The New Year is approaching, and of course the obligatory "Top X" lists of the year in review. Here's a great one from HBR on the changing climate both in business and government in dealing with so-called "green" issues.
To make sense of all of this activity, I made a list of the year’s big themes, looking for the bigger story across multiple examples. But I also ran across a few specific company stories that were just really compelling or cool. So here is my admittedly subjective look at the top 10 sustainability stories and themes of the year, with sustainability broadly defined as encompassing people, planet, and profits: