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A Green New Deal Worth Taking: How To Advance Inclusion Through Clean Energy Jobs

Electrician making inspection of telecommunication on offshore platform with wind farm behind Getty The Green New Deal is dominating the headlines, but what does this really mean for workers? A new report released by the Brookings Institute today offers some important insights. The report, “Advancing inclusion through clean energy jobs,” presents the manufacturing sector with a […]
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Three Take-Aways From Sir David Attenborough’s Climate Change Documentary

Sir David Attenborough’s documentary ‘Climate Change – The Facts’ screened on prime-time on the BBC. Sir David Attenborough.Photographer: Daniel Hambury/Bloomberg News BLOOMBERG NEWS It comes seven days after thousands took to the streets in school strikes and four days into a week of travel chaos in London and many other cities around the world due […]
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From Farms to Forests: Land Rights as an Impact Multiplier

Each year the Skoll Centre invites a small number of Oxford students to the annual Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. Each year they share their unique perspectives of the sessions and events that unfold during this magical time in Oxford. In a social enterprise space dominated by philanthropic or investment dollars that are often […]
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MyVillage Raises $6 Million to Combat Rural “Childcare Deserts”

Bozeman, Mont.-based MyVillage is trying to make quality early education programs affordable and accessible in rural parts of the U.S.—areas it calls “childcare deserts.” The company trains and mentors in-home childcare providers and provides them with tools to start a licensed program, like free insurance, scheduling and billing administration, and website and marketing support. It […]
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Connecting With Purpose-Minded Customers: How B Corp Values Resonate

  Greenheart Consulting Founder Celebrates Opportunity for B Corps to Create Lasting Positive Impact (and Profit) Thomas Bourne Thomas Bourne is founder of Greenheart Business Consulting, a Certified B Corporation based in Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom. Greenheart applies its belief in the triple bottom line and circular economy while selecting and working with clients and suppliers. […]
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Acumen’s KawiSafi Ventures raises $70 million for off-grid solar ventures in East Africa

The nonprofit venture firm raised the for-profit fund through its subsidiary, Acumen Capital Partners. KawiSafi already has invested $21 million in five companies, including d.light, a leading solar lantern and home-system provider; Bboxx, a pay-as-you-go solar provider; and Lendable, a Kenya-based consumer and small-business lender. “We have seen proven, profitable businesses emerge that are already […]
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Podcast: Impact Investors Start to Make Stodgy Municipal Bonds Sexy

Hidden inside the $3.8 trillion market for U.S. municipal bonds are mispriced social and environmental risks, untapped value and a whole lot of potential for on-the-ground impact in historically disadvantaged neighborhoods. That’s why AllianceBernstein’s Eric Glass is so excited about boring old municipal bonds. “What we’re trying to do is evaluate these municipalities along environmental […]
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Global Sustain: Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development Conference

As an official, EU Green Week, Partner Event, Global Sustain and the European Sustainability Academy (ESA) are co-organizing the “Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Day”, to be held on May 10, 2019 at the ANEK Lines Conference Center in Chania, Crete. This event launches a full EU Green Week programme and aims to inform a wide […]
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Solidia Technologies Low-carbon Cement and Concrete Tech Requalifies Under BP’s New Advancing Low Carbon Accreditation Programme

For the second consecutive year, Solidia Technologies®, a cement and concrete technology, has qualified under BP’s Advancing Low Carbon (ALC) accreditation programme. Solidia’s unique technology allows for a 30% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the production of cement. Coupled with the capture of an additional 240 kg of CO2 during the CO2-curing process, Solidia’s systems can […]
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EverlyWell raises $50 million for at-home health diagnostics

ImpactAlpha, April 17 – Austin-based EverlyWell launched in 2015 to help people stay informed about their health while cutting costs. The company makes at-home diagnostic exams that individuals can use to test for everything from food allergies to fertility to sexually transmitted diseases. The company is expanding its services to include physician consults and some prescriptions. “EverlyWell […]
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Self-Driving Automobiles: Two Visions Of The Future

Technology of transportation concept. Traffic control systems. Internet of Things. Mobility as a service. Getty Some predictions of the effect of self-driving automobiles, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), include that they will virtually eliminate personal car ownership, cause people to travel by Uber-like ride hailing services and Zipcar-like car-sharing, and have no need for garages. They […]
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The ‘Attenborough Effect’ Is Causing Plastic Pollution to Plummet

Why Global Citizens Should Care Plastic pollutes marine ecosystems around the world, causing harm to various species. The United Nations’ Global Goals call on countries to better protect the environment. You can join us in taking action on this issue here. In the last episode of Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II series, the iconic […]
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