Seize these 10 business opportunities to get the U.N. Global Goals back on track

These U.N. Sustainable Development Goals are off target for 2030. But 3D printing, the blockchain and upcycling and other solutions can close the gap.

Best of 2017: In ‘blockchain’ technology, a futuristic solution to conservation’s greatest challenges

Blockchain could be used to trace high-value commodities, like sustainably caught fish.

How blockchain transforms energy markets

Can the fast-emerging digital ledger accelerate renewable energy markets?

Unilever teams with big banks on blockchain for supply chain

The year-long proof of concept also involves U.K. supermarket giant Sainsbury’s and packaging company Sappi. It will start with tea farmers in Africa.

The missing link for renewable energy investment? Blockchain

We need financial innovation to unlock energy efficiency’s environmental, employment and growth opportunities. Could this technology be the answer?

Episode 96: Blockchain blasts off; cities embrace AVs

In this week’s episode, blockchain approaches its “singularity,” powering Puerto Rico back to life and the chemicals sector seeks a catalyst on climate goals.

Is blockchain the singularity point for the environment?

Applying blockchain to carbon credits to create a “carbon currency” is the key to demystifying and consolidating the carbon market so it can scale up.

Unilever, Nestle and other food giants team on blockchain

New consortium centers on food safety and builds on a Walmart project started last year in China.

Why Toyota thinks blockchain could enable self-driving cars

The technology could make it easier for companies and communities to analyze the huge amounts of data expected from sensors in cars, roads and other new transport devices.

How the blockchain could fight grid cyber-threats

The electricity system is about to experience a several-orders-of-magnitude increase in the number of vulnerabilities to cyber-threats.

Can this startup use blockchain to brew up more sustainable coffee?

A new venture, bext360, has developed a system that verifies beans using smart image recognition. The technology may allow buyers to track provenance of crops more closely, while promising faster payments for local farmers.

What blockchain can do for the environment

The digital technology behind bitcoin is poised to revolutionize how we certify sustainability, use renewable energy and more.

500 billion reasons blockchain can be a power play

There’s a great transformative opportunity to retool the power grid, among other feats of the shared, online ledger.

The blockchain’s emerging role in sustainability

The following article is excerpted from our State of Green Business (SOGB) 2017 report. Published by GreenBiz in partnership with Trucost, it provides a global view of the year’s trends in sustainable business.The report is free to download here.

Episode 56: Blockchain for supply chains; Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Reality

This week’s GreenBiz 350 podcast: Sustainability reporting in stock exchanges, and IBM vies to be the keeper of the blockchain.

Let your product do the talking: the rise of smart labels

Technologies from Avery Dennison, IBM and a Kodak-backed startup could usher in a new era of supply-chain transparency.