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BusinessEarth has had an exciting week at the SXSWeco Conference here in our home city of Austin, Texas. Thousands of individuals from businesses, NGOs, governments, and more have interacted and discussed some of the biggest problems and opportunities that lie in sustainability.
There is far too much to cover in one post, but over the next few weeks and beyond, we’ll share all sorts of ideas and insights that we’ve come across at the conference. So keep a look out for some really interesting stuff!
These are some of the main standout topics we look forward to sharing with you this month:
- How to drive corporate sustainability intrapreneurship using internal incubators, etc.;
- What it takes to get consumers and employees to make sustainable behavioral changes;
- New tools that will allow companies and individuals to better manage their energy use;
- Social media strategies for sustainable business;
- How sustainable architecture and design can take cues from nature;
- How to use “big data” to drive energy efficiency;
- Why sustainability is still poised to be the most profitable business opportunity of our time;
- And much more.
SXSW Interactive 2012 is off to a great start. Over the last few days, I’ve seen many fantastic panels and talked with interesting folks who are doing some really cool things in sustainability.
As we all prepare for an action-packed SXSW, BusinessEarth is prepping for another year of innovative thought at Interactive 2012. If you’re going to be at SXSW, come find us! If not, we’ll be reporting from the conference, so you can keep up with the action from wherever you are.
Bradley Short is a SXSW veteran, and represented BE last year. Very aware of the scene, Bradley knows
how to grab people’s attention and get things done at this sometimes chaotic event. He will be blogging
about ideas and developments in responsible business. Also, he’ll be looking for insights into what is working for other startups and what we need to work on as a new company.
Lacey Miller is new this year but just to SXSW; she’s been with BusinessEarth for over a year now and is
ready to take on the SX scene. As a rockstar networker, Lacey is looking to meet some impactful people
interested in sustainability. She also has a very strong network in Austin and will be posting news on
events and things to see while you are in Austin…and as an avid food lover, she’ll probably be tweeting
about Austin’s food truck scene (get BBQ at Franklin; it will change your life)!
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monetary and societal value in social and environmental sustainability.