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...

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...

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...

How A Utility Dared To Work With A Startup

A large utility and tech startup couldn’t be more different, to the point of being opposites, yet American Water dared not only to work...

What If Oil Companies Used Their Expertise To Deliver Alternative Energy Solutions?

Statoil is one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, operating 34 fields on or near the Norwegian continental shelf, among its other...

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...

Taming Wind Power

At midnight on Christmas Day in 2007, Xcel Energy had just upgraded a nascent wind generating capability on its Colorado electrical system. When a huge...

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...

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...

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...