The past month in Seattle has seen an incredible surge of efforts around sustainable, conscious, impactful business. Showcased across four events, more than four dozen emerging, impactful, social enterprises have shared their stories with the city and with the world.
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Through its fellowship for young business leaders, ETIC is enlisting 200 fellows from some of the biggest corporations in Japan to move to the recovering region for 3 to 12 months and help run temporary housing units, put companies back together, and rebuild the transportation system.
Biolite has won awards for two innovative camp stove solutions for cooking in developing countries that eliminate toxic smoke and generate electricity for cell phone charging.
Edeniq Inc., surrounded by farms and orchards growing some of America’s most valuable crops, is pushing the boundaries of cellulosic ethanol innovation.
SPECIAL SERIES: The Rise Of The Sharing Economy
FlightCar combines peer-to peer-car sharing with centralized airport locations to facilitate exchanges.
This article discusses the challenges of social entrepreneurship and staying motivated to overcome hurdles. Inspiration capital is the motivational force created by your greatest source of inspiration.
At SOCAP 2012, we caught up with Samantha Duncan, Investment Officer at LeapFrog Investments, an investment vehicle for microinsurance carriers in emerging markets.
Gar Alperovitz at SOCAP: “The really interesting thing is when you transfer to the worker ownership side; you get community building, anchoring jobs and ownership. “
I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to India (provided by SAP) to investigate how IT is helping address issues of sustainability – from energy use to economic development to everything in between. Over the next week or two I’ll be publishing some of my experiences. You can follow along on this page. Longtime readers … Continued
GoldieBlox is more than an engineering toy for girls, founder Debbie Sterling believes it will build role models, start conversations, inspire girls to pursue STEM careers and start a movement.
Today, Warby Parker released a new fashion line of eyeglasses that boosts the work of Pencils of Promise, an NGO that builds schools in three poor nations.
Fuels America, a group of advanced and conventional renewable stakeholders joined to fight for America’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). This comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking at waiving the RFS, largely thanks to the recent harsh drought conditions over the mid-western U.S. this summer.
Used to tremendous success in the real estate sector, SF’s Renewable Energy Trust proposes applying the real estate investment trust (REIT) structure to “democratize” and boost investments in solar PV projects.