Accelerating sustainability solutions in an interconnected world. Highlights from VERGE 18 in Oakland, VERGE Hawaii in Honolulu along with ongoing coverage of VERGE topics.

Wanted: corporate backers for two massive new projects in South Dakota.
A salute to the pioneers and leaders at the intersection of tech and sustainability.
Janine Benyus brings nature’s wisdom as guidance to business leaders at VERGE 18.
Plus, two unique examples of corporate innovation in renewable electricity procurement.
Smart decisions, sound analysis of data, and Internet of Things are essential.
It's happening quickly, but the tipping point remains on the horizon.
They also want better tools for collecting and understanding data, according to new research by GreenBiz and Siemens.
There's power in asking such questions — and creating the conditions for them to be thoughtfully considered.
Companies like AT&T, McDonald’s and Con Edison turn to grad students and tech innovation to lead on sustainability.
Addressing the consumption implications of data centers, routers, servers and software coding techniques should be a hotter topic.