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Huge Oversupply Renders Kyoto Protocol Emissions Market Ineffective

The huge surplus means that developed economies will be able to emit more greenhouse gases than foreseen under worst-case “business-as-usual” scenarios, as well as further eroding credibility in the ability of international organizations and national governments to actually deliver on pledges to reduce carbon emissions.


Panel Seeks to Assure UN Clean Development Mechanism’s Future

The future of the world’s largest and most substantial vehicle for fostering sustainable development, the UN Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism, is in doubt. A high-level CDM policy panel has presented a report that includes reforms intended to assure its future.

Uburanga Art Studio

Painting Rwanda’s Future – The Healing Power of Art

Jean Bosco Bakunzi, a 26 year old survivor and orphan of the genocide, founded Uburanga Art Studio, named after the Kinyarwanda word for “beauty” with the mission “to heal people mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.”

320x240 HERE Wants You to Know Your Neighbors

As we spend time staring at our screens to follow the lives of our friends, we spend less time interacting with the people living next door, down the street, or across town – our neighbors. Most Americans do not know the people living two or three doors down the street. And none of the social networking or other online tools are making that any easier.


L.A. Start-Up Provides Jobs for Ex-Offenders Through E-Waste Recycling

Social entrepreneurs bring together seemingly unlikely possibilities to create a business model that has real impact. Kabira Stokes, founder of Isidore Electronics Recycling is one such person who saw an opportunity in Los Angeles where nobody else did. She got involved with the city council while helping to develop one of the city’s gang intervention programs. She wanted to … Continued

Paul Herman

Interview with HIP Investor CEO on the 3rd Anniversary of Their SRI Index

Last week HIP Investor celebrated the 3rd anniversary of its HIP 100 Index. Part of thegrowing Social Responsible Investing (SRI) market, this index implements HIP’s approach of quantifying the human, social, and environmental impact of each investment. In three years it generated a cumulative return of 46.80 percent (before fees), very similar to the return on the S&P100 during that period (47.56%).