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What is sustainable, responsible and impact investing? Sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI) is an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact. SRI ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Sustainable development recognizes that growth must be both inclusive and environmentally sound to reduce poverty and build shared prosperity for people today and for future generations. At the same time, growth patterns have left hundreds of millions of people behind: 1.2 billion lack access to ele...
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Posted by on in Ecotourism
When appeals to an environmental conscience cannot motivate governments to conserve their natural resources, a swift kick in the wallet may. Gaining traction are projects to quantify the value of “services” provided to us by oceans, forests and other ecosystems, d...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
A team of UNSW students has broken a 26-year-old world speed record*, potentially establishing their Sunswift car as the fastest electric vehicle over a distance of 500 kilometers, on a single battery charge.   The world record was broken this afternoon by the team at a racetrack in...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Chalk this one up as a combination we never saw coming. It appears that one of America’s most recognizable car companies is teaming up with America’s favorite ketchup brand. Ford and Heinz are coming together to investigate whether using tomato fibers in the development of sustainable composit...
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Posted by on in Food
It may take a bit of a leap of faith to believe, but McDonald's has announced that they plan a major change to their beef supply chain. The giant corporation, which is responsible for a great deal of mankind’s environmentally detrimental emissions, is set to move its purchase of beef to a sustainabl...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Despite some particularly unexplainable losses if you care about protecting the environment, the California Legislature made progress in 2013. The range of bills on the governor's desk awaiting his signature confirms that California remains the stalwart energy and climate leader in the country. Thi...
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Posted by on in Beauty and Fashion
One bitter irony of the sustainability movement, across all fields, is that prices tend to be anything but sustainable. Whether it is organic food or shampoo with cruelty-free ingredients or fashion without a footprint, prices are often ridiculous enough to justify the blue-collar suspicion and ridi...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Written by Ellen Dorsey I am part of a new professional development program at Portland State University’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS).The program is designed to give recent graduates like me the opportunity to develop professional leadership and networking skills in industries associ...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
  Environmentalists and green marketers are always talking about “saving the planet.” Buy this car, this laundry detergent, or this light bulb and you will help save “the planet” or “nature” or “the environment.” Jenny Price, for one, wishes they’d stop. Price is an activist, historian, and s...
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Posted by on in Wind
U.S. companies built record 13.2 gigawatts worth of new wind power capacity in the country in 2012, according to a study released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. A large factor in the construction record is that companies rushed to complete projects before production tax credits for wind proj...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By Jim Buchta, Star Tribune Nakeia and Ramell Dismond are like most working-class families: After the rent is paid, they have no money left in the budget for their kids' activities or vacations. That will change in a couple of months when they purchase a new twin home on the west edge of River Fal...
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Posted by on in Recycling
Environmental activists are celebrating as the sports world seems to be more comfortable with embracing environmental stewardship not only as a business necessity, but also as a way to engage fans. This Olympics, in particular, has been particularly environmentally friendly. The London Olympic Game...
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