Innovating For The ‘Next’ Customer

Though utilities in America’s Midwest can rely on battling the spiking demand and storm outages that come with every summer, Ameren is also exploring...

Concrete Plans For The Future

I don’t know who invented concrete, though it has been in widespread use since the ancient Romans used it to build the Colosseum and...

A New Conversation About Oil?

When Alberta’s premier Rachel Notley announced a hard cap on carbon emissions to fight climate change last November, she was joined by execs from...

Doing More With Less Water

Amid growing fears that water scarcity could impede business growth (and the reality in places such as California), Ecolab sees an opportunity for companies...

The Solar Impulse Is Changing Business

Today, the Solar Impulse resumed its bid to become the first airplane to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the Sun. The business backstory...
Volvo

Volvo Dares To Stand For Something

Volvo has announced it will stop making cars powered by combustion-only engines by 2019. It's a shockingly smart, if somewhat risky strategy. The Swedish carmaker...

The Promise Of Basic Research

Vale, the world’s largest producer of iron ore, has been quietly operating a basic research center near the mouth of the Amazon River since...

Skewing To Renewables

When Francesco Starace told the recent UN Conference on Climate Change how different the world’s energy use will look in the future, it carried...

Can Sustainability Sell Sneakers?

In an industry dominated by pro sponsorships and celebrity endorsements, Adidas is opening up a second front to reach its millennial customers, innovating ways...

Brands That Dare To Offend

Tiffany, Levis, Intel, and a slew of other brands ran ads recently in support of America’s continued participation in the Paris Agreement on climate change. I wonder...