Categories: Business Strategies

Fedex, Eaton & EDF collaborate to develop commercial hybrid trucks

Posted by: Adam Aston on September 08

Here's an interesting case of what companies do when the market doesn't meet their green needs. In the case of delivery trucks, there's a classic chicken-and-egg problem. Fleet owners such...

OfficeMax Calls Delivery Cutbacks a "Green" Initiative

Posted by: John Carey on July 24

Companies have come up with many reasons for cutbacks in service. Saving money. Reducing the need for layoffs. Boosting efficiency. But here’s a justification rarely heard: Spinning the cutbacks as...

Governments Committed to Climate Change Despite Economy

Posted by: Heather Green on February 23

That's the analysis from Deutsche Bank, which found in a new repor that the level of action on climate change by governments during the past eight months has increase. According...

GM Stumbles, Sees the (Green) Light

Posted by: Arthur Eves on May 14

Like most Americans, GM made some bad strategic choices in the last decade or so and has come to regret it. Bob Lutz called hybrids an "interesting curiousity" and went...

Carbon Labeling: The Conundrum

Posted by: Heather Green on March 10

My colleague Kerry Capell and I wrote a story this week about the issue of carbon labeling for products. This is essentially the idea where a company measures all the...

Enterprise's Green Benefits

Posted by: John Carey on January 28

When Andrew C. Taylor, CEO of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, sent out an email recently to his 75,000 employees describing a pledge to plant 50 million trees, the email replies were “astounding,”...

Green Incentives for Employees

Posted by: John Carey on January 08

Looking for help in buying a new Prius, solar panels, or energy-sipping lightbulbs? You're in luck if you work for NRG Systems in Hinesburg, VT. The company, which sells wind...

Does Going Green Always Mean Making Green ($)?

Posted by: John Carey on May 25

Lots of companies talk big about ‘sustainability,’ bragging about how much they are cutting energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and their impact on the planet. Many -- from Ford to...

Welcome to GreenBusiness, BW's newest blog

Posted by: Adam Aston on May 22

Welcome to Green Business, BusinessWeek.com's latest blog. Our aim here is to explore the business side of energy, the environment and climate change. They’re fast changing issues, and highly divisive--perfect...

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BusinessWeek correspondents John Carey and Mark Scott, cover the green scene, keeping on top of the business aspects of energy, the environment and climate change, as well as the technologies, policies, markets and people that are shaping how the earth's resources will be used in the century ahead.

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