How can conservation organizations leverage the economic concept of shared value? Can they create tools beyond the regulatory stick, which creates the illusion of a carrot? Can they create collaborative partnerships between NGOs and sustainability focused social designers?
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The Social Impact Bond is getting a lot of attention, or maybe hype, because it targets core inefficiencies of social programs and, most importantly, transfers the burden of risk from taxpayers to private investors.
A growing trend has college students demanding that their university endowment funds rid themselves of fossil fuel stocks. But are they right? Will college and university endowments lose money if they accept the students’ demands?
Although solar energy in India is quickly catching up, biogas may present a practical, cheap and quicker solution to the problem – especially as India moves to double the number of towers in the country.
An opportunity for an innovative banking program involving small business loans that will not only help strengthen the economy and increase your customer base, but also support your efforts in responsible business practices, community engagement, and customer retention.
Ghana must generate 10 percent of its electricity from alternative sources by 2020, and it has cast an eye on quite an unorthodox, yet plentifully available resource: human excrement.
The Global Impact Investment Network defines impact investments as “investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.” Few people understand that concept better than Jed Emerson.
According to a new report more than one out of every nine dollars under professional management in the U.S. is invested today according to strategies of sustainable and responsible investing (SRI). The total is $3.74 trillion. Is it enough to move the whole economy forward?
California held its first auction for carbon allowances last week – permits sold for $10.09 per tonne, it announced yesterday. So what does this mean for businesses?
Entrepreneurs and the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) they create contribute up to 78 percent of employment and more than 29 percent of GDP in developing economies. But the problem is that these entrepreneurs face a host of challenges when it comes to growing their businesses and succeeding.
María Rodriguez, founder of Byoearth is teaching women the value of the red wiggler worm and the use of vermicomposting to support sustainable farming. It’s a concept she believes in passionately and is having increasing success selling to both local farmers and non-profit aid organizations throughout Latin America.
Organic egg producer Vital Farms wants to expand its pastured farm network. And so far, it isn’t having any problem finding crowdfunding supporters to help “free the birds.”