VERGE

Sustainability's next tipping point. Interconnected technologies for energy, buildings, transportation, supply chains, food and water to enable huge opportunities and sustainability solutions.

From shifting demographic demands to the "slow death" of utilities' core revenue stream, energy titan NRG, design firm IDEO and a slew of tech startups weigh in on the evolution of power.

When it comes to supply chains, ignorance is no longer bliss — it’s a liability.

Big data software startup Orbital Insight is experimenting with the World Resources Institute to apply 'deep learning' to conservation.

A nagging emphasis on "short-termism," tight funding and pressure to achieve sustainability at scale are pushing cities to seek new types of coordination with businesses.

Just a handful of leading companies source renewable Power. That’s a problem — and an opportunity.

By 2050, 2.5 billion more people will live in global cities — 90 percent of whom will reside in Africa, Latin America or Asia. But how do these less-developed urban centers fit into the hype about smart city technology?

In an effort to avoid power outage risks highlighted by extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy, New York is moving ahead with research to improve energy resilience.

From energy management to supply chain inventory or travel to and from meetings, connectivity has big potential implications for corporate sustainability.

Evolving vehicle design and increased emphasis on local urban transportation could have big implications for sustainability and the built environment.

Harnessing nature to improve buildings can have benefits on multiple levels, as companies such as EDS and Hewlett-Packard have learned.