5, 2011


A can opener with sustainability

You'll notice a difference in the Natural Home Decor Can Opener the moment you see it: unlike most can openers, the handles are wooden. The wood is even sustainable.

By Jun. 22, 2010


SAP bets on software for sustainability (Q&A)

Environmental software isn't just for complying with laws. SAP Chief Sustainability Officer Peter Graf says forward-looking companies are managing natural resources to save money and lower risk.

By Feb. 5, 2010


Tech companies to mine for sustainability data

The Sustainability Consortium signs on HP, Dell, Best Buy, Intel, Toshiba, and Wal-Mart to research ways to measure the environmental and social impact of consumer electronics.

By Jan. 21, 2010


Microsoft: Sustainability should be 'embedded'

CEO Steve Ballmer recently made clear in an e-mail to all employees that environmental sustainability is a corporate belief, says Redmond's chief environmental strategist.

By Mar. 26, 2009


SAP hones sustainability push

The enterprise software giant is trying to align business processes with corporate green IT talk. Plus, it promises to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions.

By Mar. 2, 2009


After Facebook backlash, Nestle steps up sustainability

A Facebook campaign led to a PR disaster for Nestle, and now the food giant is cutting ties to companies that contribute to deforestation in their harvesting of palm oil.

By May. 17, 2010


DIY Styrofoam turntable sucks at sustainability

Swedish product design studio creates a build-it-yourself styrofoam turntable!

By Apr. 29, 2009


NASA 'Sustainability Base' to be net zero energy

NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley breaks ground on green building inspired by self-sustaining systems and technology developed for space programs.

By Aug. 25, 2009


A riff on cloud openness and business model sustainability

We will soon see brokers of cloud services in the same way we saw brokers of time-sharing services back in the day of the mainframe.

By Aug. 6, 2009