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As part of our sustainability pledge to discuss best practices openly and honestly, we share insights that allow others to effect change in their community. While companies have responsibility to drive change internally, we believe they also can add to their insights and impact by sharing their experience with others.

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SXSW and the Rise of Cleanweb

Mar 11, 2012   //   by Bradley Short   //   Social Entrepreneurship, Technology, The Environment  //  No Comments

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.

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BusinessEarth: Taking on SXSW 2012

Mar 8, 2012   //   by Lacey Miller   //   Social Entrepreneurship, Technology  //  No Comments

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)!

BusinessEarth is building a knowledgeable community of industry professionals who see significant
monetary and societal value in social and environmental sustainability.

Check out the BusinessEarth blog, follow us on Twitter, and let us know what interests you at SXSW!

Corporate Sustainability is NOT a Political Issue

Jan 11, 2012   //   by Bradley Short   //   Energy, Leadership, Regulation, Social Entrepreneurship, The Environment  //  No Comments

At this contentious time in American politics, it seems like just about everything is becoming a political issue.  Sustainability, sadly, hasn’t been spared the wrath of heated political rhetoric.

The ongoing debate about issues like federal subsidies, climate change mitigation, and natural gas fracking might make corporate sustainability look like a politically divisive thing.  But that’s simply not the case.  Corporate sustainability is as mainstream as it gets, so you’d better commit your company to a greener future if you want to remain competitive in the years to come.

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