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AquaWeb - Ray of Hope - GreenMoneyJournal.com
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Grand prize for biomimicry acceleration goes to Team NexLoop for AquaWeb, an innovative water capture system designed for use in urban food systems.

By 2050, 9 billion people will live on our planet, and 70% of them will live in cities, creating a demand for sustainable local food production solutions. An international team based in New York City has developed a prototype product that mimics the way living systems capture, store, and distribute water, and has been awarded the 2017 $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation Ray of Hope Prize in the Biomimicry Global Design read more

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The State of Green Business – 2018 Report

By Joel Makower, Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

The State of Green Business - GreenMoneyJournal.com
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The following is adapted from State of Green Business 2018, published in mid-January by GreenBiz in partnership with Trucost. Download the report.

“Two degrees and the SDGs.” That’s the new sustainable business mantra. It rhymes. You can almost dance to it.

The double-barrel impact of the Paris climate agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, both enacted in 2015, is finally being felt as companies begin to align their sustainability goals and, ultimately, their operations with these global commitments. And even though the United States government read more

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Top 10 Sustainability Trends for 2018 from The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence

By Nikos Avlonas, President, The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence

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Over the past decade, the term sustainability has caught on in the boardroom, courtroom and living room. While the concept has reached the mainstream, opportunities abound for implementation.

Ten trends to watch for and prepare in 2018:

1) Role of technology – Between smart grids, smart supply chains and smart transport, i.e., electric trucks, trains and cars, reliance on AI will increase. This can be good or bad, depending on whether programmers KNOW to code for sustainability. Unfortunately, research shows Silicon Valley is behind the curve[1]. Other tech centers will step up.

2) Cities planning for climate change read more

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We are pleased to announce that Pat Miguel Tomaino, Associate Director of Socially Responsible Investing at Zevin Asset Management LLC, has been honored in Bloomberg Businessweek’s inaugural Bloomberg 50 issue. The issue highlights 50 figures who have changed global business in 2017. Mr. Tomaino is featured as one of 25 “Ones to Watch”, rising stars in business and innovation who were nominated by Bloomberg Businessweek editors and by the Bloomberg 50 honorees. Find out more.

Mr. Tomaino leads Zevin Asset Management’s approach to socially responsible investing — channeling read more

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Eleven Online Platforms where you can make Socially Responsible Investments

By Lena Backe, Social Impact Analyst, Pacific Community Ventures

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A quick guide to the minimums, fees, investment types and impact of leading online advisors for retail investors.

As the socially responsible, ESG (environmental, social and governance), and impact investing[1] movements have gained steam, so has the number of companies offering products aligned with investors’ values

Providing low-cost, low-effort personal investment options, U.S. robo-advisors currently have more than $100 billion in assets, and are estimated read more

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What never grows old? The burning desire of youth to reinvent the world. That ambition and impatience is on full display in Forbes 2018 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30, our annual encyclopedia of creative disruption featuring 600 young stars in 20 different industries. Selecting these youthful visionaries is a year-round obsession: We vet thousands of nominations, leaning on the collective wisdom of our online community, ace reporters and a panel of A-list judges.

Now in our seventh year, with a 4,000-strong alumni network that spans the globe, this list continues to spotlight the read more

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From UBS Intellectual Capital (Dec 2017)

Technological advancements are not only enabling increased automation and connection across many businesses, potentially transforming business models, but also enabling greater awareness of global economic and social issues. These global problems are making people of all age groups increasingly keen to find innovative solutions.

Businesses and other institutions have committed significant financial and non-financial resources to tackling issues of unsustainable growth and international inequality. Yet looking forward, millennials (aged 19–35 read more

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Amalgamated Bank (“Amalgamated”) and New Resource Bancorp, the parent company of New Resource Bank (OTC: NRBC; together, “New Resource”) announced in mid-December 2017 the signing of a definitive merger agreement by which Amalgamated will acquire New Resource for a total consideration of approximately $58.5 million, in a 100% stock consideration transaction for New Resource shareholders and the cash out of existing New Resource stock options. Under the terms of the agreement, New Resource shareholders will receive 0.0315 shares of Amalgamated common stock for each share of read more

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Edited by Jed Emerson

Practical guide to impact investing lays out how individual investors, family offices, financial advisors and foundations can generate social and environmental value through capital investing.

With greater demand than ever for investments that provide social and environmental benefits as well as financial returns, ImpactAssets announced in December the release of The ImpactAssets Handbook for Investors: Generating Social and Environmental Value Through Capital Investing — the newest resource of advice and specific guidance on how to engage in impact investing. Details – www.anthempress.com/the-impactassets-handbook-for-investors

Published by Anthem Press and edited by Jed Emerson, Senior Fellow at ImpactAssets, the ImpactAssets Handbook read more

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GMJ: Why did you write this book?

Morgan: Impact investment—the practice of investing not just for profit, but also for social benefit—is the trillion-dollar trend most people have never heard of. There’s the opportunity for it to do a tremendous amount of good in the world if we all pay attention and help it achieve its highest potential. But we also need to learn to become “conscious consumers” of impact investment—and not just assume that an investment is social because a financial institution tells us so, but because it’s actually making verifiable systemic change and holding true read more

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