Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Green Business is Jump Starting the World Economy

Future of Business: "This video from Linktv.org brings together news footage from around the world. It showcases how governments such as Turkey and Germany are investing in green technologies and products to help jump-start their economy while helping save the environment."

Monday, January 5, 2009

Op-Ed Contributors - The End of the Financial World as We Know It - NYTimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors - The End of the Financial World as We Know It - NYTimes.com: "The American International Group, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, General Electric and the municipal bond guarantors Ambac Financial and MBIA all had triple-A ratings. (G.E. still does!) Large investment banks like Lehman and Merrill Lynch all had solid investment grade ratings. It’s almost as if the higher the rating of a financial institution, the more likely it was to contribute to financial catastrophe. But of course all these big financial companies fueled the creation of the credit products that in turn fueled the revenues of Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s."

Only at Target: Excessive Packaging

A friend of mine received this Nikon Digital Camera for Christmas. The amount of packaging is simply irresponsible. The box is literally 6 times larger than it needs to be. Come on Target, even Wal-mart has a greener reputation.

Rypple - A little feedback goes a long way

Rypple is like a mash up between twitter and survey monkey. Simple short questions, immediate feedback. Super fun and productive.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Environmental Concerns and Retailers Reputations

A recent research report covered by both Environmental Leader and Treehugger shows that "Retailers Find Environmental Concerns Playing Larger Role In Reputation"

The chart shows UK based Marks and Spencer in a strong lead, followed by Home Depot. Note Wal-mart's rapid ascent from last place. Target comes in near the bottom of this select group, which is not surprising given the excessive packaging they use on some digital cameras.