The world’s six leading multilateral development banks have reaffirmed their commitments to take action on climate change in advance of the U.N. Climate Summit in NYC. That includes promoting private and public sector investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as adopting the same methods of tracking and accounting for greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
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Partnerships between international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and businesses are fairly new and somewhat uncomfortable territory in Canada. There is, however, a small but growing number of Canadian INGOs positioning themselves as having a service to offer business that will create value for both the core business of a company and meet the mandate of the NGO.
Investing in voluntary carbon offset programs yields $664 in social and environmental benefits beyond the value of each metric ton of CO2 emissions avoided, according to research from Imperial College London and International Carbon Reduction and Offsetting Alliance.
More Than Me (MTM) Academy is a girls school in Monrovia, Liberia founded in September 2013. MTM enrolls 125 girls from a slum called West Point, a neighborhood known to have the highest rates of child prostitution in the country.
The particular benefits that are most attractive to you will vary depending on your industry, your goals and objectives, and where you are in the life cycle of your business (e.g., whether you are seeking capital, entering a new market or planning for succession). Author Ryan Honeyman was most attracted to the quality of the community.
Clicktivism is a going enterprise – but should it be? Should entrepreneurs that come up with ways to fast-track social activism be able to make money – say, in the millions? Or should our favorite charities be required to handle that networking themselves? And what about the one-person activist that really, really wants to change a small part of the world?
The first annual Impact Weaver Award recognizes the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that make up a successful organization. Triple Pundit chats with winner Lindsey Engh at the SOCAP14 conference.
The first annual Impact Weaver Award recognizes the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that make up a successful organization. Triple Pundit chats with winner Mary Voelbel at the SOCAP14 conference.
Crystal Solar’s new method for fabricating solar silicon wafers holds the promise of nudging the price of installed solar power under $1 per watt. The Santa Clara, California startup’s work with NREL is a testament to the benefits that can be realized via public-private sector partnerships.
Fernando Botelho and his organization, F123 have developed low-cost open-source assistive technology for the blind. His initiative is one example of how information and communication technology can help bridge gaps in education.
Join TriplePundit on 8/28 for August’s “Stories & Beer” at the Impact Hub Bay Area (or online!). Special guests will discuss deforestation, labor rights and what your mobile phone has to do with either.
The average Californian estimates they use half the amount of water than they actually do use. People want to do their part, but don’t have the tools and direction to make a contribution.
Certified B Corporations and benefit corporations are often, and understandably, confused. They share much in common but have a few important differences.
With its latest increase of capital for green energy, Verizon is now poised to become the nation’s top solar-producing communications company. The latest injection of $40 million will add further installations to green sites in California, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey and New York.
Social media sites like Facebook are tailored to help people connect with friends, similar experiences and views. But there’s a downside, says the U.S. State Department, when it keeps users from reaching outside their ‘bubble’ of friends and experiences and actually helps to promote unrest.