• Investment and Markets
  • The $250 Trillion Green Economic Revolution

    Editor’s Note: This is the second post in a two-part series on the $250 trillion green economic revolution. In case you missed it, you can catch the first part here.  Climate change economics is emerging as a disruptive mega-trend driven by estimates that the cost of global climate change will reach a staggering $72 trillion. This […]

  • Investment and Markets
  • Commodity Investment 101

    By Kevin Skaggs Commodity investing may sound risky, but there are benefits to including commodities in your investment strategy. Agricultural products, oil and gas, and precious metals are just a few of the popular commodities that industry leaders have considered safe investments, but over time, these have all seen extreme ups and downs. Supply and […]

  • Technology
  • Clicking the Way To a Clean Power Future

    Is your Netflix habit killing the planet? By Emma Bailey The Internet has grown to become a defining force of modernity as well as an indispensable part of the world economy. As more people become connected, the Internet’s appetite for energy increases as well. This is no trivial matter: Greenpeace has reported that if the World Wide Web were a country, its energy […]

  • Investment and Markets
  • The Endowment Economy

    Valued at $32.7 billion, Harvard’s is by far the largest university endowment in the country. Is funding big endowments instead of passing stimulus packages a better choice for the long term? By Joseph Plummer Since its inception in 1997, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made grant payments totaling more than $33.5 billion. These […]

  • Economics
  • Living Wage Movement Now Amazingly Normal

    JM Family President & CEO Colin Brown (left) with finalists in the company’s first Pinewood Derby Car Championship, benefiting United Way. The living wage movement went mainstream in 2015. Just ask the Floridian of the Year. Last year started with nationwide protests against low wages paid by Walmart.  In February, the retail giant announced that […]

  • Investment and Markets
  • Productive Energy Use: A Catalyzer for Rural Energy and Water Access

    By Setu Pelz Pico-solar lighting and solar home systems have proved themselves as revolutionary entry-level energy access technologies for low-income rural communities. See IDCOL’s success in Bangladesh, and recent multimillion-dollar investment in Berlin-based SHS energy access company Mobisol, active in East Africa. These technologies have kick-started a base-of-the-pyramid push toward energy independence, and it is critical […]