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Crowdfunding Links Small Investors To Social Enterprise Startups

“Regulation crowdfunding” is a lot like Kickstarter, with one big difference: When you send money through Wefunder or SeedInvest, you get stocks or bonds instead of CDs and thank-you notes.

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Test-Drive Comparison: Tesla Model S vs Toyota Mirai

3p economic correspondent Bill Roth test-drove the all-electric Tesla Model S and the hydrogen-fueled Toyota Mirai. Check out his side-by-side comparison, and see how these cleantech rides could spell the future of American transport.

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Inside Venezuela’s Food Shortages

Venezuela’s social crisis is widening and even those with money for food struggle to find products on the shelves. With spiraling food shortages and unemployment, hospitals are feeling the pinch as well.

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Airbnb Hopes Big-Name Hires Can Salvage Its Image

Following a number of discrimination lawsuits, Airbnb’s reputation is on shaky ground. The company hopes some notable hires, including former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, can turn things around.

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NBA Moves All-Star Game From Charlotte Over Anti-LGBT Law

In what many hailed as a victory for progress, the NBA will move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, in response to the state’s anti-LGBT legislation.

With its substantial purchasing power, the public sector is in a position to move the market toward sustainably-sourced commodities like timber and palm oil.

Sustainability, Public Procurement and the Future of Our Forests

Policymakers need to recognize that sustainability criteria in public procurement can go a long way in saving our forests. The sheer volume and value of public procurement in forest risk commodities can be a game changer. It is time we moved from directives to law.

These 'Scented Scoops' toys are made from sustainable bioplastic.

Toymakers Take the Lead On Sustainable Plastics

A sort of symbolism plays into the exploration of alternative, sustainable plastic materials for toys. When toymakers break from petroleum-based feedstocks, they signify an interest in what sort of planet their users will grow up to inherit.

Inside Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR is a business outlook that acknowledges responsibilities to stakeholders beyond shareholders, including suppliers, customers, and employees.

The Social Responsibility of Business

Ever since Milton Friedman famously proclaimed “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits” pundits have pondered whether his purist interpretation was really the only way.Must the word ‘profit’ always refer only to money ?

New Economics

Here we explore efforts to remake business economies and incorporate social and environmental benefit into a company's DNA. Topics include: Conscious Capitalism, Social Enterprise, B-Corps, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy

The ROI of Sustainability

When it comes time to extend programs beyond the basics, it can be hard to justify the expense. Or is it? In this series we discuss the ROI of sustainability — what it means and how to track it. An editorially independent series brought to you by MeterHero.

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21
Jul

Ecosa: Can a Building be an Ecosystem?

We are creating a demonstration of “biotecture”; a combination of biology and architecture. Please come learn more!
21
Jul

Sustainable Brands Spotlights SB’16 Copenhagen Program

L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Kingfisher, LEGO and others to assemble around sustainability-led brand innovation.
19
Jul

Breaking the Rules to Grow Great Coffee and Restore a Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest Coffee Farms is an alliance of eco-farms in biodiverse northwest Ecuador, reforesting and restoring land for shade coffee and cacao production.

Where we're going

13
Sep

SOCAP 2016 – With Discount Code

SOCAP16 will gather impact investors, social entrepreneurs, foundations, corporations, global nonprofits, and other valuable strangers all contributing to a vibrant marketplace for socially,…
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10
Oct

SXSWeco 2016 – With Discount Codes

SXSW Eco creates a space for business leaders, investors, innovators and designers to drive economic, environmental and social change.
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26
Oct

NAEM 2016: Denver, October 26-28

This year's EHS&S Forum is organized around four program tracks on "Reducing Risk, Spotlighting Value", "Safety Leadership", "Strategic Sustainability", and "Strategic Resource Management".…
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30
Nov

The Companies Vs Climate Change Conference – With Discount Code

CvCC is dedicated to providing a forum for business leaders to connect around climate change solutions in an arena for companies to collaborate…
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