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Video: Jose Corona of Inner City Advisors Talks Diversity at Net Impact ’14

Based in Oakland, California, Inner City Advisors serves inner-city communities throughout the Bay Area. By and large, these are very diverse communities, CEO…

Philadelphia More Than Doubles Recycling Rate

The City of Brotherly Love has increased the amount of materials it recycles by 155 percent over the past six years. The city…
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A Brief History of the Plastic Bag

California made headlines this fall when it became the first U.S. state to place a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. But how…

San Francisco Law: Airbnb Wins, Vacation Rentals Lose

The San Francisco Board of Supervisor's recent vote to allow short-term rentals of residences was a major win for Airbnb supporters. But, as…

New Handbook: 100 Percent Renewable Energy Both Practicable and Affordable

Achieving 100 percent renewable energy using today's technologies is not only possible, it's affordable. Using eight case studies of increasingly larger geopolitical scope…
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Airbnb Goes After Business Travelers

More business travelers are choosing Airbnb when attending those conferences or sales meetings instead of hotels. And why not?

A West Coast Perspective On Sustainability

Sustainability consultant Andrew Wilson of Corporate Citizenship finds that businesses in San Francisco are ahead of the curve when it comes to corporate…

Lyft, Uber Dethroning Taxi Industry in San Francisco

The San Francisco taxi industry is on the verge of being dethroned by Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Lyft and Uber. Last…
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SOCAP14: Q&A with Impact Weaver Award Winner Mary Voelbel

The first annual Impact Weaver Award recognizes the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that…
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Food Runners Keeps the Unfortunate Fed in San Francisco

In 1987, Mary Risley founded Food Runners in San Francisco to pick up uneaten food from local businesses to distribute it to charities.
Isidore Electronics Recycling provides job opportunities for previously incarcerated Los Angeles residents while finding a new home for e-waste.

3p Weekend: 11 Companies That Hire the Formerly Incarcerated

It's no secret that finding a job after being released from prison is an often insurmountable task, leading to skyrocketing recidivism rates across…

California, Massachusetts Top U.S. Clean Tech Rankings

California ranked tops in clean tech leadership among U.S. states for the fifth year running, while three California metro areas took the top…

San Francisco: No-Go to Sharing Economy Parking App

Online apps are nifty, especially when you can manage a new startup in a major city from the other side of the world…
New York City

Will New Yorkers Jump on Board as the City’s Compost Program Expands?

In the fall of 2012, New York City launched a pilot program to test out the curbside collection of organic waste – food…
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San Francisco Program Provides a Roadmap for Eliminating Textile Waste

More than 25 billion pounds of textiles are discarded in the U.S. annually, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which equates to…