Financing an equitable, sharing city

With private economic inequity at a high, public financing for community health and wealth is more important than ever.

Life on a disposable planet

A reality check about the ultimate cost of our economy’s unchecked consumption.

Here’s how companies can have both values and profits

It’s actually easier to avoid profit-killing shareholder initiatives and consumer boycotts and to promote environmentally responsible behavior.

Why mobilizing private capital towards the SDGs is good for business

To achieve the U.N. Goals, we need trillions, not billions, in investment. Here’s how that will create market opportunities for a more sustainable world.

Why the private sector must protect tourist destinations

Businesses, resident and authorities must recognize the cycles of tourism that can lead to the destruction of the most beautiful places on Earth.

The four stages of sustainable transformation

Today’s corporate leaders have a choice: Will we transform and position our company as a fit, trim and resilient for tomorrow?

A president confronts the existential threat of climate change

Towards the end of his second term, former president Barack Obama toured the Arctic with a Rolling Stone journalist. There, they faced our uncertain future.

We are all social entrepreneurs

We need to foster people using business for a higher purpose. The good thing is, people don’t need to start or own a business to participate.

Designing a company that nurtures big ideas

The key to developing people and creating a regenerative business.

A birds’-eye view of the value of natural capital

At a cost of 10 percent of the $75 trillion global economy, nature is vital to business growth and viability. Here’s how to preserve its value.

Laying the tracks for a renewably powered rail system

Can the oldest form of mechanized mass transportation be the key to unlocking 21st-century challenges?

How to win reputation and influence positive impact

A 21st-century executive’s guide to connecting corporate citizenship with business purpose — and the 10 questions you need to ask your all-star team.

Big ag plays chicken with antibiotics use

An interview with journalist Maryn McKenna about how antibiotics created modern agriculture — and a modern health crisis.

A look inside Google’s biophilic Chicago offices

The tech giant made nature-inspired design a central architecture strategy, not an afterthought.

Can technology create the ‘humane economy’?

A longtime vegan is betting big on food tech from Impossible Foods, Hampton Creek and Memphis Meats to save animals — and human health.

The ethics of water as a finite resource

If water is essential to life, the ethical response is to share it with all of life.

Standing at the crossroads of the climate crisis

Three simple, psychological ways to deal with society’s climate calamity. One of them leads to positive change. Which will you choose?

Why we shouldn’t try to save the world

Even those of us who would like to see a very different world from the one we are living in often help to perpetuate its values with our habitual rushing around and our insistence on change over stillness.

What biomimicry can teach us about employee engagement

In nature, every organism is engaged. It has plenty to teach organizations about releasing the constrained potential within its employees.

Your official GreenBiz back-to-work reading list

The GreenBiz community shares compelling books we can’t put down (or keep meaning to pick up).

To avert collapse, humanity needs a new narrative

A vision of the shift in which humanity pulls itself from the brink of massive disruption. From here, the future looks bright.

To avoid collapse, humanity needs a new narrative

A vision of the shift in which humanity pulls itself from the brink of massive disruption. From here, the future looks bright.

On saving forests, the world’s largest carbon sinks

Satellite data shows forests in retreat. If the carbon encased in just fir trees is released, our warming blanket of carbon dioxide would turn to an overheating quilt.