13 Oct '11, 4pm

IF11: Innovation is Alive & Well

IF11: Innovation is Alive & Well

Despite policy gridlock (or worse) in Washington, despite cheap abundant natural gas (which threatens the development of renewable energy), despite Solyndra (which highlights the risks of crony capitalism), there is good news in the world of business and sustainability. Innovation is alive and well in companies big and small. That's my takeaway after spending the last 36 hours at the GreenBiz Innovation Forum in San Francisco. I'm a senior writer at GreenBiz and let me tell you, it's been great to get outside the Beltway bubble this week (and not merely because the weather here in S.F. is spectacular). Here's are four reasons why: Nike goes for gold : While she was tantalizingly skimpy on details, the always dynamic Hannah Jones of Nike made clear that the company's drive to become more sustainable is causing people inside the company to ask ever bolder questions–including...

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IF11: How Biomimicry Applies to Innovation

IF11: How Biomimicry Applies to Innovation

greenbiz.com 13 Oct '11, 5pm

Sometimes, talking about new ways of approaching business benefits from looking at some of the world's oldest ways of doin...

GreenBiz: Innovation is alive and well

GreenBiz: Innovation is alive and well

marcgunther.com 13 Oct '11, 4am

Despite policy gridlock (or worse) in Washington, despite cheap abundant natural gas (which threatens the development of r...

IF11: Rising to the Next Challenge of Innovation

IF11: Rising to the Next Challenge of Innovation

greenbiz.com 14 Oct '11, 3pm

Innovation can be hard to recognize and even tougher to achieve. There's no app or perfect formula for it, says Steelcase'...

IF11: Gamification a Natural Fit for Innovation and Sustainability

IF11: Gamification a Natural Fit for Innovation...

greenbiz.com 14 Oct '11, 10pm

Organizations that understand and embrace the concepts of gamification design can help drive innovation in their companies...

IF11: The Power of Sharing Sustainability

IF11: The Power of Sharing Sustainability

greenbiz.com 13 Oct '11, 11pm

Breaking down the walls of trade secrets and copyright protection is one of the biggest obstacles to advancing disruptive ...

IF11: Why Innovation Requires the Death of Good Ideas

IF11: Why Innovation Requires the Death of Good...

greenbiz.com 12 Oct '11, 10pm

Ideate, renovate, validate and kill. For Privahini Bradoo , these represent the four steps of the cycle of innovation, a c...

IF11: Robert Shelton Cracks the Code for Innovation

IF11: Robert Shelton Cracks the Code for Innova...

greenbiz.com 13 Oct '11, 1am

"The problem we face today is rampant incrementalism," innovation expert Robert Shelton told attendees at the GreenBiz Inn...

IF11: Hannah Jones on Nike's Sustainable Innovation Marathon

IF11: Hannah Jones on Nike's Sustainable Innova...

greenbiz.com 12 Oct '11, 4am

After two hours of interactive warm-up exercises, the 2011 Innovation Forum kicked off with Hannah Jones, the Vice Preside...

[Event] [Singapore] Techventure 2011: A Sign of Increasing Asian Technology Innovation

[Event] [Singapore] Techventure 2011: A Sign of...

youngupstarts.com 14 Oct '11, 7am

“Never was so much owed by so many to so few” – these famous words were uttered in a wartime speech by Sir Winston Churchi...

Nike’s Road To Integrating Innovation and Susta...

triplepundit.com 13 Oct '11, 5pm

The learning curve is still turning and winding for Nike, but the company has made progress. During last year’s World Cup ...

Photos from the Innovation Forum

Photos from the Innovation Forum

greenbiz.com 19 Oct '11, 5am

We've gathered a handful of photos and posted them below (click any image for a larger version), and the slideshow of the ...

What Students Taught Dow About Innovation

What Students Taught Dow About Innovation

greenbiz.com 12 Oct '11, 5pm

From resource scarcity to climate change and poverty, the sustainability challenges we face are immense. This hasn't escap...

IF11: 4 Ways to Find Innovation Outside Your Company

IF11: 4 Ways to Find Innovation Outside Your Co...

greenbiz.com 18 Oct '11, 1pm

In many ways, a culture of collaboration helps to propel companies along their own personal environmental innovation journ...

Can Scale Limit Innovation?

Can Scale Limit Innovation?

greenbiz.com 16 Oct '11, 12pm

At what size is your company too big to innovate? It's an interesting question, especially because as of this year, my com...

IF11: The Secrets to Using Digital Tools to Spur Innovation

IF11: The Secrets to Using Digital Tools to Spu...

greenbiz.com 14 Oct '11, 8pm

Collaboration is critical for sustainable innovation, and there's no shortage of digital tools to help people and their co...