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ECO:nomics: Should Companies Only Focus on Profit? Michael Duke of Walmart
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Walmart Chairman and Former CEO Michael T. Duke says Walmart looks at more than just corporate profits when it considers sustainability. He speaks at the ECO:comics conference in Santa Barbara, Calif.Published on Apr 3, 2014

Smaller environmental footprint will lead to greater profit in the long run is Mr. Duke's main point in this excerpt of ana interview  Environmental sustainability is a narrow focus of the term ignoring the social - people - and prosperity elements, both of which Walmart plays a big role with a considerable impact on citizens. Walmart and Sam's Club employs roughly 2.2 million people worldwide and is the largest private employer in the United States.

In April, top CEOs and investors, pioneering entrepreneurs, environmental experts and policy makers convene at ECO:nomics, The Wall Street Journal’s conference in Santa Barbara, to discuss and debate the most critical issues facing leaders who are driving change at the intersection of business and the environment. 

We will have large corporations with infrastructures that have a smaller ecological footoprint and institutional self-promotional statements and conferences such as ECO:nomics, but our future will remain unsustainable as the mind-set of what Dr. Chet Bowers refers to as "deep cultural assumptions that support the individualistic/industrial/consumer-dependent culture that is ecologically unsustainable" remains the driving force in our Society and at Walmart.

Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Transforming Our Economy More Details
A Tale of Two Futures: Sustainable Buildings or Unsustainble
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Today's existing buildings use 72% of our nation's electricity, much of which is wasted. We cannot transform our energy system and prevent runaway climate change if America's commercial buildings continue to consume dirty fossil fuels at today's rates. Join the movement to change this by visiting http://www.rmi.org/stand and get involved! Published on Apr 7, 2014

Date unknown Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Architecture and Green Building More Details
Sustainable Development: Beyond Tragedy of the Commons by Elinor Ostrom
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Stockholm whiteboard seminars: Elinor Ostrom explains how people can use natural resources in a sustainable way based on the diversity that exists in the world. Uploaded on Apr 3, 2009

EarthSayer Elinor Ostrom
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About the House
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Irish house performance and an external insulation upgrade in Rathfarnham.

ATH visits a 'solar city' and also passive holiday homes in Austria. Eco-Eye Series 10, Episode 10 with Duncan Stewart.

Published on Feb 28, 2014

EarthSayers John Gormley; Ger Moynihan; Jay Stuart
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Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Sustainability in Ireland More Details
Community Energy with Michael O'Goill and Cormac Walsh
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Watch how communities around Ireland are combating the rising environmental and financial costs of fossil fuels with new initiatives that help them take control of their energy needs and put stheir4 communities back in charge.

This episode focuses on the Arann Islands and the Drombane Upperchurch Energy Tipperary group (DUET) and how they've embraced new technologies to help secure their energy needs.

Published on Feb 4, 2014

EarthSayers Michael O'Goill; Cormac Walsh; Gerhard Wannemarcher
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"The Green Fireman" with Neil McCabe
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Using public monies to reduce carbon footprint, practice energy conservation, and raise the environmental awareness among citizens in Ireland. €9 billion is spent by the public sector on goods and services annually in Ireland! Dublin fireman Neil McCabe showed how with a little ingenuity, this money could result in environmentally friendly buildings and huge cost savings to the public sector but will local authorities and the government take notice.

Thats €100bn in spending in the next 10 years, shouldnt that money be spend on local, environmentally sound, clean products and services?   Moving to a green economy is a low carbon economy.


It would save money and create jobs, so whats stopping us.

Hosted by Duncan Stewart.

Published on Feb 18, 2014

EarthSayer Duncan Stewart
Date unknown Format Series
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Sustainability in Ireland More Details
"Circular Economy" by Eco-Eye in Ireland
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Hosted by Duncan Stewart, 'Take, make, Dispose' is how our current linear economic model is described. Take raw materials from the ground, make a product then dispose of it back into the ground. However, with the rapid rise of consumerism in the 20th century, we are now running out of raw materials and places to dispose of waste and thats not even mentioning the environmental damage caused in between.

The Circular Economy is more progressive, environmentally friendly and efficient economic model, one that mimics nature and where there is no such thing as waste.
The final programme of Eco Eye series 12 looks at the Circular Economy and meets Irish companies that are already preparing for this new economic model and we also speak to experts on the challenges and opportunities this new reality presents.

Published on Mar 11, 2014

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Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection The Circular Economy More Details
Banks Step up their Sustainability Commitment by John Howell
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John Howell of 3BL Media report: Since the 2008 market meltdown, banks and financial services firms have re-set their practices and missions for better performance. That includes integrating environmental, social, and governance issues into their overall business strategy. Ceres, the organization that advocates for sustainability leadership, has signed up several leading banks and financial services firms to its company network, including Bank of America, Citi, State Street, Legg Mason, JP Morgan Chase, Prudential Financial and Wells Fargo. Banks that join commit to improving their sustainability performance and disclosure by engaging with investors, environmental and civil society groups. Published on Mar 7, 2014

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Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Investing and Sustainability More Details
Sustainability by Futurists Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard
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This is episode #8 of Meeting of the Minds featuring futurists Gerd Leonhard and Ross Dawson, discussing the future of sustainability, the circular economy and the triple bottom line. Growing laterally only option and changing industrial-based metrics. Published on Feb 17, 2014


EarthSayers Ross Dawson; Gerd Leonhard
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Transforming Our Economy More Details
Action2020- A sustainable development business plan for Earth
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In this video, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) presents its groundbreaking new Action2020 plan. Based on science, Action2020 sets the agenda for business action on sustainable development to address the most urgent needs of life on planet Earth.


This Action2020 video, which was first launched at the WBCSD's Council meeting in Istanbul in November 2013, features the voices of active WBCSD members, including Syngenta CEO Mike Mack, Unilever CEO and WBCSD Council Chairman Paul Polman, Toshiba Chairman Atsutoshi Nishida, ERM CEO John Alexander and DNV CEO Henrik Madsen. Published on Mar 10, 2014

EarthSayers Mike Mack; Henrik Madson; Paul Polman
Date unknown Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Transforming Our Economy More Details
 

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