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Rheem is the only manufacturer in the world that produces heating, cooling water heating, pool & spa heating and commercial refrigeration products, and it is the largest manufacturer of water heating products in North America.

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Rheem Unveils the Econet Smart Thermostat
Rheem Unveils the Econet Smart Thermostat

5 months ago - Rheem® has announced the launch of the new EcoNet® Smart Thermostat, the latest innovation in the company’s EcoNet enabled product line. Designed to optimize the performance of Rheem communicating HVAC and water heating systems, this new thermostat includes intelligent management features for both homeowners and contractors. The ultra-thin programmable thermostat has a full-color glass touchscreen and is equipped with features modern homeowners expect, such as local weather, one-touch away mode, motion activation, and integrated Wi-Fi, in addition to being compatible with Rheem’s EcoNet mobile app. It also works with Amazon Alexa for convenient hands-free voice control. Just say “Alexa, set home to 72 degrees” or “Alexa, make home warmer” to an Alexa-enabled device.

Corporates Are Making Activism Great Again
Corporates Are Making Activism Great Again

6 months ago - Corporations are people, my friend — and not just for tax purposes anymore. In the age of ubiquitous social media pressure, businesses are rebranding as social justice warriors — and that’s a shrewd marketing move on their part, new research reveals.

Airbnb to Combat Overcrowding with New Office of Healthy Tourism
Airbnb to Combat Overcrowding with New Office of Healthy Tourism

8 months ago - With 4.85 million active listings, Airbnb commands the largest portfolio in the industry, larger than the top five biggest hotel companies combined. The company that put home sharing on the map recently shared some of its 2017 data and celebrated its diverse community of travellers from over 190 regions of origin. 38 million US travelers used Airbnb internationally and 31 million travelers stayed at an Airbnb listing in the US.

Trending: Cross-Industry Collaboration, Existing Tools Accelerating Circular Economy
Trending: Cross-Industry Collaboration, Existing Tools Accelerating Circular Economy

1 year ago - The unveiling of new research across industries has revealed that existing tools and collaborative research could hold the key to driving forward the shift to a more circular economy.

In Search of Sustainable Leadership: Keep Your Head When They Are Losing Theirs
In Search of Sustainable Leadership: Keep Your Head When They Are Losing Theirs

1 year ago - This is the seventh in a series of articles examining the many facets of ‘sustainable leadership.’ Find links to the entire series below. Our search for sustainable leadership has shown us how to find the opportunities in a crisis and turn the best of them into an inspiring vision. To help ensure successful implementation of that vision, sustainable leaders add two final abilities to their skill set.

Brand Advocacy vs Aspiration in the New Era
Brand Advocacy vs Aspiration in the New Era

1 year ago - When it seems that corporate America has seized control of our government, of our society, it can be hard to wake up every day excited to go to work. Trust in brands has never been lower. Expectations have never been higher. Yes, corporations may have unprecedented power under the new administration, but like never before, consumers are calling out brands for their values. It seems there’s no middle ground and there’s no place to hide. In a world that’s increasingly volatile and transparent, humans will decide whether brands live or die.

Should Businesses Be Hiring Anthropologists Instead of MBAs?
Should Businesses Be Hiring Anthropologists Instead of MBAs?

1 year ago - The language of business can be combative (launch, target, strategize), or very often it is about profits, sales, shared value - the language of money. We are either warriors or accountants when it comes to business. However, both warring and counting money are inherently non-productive. In themselves, as actions, they are incapable of producing growth.

Trending: UK Emerges as Sharing Economy Hub While Korea Treads Carefully
Trending: UK Emerges as Sharing Economy Hub While Korea Treads Carefully

1 year ago - People have been sharing goods and services with one another since the beginning of time, but it was not until recently that this age-old practice revealed itself a force of transformation for the economy. Disrupting traditional business practices and paving the way to a new era, the sharing economy shows no sign of slowing down. And while some are embracing it, others remain resistant.

Sign o' the Times: This Year's Super Bowl Had More Goodvertising Than Ever
Sign o' the Times: This Year's Super Bowl Had More Goodvertising Than Ever

1 year ago - The political unrest seems to be good for advertising with a conscience, as this year’s Super Bowl saw the highest number of Goodvertising campaigns ever. In an uncertain time for America, how good was this year’s Super Bowl? Another year has passed and as I usually do in June with the Cannes Lions, I also note Super Bowl commercials as a barometer reading of how “Goodvertising” – advertising that does good for people and the planet and, in most instances, helps brands perform better financially as well – is being picked up by advertisers.

Airbnb, SolarCity Partner to Incentivize Members to Switch to Clean Energy
Airbnb, SolarCity Partner to Incentivize Members to Switch to Clean Energy

2 years ago - Airbnb has formed another strategic partnership aimed at increasing the environmental benefits of home sharing: Airbnb and SolarCity, the nation’s largest solar power provider, have joined forces to connect Airbnb hosts and guests with an affordable and sustainable way to power their homes with solar energy.

These 6 Startups Just Won £180,000 for Driving Innovation in the Sharing Economy
These 6 Startups Just Won £180,000 for Driving Innovation in the Sharing Economy

2 years ago - Innovate UK’s IC tomorrow competition sought innovative ideas to grow trust in the sharing economy and support it in the fields of tourism, travel, home improvements, construction and data. Six winning startups were selected from over 200 entries – the most ever received in an IC tomorrow competition.

Sharing Has Been Hijacked
Sharing Has Been Hijacked

2 years ago - The “sharing economy” is today’s buzzword for Silicon Valley’s most recent batch of billion-dollar companies. So ring the headlines: $51 billion valuation for Uber; Chinese ride-hailing business Didi Kuaidi raising $4.42 billion; Airbnb valuation $10+ billion. In the last three years, the world has embraced this idea of the sharing economy. Who would have thought that a 23-year-old part-time student tooling around in her Prius would disrupt the transportation industry? Or that renting out your spare bedroom with the Star Wars sheets could make you part of the largest hotel network in the world?

How the Good Work Movement Is Offering Security for Gig Economy Workers
How the Good Work Movement Is Offering Security for Gig Economy Workers

3 years ago - Heard of the Good Work movement yet? If you haven’t, it’s probably because companies such as Uber and Airbnb get more press. The Good Work movement, founded by the National Domestic Workers Alliance in October, is a gathering of companies pledging to deliver the protections and benefits that gig companies such as Uber notoriously fail to offer.There’s a lot going on here, and the movement’s model is extremely important for the future of work. Here’s why.

Trending: Uber, Airbnb Optimizing User Experience Through Smart Partnerships
Trending: Uber, Airbnb Optimizing User Experience Through Smart Partnerships

3 years ago - Not a day goes by that we don’t hear some mention of “the sharing economy” these days, partly because of continued smart moves from the companies creating and riding the wave.First, on-demand ride service Uber recently announced a partnership with hotel chain Hilton Worldwide to help “make travel seamless” through new app features.

Tesla Smashes Consumer Reports Rating System, Branches Into Sharing Economy
Tesla Smashes Consumer Reports Rating System, Branches Into Sharing Economy

3 years ago - Tesla Motors is charging forward with a new partnership with home-sharing startup Airbnb and a record-breaking variant of its Model S, the P85D.The Tesla Model S P85D smashed the Consumer Reports’ rating system, setting a new benchmark for a perfect overall score.At the Consumer Reports test track in East Haddam, Connecticut, the car initially earned a raw 103-point score in the 100-point-based rating system. Consumer Reports made changes to its scoring methodology to account for the car’s exceptionally strong performance, and awarded the Tesla Model S P85D a final score of 100 points.

7 Key Players Needed to Take Us Over the Circular Economy Finish Line
7 Key Players Needed to Take Us Over the Circular Economy Finish Line

3 years ago - Circular business models thrive on longevity, reuse and capacity sharing - they disrupt, uncover customer value and drive resource efficiency. Many would agree that society needs to adopt this circular thinking, but how do we really make it happen at large?The truth is, there are several players required to accelerate the journey to a more circular economy; it can't be achieved by certain echelons of society alone. Instead, it requires a holistic view of the diverse role business, public bodies and investors all have to play to accelerate the uptake of circular principles; a belief reflected in the categories of this year’s Circular Economy Awards, aka The Circulars.

Five Human Aspirations That Hold the Future for Brands
Five Human Aspirations That Hold the Future for Brands

3 years ago - We marketers can be obsessed with generational trends. How many meetings have you had lately on what Millennials think of your brand? Or what Generation Z means for your digital strategy?And yet, while important, we may be asking the wrong questions — or at least seeking insights and revelations in the wrong place.

Meet You in the AgriHood: Co-Housing Becoming Increasingly Attractive Option for Developers
Meet You in the AgriHood: Co-Housing Becoming Increasingly Attractive Option for Developers

3 years ago - "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." ~Buckminster FullerSeems the hippies and the father of the geodesic dome were on to something sustainable in the 1960s when they modeled shared living spaces and bartered goods. Turns out those behaviors truly are easier on the planet and better for the soul.

Trending: How Do We Compensate Contractors in the 1099 Economy?
Trending: How Do We Compensate Contractors in the 1099 Economy?

3 years ago - Facebook announced new benefits for its contract workers this week; the company will require contractors to pay employees a $15 minimum wage and provide benefits, including 15 paid days off and $4,000 paid parental leave.“Taking these steps is the right thing to do for our business and our community,” COO Sheryl Sandberg wrote in the post.Facebook’s decision is indicative of two important trends affecting the modern workplace: the proliferation of the 1099 economy and the growing pressure on companies to better compensate contractors.

Consumer Awareness Won't Save The World: We Need Businesses That Can Change People's Habits For Good
Consumer Awareness Won't Save The World: We Need Businesses That Can Change People's Habits For Good

3 years ago - These are times of major changes in how people live and consume. Today’s developments demand from us new ways of producing and consuming, given the increasing scarcity of natural resources and the rapid growth of the global consumer class, especially in developing countries.One of the greatest challenges facing governments and companies around the world is how to influence consumers into developing more sustainable buying habits and lifestyles. There is a significant opportunity for businesses to help consumers make major changes in their lifestyles and purchasing habits.

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