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Stocking Up on Your Social Conscience

March 26th, 2013 | by Pattie Kettle

The Social Stock Exchange (SSE) is looking to become the premier venue and access portal for Social Enterprises and Social Purposes Businesses seeking to raise risk capital and for Social Impact Investors looking to find global businesses which reflect their values

Blackouts Plague Renewable-Rich Egypt

February 6th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Egypt's social, economic and political woes are well documented, highlighted by the world's media on an all too regular basis. Away from the headlines, however, the thousands of power cuts inflicted almost daily on sections of the country's more than 82 million population barely rate a mention. They should. When electricity consumption outstrips supply, the lights go out

Future360 Friday: Inspiring Cleantech News to Jumpstart Your Weekend

January 25th, 2013 | by Priti Ambani

Cleantech and cleanweb applications are going to power our energy future. Not only do these present viable solutions for cleaner, more sustainable energy but they also provide the medium for innovative entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive. Do you have the tools, information and the resources to capitalize on this opportunity? Ecopreneurist is proud to bring to you a new feature "Future360 Friday" through collaboration with Future 360, a leading video platform that champions innovation in cleantech.

Vine: Create a 6 Second Video Pitch for Your Business

January 25th, 2013 | by Priti Ambani

If you are a startup entrepreneur or for that matter any entrepreneur or business executive, you know how to pitch your business or company. Then if you were really sharp, you had a short elevator pitch! But it seems like we may need to shorten that pitch even more!

Five Reasons Why Slower Growth Isn’t Necessarily Bad

January 23rd, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

While it’s true that fewer babies were born last year than in previous years (due to the recession, most likely), our total fertility rate – the number of babies born to the average woman over her lifetime – has barely budged. Most American women want about two kids. That’s been true for decades, and it likely will remain true for decades to come. But what if the professional fertility doom-mongers are right? What if the United States’ population stops growing and instead remains level? I’d like to shuck common wisdom and offer five reasons why a higher birth rate isn’t a panacea for us or the rest of the planet.

Härnu: A Social Network Beyond Your Comfort Zone

January 15th, 2013 | by Priti Ambani

Härnu is a new social networking platform that encourages people to connect with people around the world to discuss global issues, foreign news or just about anything - in their own languages. Härnu, which is Swedish for "here" and "now," hopes to inspire people around the world to have direct conversations, form friendships, and talk about issues and news in their areas

Starbucks and $1 Reusable Mug: Trying to Fit a Shoe on the Wrong Foot

January 3rd, 2013 | by Priti Ambani

Starbucks introduces the $1 reusable plastic mug that bears the Starbucks logo and is white to match its disposable cups. The coffee chain will offer a dime discount to anyone with the reusable mug, hoping this will encourage coffee lovers to bring them in. This new offering comes in the wake of the Starbucks sharply reducing its goal of having 25% of its cups be reusable by 2015 to 5%. But will it drive change

DESERTEC Foundation Begins Work on Asian Super Grid for Renewable Energy

January 2nd, 2013 | by Pattie Kettle

The DESERTEC Concept is a development by a network of scientists, politicians, and economists from around the Mediterranean. The sole goal is to provide climate protection, energy security and development by generating sustainable power from the sites where renewable energy sources are most abundant. Energy is available in abundance and we have the technology to use it

The Eco-Cliff and the Fiscal Cliff

December 29th, 2012 | by Glenn Croston

We’ve been hearing about the fiscal cliff a lot lately, about the risk of falling over the edge by failing to reach a political agreement, triggering automatic tax increases and spending cuts by the US goverment. It sounds like we’re about to sail off the edge of the world, a new end of the world since the last one failed to materialize. Personally, I think we’d be better off with less political theater and more good old-fashioned political compromise, the messy but effective work of legislating. But for all of the drama, I’m wondering why we worry so much about the fiscal cliff and government debt while we do our collective best to ignore a bigger issue – the Eco Cliff we are sailing toward, and our continued environmental debt

SEC Delaying Rulemaking for the JOBS Act…What Now?!

December 17th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

Those involved directly in the crowdfunding industry and businesses that have been eagerly awaiting the new crowdfunding regulations recently heard a bit of news causing a lot of cringing, heartburn and further disappointment in a system that already had a lot to prove

Join Our Google+ Community Page on Social Enterprises

December 10th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

Ecopreneurist is spearheading a brand new community on Social Enterprises on Google+ Communities. This is a community to discuss and share the latest news, trends and success (failure) stories on social enterprises around the world. Join Ecopreneurist and Managing Editor Priti Ambani to make this community a great resource in this space

Ford Fusion Wins Green Car of the Year for 2013

December 5th, 2012 | by Leon Harris

Each year the Green Car Journal selects one eco-friendly vehicle to receive the award of "Green Car of the Year", and for 2013 that car is the Ford Fusion. The Fusion finds itself in good company, alongside past winners that include the Audi A3 TDI Clean Diesel (2010), the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid (2011), and last year's winner, the Honda Civic GX natural gas

LG to Install 100MW Solar Project in Mexico

November 12th, 2012 | by Veronica French

Mexico’s Ecology and Sustainable Development Commission (CEDES) has established an agreement with Korean conglomerate LG Corp to install a 100 MW solar park in the state of Sonora

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