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Airbnb & Nest Partnership – A Huge Win for Google, Airbnb and Hosts, but is it Good for Guests?

By Scott Kirk We recently discussed Airbnb’s partnership with Nest (acquired by Google in January 2014 for $3.2B). The nuts and bolts of the partnership include Airbnb providing selected hosts with the Nest Learning Thermostat free of charge ($250 retail value) and access to Nest’s MyEnergy platform that allows hosts to track energy consumption, learn […]

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Materials and Moonshots: Should Dow Chemical’s sustainability strategy be molded after Google X?

By Ryan Fletcher Dow’s sustainability strategy is at a critical juncture; after the trendsetting success of its 1995-2005 and 2005-2015 sustainability goals, the company faces a difficult yet important decision. Should a structured approach around metrics, similar to what has been successfully implemented across the past 19 years, be continued, or could a more principles-based […]

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