Daniel Lurie, founder and CEO of Tipping Point Community, provides his perspective on Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s announcement to contribute 99 percent of their Facebook shares to better our community and world. The backlash against the announcement has been interesting to watch, but several elements show that Chan and Zuckerberg are headed in the right direction.
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In the aftermath of COP21, private-sector action is key to reaching emissions reduction goals. The marketplace needs to feel confident that the technologies that help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, whether they are renewable energy or clean technology, are worthy of investment. Proven technologies such as solar and wind are fast emerging as attractive investment asset classes that provide investors with low technology risk and stable, higher returns over a period of 20 years or more. Now is the time for these technologies to take center stage in the financing world.
Abaris is a new finance-tech startup that’s increasing transparency and choice within the annuities market, and helping those approaching retirement to avoid outliving their savings.
Reverse innovation is innovation that is first seen in emerging economies, before it is spread to the industrialized world. This post looks into the progress being made in the interconnection between reverse innovation and sustainable development.
“What makes this Paris set of discussions different than any before is that the financial leadership and corporate leadership are here in strength, saying we need to act on climate,” Ceres CEO Mindy Lubber said at COP21 on Thursday.
The crowd expected the longtime climate activist to come prepared with a compelling narrative that made the case for strong action coming out of the conference — and Gore did not disappoint.
Despite popular opinion, beneficiaries aren’t mismanaging the free cash, nor are they spending it on alcohol or gambling. They’re using it to change their lives.
Clean-energy investment by emerging economies has surged past wealthier nations, spelling more trouble for the fossil fuel industry.
Barcelona’s Reimagine Food gives a new meaning to disruptive technology. If we are what we eat, then this new culinary accelerator is liable to transform not just our food experience, but also the way we live.
Our oceans and the people who depend on them are in trouble. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, about 70 percent of the world’s fisheries are fully exploited, overexploited or collapsing under the pressure of a $390 billion global seafood market. Yet analysts expect seafood demand to double by 2050, and island and coastal communities around the world depend on seafood for both sustenance and economic health. The Fish 2.0 business competition aims to accelerate solutions to this huge challenge by connecting sustainable fishing and aquaculture ventures with investors who could help them thrive.
A new exchange-traded fund offers investors a means to match their portfolios with their values backed by data. And get this, it’s outperformed the S&P.
The auditing firm Ernst & Young is the latest to feel the heat from the Madoff scandal. Last week the firm lost its case in a suit alleging that it had been negligent in its auditing of a feeder fund that helped contribute to Madoff’s scheme to defraud investors. Their liability is a stinging $200 m and tops Citco’s settlement earlier this year of $125m. Meanwhile, more money will be allocated to victims of the fraud, as prosecutions and suits gradually wind up and officials continue to search for more missing funds.