The new UN international Biodiversity and Community Health international initiative aims to establish local, participatory centers of excellence to conduct research and promote better understanding and policies that recognize the linkages between human health and well-being, that of biodiversity and ecosystems and traditional knowledge systems.
In 2012, people are dealing with more uncertainty and stress from natural and manmade disasters. The speakers at the Bioneers 2012 conference offered strategies for responding to difficult events by reconnecting with nature, each other, and ourselves.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has put up a grant of $10 million to establish a new biofuel consortium for the northeastern U.S., which could provide new opportunities to participate in the emerging biofuel sector.
This article is part of our coverage of Net Impact 2012. To follow along, visit this page. By Erica Schlaikjer “Across the board, nobody wants to do accounting,” said Shivani Siroya, founder and CEO of inVenture, a global credit scoring company. “It’s difficult or they’re lazy or they don’t see the purpose.” Her company, currently working in India, … Continued
Through the dedicated efforts of the Vietnam Children’s Fund, in cooperation with Vietnamese officials, FedEx has funded four school construction projects in Vietnam.
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.
There’s one area that’s gaining traction by the day: meat reduction. Some savvy businesses have noticed a decreasing demand for meat and are creating new products to meet every meat-free need. Others are using the popular Meatless Monday program to improve employee wellness or to encourage customers to eat healthier by cutting out meat one day a week.
The case for investing in women has been proven several times over. Enter, the gender lens – a new way to look at social impact investing and a main theme at the 2012 Social Capital Markets conference.
DC Comic heroes are championing the cause of raising public awareness about ongoing famine, drought and violence in the Horn of Africa. Darkness & Light adds a new dimension of hope, empowerment and spirit to the somber images of need that relief campaigns have long relied upon.
A California purveyor of artisanal essential oils proves that growth and prosperity can be shared among the enterprise, community and the ecosystem. How? By building a strong network of partners who share a mutual trust and vision for the triple bottom line.
How social capital/social investment in the reproductive health of women and girls can be a smart, cost-effective strategy for international development, with triple bottom line returns.
Author Kelsey Timmerman has traveled around the world meeting the people who catch, pick, and grow our food while conducting research for his upcoming book. He reflects about his visit to Nabusimake, the heart of the heart of the world.
Is there a deep connection between meaning, money and our chance for a sustainable future? Umair Haque raises questions like this in his article in the Harvard Business Review (HBR), Making the Choice Between Meaning and Money.
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.