Business

Apple Looking at a Comprehensive Green Way

September 28, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_6534" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="A greener apple ..."][/caption] Gadget makers have often been accused of being wasteful and excessive, leading to giant carbon footprints. Organizations like Greenpeace have been very vocal of these practices and now even consumers are beginning to take notice. Apple, like other companies, has moved to reduce its carbon footprint, and has vowed to reduce it dramatically over ...

FedEx and UPS Battling For Green Rankings

September 28, 2009 / No Comments

FedEx and UPS are both major package carriers/shippers, and this time around they are not just battling for business share and growth, but also to beat the other in sustainability targets. Going green also makes business sense as a number of consumers and clients choose to go with the service offering a lower carbon footprint. To that end, both are vehemently trying ...

Austrian Upcycling Shop Shows There’s Great Business in Trash

September 18, 2009 / No Comments

Upcycling is better than recycling or "reusing" in many ways. The idea is to start from discarded products or waste and create something sustainable, and usable as a daily item. Austrian shop Gabarage is busy showing the world the potential of garbage; the custom products that can be made from trash, and the money such products can bring in.

Timberland plans to ban all leather supplies from the Amazon Biome

August 6, 2009 / No Comments

The Greenpeace report -- Slaughtering the Amazon -- that reveals how supply chains for a number of footwear companies intersect with the deforestation in the Amazon Biome  has left a lasting impact on a few companies . It was Nike first that issued an order to its suppliers that it will not use the leather coming from the cattle raised in ...

Climate Change Bill: Business Groups in US Warns of ‘Green Trade War’

July 29, 2009 / No Comments

Major business groups in the United States have warned US Congress that it will trigger what may be called a “green trade war” if Congress passes a climate change bill which “threatens” other countries with taxes on energy-intensive goods. In a letter to US Senate leaders, the National Foreign Trade Council, the United States Chamber of Commerce and two other groups ...

General Motors Reinvention to Require a Lot of Inspiration

July 8, 2009 / 2 Comments

GM will soon loose all its subsidiaries-Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC to a government backed company and in the process will shed its debts, dealerships, other brands and its former labor obligation. What once belonged to General Motors would now compete with it in the open auto market. This is the curse of bankruptcy, and had GM not opted for it, ...

Warren Buffet Breaks 3 Rules, Invests in Chinese Electric Car Company – BYD

April 14, 2009 / No Comments

Warren Buffet is breaking his own rules. The rules - When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is usually the reputation of the business that remains intact. You should invest in a business that even a fool can run, because someday a fool will. And perhaps most famously, Never invest in a business ...

Panasonic Plans to Spend $1B+ on Eco-friendly Energy Technologies

December 20, 2008 / No Comments

Panasonic is planning to spend Y100 billion ($1billion+ depending on the yen rate) to develop eco-friendly energy technologies like rechargeable batteries and solar cells. This plan is in align with the company's desire to acquire Sanyo Electric for a sum close to $9 billion. Sanyo's strength is in rechargeable batteries (leader in Li-ion batteries) and solar cells (ranks 7th), which Panasonic considers ...