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Robin Chase, Zipcar and Adam Lowry, Method - New Sustainable Business Models

Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:00:00 EST

Bringing along the consumer, Method and Zipcar have provided greener alternatives to our everyday lifestyles. By creating this catalyst for change, they moved their products and services ahead of industry leaders and scaled this impact with market success. In this Future of Green open call series from Stanford's Center for Social Innovation, founders Robin Chase of Zipcar and Adam Lowry of Method speak on building a company around a radical and sustainable business model.

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Moe Bechard, Diversey and Michael Kobori, Levi Strauss - Sustainability: Can Corporations Really Change?

Sat, 1 Jan 2011 00:00:00 EST

Market practices are changing. With a focus on sustainability, corporations are moving toward operations that reduce the environmental impact of their products and services and offer an integrated bottom line. In this audio interview, part of The Future of Green series, host Neal Gorenflo speaks with Maurice Bechard of Diversey and Michael Kobori of Levi Strauss & Co. about the motivations for change and how to approach this shift.

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Amy Skoczlas Cole & Rupesh Shah - Environmental Sustainability for Small Businesses

Thu, 9 Dec 2010 00:00:00 EST

When does a house painter learn about low VOC paint? Are high-efficiency lightbulbs always better? How can you reduce package waste and still meet client expectations? How can a small business owner keep up with sustainability issues? Now Intuit and eBay have sites where small businesses share their green knowledge. Amy Skoczlas Cole, who runs eBayGreenTeam, and Rupesh Shah of IntuitGreen talk about small business and green.

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Abhijit Upadhye - When Corporate Responsibility Means Going Local

Fri, 19 Nov 2010 00:00:00 EST

McDonald's has migrated to India, and with it, a commitment to corporate social responsibility. In this university podcast, executive Abhijit Upadhye discusses how the introduction of the "golden arches" into the subcontinent over the past six years has resulted in the creation of local opportunities in the areas of agriculture and food production, storage, and transportation.

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Responsible Supply Chains Conference - Social Enterprise in Food Supply Chains

Wed, 3 Nov 2010 00:00:00 EDT

In the arena of social enterprise, a California collaboration is creating a high yield. In this university podcast, executives Diane Del Signore and Maisie Greenwalt share how Community Alliance with Family Farmers and Bon Appétit Management Company have partnered to create a local distribution system to get locally grown products into institutional settings. They also talk about efforts to help farmers become more organic.

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Water's Role in Environmental Sustainability -

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDT

What is the best way for entrepreneurs to approach water companies with environmental sustainability solutions that address water problems? In this panel discussion, sponsored by the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, experts and academics share what the water industry is doing to save water and the energy used to produce it for public use. They offer suggestions about how business can best invest in this growing field.

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Michael Kobori - Corporate Social Responsibility with Cotton Farms

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDT

With corporate social responsibility as a business imperative, Levi Strauss has evaluated how well its suppliers are doing on making cotton production more sustainable. In this university podcast, executive Michael Kobori discusses the company's efforts to support organic cotton farming that reduces water use and relies less on child labor, particularly in Uzbekistan.

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Joao Paulo Ferreira - Environmental Sustainability in Supply Chains

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDT

How can a company put environmental sustainability into its DNA? In this university podcast, Joao Paulo Ferreira, VP of operations and logistics, talks about Natura Cosmetics Brasil's supply chain and its challenges to embed sustainability concepts into the way it is designed and operated. He discusses the company's culture of collaboration with indigenous communities, NGOs, and other organizations.

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Dawn Vance - Corporate Social Responsibility in Supply Chains

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDT

For Nike, corporate social responsibility has become a business driver rather than an obligation. In this university podcast, Nike's director of global logistics, Dawn Vance, talks about how the company is integrating performance, innovation, and sustainability throughout the entire supply chain. She also shares new efforts to provide a "closed loop" business model in which products can be reclaimed and reused at the end of their functional life.

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Peter Gleick - Environmental Sustainabililty and Water Supply

Wed, 15 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Is there a world water crisis? Yes, says water expert Peter Gleick in this audio lecture at the annual Conradin von Gugelberg memorial lecture on the environment at Stanford Graduate School of Business. To the list of environmental sustainability matters plaguing our planet, we can add the fact that we don't have enough fresh, clean water to do what we need to do, he asserts, which results in disease and death in many areas of the world. Gleick outlines the nature of the crisis and offers some answers.

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Peter Rogers, Susan Leal - Running Out of Water

Thu, 2 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Dr. Moria Gunn talks with co-authors Peter Rogers and Susan Leal about the state of the worlds water supply from the pages of their new book, Running Out of Water: The Looming Crisis and Solutions to Conserve Our Most Precious Resource.

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Mindy S. Lubber - Collaborating for Environmental Sustainability

Tue, 8 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Making environmental sustainability stick is requiring the cooperation of the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. In this audio interview, Stanford Center for Social Innovation correspondent Ashkon Jafari interviews Ceres president Mindy Lubber about how her organization brings together investors, government, human rights groups, and others to build a cross-sector voice for sustainability.

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Jack Huttner - Making Ethanol a Small Town Reality

Thu, 27 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Dr. Moira Gunn talks with VP for Commercial Development and Public Affairs at Dupont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol, Jack Huttner, about how they brought next-generation ethanol fuel to a small Tennessee town.

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Burton Richter - Climate Change and Energy

Thu, 27 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Dr. Moira Gunn talks with author and Nobel Laureate, Dr. Burton Richter, about the science behind the earths rapid warming.

