How can smaller-scale, fair-trade suppliers like Guayaki’s yerba mate farmers get the financing they need to meet market demand? Social finance and fair trade leaders are working on solutions to this critical funding gap.
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 an effect on company growth. Topics include: Conscious Capitalism, Social Enterprise, B-Corps, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy
Mega investment firms are not too big to fail sustainability. Not all investment portfolios return above-average performance to their investors. We should hope for more, but set our expectations for mega investment firms in the same way.
Helping our organizations become firms of the future will center on shifting our logic from mechanistic to living systems, predicts biomimcry expert Giles Hutchins. He spoke with one of the world’s most well-respected systems-theorists, Fritjof Capra, to find out more.
Ford is piloting its mobility-as-a-service program on the streets of London (think: Amazon Prime for urban transportation). 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth spoke with project manager Alicia Agius to get the scoop.
An IRENA study claims that if renewables can reach 36 percent of the world’s energy portfolio by 2030, that increase could add up to $1.3 trillion, or another 1.1 percent, to the global economy.
In a COP21 breakout session focused on environmental standards, Joe Madden, co-founder of EOS Climate, presented a concept that could revolutionize raw materials sourcing.
Remarkably, there are several U.S.-based companies whose missions are to not just empower, but enable refugees and individuals who reside in developing nations. Here are two of them.
TriplePundit spoke with Vikram Aggarwal, founder and CEO of EnergySage, the so-called “Expedia of solar,” about solar energy trends and what to expect for 2016 in the residential market.
“Innovators” in the startup sense provide financial value for their owners and investors, there’s no doubt. But the floods of funding to a narrowly-defined “value” absolutely increases income inequality by raising prices across the board. Show me how I’m wrong, Paul.
According to the World Economic Forum, “Organizations that set public energy or carbon reduction goals were twice as likely to have invested in energy efficiency or renewable energy in the past year and were three times more likely to increase investment in clean energy technologies in the next year.”
Impact entrepreneurs: How are you going to reach your goals in 2016 ? Two options: Wait and see what ‘happens,’ or plan to make it happen! Here are five reasons for you to plan your impact for 2016.