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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 was a [...]

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 [...]

What is Really Happening at Abound Solar?

What is Really Happening at Abound Solar? Two high-profile executive defections send a negative signal at the thin-film startup and DOE loan guarantee recipient. Accelerating Wind Power and Wind Power Jobs DOE’s man in wind talks about how big turbines can get, where they will be built, and what the economic benefits will be. GTM [...]

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, citizens [...]

Crowdfund Investing Update: Share your Voice, Senate Hearing & Special Interests 3

Dear Crowdfund Investing Followers, Our rally in support of crowdfunding & jobs was a HUGE success. How do we know? The regulators have come out in full force against crowdfunding and are trying to derail the process in the Senate. The most obvious example is that Thursday's Senate hearing on crowdfunding doesn't include one entrepreneur or [...]

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 [...]

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 implementation and multiplication, we are planning to the [...]

Press picking up on Climate Bond Standards: NYT today; FT; Economist

Press picking up on Climate Bond Standards: NYT today; FT; Economist Posted on 28. Nov, 2011 by Sean Kidney in blog New York Times / International Herald Tribune – http://goo.gl/ZEop9 The Financial Times – http://goo.gl/pTVWu The Economist – http://www.economist.com/node/21534810 Thanks to Sonia, Sophia and James. Click [...]

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 [...]

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