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Grameen Foundation Helps Social Entrepreneurs Measure Their Impact

Grameen Foundation works with social enterprises to “better determine their clients’ needs, the effectiveness and efficiency of their programs, and how quickly they are able to help people move from poverty to financial self-sufficiency.” But how does it do it and what services does it offer exactly?

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Why the Carbon Bubble Will Burst

The economic consequences of a warming world will be severe, but there’s still time to lessen them despite a carbon bubble, says Forum for the Future.

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Crowdfunding Brings Affordable Loans to Small Businesses

TriplePundit asks Alex Binkley, co-founder of FundingCommunity.com, to give a glimpse of the insights at work in the crowd-lending model, and what sort of companies would find this loan a good fit.

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Accelerating Appalachia: Supporting Nature-Based Business for Good

Sara Day Evans founded Accelerating Appalachia, the nation’s first business accelerator focused on nature-based companies, to provide support to innovators who are solving environmental or social problems with programs with the capacity to scale.

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SBIO 2013 Semi-finalist Interview: Ecopia

Using the starch from tapioca, social enterprise Ecopia produces a fully degradable, recyclable, and non-GMO bio-plastic, referred to as ECOPLAS®, while also seeking to drive social value within the communities that create its product.

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Amid European Solar Slow Down, Americas, Asia-Pacific Pick Up the Slack

Though it still accounts for 50% of global demand, PV growth slowed considerably YoY in the EU in 2012. A record-setting year in the Americas and Asia-Pacific took up the slack. 31.1 GW of PV systems were installed globally in 2012, up from 30.4 GW in 2011; as PV remained the third most important renewable energy source in terms of globally installed capacity, according to the European Photovoltaic Industry Association’s latest “Photovoltaic Barometer.”

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Wall Street Gives Cash and Clout to Rapidly Growing Solar Market

Do massive investments from Wall Street mean the solar powered revolution is here to stay? Billions in investment and new financing systems help solidify the solar industry and make solar power more accessible to businesses and households.

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SBIO Semi-Finalist 2013: Blue Box

James Metropoulos founded Blue Box as an innovative method of cleaning industrial equipment with very few chemicals and at very low cost.

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The Solar Energy Window Plug: Sign Me Up Too, Scotty!

The solar-powered window plug is the latest rage – at least according to the chatter on the prestigious tech magazine yankodesign.com and the viral postings on the Internet. So does it really matter that the gadget is still in early concept mode? Apparently not to its growing fan base.