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A new study from Ceres shows that while many investors might say they view climate change as a material concern, when it comes to voting on shareholder resolutions filed with companies on climate change business risks, they act like they don’t.
Can Congress and federal agencies play a significant role in developing innovative solutions to the nation’s most intractable problems?
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.
An interview with Marissa Fienberg, co-founder of Green Spaces, one of New York City’s 20-plus coworking spaces that celebrated its fifth anniversary last week.
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.
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.”
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.
Ian Simm, Chief Executive of Impax Asset Management, tells Anna Simpson why solutions in energy, water, food and waste are particularly attractive to investors.
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.
Affinity cards are offered through partnerships between major banks and nonprofit organizations. Every time you make a purchase with your affinity credit card, your banking institution donates a percentage to the nonprofit partner. Do they make an impact?
This article is the first in a series that seeks to identify existing funds generating positive social and environmental impact along with a traditional bottom line; codifying existing financing strategies for the new economy.