• Investment and Markets
  • What is the Future of SOCAP?

    By Amber Bieg Investors who want to learn more about investing capital toward social good don’t have to wait until the annual SOCAP (Social Capital Markets conference) reconvenes. SOCAP is a world-renowned conference that intends to bring together thought leaders and established players to talk about social impact investing. SOCAP brings together global innovators, investors, foundations, […]

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  • Indonesia Sets New Climate Goals, But Are They Attainable?

    For Indonesia, the world’s top producer of palm oil, greenhouse gas emissions is a big problem. Thirty-seven percent of the country’s emissions come from deforestation — a process that has in the past supported the country’s industrial expansion, but also draws stark criticism from environmentalists. Another 27 percent of the country’s GHGs is generated from peat fires, […]

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  • The Fruits of Reverse Innovation

    Plans are underway to develop Africa’s first sustainable island, the island of Prncipe, part of the archipelago chain of Sao Tome, off the coast of West Africa. By Averill Brewer Solving our world’s waste problem (the 2.6 trillion tons of garbage going into landfills worldwide) will continue to require the ingenuity of scientists, engineers and […]

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  • On Resiliency, Risk and Cheese

    Eric Miller and Oliver Dameron work the Makers Common pop-up shop. Don’t get the founders of Mission Cheese talking about cheese, or maybe do. The conversation quickly shifts beyond my knowledge of cheddars and blues into local varietals like Bleating Heart Cheese’s Fat Bottom Girl, proper cheese-wrapping techniques and how to choose a spirit cheese. For these […]