The self-funded battery storage company took a Henry Ford approach to its business, inspired by his low capital costs on assembly, ease of repair and modularity and standard parts. Here are lessons the company has learned along the way that may benefit any business.
Our continuing look at the biggest trends in sustainable business in 2012 finds that companies are conducting a range of analyses to determine their carbon footprints, water footprints, toxic footprints, energy footprints, land footprints, even paper footprints.
As part of our ongoing look at 2012 sustainability trends, we examine the trend of gamification for good. Will it work to move the sustainability needle forward, or will we be saying "Game Over" down the road?
During a panel discussion at the State of Green Business Forum in Minneapolis last week, Minnesota's Secretary of State, Pollution Control Agency commissioner and Effect Partners CEO and Founder explored the burgeoning green economy in a state that is known for being one of the most civically engaged in the nation.
Another look at the biggest trends in sustainable business in 2012 reveal how smart transportation systems of tomorrow may derail some of today's most entrenched social norms -- namely, the rite of passage known as car ownership.
At the 2012 State of Green Business Forum in Minneapolis Thursday, Donco's David Mendelson explained how taking the byproduct from one company and matching it to the raw material needs of another can improve one's environmental footprint -- and the bottom line.