• Economics
  • Zero-Emissions Smart Mobility and Your City

    Ford is piloting its mobility-as-a-service program on the streets of London. Google, Ford, Apple, Amazon, Tesla and General Motors are just some of the companies on the verge of introducing zero-emissions smart mobility technologies. These innovations will seamlessly integrate customer transportation needs with the optimal mobility choice — think: Amazon Prime for vehicle and urban […]

  • Society
  • 3 Ways to Travel Sustainably

    By Daphne Stanford What does it mean to travel sustainably?  Beyond government and civic initiatives such as the Paris Agreement and tax rebates for green retrofitting, how can we, as individuals, give back to the planet while traveling — an activity that is reserved for the privileged, developed world? The “three pillars” of sustainability — […]

  • Economics
  • World Bank Announces New Carbon Pricing Initiative

    By Michael Green On Tuesday morning the World Bank, along with governments and business leaders, announced a new global initiative: the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, announced the coalition in a statement. Highlighting the pros and cons, Mr. Kim said: “We … recognize carbon pricing is not an […]

  • Climate and Environment
  • Why GMO Labeling Matters

    General Mills says it will start disclosing GMOs on labels soon Once upon a time, there was a scientific development called “biotechnology.” As it advanced during the 1980s and 1990s, this new development was often seen as a way to cure world hunger. The debate at first was whether these genetically modified crops would make […]

  • Policy and Government
  • More Countries Warm Up to Clean Tech

    By Kayla Matthews Clean technology has become a blanket term to describe various efforts to embrace renewable energy, biofuels, the development of eco-friendly consumer products, “green” buildings, sustainable agriculture and earth-friendly transport. And many countries are ramping up their efforts, having realized that clean tech is the future. Canada and China join forces Although Canada’s […]

  • Society
  • How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Values-Based Innovation

    Anheuser-Busch employees and their families volunteer with the International Coastal Clean Up in Virginia. It’s great to see big brands chipping in, but you don’t have to be a Fortune 500 company to make a difference in your neighborhood. By Robert Bikel Over the last decade, corporate social responsibility, or CSR, has become ingrained in […]

  • Investment and Markets
  • Ceres CEO: Forget Bleeding Hearts, Pursestrings Will Win Paris

    Long gone is the narrative of climate change as a crisis manufactured by bleeding-heart liberals. Institutional investors are moving assets away from fossil fuels to the tune of $3.4 trillion. Stranded fossil fuel assets are pegged at $2.2 trillion. And regulatory bodies like the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have mandated that companies disclose climate change risks […]

  • Technology
  • Google Launches Equity-Free Accelerator Program

    Google continues to prove its influence in the startup ecosystem both online and off. Late last year, the Internet behemoth announced its latest initiative — Google Developers Launchpad Accelerator —  to help startups in Brazil, India and Indonesia create mobile technology products under the auspices of famed Google know-how. In addition to equipping startup teams with top […]