14 Feb '12, 10pm

Building Business Value in a Changing World: KPMG explains how 'megaforces' like climate change, urbanization an...

In this new report, KPMG explains the 10 megaforces that are rapidly increasing the costs of doing business, as well as looking at how they interact, how they apply to specific sectors and what businesses and governments can do about them. The megaforces include climate change, energy and fuel, material resource scarcity, water scarcity, population growth, wealth, urbanization, food security, ecosystem decline and deforestation. KPMG culled those 10 trends from looking at more than two dozen forecasts from other agencies and think tanks. Putting environmental impacts in dollar figures, KPMG says external environmental costs - which are typically not listed on financial statements since the costs are borne by society in general, non-monetary and difficult to quantify - have risen 50 percent from 2002 to 2010 for 11 industry sectors. Over those eight years, costs went from $...

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KPMG Says 'Hidden' Environmental Costs to Double Every 14 Years

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greenbiz.com 14 Feb '12, 11pm

The costs of environmental impacts from businesses are on track to double every 14 years, according to an analysis of 10 g...

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youngupstarts.com 15 Feb '12, 12pm

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buildinggreen.com 14 Feb '12, 2pm

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theecologist.org 14 Feb '12, 10am

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engineyard.com 15 Feb '12, 4pm

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Creating A Sea Change In Impact Investing

csrwire.com 14 Feb '12, 3pm

By Penelope Douglas, Board President, Social Capital Markets During the Fall of 2011, I stated in an interview that a sea ...

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ebnonline.com 15 Feb '12, 1pm

I was reading one of my favorite business books the other day, Direct from Dell . It may seem funny that I like this book,...

Value, 'craic' factor boost Irish golf tourism | Golf News at Golfweek

Value, 'craic' factor boost Irish golf tourism ...

golfweek.com 11 Feb '12, 9pm

There is a tendency to think that everyone who goes to Ireland does so in order to play golf. After all, Ireland has, alon...

Curmudgeon: Diabetes and Green Building

Curmudgeon: Diabetes and Green Building

greenbuildingadvisor.com 13 Feb '12, 10am

I barely know who Paula Deen is, although from what I can tell, she seems to be quite the marketer of traditional southern...

2012 PV Forecast: Industry Value Chain Blues

2012 PV Forecast: Industry Value Chain Blues

renewableenergyworld.com 13 Feb '12, 2pm

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Memo to the CEO: 4 Strategies for the Intersection of Policy & Business

Memo to the CEO: 4 Strategies for the Intersect...

greenbiz.com 13 Feb '12, 1pm

Editor's note: This is the first in a four-part series on navigating the policy world while driving your business toward s...

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youngupstarts.com 08 Feb '12, 2pm

by Dan Adams, author of “New Product Blueprinting: The Handbook for B2B Organic Growth “ Maximize shareholder value. If yo...

5 Rules To Turn Your Local Business Into A ‘Social’ Business

5 Rules To Turn Your Local Business Into A ‘Soc...

searchengineland.com 13 Feb '12, 2pm

Before I dive in and give you some juicy, usable ideas for winning new customers and growing your business through social ...

Tracking How the World Guzzles Water

green.blogs.nytimes.com 15 Feb '12, 10pm

Arjen Hoekstra and Mesfin Mekonnen/PNAS Early Edition Humankind’s average annual water footprint from 1996 to 2005. With t...

Tracking How the World Guzzles Water

green.blogs.nytimes.com 15 Feb '12, 10pm

Arjen Hoekstra and Mesfin Mekonnen/PNAS Early Edition Humankind’s average annual water footprint from 1996 to 2005. With t...