The First Year of Equity Crowdfunding in Italy

Italy’s First Year of Equity Crowdfunding — italy was the first country in europe to enact crowdfunding legislation on a national level. One year on, how has crowdfunding fared? Alessandro Lerro writes in to recap the past year in equity crowdfunding, and shares some stats from the successful campaigns. OTHER …

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 …

Lending Club Records a $1B Quarter

Lending Club?s Billion-Dollar Quarter [Infographic] — Lending Club, one of the leading peer-to-peer lending platforms around, announced last week that it recorded its first billion-dollar quarter. The company has now facilitated over $5 billion dollars in loans since it was founded back in 2007. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OurCrowd Hits $60M in …

Strong US Majority Prefers Iran Deal says “Citizen Cabinet” Survey

Strong US Majority Prefers Iran Deal says “Citizen Cabinet” Survey   by Jim Lobe –  Via LobeLog, IPS Blogosphere*   Sixty-one percent of the American public prefers a deal permitting Iran to continue limited uranium enrichment and imposing intrusive inspections on its nuclear facilities in exchange for some sanctions relief, …

The Next Frontier of Sustainable Investing: Evolution in This Anthropocene Age

The Next Frontier of Sustainable Investing: Evolution in This Anthropocene Age Today, we humans have so altered conditions on Earth that scientists now term our era as the Anthropocene Age. Every investment we make is “a vote for the kind of world we want to live in,” says conscious investor Stuart …

Why We Measure: It’s All About People and Our Planet’s Well-being

Why We Measure: It’s All About People and Our Planet’s Well-being From the Editor As we wind down the year, we’re reflecting on the many leaders and organizations we’ve worked with around the world. 2013 has been an especially gratifying year as we celebrated our organization’s tenth anniversary. Below are …

World First E-Waste Map Reveals National Volumes, International Flows

For release: 07:00 GMT Sunday December 15, 2013 The first “E-Waste World Map” has been created by UN organizations, industry, governments, non-government and science organizations through their “Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP)” initiative. By 2017, world volumes of end-of-life e-products is expected to be 33% higher than 2012 and weigh the …

KL Felicitas Foundation

EXCITING NEWS! Dear Friends, Family and Impact Peers, Thirteen years ago, Charly and I embarked on a journey to challenge the financial industry status quo – the belief that postive impact and market return could not co-exist in an investment portfolio.  Today we are proud to announce the publication of Evolution of …

Ecocities Emerging

Ecocities Emerging To support humanity’s transition to the Ecozoic Era Ecocity Builders October 2013   Greetings,   Ecocity World Summit 2013, Nantes, France, has concluded. It was a very successful gathering and also a lot of fun! Our sincere congratulations and thanks go out to Nantes Metropole, Senator Ronan Dantec, …

ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States: New Report! City Power Play: 8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy

It’s out! Check out our latest report featuring 8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy, with examples illustrating the policies in action and links right to the ordinances that made them work.  Also, I just posted a panel presentation I gave to the Society of Environmental Journalists last Friday, …