No better way to learn something than discovering how someone else did it. This section contains lessons from companies who are exploring sustainability practices.
e3bank: A Study in Sustainable Banking - e3bank in Malvern, PA has earned the esteemed recognition as a B Corporation - a company that “uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.”
Grippies: A Sustainable Success Story - Grippies took an existing successful product and re-packaged it to make it more environmentally friendly. This process resulted in better value to the customer and to the company's fiscal bottom line.
Toyota: A Drive Towards the Future - Toyota has been tireless in trying to create the ideal eco-car. They have made tremendous progress and are on a continual quest to promote a sustainable planet and a sustainable financial bottom line.
Companies that Use Sustainability to Drive Innovation - There are a myriad of opportunities companies can create to use sustainability to drive innovation. Rejuvenation and Sage's Way Landscaping are examples of two companies that have creatively approached sustainability to help the planet and help drive profit.
Chegg.com – A Sustainable and Innovative Business Model - College Books are extremely expensive these days, not to mention that purchasing a stack load each semester is not environmentally friendly since most students don't use them once their course is over. Enter Chegg.com - an online resource that rents books at a reasonable price and allows students to return them at the end of the semester. For every book it rents, a tree is planted! Many of Chegg.com's business practices are good examples of how to use sustainability to drive innovation.
TerraCycle – Getting Inspiration from Garbage - Waste provides businesses with opportunities to save money, support the environment and creatively market your company. There are lots of valuable things to learn from TerraCycle, a unique organization that produces and packages all of their products from garbage.