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A Chicago laundromat shows how solar technology can be successfully applied in a small business – even in a cold and cloudy climate.
In September 2006, Charlie Rose recorded a video of a conversation with entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, Chairman and CEO of the Virgin Group and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla about their global environmental initiatives, the threat of global warming, and the potential of green technology. They also discuss Branson’s $3 billion commitment to fund research in alternative energy sources. The 27 minute video is well worth watching.
The World Resources Institute has published a "Corporate Ecosystem Services Review". The report was developed in collaboration with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Meridian Instute. The Review found that "Ecosystems provide businesses with numerous benefits…However, human activities are rapidly degrading these and other ecosystems… Ecosystem degradation is highly relevant to business because companies not only impact ecosystems and the services they provide but also depend on them. Ecosystem degradation, therefore, can pose a number of risks to corporate performance as well as create new business opportunities." The Review analyses these ecosystem degradations in terms of the risks … Continue Reading