Business & The Economy

EcoIntelligence sustainability articles, speeches, and interviews.Online videos of interviews and presentations included in this section focus on making businesses more green and sustainable, on greening and restructuring the economy to create a path for sustainable economic progress, and on environmental economics. Topics include sustainable business practices, green business opportunities and innovation, and the many benefits of greening business, including increased profitability and competitiveness and attracting top talent.

Specific topics include going beyond the industrial economy, natural capitalism, the bio-economy and eco-responsibility, the interaction of environmental, social and economic factors, sustainable development, globalization, industrial ecology, and corporate leadership. This section also includes videos that discuss consensus building, minimizing environmental harm, sustainable green technologies and efficiencies, and pollution and carbon markets.

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Beyond The Industrial Economy. Presentation excerpt by Bill Shireman. President and CEO of The Future 500, Shireman discusses why we need to go beyond the industrial economy. About 1 minute. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Bill Shireman >>

Selflessness Is Profitable. Presentation by Josh Tetrick. From a commencement speech in which Tetrick tells students how to thrive, and profit, by identifying and finding new ways to fix the world's problems. About 10 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Josh Tetrick >>

What Does Green Business Mean To You? Online presentation by Eric Corey Freed. The principal of the first architecture firm to be certified a green business in San Francisco explains what green architecture is and its impact on the environment. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> More about Eric Corey Freed >>

Business Opportunities In Energy & Climate Change. Online presentation by Peter Fusaro. An introduction to Peter Fusaro with samples of his presentations and panel discussions on green business opportunities in the energy sector. About 7 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> | More about Peter Fusaro >>

A Positive Relationship With Business. Presentation by David Gottfried. From a keynote address at Stanford University about the importance of consensus building. He explains that the concept of green building is being embraced by big business as a roadmap for the future. About 3 minutes. Play Video >> More about David Gottfried >>

Ideas Can Change The World. Presentation by Darcy Hitchcock. How ideas change the world, and why our current defining idea is sustainability. Explains the importance of understanding the interaction of environmental, social and economic factors. About 4 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Darcy Hitchcock >>

Sustainability: A Mainstream Business Opportunity. Online presentation by Chris Laszlo. Discusses how sustainability can be a source of business opportunities, and not a distraction or hinderance to making profits. About 3 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Chris Laszlo >>

University of Iowa Presentation. Presentation by L. Hunter Lovins. Discusses creating a working bio-economy through sustainable green technologies and efficiencies. About 6 minutes. Play Video >> More about L. Hunter Lovins >>

Iowa Independent Interview. Online interview with L. Hunter Lovins. Lovins explains why companies that are normaly thought of as the "bad guys" when it comes to environmental issues are starting to look at sustainability and green business practices to help their bottom line. About 3 minutes. Play Video >> More about L. Hunter Lovins >>

Volvo ISPO 2008 Interview. Online interview with L. Hunter Lovins. Discusses efforts to get companies around the world to use their resources more efficiently and reduce their carbon footprint, while remaining profitable and competitive. About 9 minutes. Play Video >> More about L. Hunter Lovins >>

Values Based Innovation. Online presentation by Brian Nattrass. Discusses the differences between organizations that are good and those that are truly great. About 4 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Brian Nattrass >>

Saving The World At Work. Presentation by Tim Sanders. Sanders explains how change in organizations can start from the trenches up, and the value of social capital to keep and get new customers as well as attracting top talent. About 12 minutes. Play Video >> More about Tim Sanders >>

"" Basics Of Sustainable Development. This intro video uses fast paced music and environmental video clips combined with basic text to explain the issues of sustainable development, including renewable energy, fossil fuels, the Kyoto Treaty, public transport, and more. About 4 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Putting Sustainable Development Into Practice. This video begins with an brief history of sustainable development and then delves into how it applies to real world situations in the UK. It was originally created for internal use at the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. About 8 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Worldwatch Report: Vital Signs 2006-2007. Erik Assadourian, project director of the Worldwatch Institute's Vital Signs 2006-2007, is interviewed for OnPoint. He discusses how the fossil fuel economy and economic growth are harming the environment and may lead to major societal destruction. Sustainable development will require a move to renewable energy sources. About 10 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Global Economy Driven By Green Issues. Tom Prugh, co-director of Worldwatch Institute's State of the World 2008, discusses the report's findings based on studying last year's environmental trends. The global economy is outpacing the earth's sustainable capacity and creating myriad environmental concerns such as climate change. Without significant changes, this could lead to a global market failure. On the positive side, there are advances in many sectors of the economy that are rising to the challenge. About 10 minutes. Play Video >>

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