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The Fruits of Reverse Innovation

Reverse innovation is innovation that is first seen in emerging economies, before it is spread to the industrialized world. This post looks into the progress being made in the interconnection between reverse innovation and sustainable development.

Ceres CEO: Forget Bleeding Hearts, Pursestrings Will Win Paris

“What makes this Paris set of discussions different than any before is that the financial leadership and corporate leadership are here in strength, saying we need to act on climate,” Ceres CEO Mindy Lubber said at COP21 on Thursday.

Al Gore Calls for Bold Commitments at COP21

The crowd expected the longtime climate activist to come prepared with a compelling narrative that made the case for strong action coming out of the conference — and Gore did not disappoint.

REDD Offsets in California?

The California Air Resources Board is considering how carbon offsets generated through REDD could fit into its cap-and-trade program.

Fish 2.0 Entrepreneurs Shape Future of Sustainable Seafood

Our oceans and the people who depend on them are in trouble. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, about 70 percent of the world’s fisheries are fully exploited, overexploited or collapsing under the pressure of a $390 billion global seafood market. Yet analysts expect seafood demand to double by 2050, and island and coastal communities around the world depend on seafood for both sustenance and economic health. The Fish 2.0 business competition aims to accelerate solutions to this huge challenge by connecting sustainable fishing and aquaculture ventures with investors who could help them thrive.

Madoff Ponzi Scheme Judgments Slam ‘Gatekeepers’ Ernst &Young

The auditing firm Ernst & Young is the latest to feel the heat from the Madoff scandal. Last week the firm lost its case in a suit alleging that it had been negligent in its auditing of a feeder fund that helped contribute to Madoff’s scheme to defraud investors. Their liability is a stinging $200 m and tops Citco’s settlement earlier this year of $125m. Meanwhile, more money will be allocated to victims of the fraud, as prosecutions and suits gradually wind up and officials continue to search for more missing funds.

What is the Future of SOCAP?

Investors who want to learn more about investing capital toward social good don’t have to wait until the annual SOCAP (Social Capital Markets conference) reconvenes.

3 Reasons Business Leaders Should Care About Upward Mobility

Today, rather than being the world’s poster child for a fair and equitable economy, the U.S. — home of the American Dream — is one of the least equitable among Western nations. But why should business leaders care about the lack of upward mobility in America? As a successful businessman, Jeff Greene, founder of the Greene Institute, gives three reasons why.

Entrepreneurs Seize Opportunity in Seafood Traceability

The seafood industry has one of the most complicated supply chains in the world, often with five to seven companies involved from catch to plate, each keeping records on paper in far-flung locations. In these murky waters a new wave of entrepreneurs sees opportunities to make the seafood industry more transparent to consumers, businesses and governments striving for sustainability.