As companies take on an increased role in global sustainability efforts, each of us can do our parts to reform the markets to create an inclusive and environmentally healthy marketplace.
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Yesterday Etho Capital, in partnership with Factor Advisors, a subsidiary of ETF Managers Group, successfully launched the world’s first diversified, socially responsible and fossil-free exchange-traded fund (ETF) on the New York Stock Exchange. The ETHO ETF is based on the Etho Climate Leadership Index (ECLI), an index of 400 companies announced in October that is completely […]
If you’re looking for an investment property, or even just a rental, the Point2 Homes real estate listings portal is a great place to start. Let’s face it, you don’t really want to have to drive around looking for homes or properties, and you don’t really want to have to engage an agent on your […]
Businesses and families looking to cut their carbon emissions have a lot of options these days. One inexpensive and extremely effective way to cut carbon emissions and help fight climate change is to offset your company or household footprint with carbon offsets. Pear Energy is a company that provides carbon offsets for businesses and homes. For the cost of a couple of cups of coffee a week, most businesses can go carbon neutral with Pear Energy and help the company drive investment on a large scale into new renewable energy projects.
According to solar and wind systems producer, Conermex, Mexico will reach a total of 12 MW of electricity generated by solar energy by the end of 2012, doubling its current potential.
Mexico currently has 6 MW of solar energy capacity installed, but with a growth spurt in investments and new projects, Mexico will reach 12 MW of solar-powered electricity by the end of the year.
Mexico’s most important cleantech competition officially launched nearly a month ago, and after over 30 hours of business training in seminars and workshops, the 128 green entrepreneurs presented their business models during the first elimination round.
Regarding technological innovation, progress and prosperity: Why we are where we are, and where we go from here.
This is the first part of a 2-post guest appearance by Alex Magnin, a Brooklyn-based technology entrepreneur whose latest startup is helping to “green Hollywood” (more info at the bottom). This and the next post came about as a response to Peter Thiel’s ‘The End of the Future‘ tract. This one sets the scene, while the next one will delve into how all of this relates to cleantech a bit more — it is the ”ok, so what do we need to do” part, according to Magnin. Good stuff, so here it is….
Even a year gone since the failure of Lehman, fundamental questions remain regarding the core underlying assumptions of our financial system. Though currently derivatives trading and black boxes appear out of favour, what will replace them in terms of helpful and productive uses of capital still has yet to be determined. This question was what […]
Women entrepreneurs, don’t miss the Keiretsu Forum’s 4th Annual Summer Solstice panel discussion tonight about “How Women Investors and Entrepreneurs Will Revive the California Economy.” The event will bring together the Bay Area’s most talented minds to: Foster a collaborative atmosphere between women and the angel community Confront the critical issues facing women entrepreneurs […]
Is your Resolution to Kickstart the Next Clean Revolution? A post by contributing writer Melissa Chungfat. I talked to one of my friend’s yesterday and she told me that the staff Christmas party wasn’t nearly as joyful as in previous years. Half of the people who came to the party were let go. There have […]
Can a cap and trade system for greenhouse gas emissions harness market forces to address climate change and global warming? As I noted on Monday, that’s the thesis of Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn’s new book Earth: The Sequel. To support this claim, Krupp and Horn focus on the innovative ecopreneurial efforts happening around the […]