It is time to leave a challenging 2018 behind and look ahead to 2019. For me, a New Year brings a sense of optimism. In truth, daily here at GreenMoney, we see many positive solutions to the social and environmental problems we face here in the US and around the world. So, welcome to our annual issue, which is an "Outlook on the Year Ahead", along with a bit of reflection on what got us here. Your responses are welcome.
It was good to see many of you at the recent SRI Conference where, as last year’s co-winner, I had the honor of presenting the SRI Service Award to the 2018 winner Lisa Woll of the US SIF. The annual award recognizes an individual who demonstrates a range of contributions to the field, including industry leadership and innovation, as well as expanding the knowledge about SRI. Congratulations, Lisa.
Speaking of awards, I was recently honored to be named one of the "Who’s Who in Impact Investing" in the Rocky Mountain Region for 2018 by the Impact Finance Center and the Denver Business Journal. It was a first-of-its-kind effort in the US to celebrate the leaders in the field, you can find the complete list here.
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Ørsted from Denmark and a Plastic Oceans International campaign are the 2018 winners of the EthicMark® Awards for advertising and media campaigns that “uplift the human spirit and society,” as well address human-made challenges with human-creative solutions.
Founded in 2004 by sustainability pioneer and renowned futurist Hazel Henderson, the EthicMark® Awards demonstrate the power of advertising and marketing campaigns to inspire, focus on human potentials and further both public and private interests.
The For-Profit winner is Dong Energy has become Ørsted from Denmark's Orsted Energy. The film explains Orsted's transition from oil and gas to renewable energy, emphasizing that the planet is Home to all of us.
The Non-Profit winner is Trash Isles, from Plastic Oceans International and LADbible. They are petitioning the UN to acknowledge a new ocean state – the Trash Isles – meeting the UN criteria for a country!