When and Why Foundations Should Blur the Line Between Profit-making and Charity

A recent New York Times article on program-related investing highlighted the $10 million equity stake the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation took in Liquidia Technologies. Some in the foundation world are concerned that the investment blurred the line between profit-making and charity. We and our Braintrust advisor Stephen Viederman say …

TRANSITIONING TO THE GREEN ECONOMY ONE WEEKEND AT A TIME

By Rosalinda Sanquiche, Executive Director, Ethical Markets Media © 2011 A turn of the 20th century home welcomed 21st century thinking this November.  The Henderson-Schumacher Library at Ethical Markets Media hosted two retreats – alike in ambition to build a better world, different in constituency and method. The first meeting …

Development and Environment: The Nexus

Development and Environment: The Nexus by Brice Lalonde, Executive Coordinator, UN Conference for Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Heading_towards Rio+20, governments and civil society must raise their eyes to assess the situation and prepare for commitments commensurate to the challenges. Extreme poverty and the degradation of the environment will be …

Global Finance Lost In Cyberspace!

GLOBAL FINANCE LOST IN CYBERSPACE! By Hazel Henderson © 2011 For InterPress Service The robot rabbit of finance – high-speed trading, cloud computing – has outrun the tortoise of government oversight and control. For years, I have documented how often science and technology leap ahead of politicians and bureaucrats. Usually, …

Today’s Study: What Water Means About Energy, What Energy Means About Water

NewEnergyNews Daily Headlines click here for main page: http://www.NewEnergyNews.net/ TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, November 29: * Today’s Study: What Water Means About Energy, What Energy Means About Water * Quick News, November 29: The Supercommittee Flop & New Energy; Abundant New Energy Harvest; Consolidation In Sun Yesterday * Guest Lead Post …

The Blue Economy – Report to the Club of Rome 100 innovations – presented weekly over 2 years

The Blue Economy – Report to the Club of Rome 100 innovations – presented weekly over 2 years Dear Reader, next February, our weekly presentation of business cases will be running for two years – next summer, we will reach case 100. To celebrate and mark an increased focus on …

Vancity and Vancouver Foundation introduce innovative, high-impact investment program to build resilient communities

An excellent new framework for social investment and community building below. Attached please find the study done by Washington Lobbyists on how to destroy OWS. https://www.vancity.com/AboutUs/OurNews/MediaReleases/November25/ Vancity and Vancouver Foundation introduce innovative, high-impact investment program to build resilient communities November 25, 2011 – Vancouver, BC – Vancity and Vancouver Foundation …