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Yuri Polykavov visited Instructor Bocian’s Business Sustainability 9700 class to discuss the evaluation of a sustainability project — Babcock Ranch.
Babcock Ranch is a sustainable residential and commercial development in southwest Florida.
Babcock’s sustainability features as described by developer:
Bus 9700 critique of plan & questions:
General Sustainability Points:
Today’s op-ed page features Paul Krugman on the Republicans and the “debate” on climate change. As much as love reading Krugman, I can’t help but think he is preaching to the choir. I appreciate that he is calling out the climate deniers as they truly are: liars who conveniently pick “truths” to bolster their agenda.
In John Elkington’s blog post on CSR Wire Talkbalk, he wrote about David Harding on some the technologies he thought would produce solutions to climate change and energy use. Mr. Harding donated £20 million to Cavendish Labs at Cambridge for blue sky research. The lab has historically focused on fusion, superconductivity and nanofabrication.
“In 2100, the sources of energy on this planet will be either solar or fusion,” argues Professor Peter Littlewood, who heads the Cavendish Laboratory, “and the preferred means to transport and use energy will be electrical. The ‘magic’ technologies needed to deliver this new age and make them available to societies worldwide are: photovoltaics, electrical storage, refrigeration and lighting.”
For a post of Mr. Krosinsky’s lecture, see this link.
This article from the Jan 24th 2008 edition of the Economist discusses the relationship between economic growth and environmental degradation.
The link between growth and the environment can be for the worse or for the better. The study covered in the article argues that impact economic growth has on the environment is a function of good governance.
This article from the MIT Sloan Management Review is a must-read by every business school student out there.
Substantiates that ROI of sustainability is greatly underestimated. Not only does it not cost more than business-as-usual approaches, the returns on changes that optimize sustainability are significantly higher than what is understood.
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