Chapter 1: A Framework For Twenty-First-Centery Commerce

1. Commodities Rise to Two-Year High as Cotton Jumps to Record, Cocoa Gains

2. Good Year for Farmers Making Solar Power

3. Cancer Health Effects of Pesticides; Systematic Review

4. This Bonus Season on Wall Street, Many See Zeros

5. Thai Floods Catapult Seagate into Hard Drive Market Lead

6. Toyota Cuts Annual Profit Forecast by 54% After Thai Floods Disrupt Output

7. Triclosan Facts

8. Triclosan (Endocrine Disruptor)

9. Activist Group Wants Ban on Triclosan, Chemical Found in Personal

10. High-Performance Computing Act of 1991

11. Keith Perine, “The Early Adopter—Al Gore and the Internet—Government Activity,” The Industry Standard, October 10, 2000.

Chapter 2: Environmental Debt

1. Water

2. The Truth about Green Jobs (A Case Study)

3. Jobs in Renewable Energy Expanding

4. Las Vegas Running Out of Water Means Dimming Los Angeles Lights

5. Yuba County Agencies Expect to Shake Federal Voting Rights Act Oversight

6. Game Over for the Climate

7. Canadian Oil Sands

8. Cost of War

9. A $2 Trillion Bet on Powering America

 Expert Credibility in Climate Change

10. Apple Leaves U.S. Chamber over Its Climate Position

11. Climate Change Compounds Global Security Threat, British Admiral Says

12. The July 16, 1975 issue of the trade magazine Chemical Weekly quoting the chair of the board of DuPont, manufacturer of ozone-depleting compounds.

13. The State of American Business 2010

14. In a letter to the editor of the Charleston (WV) Gazette, dated October 30,2009.

15. Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, as quoted at SmartBrief on Sustainability on August 20, 2012.

16. Offshore Wind Power Line Wins Backing

17. Data Centers and Renewable Energy

18. How Much Electricity Does Google Consume Each Year?


Chapter 3: The Quest for True Profits

 1. PUMA and PPR HOME Announce First Results of Unprecedented Environmental Profit & Loss Account

2. KPMG Report—Accounting and Financial Reporting Quarterly Update

3. United Nations Environment Programme

4. Putting a Price on Nature: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

5. 100% Recycled Bathroom Tissue

6. Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

7. Head of GOP Solyndra Probe Rebuffs Push for Nuke Loan Inquiry

8. U.S. Solar Industry Grew by 109% in 2011

9. Campaign by Fidelity

10. Beating the Coming Water Shortage

11. World Charter for Nature

12. N. Stern, “Stern Review on The Economics of Climate Change”  (prepublication edition), Executive Summary (London: HM Treasury, London).

13. Stern: Climate Change a Market Failure

14. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

15. The Annual Environmental Report: Measuring and Reporting Environmental Performance (Copenhagen: Price Waterhouse,1995).

16. One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy

17. Global Reporting Initiative

18. International Organization for Standardization

19. Integrated Reporting

20. SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance on Disclosure Related to Business or Legal

Chapter 4: Courage: High Risk, High Reward

  1. Union of Concerned Scientists

2. Eating up the Amazon

3. Cargill’s View on the Greenpeace Report: Eating Up the Amazon

4. The emphasis is McDonald’s.

5. 10 Questions: CR Leaders Corner: Bob Langert,” Accountability, May 1, 2012

6. The Baia Mare Gold Mine Cyanide Spill: Causes, Impacts and Liability

7. Baia Mare Cyanide Spill

8. Resource Efficiency

9. Jared Diamond. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies(New York: W. W. Norton, 1997).

10. 4 Rare Earth Elements That Will Only Get More Important

11. Malaysia Protests Rare Earth Processing Plant

12. What Are ‘Rare Earths’ Used For?

13. In 2012, a Montana court finally ruled against the mine’s approval.

14. In Wake of Dispatches Expos, Jewellery Customers Want to Avoid Dirty Gold

15. U.S. Oil and Mining Companies Must Disclose Payments

16. Wal-Mart Chairman: How We Came to Embrace Sustainability

17. The Greening of Wal-Mart

18. Walmart Eliminates More than 80 Percent of Its Waste in California That Would Otherwise Go to Landfills

19. Top 10 Ways Walmart Made a Difference in 2011

20. Two Thought-provoking Perspectives on the Crisis of Capitalism

21. Reducing Deforestation through Sustainable Supply Chains

22. Danger in the Air: Unhealthy Air Days in 2010 and 2011

23.Lee Iacocca, executive vice president of Ford Motor Company, in 1970, on why the government shouldn’t regulate airborne contaminants that are hazardous to human health, from The New Republic, “Women’s Suffrage and Other Visions of Right-Wing Apocalypse.”

