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Food Waste: A New Investment Frontier

One of the major actions needed to reduce in food waste is to collectively galvanize hundreds of millions of dollars of new catalytic funding.

Moving Beyond VC: New Investment Structures for Impact

The SOCAP panel “Looking Beyond Venture Capital: Understanding the Need for Alternative Deal Structures,” explored other types of capital that could be more appropriate for social enterprises beyond VC or straight debt.

Can We Leverage the SDGs to Improve the Value of Reporting?

With the adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we enter the age of sustainable development where every organization, regardless of geography, industry or size, takes on a shared responsibility. Some fear that this may add to the reporting burden since we all grapple with the process of identifying material topics, others see potential benefits from latching onto the SDGs. With an estimated $12 trillion USD resulting from revenue and saving associated with achieving the SDGs by 2030, realizing the vision for sustainable development could also make for a great business case.

Catholic Church Accelerates Divestment in Fossil Fuels

Today, approximately 40 Catholic institutions reportedly will announce that they will divest from fossil fuels. The mass fossil fuel divestment campaign is timed with the anniversary of the death of St. Francis of Assisi, the Catholic Church’s patron saint of the environment and animals.

Fossil Fuel Companies Prepare to Square Off with Trump Over NAFTA

Mexico’s privatization of its oil and gas sector is big news for U.S. fossil fuel companies. But there may be a wrinkle when it comes to American companies being willing to take the risk of future foreign investment, and it starts with President Trump’s vision of NAFTA.

China’s Solar Industry: What a Trade Dispute Could Mean for Solar Installers

President Trump is determined to ensure that U.S. businesses aren’t overshadowed by foreign industries. But what happens when a U.S. industry that that has relied for years on international suppliers suddenly finds that its resources are being impacted by U.S. tariffs designed to “boost” a relatively small domestic group of manufacturers? Some say that’s the worrisome future of the U.S. solar industry.

UK Switches on First Subsidy-Free Solar Farm with Battery Storage

This week, the United Kingdom launched a new solar plant outside the town of Flitwick, about an hour’s drive north of London. A 6MW battery battery storage unit will complement the 10MW solar installation, and the entire project was completed without any government subsidies.

Post-Capitalist Entrepreneurship: B Corps and Beyond

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.

San Francisco and Oakland Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Sea Level Rise

San Francisco and Oakland are among the growing number of public entities that are looking ahead and realizing the mounting tab they will have to pay for climate change mitigation. This week they took action on that with two suits that name fossil fuel companies as the responsible parties for infrastructure damage caused by global warming and sea level rise.