Microbusinesses don’t just create jobs; they create GOOD jobs!

What has not been known, until now, is whether those jobs are any good?  Based on the seminal study published by the FIELD/aspen institute which used in-depth interviews of the employees of Accion East microbusinesses, the resounding answer to the question is ‘yes’!   In summary, the report highlights that 1) …

SB NEWS and VIEWS: Top Weekend Reads: 15+ Stories Not to Miss This Week

February 28, 2014 Top Weekend Reads: 15+ Stories Not to Miss This Week This week: SB Research+ newsletter has been updated with written reports and multimedia specially selected from the SB Library. A new report from the Responsible Sourcing Network includes company survey results and ratings in the apparel and …

Alternative Energy : IPCC: Climate Impacts ‘Are Very Evident, They’re Widespread’ And ‘We Are Not Prepared’

  Alternative Energy   IPCC: Climate Impacts ‘Are Very Evident, They’re Widespread’ And ‘We Are Not Prepared’ Posted: 27 Feb 2014 02:00 AM PST Filed under: Energy News Biofuels Without Enzymes — Cheap Acid-Based Approach Developed Posted: 27 Feb 2014 12:00 AM PST Filed under: Energy News AGL Energy Wind Farms Operating …

SEI ? February eNews: Grid Defection – Helping Uganda – Industry Conferences – and More…

SEI Team Member, Laura Walters, Travels to Uganda with We Care Solar by Laura Walters, SEI PV Curriculum Developer  I just got back from a bit over two weeks in the southwest corner of Uganda working with We Care Solar, as a Solar partnered with Solar Energy International in fall …

Saving the Oceans by Mining for Oil – From the Plastics!

  By Kelsey May, September 27, 2013 Photos by Ann Slothower   On September 24, 2013, at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. in Vancouver, the Upcycle the Gyres Society hosted the first public demonstration of its goal: convert land and ocean plastic waste into profit.   In four hours, the …