Social Venture Network (SVN) 2014 Fall Confererence

Social Venture Network (SVN) Fall Conference October 23-26; Greenwich, CT Social Venture Network (SVN) is a peer-to-peer network of more than 600 innovative and influential CEOs, investors, social entrepreneurs and thought leaders who are leveraging business to solve social and environmental problems. SVN’s 2014 Fall Conference will be in Greenwich, CT on October 23-26. Join us there to explore …

2014 Agenda Announced! 96% Sold Out!

convene / connect / create COLLABORATION COMMUNIQUE  August 12, 2014               Announcing the 2014 AGENDA!                  Conversations for Change, Capacity-Building Clinics and Cluster-Forks are designed, led and attended by Delegates on a first-come, first-serve basis. The 2014 Agenda …

Turns out the cost of fighting climate change will increase 40 percent for every decade of inaction.

  By Elaine Hsieh, Program Director & Senior Analyst – VERGE Turns out the cost of fighting climate change will increase 40 percent for every decade of inaction. That’s one of the eye-opening findings from a new White House report released yesterday, serving as an important reminder that action is …

Happy Holidays from Toniic & *NEW* Crowdfunding for Impact Report!

Toniic’s “Crowdfunding for Impact in europe & the USA” report released today! Dear Colleagues, Thank you for your interest and support of our action-orientedinternational network of impact investors throughout 2013! It’s been an incredible year of growth for Toniic and the Toniic Institute. We have welcomed new members in Mexico, Africa …

CuttingEdgeX Has Officially Launched! Post-Recession, Making Main Street Investing Possible.

  Investment Crowdfunding for the 100% CuttingEdgeX, the Direct Public Offering marketplace, has gone live!  Direct Public Offerings are now online and more accessible than ever!   Direct Public Offerings (DPOs) are open to 100 percent of investors – from wealthy professional “accredited” investors to those who have never invested in anything before. …

AsiaIIX: Capital Markets for a Social Good

Pioneering Impact: A Conversation with Wayne Silby                              MCS Lifestyle Photography/IIX© During the Impact Forum, the IIX and Shujog staff had the honor of spending time with Wayne Silby, a pioneer and giant in the space of …

Meetings Of The Minds

Business and environmental leaders brainstorm sustainable solutions to the world’s biggest problems. by Martha Shaw           (San Diego, CA) – May 15, 2013 – What would happen if you sequestered big business leaders and entrepreneurs with environmental thought leaders and encouraged them all to brainstorm ways to reduce our tread on the …

The Sustainable Value of “Brand Disney”: Strategic Implications of Its Withdrawal from Bangladesh

  What I Learned About Sustainability at REI, Part 1: Abundance Over Scarcity After seven years of working on sustainable business at REI, I am taking some time to reflect and share some of the things I learned. My first lesson was that no one was inspired by an “I …

Four Sustainability Leaders Selected to Join International Society of Sustainability Professionals Sustainability Hall of Fame™

Congratulations to Hazel Henderson as one of this year’s inductees to the ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame.  We thank you for your unfailing faith in the work we do.  ~ Ethical Markets TeamPls post to Sust News and advisors forum with the extra text below.   Hello all – Our …

Investing in Social Change in China Discussed at “First China Impact Investing Forum”

By Faith Brewitt, Beijing Correspondent, Ethical Markets Media Nov. 5, 2012 Beijing played host to the First China Impact Investing Forum on 2 November at the St Regis Hotel. The forum, put on by Avantage Ventures, was titled “Creating Social Change Capital” and featured discussions around the fundamental challenges in …