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CollectiveSun: Solar Power for Nonprofits

The boom in solar energy in the U.S. is due in large part to innovative financing, putting solar within reach of almost any business or homeowner with a roof, for little more than their signature. But for nonprofits it’s a different story.

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Refurbished Wind Turbines to Power the Developing World at a Profit

Formally announced in a panel discussion at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi last week, the Vestas-backed Wind for Prosperity initiative claims to have devised a solution that will power the developing world while yielding returns for investors.

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Re-volv Solar Hits Top 10 Crowdfunding List

San Francisco-based Re-volv Solar is out to change the way solar energy is funded, and so far, it’s off to a great start. With one completed project under its belt, its second project is more than three-quarters funded and quickly setting a record for solar’s new funding concept.

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Is Solar Hot or Not?

Total corporate funding for solar last year was up 25 percent to $10 billion, according to the report. But the solar funding tide was not universally high, as global venture capital (VC) investments actually declined 40 percent to $600 million.

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Chat with Impact Hub Philadelphia

Join TriplePundit’s Founder Nick Aster for an online conversation with leadership from the Impact Hubs in the Bay Area and Philadelphia: Jan. 15, 4:00 p.m. PST.

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Why Collaboration is the Foundation of a Sustainable Future

Public-private partnerships are addressing societal challenges. If we want to halt climate change, ensure future access to water, develop technologies to maintain food security and mitigate disease by 2050, we need more collaboration and initiatives that advance broader collective impact.

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2014: The Year of Impact Investing

This is shaping up to be the year of impact investing — the year when impact investing ceases to be a buzzword or a niche play and when mainstream investors start to recognize the opportunity presented by this growing investment thesis.

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How Entrepreneurs Are Helping the UN Solve Social Problems

Through its Global Entrepreneurs Council, the UN Foundation is engaging entrepreneurs in public-private partnerships to solve global social problems. Every two years, 10 leading entrepreneurs are recruited to be part of the council and provide their innovative thinking to problems that, as a group, they decide to focus on. The latest council is focused on women and girls, among other issues.

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What is Wall Street’s Frat Boy Culture Doing to Our Planet?

There has been a longstanding urban legend about Wall Street being a good ole boys’ club, sexist and exclusive with a cornucopia of decadent rewards for those on the inside, rewards that a recent blockbuster film has done much to sensationalize. A Bloomberg article last week revealed that much of this is indeed, factual, and is directly linked to college fraternity culture.