Author: Nick Aster
Nick Aster talks to Dr. Alejandro Rios of Masdar Institute about the ISEAS project — which will use salt water aquaculture to produce both food and biofuel with few of the side effects often associated with them.
Adam Mott is Director of Sustainability for The North Face. Last week at SXSW Eco, I had a chance to talk to him about what’s new at the company, and how they are taking sustainability deeper into the design of the company’s products.
Join usfor a Google Hangout on “Creating Resilient Cities” with Siemens and Arup. Nick Aster will lead the discussion on how urban cities can lead risk mitigation efforts on climate change.
Plum Organics, a certified B Corporation, was recently acquired by Campbell’s Soup Co. What does such an acquisition mean for B-Corps? Will the culture and transparency of B-Corps ever find their way into large, publicly traded companies? Dave Stangis of Campbell’s and Neill Gaffer of Plum Organics discuss…
Three Philly B Corps along with Campbell’s Soup talked about the meaning of B Corp certification and how you measure sustainability at their organizations.
Marissa Feinberg talks about Impact HUB New York, a co-working space founded on a social enterprise mission. She also talks about how the HUB is structured and how HUB New York will interact with others in the network.
Scott Anderson is managing editor of Nextbillion.net. In this clip Scott talks about his experience at SOCAP14 and the state of social enterprise as well as some new developments at Nextbillion.
Will Poole is the co-founder of Unitus Seed Fund, a $20 million fund based in Bangalore and Seattle that invests in startups serving large, underserved low-income populations. In this conversation, Will discusses the state of impact investing in India, some of what has made it historically difficult and what’s being done to change that.
I had a chance to get to know Shingo Potier de la Morandière, co-founder of Impact HUB Tokyo, at Socap14 last week. We talked a little about how cause-based co-working is being popularized in Japan and also about the process by which one creates a new Impact HUB.
What exactly is “impact investing”? Paula Goldman is Senior Director, Knowledge & Advocacy for Omidyar Network and, according to her, it’s a type of investing that asks for both financial and societal return. In this brief conversation, Paula discusses both the history of impact investing and how governments can enact policies to encourage it.
In this video, Herman Miller’s chief engineer on the sustainability team, Thaddeus Owen talks about what sustainability means at the company. Specifically he discusses the concept of radical transparency across the company’s supply chain as well as with regards to the chemicals and other ingredients that go into Herman Miller’s products.
Social Capital Markets 2014 is around the corner and what better way to kick it off that a tweet jam on key conference topics, starting with the concept of financial inclusion.