As of July 2012, $3.6 trillion has been privately invested in a greener, global economy, since 2007. The Green Transition Scoreboard® reports research conducted by Ethical Markets Media tracking private investments in creating cleaner, greener economies globally. As the world continues to invest at least $1 trillion per year until 2020, we are leaving the fossil fueled industrial era and entering a new solar age based on principles of equity, sustainability, and design based on nature.
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Bard’s MBA and companion “Sustainable Business Series” are helping New York City’s business community go green. The Bard Challenge: How do corporate executives and entrepreneurs successfully profit in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable way? The new Bard MBA answers that question.
But environmentalism is not and should not be a religion – instead, we should conceive of it as praxis for business and society. Nor do we all have to be saints; even the smallest change helps. We’re seeing this now, with the insurance industry making small steps in the direction of “climate insurance”: for instance, some companies allow drivers who drive less (and use less gas) the option of slightly lower premiums. It’s not much, but we’ve got to start somewhere.
Our economy is slowly but surely heeding the signal that carbon is the new watchword. During the past few years, a steady stream of so-called “biobased” products have been making their way to retail shelves – compostable dinnerware made from corn, plant-based laundry detergents, and bamboo flooring among them. Coke and Pepsi are now competing to be first to market with a soft drink bottle derived entirely from sugarcane or other plant materials.
by Capital Institute President John Fullerton – A $20 trillion “externality” appears to present civilization with its BIG CHOICE: economic destruction or ecological destruction, both with chilling global security implications. Here’s why, along with a practical and more hopeful alternative to “Sophie’s Choice.”
“As an ‘impact investor’ in Grasslands, one of the true, unanticipated delights has been the amazing quality of the people the project has attracted. By connecting one’s investments with, and in the process building life experiences and careers for, real people doing real wealth creating work connected to the land, an investor experiences a profoundly different meaning in the word “value” than experienced when picking a good hedge fund to invest in. This is what we mean by the “purpose of capital” at Capital Institute.“
Good-b Profits: Washington State: the Pacific Northwest Corridor is a bastion of fresh, unorthodox and cutting edge views on new economic systems. The earthy and independent minded greater Seattle area is the seed for a new local living economy revolution headed by economist David Korten and spearheaded by a wonderfully innovative group called BALLE. [...]