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Mexico to Follow Carbon Tax with Region’s First Carbon Offset Market

Launched by Bolsa Mexicana de Valores and wholesale financial markets broker SIF ICAP, the MEXICO2 platform seeks to promote and foster private and public sector investment and collaboration in climate change mitigation initiatives that reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable forestry and agricultural projects.

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Humane Investing: How to Get Animals Out of Your Portfolio

By Brenda A. Morris If you choose not to eat animal products or are trying to limit your meat consumption for ethical reasons, you owe it to yourself and to the animals to take a look at the holdings in your investment portfolio.  Even folks who are die hard carnivores would, all else being equal, … Continued

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GravityLight: Lighting the Way for Many Without Electricity

As the premier media partner for the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open London (SBIOL) which will take place at the SB London conference, we would like to introduce each of our four finalists. This week, meet GravityLight. By Candice McLeod Deciwatt, a UK-based social enterprise, has found inspiration for their current innovation in an unexpected place, by capitalizing on the … Continued

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Jed Emerson on Impact Investing: The Impact Leaders of Tomorrow

To mark the publication of Impact Investing 2.0, a watershed study of 12 successful impact investing funds, Maximpact talks to one of its authors, Jed Emerson. Emerson discusses the core skills needed on a “multilingual” leadership team and gives his thoughts on which graduate schools are successfully training the impact leaders of tomorrow.

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Jed Emerson on Impact Investing: The Rise of the Multilingual Leader

Jed Emerson discusses the groundbreaking new report, Impact Investing 2.0, and what it means for the leadership of successful impact investing funds. In the first of a two-part series, Emerson reveals the reasons behind his personal interest in “multilingual leadership” and why the very nature of leadership in impact organization is changing.

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Fossil Fuel Investors Ask for Climate Change Risk Assessment

The risk of climate change has fossil fuel investors worried. And they aren’t just concerned about what extreme climate change means for the planet, but for the well being of their investments if fossil fuel companies don’t consider the potential impact of global warming.

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PulpWorks: Molding a Better World with PW-Packs

Each year 130 million pounds of CO2e are generated as a result of PVC production for packaging. Through the elimination of plastic packaging, PulpWorks’ immediate goal is to prevent more than half a million pounds of CO2e from entering the atmosphere with their environmentally friendly PW-Pack.

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Climate Change Inaction Costs Taxpayers Billions

There is a lingering perception that investing in technologies, initiatives and processeses aimed at countering climate change is just another drain on already troubled U.S. taxpayers. But what about the cost of inaction?

According to a new report by Ceres, extreme weather events cost the United States $100 billion in 2012, most of which went towards federal crop, flood, wildfire and disaster relief. While naysayers continue to claim weather events like Hurricane Sandy and climate change are unrelated, scientists agree that climate change exacerbates extreme weather events. The intensity and frequency of these events will only increase as the planet warms up.

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Wine Shortages Coming? Look to Canada

Now would be a good time to pick up that special bottle of French Bordeaux wine that you had on your list – and a couple of extra for the wine cellar. Morgan Stanley Research has just released a report that projects a global shortage in wine production.