Joe Madden, a pioneer in the North American Greenhouse Gas Markets, and Jeff Cohen, a 2008 Nobel Peace Prize honoree, created EOS Climate in 2009. Their mission is to tackle climate change by managing greenhouse gases with market-based approaches.
Category: New Economics
This category is about the relation between business economies and sustainability and CSR. Company economies have great impact on how much effort they put into their CSR strategy and incorporating green strategies can have en effect on company growth.
This article is the first in a series that seeks to identify existing funds generating positive social and environmental impact along with a traditional bottom line; codifying existing financing strategies for the new economy.
Today, social responsibility is considered a fundamental tenet of Earth Day. Even more striking is the role of business in the environmental discussion. On April 22, 2013, both the social and business cases for environmental sustainability were powerfully emphasized at the first-ever REDD+ Talks.
In recent years, more and more non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have discovered that climate change is severely influencing poverty-stricken regions of the world, many of which have made an effort to develop solutions in response to these negative impacts. Over the past 12 years, Green Watershed has worked to prevent increased detrimental environmental damage in the Lashi Lake area (below is the map of the area) and to maintain a sustainable way of living for local residents.
Yesterday, the adidas Group released its 2012 Sustainability Report which focuses on the company’s work on environmental, supply chain and community work.
During the 2012 Presidential campaign, Mitt Romney claimed that the EPA was a tool President Obama was using to crush the American private enterprise system. He went on to say that many Democrats disliked capitalism and were doing everything they could to impede the growth of the economy by prioritizing the environment. A new study shows that the voters were right not to believe him.
For the first time in human history, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide could rise above 400 parts per million throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere as soon as May 2013.
The latest CO2 measurement was taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii and reported by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a research center at the University of San Diego that tracks increases in atmospheric CO2 levels.
When it comes to sustainability, most investor engagement focuses on large, publicly traded companies. The Environmental Defense Fund’s Green Returns project instead focuses on private equity firms – a promotes sustainability strategy at an early stage in fast growing companies.
By Melissa Carrier Last year, I asked our Smith School Faculty Committee a simple question, “What does social value creation look like in your field of study?” They looked at each other, intrigued by the question. So, the challenge was born to define social value creation across business disciplines. Each faculty member took the next … Continued
The advocacy organization, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (WOCAN) has come up with a new way to inspire sustainability by reaching out to the workers that often play the biggest role in agricultural production: women. Their ideas may just change the way many communities look at economic advancement.
GDP is a deeply flawed way of measuring progress, but it is still the most important economic indicator used to measure progress of economies around the world. Now, Harvard Professor Michael Porter offers a new Index that might finally take the GDP down.
Transforming our transportation infrastructure won’t happen overnight. While policies improving the supply side are taking shape, our individual transportation choices can have a more immediate impact.