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John Hagel - Small Moves Equal Big Changes

Thu, 22 Apr 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Dr. Moira Gunn interviews author and Director of the Deloitte Center for the Edge, John Hagel, about his new book, The Power of Pull, which the Harvard Business Review calls an exhilarating read as the authors sublimely reinvent the world of enterprise.

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Henry Petroski - The Essential Engineer

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 00:00:00 EDT

Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Duke University professor, Henry Petroski, about his new book, The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems, where he explores science and engineering and how they must work together to address our world's most pressing issues.

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Dr. Mary O'Kane - Australian BioFuels

Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 EST

Dr. Moira Gunn talks about Australia's unlikely contribution to the science community and it's development of biofuels with Chief Scientist, Dr. Mary O'Kane.

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Al Gore - Tech Awards

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 00:00:00 EST

Promoting environmental sustainability is the responsibility of every world citizen, says Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore in this audio lecture. Speaking at the 2009 Tech Awards, he urges his audience to consider how they may make changes and press for policies that will address global warming. He asks Westerners, in particular, to consider how the consequences of their own actions may be causing suffering for millions displaced by climate change.

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Jeremy Rifkin - The Nature of Being Human

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 00:00:00 EST

Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with author, Jeremy Rifkin, about his research on economics, technology, progress and sustainability, published in his new book, The Empathic Civilization - The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis.

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Brynn Evans and Krista Sanders - Aiming for Innovation: Living Design in a Business World

Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:00:00 EST

How can good design reduce coffee cup waste? Or improve prescription drug compliance? When people encounter down sides to our spectacular modern products and services, how can designers create solutions? Brynn Evans and Krista Sanders talk about how to use design thinking to peel apart "squirrelly-wicked problems." Their methods balance the needs of businesses and users to find solutions people are willing to embrace.

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Jeremy Abbate, Yali Friedman - Environmentally Sustainable Plastic

Fri, 1 Jan 2010 00:00:00 EST

Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Jeremy Abbate and his partner, Yali Friedman about a new report published in Scientific American Worldview on the creation of the worlds first environmentally sustainable plastic.

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James Workman - Heart of Dryness

Wed, 2 Dec 2009 00:00:00 EST

Dr.Moira Gunn catches up with author, James Workman to talk about his book, Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushman Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought and what many feel has become the primary resource battleground of the twenty-first century: the supply of water.

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Sam Goldman - Lighting the Way to Economic Development

Tue, 27 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDT

Let there be light! That's Sam Goldman's motto, and he's taking it around the world. The founder of d.light design talks with Stanford Center for Social Innovation correspondent Sheela Sethuraman about how he is bringing affordable, ecologically sustainable electricity and lighting to billions who are now operating in the dark. In this audio interview, he details aspects of the design, function, marketing, and distribution of the organization's products, as well as the kind of impact the social enterprise is having in some of the most remote, poor areas.

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Lu Zhi - Environmental Sustainability in China

Sun, 25 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDT

How can a country like China, which is still relatively poor, balance economic and environmental concerns? In this audio lecture, Peking University Professor Lu Zhi, who was invited to Stanford by the Center for Social Innovation, offers thoughts on conservation and some of its broader implications. Her message is that reversing the negative effects of rapid industrialization is possible, even in a developing country.

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Ray Anderson - Confessions of a Radical Industrialist

Thu, 22 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDT

Moira speaks with environmental sustainability visionary Ray Anderson, the founder and chair of the world's largest manufacturer of modular carpet. He discusses his book, "Confessions of a Radical Industrialist", and talks about his personal epiphany around the environmental impact of carpet and the corporate social responsibility journey his company, Interface, Inc, embarked on to reach it's target of "Mission Zero."

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Mark Levine - China's Environmental Sustainability Myths Dispelled

Mon, 31 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDT

Like Russia, China has been a huge and inefficient user of energy for decades. Now, however, the country is cleaning up its act. In this audio lecture, sponsored by the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, Mark Levine, Lawrence Berkeley Lab energy group director, dispels common American myths about China's energy and environmental practices, demonstrating that the country is becoming surprisingly progressive. He touches on areas such as subsidies, pricing, and emissions policies.

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John Podesta - Responding to Climate Change

Wed, 20 May 2009 00:00:00 EDT

To support environmental sustainability and reduce the threat of global warming, the first line of defense is to avoid using fossil fuels. In this university podcast followed by questions from the audience, John Podesta suggests that this can be done by focusing on greater energy efficiency--both at personal and policy levels.

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Laurie Marker - Environmental Sustainability for the Cheetah

Mon, 18 May 2009 00:00:00 EDT

The threat of animal habitat loss is one of the major issues in the environmental sustainability arena. In this audio interview by Sheela Sethuraman, Laurie Marker of the Cheetah Conservation Fund talks about a multi-pronged effort including habitat restoration, resource management education, and job creation to address that threat to cheetas, in particular. She describes the creative measures she has taken to save cheetahs and improve the lives of the people who live near them.

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Panel Discussion - Biofuels for Environmental Sustainability

Tue, 12 May 2009 00:00:00 EDT

Biofuels offer an environmental sustainability substitute against petrol-based fuels such as gasoline, yet they are still expensive to produce and are causing a steep inflation in food prices the world over. This panel discussion of experts debates the root causes of the increase in food prices, and the need to tackle the economic and political side effects of biofuel production.

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Panel Discussion -

Mon, 6 Apr 2009 00:00:00 EDT

How can an innovative player in social entrepreneurship enable her exciting new idea to fulfill her dream of changing the world? This panel discussion of successful innovators examines the challenges of replicating and scaling ideas into massive realities of social change. Experts share their varied experience in identifying the important considerations that can grow a successful neighborhood social program into a global social venture.

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