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SPECIAL SERIES: The Rise Of The Sharing Economy

2013’s Best Sharing Economy Concepts

Critics said the sharing economy wouldn’t last. Worse, many said it wouldn’t make an impact. But 2013 was clearly a successful year for lodging, transportation and crowdfunding companies that thrived on the collective spirit of community. We’ve amassed a short list of our favorite concepts. Take a look and then leave a comment telling us yours.

Resolution 2014: Make My Investment Portfolio Responsible

Sustainable and responsible investing is an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance criteria (ESG) to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact.

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New Solar Panel Sensor Addresses Fire Risk

A German company has come up with a new fuse that will shut down a solar panel in cases of fire or excessive heat. That’s great news for first responders – and for property owners.

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3 Ways to Cure the Inefficiencies of Gift Giving

The holiday season is the most wasteful time of the year. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period than any other time of the year. What’s worse, we buy each other presents that do a lousy job of maximizing our happiness.

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640,000+ Favorable Comments on SEC Petition for Greater Corporate Political Transparency

In 2011, ten professors of law sent a petition to the SEC, urging it to require corporations to disclose all significant political spending so shareholders can hold their companies accountable. As of last month, the petition already had garnered more than 640,000 comments – 99.7 percent of which were in support of greater transparency.

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Thankful for Giving Tuesday

This year, instead of retail therapy, let’s try giving therapy. Today is the best day to start as it’s Giving Tuesday.

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Empowering Women: Reaching a Helping Hand Across the ‘Pioneer Gap’

Women’s financial empowerment has been a hot topic in recent months. There’s a definite buzz around gender-lens investing and its potential to make more of impact capital. Yet, while the gender lens approach is an exciting step forward for women’s financial empowerment, it isn’t the whole story.

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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.