In this article Hsiang-Tang Chang and Jahau Lewis Chen discusses the 40 Inventive Principles and provides examples of each principle being applied with respect to different Eco-innovation applications. The 40 Inventive Principles were developed to allow practitioners to create solutions to problems through the use of TRIZ methodologies. Through these examples practitioners can observe the 40 Inventive Principles at work and learn to apply these methods to their own problems.
In this article John Terninko and Dr. Ellen Domb discuss the 40 Inventive Principles and provide examples of each principle being applied with respect to social applications. The 40 Inventive Principles were developed to allow practitioners to create solutions to problems through the use of TRIZ methodologies. Through these examples practitioners can observe the 40 Inventive Principles at work and learn to apply these methods to their own related social problems.
In this article Ram Nidumolu, C.K. Prahalad and M.R. Rangaswami talk about the sustainability initiative of companies all over the world. Many companies are only willing to exert the bare minimum sustainability effort due to the supposed cost. In fact, companies complying with the highest sustainable standards are able to jump start innovations by taking into consideration five stages of change described in this article. With these stages of change in mind, companies will stop looking at sustainability as a hindrance and start looking at sustainability as growth potential and an innovation opportunity.
In this article Michael Adams, Barry Thornton and Mohammad Sepehri discuss the impact sustainability imposes on businesses. One of the hypotheses tested states if a business were to partake in sustainability efforts shareholder value would increase in the short run, but the results showed a low statistical correlation between the two. Even though sustainability isn’t directly related to short term effects there was an increase in brand recognition and competitive strategy. So, because of these increases a sustainable company should gain stakeholder value in the long run.
In this article Amory B. Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins and Paul Hawken talk about natural capitalism and the effects it has on both the environment and our economy. Today, companies operate on inefficient incentives concentrating on selling product. Instead companies should concentrate on solutions. With this change of mindset and introducing implementation steps toward natural capitalism by dramatically increasing the productivity of natural resources, shifting to biologically inspired production models, moving to a solutions-based business model and reinvesting in natural capital a company is able to reduce production costs, improve the efficiency of their company and improve the environment at the same time.
In this article Lori Kozlowski interviews John Dabiri about his studies of jelly fish with respect to fluid dynamics. John talks about bio-inspired engineering and how scientists apply its techniques helping them discover more efficient solutions to today's engineering problems. In his case John observed how jelly fish propel themselves through the water. After learning the propulsion techniques jelly fish use he can then apply the concepts he learned when designing any fluid propulsion system.
In this video William McDonough talks about the environment and things we need to do in order to get our world where it should be. In giving a lot of examples of environmentally friendly designs, William shows us we can build to revive our climate and environment. We can live the way we live now and take care of the earth at the same time.
In this video Janine Benyus talks about Biomimicry and how nature makes things and solves problems while being kind to the environment. For a couple years now we have used Biomimicry to solve complicated problems that have baffled us for years. If we can optimize this Biomimicry process it will drastically help the earth and allow us to live the way we would like to live.
In this video Janine Benyus discusses Biomimicry and the effect it could have on our planet. One of the main points in this video is, if a problem arises that needs to be fixed nature has probably found a solution. Not only has nature found a solution to our problem, but that solution is environmentally friendly.
In this video Kevin Kelly explains what technology is and what it brings. Humans aren’t the sole users of technology, in fact every species uses technology in order to “hack” and evolve. Even though everything around us is evolving technology never dies. Infact technology evolves while accelerating evolution.