Renewable Energy Markets Conference, December 2-4, 2014

About Renewable Energy Markets 2014 For nearly 20 years, the annual Renewable Energy Markets (REM) conference has been the leading forum for the clean energy marketplace. Attracting participants from around the globe who share an interest in and commitment to promoting clean energy, REM remains the only conference of its …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: Stolen Asset Recovery Efforts Gaining Ground but Obstacles Remain

August 13, 2014 Latest GFI Blogs Messi and the International Impunity System Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil  Illicit Finance Journalism Programme Lauches Fourth Training Project Debate in Delaware on Anonymous Companies Why Wildlife Trafficking and Anonymous Companies are Mutually Inclusive  Why Tanzania Needs …

Criterion and Gender Lens Investing

  Dear friends, It was just over five years ago when Criterion began building the field of gender lens investing. Since then, we have worked with so many of you to create the reality of billions of dollars invested intentionally with a gender lens. Suzanne Biegel, Sarah Kaplan, and I …

2nd Annual Crowdfunding Symposium

  2nd Annual Crowdfunding Symposium LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE – SEPT 11/12 @ UC BERKELEY Shortly after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, we co-founded the Center for Crowdfunding Research at UC Berkeley. Now the program is hosting its second annual Academic Symposium on Crowdfunding Research and Policy. The event will be …

Nikos Avlonas of CSE Presented His New book on Practical Sustainability Strategies in Chicago

Nikos Avlonas of CSE Presented His New book on Practical Sustainability Strategies in Chicago Chicago, Febr. 13 – On Tuesday, February 11, Nikos Avlonas, President of the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE), and George Nassos, Principal of George Nassos Associates, presented in Chicago  their new book entitled “Practical Sustainability Strategies: How …

Sonen Capital Releases 2013 Annual Impact Report

Report Release May 5, 2014 DOWNLOAD STAY CONNECTED       Lessons from the Field   2013 Annual Impact Report  Impact Investing in Public Markets:  Methodology, Analysis and Thought Leadership   We are pleased to share with you our 2013 Annual Impact Report, the second report in Sonen’s Lessons from …

Platform Launches to Crowdfund Agricultural Campaigns

  Harvest Funders Hopes to Power Agricultural Campaigns — While most of the popular crowdfunding campaigns are glitzy gadgets or creative projects, the new funding method can be used for much more. We profile Harvest Funders, a crowdfunding platform for agriculture. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS The Advantages of Crowdsourced Testing We reached …

Tell Amazon: Stop powering the Internet with fossil fuels

Tell Amazon: Stop powering the Internet with fossil fuels Sign the petition: “Amazon is one of the three largest Internet companies in the world — and it’s the only one of the three that hasn’t committed to using 100% renewable energy to power its data centers. Tell Amazon to stop using …

Kickstarter Begins Accepting Projects from the Netherlands

Wednesday, April 9 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Kickstarter Opens Up to Creatives in the Netherlands — Kickstarter announced on Monday that it’s opening up to creatives from the netherlands. It’s a big step forward for the platform, which had previously only been available to those in several English-speaking countries. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS …

Energy Self-Reliant States: Bypassing the Power Grid

I spent most of last week on the West Coast with the family (and even went for a ride in the redwoods on an early 20th century steam train), but I came across a terrific video from EnergyShouldBe on why baseload power sources like coal and nuclear are incompatible with a largely …