FUTURIST UPDATE: Air Pollution Is Deadlier Than We Thought

April 2014 • Volume 15, No. 4 In this issue: Air Pollution Is Deadlier Than We Thought Planet-Hunting Astronomers Get Help from a Robot A “Green” Solution to High Drug Prices WorldFuture 2014 Speakers Bookshelf What’s Hot in The Futurist magazine Air Pollution Is Deadlier Than We Thought Air pollution …

TheCrowdCafe weekly – Getting Smart on Payment Solutions for Crowdinvesting Markets

TheCrowdCafe weekly • March 16th, 2014 • Happy Sunday, All! Welcome to our Weekly Review. Each week I curate the top investment crowdfunding news from around the web. My promise to you: quality over quantity, always. You can subscribe here. From The Cafe Getting Smart on Payment Solutions for Crowdinvesting Markets Great insights …

FUTURIST UPDATE: Unemployed Teens May Have Better Things to Do Than Work

March 2014 • Volume 15, No. 3 In this issue: Sharks and Stingrays Are in Hot Water Unemployed Teens May Have Better Things to Do Than Work Harnessing the Power of Humidity WorldFuture 2014 Speakers Bookshelf What’s Hot in The Futurist magazine Sharks and Stingrays Are in Hot Water Rare …

Impact Capitalism Summit – April 29-30, 2014 – Union League Club of Chicago

  Learn how to deploy capital to make a positive impact while still maximizing returns Conference Overview Watershed Capital Group is pleased to host the Impact Capitalism Summit on April 29-30, 2014 at the Union League Club of Chicago. The Summit is an excellent forum to develop relationships, to gain …

Convergent Globalisation for Sustainability

Convergent Globalisation for Sustainability January 31st 2014, 9.30am – 4.30pm The Create Centre, Bristol Interested in bringing together environment and development agendas? Think there is a need for considering social inequity at the same time as protecting the environment? Want to have your say on these issues? Join us to …

RocketHub and FreshDirect Turn to the Crowd to Find the Next Big Food Thing

RocketHub and FreshDirect Partner Up to Find the ‘Next Big Food Thing’ — What’s in a (brand) name? A lot, RocketHub is betting. The crowdfunding platform has previously partnered with the likes of A&E and Dodge, and are currently running a food experiment with FreshDirect. We speak with ceo and co-founder …

Call for governments to inquire if money and the financial system is fit for purpose?

The crisis of legitimacy of the political and financial systems In my view Government is not “fit for the purpose” of facilitating a transition to “Democratic Money with Environmental Values [to] Reduce Market Failures”. I suspect the reason why “the Australian Government has led the way by setting upa Financial System Inquiry” …

Following Tradition: Top Examples of Indigenous Knowledge Preserving Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services

    UN Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services      Following Tradition:  Top Examples of Indigenous Knowledge Preserving Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services   IPBES experts cite importance of ‘co-production’ of information with indigenous people With the planet losing species 100 to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, …

Plants Warn One Another of Pest Attack through Mycorrhizal Fungal Network

======================================================== ISIS Report 28/10/13 Plants Warn One Another of Pest Attack through Mycorrhizal Fungal Network ######################################################################### Exquisite inter-species relationships between plants and fungi threatened by industrial farming. Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji Underground intercom between plants A network of the soil microorganism – arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi – act as an underground intercommunications …

GreenBuzz: Who are the leading companies in natural capital?

Taking Care of Business By Joel Makower, Chairman & Executive Editor Today is the deadline for submitting nominations to VERGE Accelerate, our pitch competition for start-ups and early-stage entrepreneurs working at the convergence of technology and sustainability. Up to 20 selected companies will present on stage next month at VERGE SF …