Energy and Environment

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Trash is Cash: Unlocking the Secret of Recyclability

What do a cigarette, dirty diaper, and used flip flops have in common? They’re all recyclable, thanks to TerraCycle’s innovative approach .

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Biodegradability: The Future of Plastics

CEO Molly Morse spoke to students about Mango Materials’ capacity to transform plastics pollution by speeding up the biodegradability of polymers.

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Enterprise

“Is it sustainable?” COVID-19 points to the value of asking big questions to inform planning resilience and social justice

COVID-19 underscores firms’ need for planning resilience, disproportionate impacts on poorer populations, and our interconnectedness.

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Reducing the “invisible burden” of overtourism

As global tourism grows, the tolls on infrastructure threaten natural and cultural icons reports the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise.

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Enterprise

The yin and yang of social activism

Social activists boost social entrepreneurs’ success but provoke “green hush” among established companies, according to research by Professor Wesley Sine.

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Enterprise

How Chinese citizens’ activism curbs pollution

Research by Professor Christopher Marquis finds that, in China, civil protests are more effective than petitions in bringing about environmental reform.

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Take it from a VP: Learning never ends

Earning an MBA marks the beginning, not the end, of a business education, says Tom Strobel ’96, MBA ’05, vice president of finance at Ecolab.

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Enterprise

Getting To Green

Glen Dowell, associate professor of management and organizations at Johnson, focuses his research on corporate sustainability.

Startup Snapshot: Natural Selection
Enterprise

Startup Snapshot: Natural Selection

Jay Bhatty, MBA ’08: CEO and founder, NatGasHub.com