Tag: Sustainable Business

Wildlife Works announced in July the launch of Everland LLC, a specialized marketing company representing an established group of high-impact forest conservation projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America that have successfully stopped deforestation by applying REDD+, a performance-based mechanism, to conserve highly threatened forests.

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The GreenBiz team is proud and excited to reveal our second annual list of promising young
professionals in the field of sustainable business. This year’s “30 Under 30” cohort was selected by GreenBiz editors in collaboration with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (www.wbcsd.org), based on a global search for emerging leaders who are shaping the next generation of sustainable business.

This year’s honorees work across sectors for large and small companies, media, academe and the nonprofit sector. They hail from nine countries on five continents. read more

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In a continuing and growing commitment to helping investors integrate sustainability considerations into portfolio decisions, Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, and Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research and ratings, announced in July 2017 that Morningstar has acquired a 40 percent ownership stake in Sustainalytics. The direct investment represents an important milestone in Morningstar’s long-term sustainability strategy and intends to support Sustainalytics’ ability to deliver high-quality, innovative ESG products and services to the global investment community.

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How ‘Catalytic Philanthropy’ Could Solve Global Waste

By Doug Woodring, Founder, Ocean Recovery Alliance

The world faces a looming challenge of handling our waste, an in creasing percentage of which is made of plastic, which simply does not go away. Plastic usually accounts for up to 20 percent of a municipality’s waste generation by weight, but by volume, the proportion is significantly higher. Most small communities do not have access to solutions, and this is where "catalytic philanthropy," particularly in the resource recovery sector, can make an enormous impact on peoples’ lives on a global basis.

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Sustainable Investing: From Possibilities to Probabilities

By Joe Keefe, President & CEO, Pax World Management LLC and CEO, Pax Ellevate LLC

When SRI industry leaders look at the future of sustainable investing, our tendency is to pat ourselves on the back for the tremendous progress we have made and make optimistic predictions about the wonderful progress that still lies ahead. While not wanting to be the skunk at the garden party, and while remaining a die-hard optimist when it comes to possibilities, I am more pessimistic about probabilities if we remain on our current course. We need to up our game and here is how.

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Responsible Investing: Past, Present and Future

By Benjamin E. Allen, President, Parnassus Investments and a portfolio manager for the Parnassus Core Equity Fund

I believe that companies will continue to benefit economically by pursuing excellence in corporate responsibility, especially in the context of climate change and increased resource scarcity. As responsible investing integrates into the mainstream, ESG data will be incorporated into greater numbers and types of investment strategies. Investment firms that can successfully identify companies with leading ESG profiles, strong financials and attractive fundamentals will be the most likely to succeed. Also leadership in the responsible investment industry will require meaningful engagement with portfolio companies on ESG issues.

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Reflections from a Field Builder: The Next 25 Years of Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing

By Lisa Woll, CEO, US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

The SRI field has grown rapidly to nearly $9 trillion and the next decade will bring continued expansion in assets and in the types of investors who control those assets, as well as further growth in the products and services available. From high net worth individuals to retail investors to new robo-advisor platforms all will increasingly bring their assets into SRI. Foundations of all sizes will be changing their investment process to better connect their mission to their endowments and Pension funds, including private sector funds will offer sustainable investment options.

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The Next Quarter Century’s Organic Marketplace

By Gary Hirshberg, Chairman and Cofounder, Stonyfield Farm & Chairman, Just Label It

As an entrepreneur, I lean optimistic, and so here are a few predictions for where the organic marketplace is heading. Several megatrends will combine to keep the sales of organic foods growing at a robust rate, they include: Increased awareness about the negative health impacts and costs of widespread agrichemical exposures; Organic Certification will remain the only reliable standard for consumers seeking real, clean foods; the positive role that organics can play in mitigating the effects of climate change including better data on the benefits of organic production; and Lower cost organic offerings.

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The EU PVSEC is the largest international Conference for Photovoltaic research, technologies and applications and at the same time a top international PV Industry Exhibition. It gathers the global PV community to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in Photovoltaics, to network and to conduct business. This global event uniquely combines scientific, technological, industrial and market issues from the perspective of research and development, industry, finance and politics. It is considered to be read more