The second saga of Facebook has begun, as they capitalize on the rise of social media as a primary news source. They do not call themselves a news outlet, but a news ‘platform.’ That is a subtle but meaningful distinction as it relates to the issue of their responsibility for the news that finds its way onto the Facebook ‘platform’.
Twenty-five years ago travelers were just beginning to think about the environmental impacts of their travel. Ecotourism became a catch-all term in the 1990s for making travel environmentally and socially beneficial — that both conserved the environment and sustains the well-being of local people.
The Financial Times published an article stating that Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, had announced that “sustainable investing will be a core component for how everyone invests in the future.” He further explained that a sustainable investing strategy will lead to higher returns.
It seems so obvious now: innovators are turning to nature for inspiration in chemistry, building, agriculture, energy, health, transportation, computing – even the design of organizations and cities. Biomimicry is now widely taught from kindergarten to university and practiced in all scales of enterprise.
The protection of our shared environment is among government’s most fundamental responsibilities. In England, the Magna Carta included a powerful articulation of the principle that the commons of water, fisheries and woodland were not commodities to be bartered away, but the rightful property of all citizens.
Each financial seed we plant in each and every field we choose, is only destined for success if all the criteria in the divine mandate has been met. Good seed in good soil and people of integrity managing the process. Unethical practices, policies or products erode human dignity and moral enterprise.
This story begins with a strange orange glow in the sky that awakened me at 1:00am on the morning of October 9th, 2017. Stepping outside into a howling wind, I watched in horror as a huge wildfire burned on the distant ridge. The wind was blowing away from us and towards are neighbors, then it all changed.
Renewable electricity generation from technologies that are commercially available today, in combination with a more flexible grid, is adequate to supply 80 percent of total U.S. electricity generation in 2050. Prioritizing workforce diversity both in terms of race and gender are important components for building a successful Clean Energy company.
I often refer to Slow Money as "the CSA of investing." As with community-supported agriculture, our efforts revolve around informal, direct relationships and shared risk. Slow Money funding is flowing in a variety of ways in dozens of communities across the US — peer-to-peer lending, investment clubs, and angel networks.
Companies that are winning at attracting millennials are nailing it on culture and values. My career path is a perfect example. I left a large mutual fund company to join a sustainable investing firm because its focus on investing for both performance and impact resonated with me.
Since 2002, we’ve brought together (virtually this year) global investors, innovators, corporates and change makers looking for answers to the biggest question: who will lead the transformation we’re all waiting
Since 2002, we’ve brought together (virtually this year) global investors, innovators, corporates and change makers looking for answers to the biggest question: who will lead the transformation we’re all waiting for? Discover how to succeed in increasingly turbulent times. In San Francisco, you’ll find the people and ideas that matter and leave with the contacts and network to help you take the next steps.
This conference will feature 50+ workshops, Spanish content, intensives, keynotes, a virtual expo, networking, special events, and more! Building upon its farmer-to-farmer education model, EcoFarm is an essential networking and
This conference will feature 50+ workshops, Spanish content, intensives, keynotes, a virtual expo, networking, special events, and more! Building upon its farmer-to-farmer education model, EcoFarm is an essential networking and educational hub for ecologically-minded farmers, ranchers, and all who work to support their success in growing a healthy and just food system and world.
This virtual Summit aims to help the food industry move towards a circular economy. The executive summit will showcase developments in green packaging, food ingredients, plant-based proteins, eco-labels and biodiversity.
This virtual Summit aims to help the food industry move towards a circular economy. The executive summit will showcase developments in green packaging, food ingredients, plant-based proteins, eco-labels and biodiversity. Answering quesitons like What are the obstacles facing the food industry to shift towards a circular economy? How can food & beverage firms close their packaging loops? What sustainable materials are replacing plastic packaging? How can consumers be encouraged to lead a minimalistic lifestyle for sustainability?