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Year in Review 2008: Best in Business

As we look forward to the new year, we've also reflected on the old, and rediscovered some of the great events, innovations, interviews and debates that 2008 had to offer. For the next week, we will be sharing our picks from the Worldchanging team's best work from the last 12 months. Come back each day for a new collection of posts on topics from climate change to transportation, energy to health and society.

Today's Topic: Business

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In 2008, we saw more businesses than ever before asking how they could improve their bottom lines while decreasing their negative environmental and social impacts. Companies producing everything from automobiles to iPhones are reassessing their business models as sustainability continues to prove itself as the new shrewd tactic for making business better, improving the lives of millions around the world, and building a better future where companies can thrive. And as smart entrepreneurs search for this elusive balance, the way the world does business will be forever changed. Below is a collection of our best posts on business from 2008:

Nau: An Elegy
By Alex Steffen
May 2, 2008

"B" is for Beneficial: The B Corporation
By Sarah Kuck
May 22, 2008

Proudly Made in China: NEST Collective
By Erica Lee Schlaikjer
May 25, 2008

Missing the Market Meltdown
By Amory B. Lovins
May 30, 2008

From Sampling to Monitoring to Gulping Data Down in Great Big Chunks
By Alex Steffen
June 9, 2008

The Problem with Big Green
By Alex Steffen and Julia Levitt
June 24, 2008

Interview: Kavita Ramdas, Global Fund for Women
By Britt Bravo
July 2, 2008

The iPhone, Now in Green(er)
By Nancy Scola
July 25, 2008

Could Globalization Be Going In Reverse?
By Alex Steffen
August 4, 2008

PIG 05049, a Conversation with Christien Meindertsma
By Regine DeBatty
August 12, 2008

Alternative Trade Networks and the Coffee System
By John Thackara
August 12, 2008

Advance Market Commitments: Bringing Medicines to Developing Nations
By Lori Williams
November 11, 2008

Is 'The Old Economy of Car Dependence' Over?
By David Goldberg
November 14, 2008

This piece is part of our Year in Review series. Use the following links to view more of our favorites from 2008:

Best in Climate Change
Best in Cities

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