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Ensia is a magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action. Our mission is to share environmental solutions and spark conversations that motivate, empower and inspire people to create a more sustainable future.

Environmental restoration is big business   Environmental restoration is big business Think environmental protection hurts business? You just might want to think again. In a study published last week at PLOS ONE, University… Notable
What’s the role of the private sector in solving environmental challenges? nbsp; Video What’s the role of the private sector in solving environmental challenges?  
Cotton, cashmere, chemicals … what really goes into making our clothes? nbsp; Feature Cotton, cashmere, chemicals … what really goes into making our clothes?  
Putting the world’s challenges at the heart of business nbsp; Voices Putting the world’s challenges at the heart of business  
How good is that environmental nonprofit, anyway? nbsp; Feature How good is that environmental nonprofit, anyway?  
Only capitalism can save the planet nbsp; Voices Only capitalism can save the planet  
How climate adaptation experts help companies prepare for disaster nbsp; Feature How climate adaptation experts help companies prepare for disaster  
9 reasons not to be depressed about the planet nbsp; Voices 9 reasons not to be depressed about the planet  
How do you solve a problem like plastic pollution? nbsp; Infographic How do you solve a problem like plastic pollution?  
Here’s a way to pay for a healthier planet nbsp; Feature Here’s a way to pay for a healthier planet  
If a tree falls in the supply chain …   If a tree falls in the supply chain … Forests provide habitat for over half of the world’s terrestrial plant and animal species, mitigate climate change by sequestering carbon… Notable
Looking for a solid investment? How about conservation?   Looking for a solid investment? How about conservation? Between 2009 and 2013, impact investors poured close to $23 billion into conservation projects such as water quantity and quality… Notable
Breaking Boundaries in Minneapolis   Breaking Boundaries in Minneapolis Want to use your career to have a positive impact on the world? Take the first step by joining Ensia in Minneapolis this November 6- 8 for… Update
With more investment, the developing world can lead the way to a low-carbon future nbsp; Voices With more investment, the developing world can lead the way to a low-carbon future  
Dyeing to be green   Dyeing to be green The textile industry uses copious amounts of water to dye fabrics — by some estimates, 25 liters of water just to dye a T-shirt. Not only… Notable
Efrat Peled: Good Business nbsp; Interview Efrat Peled: Good Business  
Corporations and Carbon Pricing   Corporations and Carbon Pricing Think liberals and environmental hipsters are leading the way on carbon pricing? Think again. According to a report just published by… Notable
Cleaning Up With Rent-a-Chemical nbsp; Feature Cleaning Up With Rent-a-Chemical  
Zero Waste World nbsp; Feature Zero Waste World  
What Is Natural Capital, Anyway? nbsp; Video What Is Natural Capital, Anyway?  
Andrew Winston: Business in the Age of Climate Change nbsp; Interview Andrew Winston: Business in the Age of Climate Change  
Corporations Are the Only Thing That Can Save the World nbsp; Voices Corporations Are the Only Thing That Can Save the World  
Share and Share Alike   Share and Share Alike It’s one of the first lessons we learn as kids — sharing is the right thing to do. Now, a new study by marketing communications agency… Notable
Joseph Keefe: Sustainable Investing nbsp; Interview Joseph Keefe: Sustainable Investing  
Manufacturing Goes Lean and Green nbsp; Feature Manufacturing Goes Lean and Green  
Christine Bader: Conversation With a Corporate Idealist nbsp; Interview Christine Bader: Conversation With a Corporate Idealist  
Cultivating the Next Generation of Sustainability Leaders nbsp; Voices Cultivating the Next Generation of Sustainability Leaders  
Model Behavior   Model Behavior You wouldn’t expect an MP3 player to play 8-track tapes, or the operating system from your first computer to run today’s software. Then why… Notable
What if the global economy worked like nature? nbsp; Video What if the global economy worked like nature?  
Responsible Recycling   Responsible Recycling More than 1.8 billion phones were sold around the world in 2013, according to the research firm Gartner — a 3.4 percent increase over the… Notable
Top Sustainable Companies   Top Sustainable Companies What do companies Novo Nordisk, Adidas, Outotec and Statoil all have in common? They’re in the top 10 on Corporate Knights’ 2014 Global 100… Notable
Plastic Bank   Plastic Bank Too much plastic trash. Not enough resources to get out of poverty. Social entrepreneur David Katz looked at these two trends together and… Notable
Risky Savings   Risky Savings A survey of 1,000 of the world’s largest investment funds by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project suggests that a large number are… Notable
Diana Glassman: Banking on the Environment nbsp; Interview Diana Glassman: Banking on the Environment  
Breakthrough Collaboration nbsp; Voices Breakthrough Collaboration  
India’s Informal Environmental Army nbsp; Article India’s Informal Environmental Army  
Hands Off   Hands Off Over the past several years, companies have been racing to buy land in developing countries. Such large-scale acquisitions enable them to… Notable
The Other Reason for Divestment nbsp; Voices The Other Reason for Divestment  
Premal Shah: Loans that Change Lives nbsp; Interview Premal Shah: Loans that Change Lives  
The Survey Says…   The Survey Says… What are the biggest challenges facing corporate sustainability experts today? According to the just released BSR/GlobeScan State of… Notable
Code Green nbsp; Feature Code Green  
Fly the Solar Skies   Fly the Solar Skies Can a plane fly around the world using only solar energy? Google thinks so. The company recently announced a new partnership with the… Notable
Putting Stock in Sustainability nbsp; Feature Putting Stock in Sustainability  
How to Read a Sustainability Report nbsp; Voices How to Read a Sustainability Report  
Cheers to Less Water   Cheers to Less Water More and more companies around the world are realizing water shortages pose a business risk. Beverage titan MillerCoors is no exception… Notable
Six Habits of Leading Sustainable Enterprises nbsp; Voices Six Habits of Leading Sustainable Enterprises  
Weathering the Storm   Weathering the Storm Some 90 percent of S&P Global 100 Index companies consider extreme weather and climate change as business risks, according to… Notable
TJ DiCaprio: Carbon Counter nbsp; Interview TJ DiCaprio: Carbon Counter  
Mine Over Matter nbsp; Article Mine Over Matter  
Femke Groothuis: How Taxes Can Save the World nbsp; Interview Femke Groothuis: How Taxes Can Save the World  
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