Crowdfunding is the updated internet version of an activity that has been around for more than 500 years: collecting money from a bunch of people, the crowd, to support a project or effort, like publishing a book or helping a deserving person through hard times.
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Like Prometheus handing down fire from the Gods, harnessing the immense power of fossil energy has made possible the modern world we inhabit. But, as in the Greek legend, with that sudden power comes the threat of unacceptable cost for generations to come. In the more prosaic world of our daily lives, carbon emissions are … Continued
Grameen Foundation works with social enterprises to “better determine their clients’ needs, the effectiveness and efficiency of their programs, and how quickly they are able to help people move from poverty to financial self-sufficiency.” But how does it do it and what services does it offer exactly?
TriplePundit asks Alex Binkley, co-founder of FundingCommunity.com, to give a glimpse of the insights at work in the crowd-lending model, and what sort of companies would find this loan a good fit.
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.