The thermostat with a brain is rolling out Nest Energy Services this summer, which will allow consumers to gain energy rebates at the flick of a switch, and even earn money from turning their air-con off. This is the Internet of Things at its best.
The recent scrutiny of Apple's labor practices in China highlight the need to improve the lives of the millions of workers making the products that drive our global economy. While it’s tempting to point to particular companies as the core of the problem, the reality is that consumers, governments, and businesses all have changes to make.
Finding new outlets to communicate your social and environmental change and successes helps all of us continue the commitment to evolving our own businesses, amplifying our stories to increase awareness. While change will occur in the hands on consumer behavior, the greatest level of redirecting the ship occurs at the level of large scale business. And large scale business tooting it’s own horn, potentially at The GRAMMYs.