Recession Bugging You? Get Launched!

What do Google, Ocean Spray and Walt Disney have in common? All were launched during recessions. Since the beginning of this recession, most headlines have been riddled with gloom, but tough economic times lend themselves to advantages many business leaders overlook. Last summer, as we were still headed into the worst quarters of this recession, … Continued

Doing Business in the Energy-Climate Era

In Thomas Friedman‘s 2005 book, “The World is Flat,” he argues that globalization has created a new global economic era, fundamentally different than the business world of even a decade earlier. Just a few years later, in his newest book, “Hot, Flat and Crowded” Friedman describes another era: the Energy-Climate Era. The evolution from the … Continued

Venture-backed IPOs Hit Record Low as VCs Look to Cleantech

For the first time in 30 years an entire quarter went by without a venture-backed company going public, according to numbers released by the National Venture Capital Association this week. The industry group plans to analyze its findings and share its thoughts with the press next week, but in the meantime, analysts and pundits are … Continued

California Unveils Plan for Cutting Carbon

The California Air Resource Board (CARB) on Thursday unveiled its proposal for how to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. The much-anticipated plan (PDF) is the latest step toward implementing California’s landmark “Global Warming Solutions Act” (also know by its legislative number, AB 32), passed in 2006. The bill includes mandates to reduce greenhouse … Continued