24. Decision of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Regarding Suspension of the 1975 Auto Emission Standards, Part 1

25. Cleaning America’s Air—Progress And Challenges

26. “Empirical Evidence Regarding the Effects of the Clean Air Act on Jobs and Economic Growth,” Committee of Energy and Commerce,

27. NEPA to CERCLA: The Clear Air Act: A Commitment to Public Health

28. The July 16, 1975, issue of the trade magazine Chemical Weekly quoted the chair of the board of DuPont

29. The Ozone Hole History

30. Reinsurance Association of America

31. Technical Summary Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

32. HFCs and Other F-gases: The Worst Greenhouse Gases You’ve Never Heard Of

33. Ice Cream Cabinets Using Hydrocarbon Refrigerant from Technology Concept to Global Rollout


Chapter 5: Moving Beyond Fossil Fuels: The Public, Private and Individual Sectors

 1. The Operational and Strategic Rationale Behind the U.S. Military’s Energy Efforts

2. Google Continues Renewable Energy Focus with Wind Power Deal for Oklahoma Data Center

3. Greenpeace Upgrades Apple on ‘Coal-free’ Promise

4. Environment

5. Coal Industry Sheds Jobs, Leaving Eastern Kentucky Economy in Tatters

6. Nuclear Engineering International

7. The Secret to Solar Power

8. German Solar Power Plants

9. EU Wind Capacity Hits 100 Gigawatt Mark—Industry

10. The California Solar Initiative—CSI

11. National Solar Jobs Census 2011

12. Has Blazing a Trail in Solar Energy Cost California Too Much?

13. California Solar Initiative—Annual Program Assessment California Public Utilities Commission, June 2012.

14. Pace Now

15. Solar Power’s Greenhouse Emissions Measured

16. Duke Energy Customers Owe $2.5 Billion-plus for Edwardsport Plant

17. Standby Power

18. “Levelized Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy Outlook 2011,” Report of the U.S. Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy, January 23, 2012.

19. If Chicago Ditches ComEd, Those Still With Utility Would Pay More Experts

20. Inside Lines

21. Energy & Environment

22. National Top 50

23. Hey, Look, a Republican Who Cares About Climate Change!

24. UNEP FI Global Roundtable

25. According to Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, U.S. military spending on renewable energy programs, including conservation measures, will increase steadily over the next twelve years, reaching almost $1.8 billion in 2025.

26. Tax Credit in Doubt, Wind Power Industry Is Withering

27. Samsung

28. Progress Report 2012: Economy

29. Japan Cabinet Approves Plan to Exit Nuclear Energy

30. Trend Forecaster Paints Grim Picture

31. Guy Chazan, Total Warns Against Oil Drilling in the Arctic Financial Tmes, September 25, 2012

32. Considering the Real Costs of Our Energy Economy

33. The Hidden Cost of Our Oil Dependence

34. More Bikes Sold than Cars in Italy for the First Time Since WW2

35. The Bicycle Dividend

36. India’s Blackout Exposes Choice Between Water & Electricity

37. Spending on New Renewable Energy Capacity to Total $7 Trillion Over Next 20 Years

38. The $20 Trillion Carbon Bubble: Interview with John Fullerton, Part One

39. Andrew Winston gives thanks to climate überblogger Joe Romm for uncovering this data from the Energy Information Agency in his blog

40. Germany Is Showing the World How to Become a Renewable Energy Powerhouse

Chapter 6: Extreme Weather and the Food/Water/Energy Nexus

 1. Nightmare in New York City; Michael Moore Weighs In

2. New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones

3. It’s Global Warming, Stupid

4. Selected Significant Climate Anomalies and Events September 2012

5. Why So Wild?

6. Weather Gone Wild

7. Press Release: North America Most Affected by Increase in Weatherrelated Natural Catastrophes

8. Munich Re calculates 2011 total weather disaster losses at nearly $150 billion.

9. Exxon and Shell Earnings, Hurt by Natural Gas, Are Helped by Refining

20 Most Profitable Companies

10. Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds

11. As Biofuel Demand Grows, So Do Guatemala’s Hunger Pangs

12. HSBC: Is There Enough Water to Fuel China’s Power Expansion?

13. Water Hungry Coal

14. Secretary Clinton Calls for Cooperation on Shared Waters

15. Water Security: The Water-Energy-Food-Climate Nexus


Chapter 7: The Cutting Edge of Innovation: In the Lab, the Executive Suite, the Halls of Congress and the Patent Office

1. What Do You Mean by the Term Biomimicry?

2. Interface

3. How to Clean Five Billion Pounds of Carpeting: Interface

4. Photosynthesis: Cooke’s koki’o

5. Biomimicry: HVAC Inspired by Termites

6. Better Place

7. Better Place Focus

8. Better Place Takes First Step In China

9. Waste and Recycling Facts

10. Ibid.

11. Recycling and Waste

12. Study: Recycling Cost Overstated

13. Composting

14. Fecal Fest: 2012 Fall Fecal Fest

15. ZooDoo

16. Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

17. Thieves Seek Restaurants’ Used Fryer Oil

18. How 20 Popular Websites Looked When They Launched

19. Patent Pools: A Solution to the Problem of Access in BiotechnologyPatents?

20. Apollo 11 Moon Landing: Ten Facts About Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins’Mission

21. Sematech

22. Chip Makers Join DoCoMo in Smartphone Venture

23. Draft decision -/CP.15, Proposal by the President, Copenhagen Accord

24. SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance on Disclosure Related to Business or Legal Developments Regarding Climate Change


Chapter 8: Why Don’t We? A Transition Agenda

1. Natural Resource Conflict
























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