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Lost and Found in the American Carbon World

The Navigating the American Carbon World Conference, a three-day event (April 16-18th, 2013) in San Francisco, was jam-packed with workshops, meetings, offset credit offer info sessions, keynotes, plenaries, breakouts, and an exhibition hall featuring consulting services.

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How World Health Partners Raises the Bar on Rural Indian Health

Government in India supports all kinds of health care systems — public, private, informal, and those run by NGOs and social businesses — but remains too inefficient to provide enough quality healthcare to the rural areas where it is most needed.

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Coal Investments May Implode

In the most recent sign that coal is in trouble, Wyoming’s only new coal mine, Kiewit’s Haystack Mine, halted construction last week before shipping any coal.

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The Rise of Impact Investment

Awareness of the need for new ways of investing is growing, and there are some tentative signs that it is having some impact on investor behaviour.

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The Muv-e Scooter: The Latest In Green City Travel

The brainchild of Israeli automotive designer Amir Zaid, the Muv-e scooter takes up where most collapsible electric scooters leave off. Its three large wheels, sturdy body and sustainable power system makes the concept an attractive option for city commuting.

Poll Shows Most Small Business Owners Oppose Offshore Tax Havens

A recent poll conducted by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and Main Street Alliance (MSA) found some 85 percent of small business owners oppose a territorial tax system, which would permanently exempt offshore profits from U.S. taxation.

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You Can’t Have Conscious Capitalism Without Capital

As much as conscious capitalism is about purpose and heart, conscious businesses cannot fulfill their missions without economic success. However, the criteria of what makes a good investing partner looks a little different. After your investors willing to marry your business?

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Conscious Capitalism: Changing the Narrative of Business

John Mackey, co-author of Conscious Capitalism, wants us to move away from a narrative that declares corporations to be sociopathic villains that need to be controlled. Instead, we should recognize business and capitalism as a powerful force for good in the world, one that deserves credit for having “lifted humanity up out of the dirt.”

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New York: First State to Caution Investors About Climate Change

If you’re interested in buying New York bonds, the state wants you to know that “climate change poses a long-term risk to the state’s finances.” Sounds reasonable, right? After all Hurricane Sandy wasn’t that long ago. Well, not so fast say rating agencies. A senior executive at Standard & Poor’s said he has “a hard time finding a direct relationship for climate change on New York State’s economy at this point.” Another senior executive at Moody’s explained that FEMA mitigates the risk by picking up the bill when big natural disaster events happen. In other words, investors in NY bonds shouldn’t worry too much about climate change.

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Annual Income of Bottom 90% Has Grown $59 in 47 Years

According to Pulitzer Prize winning economic journalist, David Cay Johnston, the prosperity, in terms of annual income, of the bottom 90% of the US population grew by only $59 after adjusting for inflation.