Post-capitalist entrepreneurship (PCE) is about changing the underlying logic of entrepreneurial organizing, governance models, legal structures, approach to intellectual property, perception of consumption and production and of course the ultimate objectives and metrics of success.
Author: Boyd Cohen
Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., Co-Author, Climate Capitalism Writing this last Saturday afternoon, the nation and the world are warily observing the path and wrath of Hurricane Irene. There have already been documented losses of life as well as reports that more than a million Americans have been left without power so far. Given that the changing … Continued
Boyd Cohen, Co-author, Climate Capitalism Many public policy gurus and economists will tell you that if we truly want to decarbonize our economy we need to actually put a price on carbon. Just last week I conducted a book launch for Climate Capitalism in Portland with the support of Sustainable Business Oregon, Net Impact and … Continued
Boyd Cohen, Climate Strategist As many of this column’s readers know, I am from the U.S. and have lived in Europe and most recently Canada for the 10 years since getting my Ph.D. at the University of Colorado. While I am no economist (my Ph.D. is in business), I believe that the recent U.S. debt … Continued
Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., Climate Strategist George Monbiot would argue we need to stop jetsetting around the world if we want to get our carbon emissions in check and instead fly infrequently for “love miles” only (see video explanation below). He definitely has a point since we are on pace to emit 1.5 billon tons of … Continued
Today, ICLEI has more than 1200 local government members from 70 countries representing nearly 600 million people around the globe. Members of ICLEI are committed to sustainable local development.
With such a mission, it’s not a huge surprise that the organization has come under fire from the Tea Party.
By Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., CO2 IMPACT and Co-Author, Climate Capitalism Resilient cities, those that are working to transition towards a low-carbon economy while also preparing to avert the worst of climate change, are gaining interest and attention from policy makers, city councils and others worldwide. In fact, today, leaders from the public and private sector, … Continued
Lately I have been profiling cities and politicians who are leading the way towards a low-carbon future. As many of the readers of this column know, I recently published a book with Hunter Lovins entitled Climate Capitalism Capitalism. Hunter and I were disappointed by the lack of progress on climate action in North America largely … Continued
UPDATE: Boyd Cohen has recanted this position. For other perspectives on the candidates, check out these posts: Five Problems with the Romney-Ryan Budget Romney Energy Plan a Massive Pipeline Dream On Taxes, More Than 47% Will Question Why Vote For Mitt Romney Why Vote for Mitt Romney? Not the Economy! Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., CEO, CO2 … Continued
Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., CO2 IMPACT Cities are now home to a majority of the world’s population and are on the front line in the battle against climate change. While action at the federal level in the U.S. has been painfully slow, cities in the U.S. are starting to lead by example at a local level. … Continued
Here are my top 10 elected officials (or recently departed) who are showing courage in leading their communities, states and countries towards a profitable low carbon economy.
By Boyd Cohen, CO2 IMPACT Elizabeth May, Canada’s Leader of the Green Party, won an historic election on May 2nd. She is the first ever elected Member of Parliament in Canada for the Green Party. Despite an overwhelming victory for the Conservative party in Canada’s national elections on Monday, Elizabeth May made history. The Greens … Continued
By Boyd Cohen, CO2 IMPACT Good old Donald Trump. We all know there is no way he will ever be President of the U.S. and I think he knows it too. But that doesn’t mean he can’t use his media smarts to grow his brand. Mr. Trump managed to briefly make a media storm out … Continued
I must admit that I have been heavily focused on renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, hydro and biofuels as the medium-long-term path towards meeting our growing energy needs while minimizing our impacts on the climate and the environment. And recently I spoke out against nuclear’s role in the long-term energy mix. I am … Continued
By Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., CO2 IMPACT Well, here we are again, Earth Day 2011. Some of the readers of this weekly series on Climate Capitalism are well aware of my general dissatisfaction with the role that events like Earth Hour and even 350.org actually have in moving the needle on massive issues like climate change. … Continued