Author: Derek Markham

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These Are the Best States for Investing in Solar

If you’d like to put your money to work with renewable energy, solar power is a cost-competitive energy option that has the potential to pay green dividends, long after the initial investment has been made. Whether it’s investing your money through a solar investment marketplace such as Mosaic or a solar crowdfunding platform like Sunfunder, […]

May 21st

Expanding Network of Technology Brings the World Closer

Over the last 25 years, the unprecedented growth of networking and computing technology has enabled a whole new world, not just for commerce, but also for education, innovation, and communication. This revolution in technology is enabling systems such as peer-to-peer payments, sharing economy platforms, crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, and online teaching and learning hubs, and because […]

May 15th

What Is Sustainability Investing?

“Sustainability Investing is often referred to as Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Responsible Investing, Impact Investing, Ethical Investing, and Green Investing. It is closely linked to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) topics such as corporate governance, energy and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, employee turnover, and waste production.” – RobecoSAM

May 14th

Guide to Bitcoin for Small Business

As we continue to seek out more sustainable and decentralized solutions to such common everyday tasks, such as making and receiving payments, peer-to-peer currencies may lead the way. Of these digital currencies and crypocurrencies, perhaps the most well known is Bitcoin, which is not “just for geeks”, but is now seeing adoption by a range […]

May 14th

Green Investing Options to Avoid the Carbon Bubble

For green investors, or for those investors who want to divest from fossil fuel companies and focus on green investing, there are a couple of good options to consider when looking for places to put their money to work for them, while also supporting a more sustainable world. Silvio Marcacci, of our sister site CleanTechnica, […]

May 13th

Investment Bonds versus Other Investments

The London Stock Exchange’s Order Book for Retail Bonds (ORB) was launched in February 2010 in order to provide private investors with easier access to tradable bonds. It’s deemed a transparent, efficient and cost-effective platform – across a wide range of UK fixed income securities. Companies that want to raise funding issue bonds which can […]

April 25th

A Permaculture Cryptocurrency

Originally published on Ecopreneurist. The use of cryptocurrency to support alternatives to the status quo is picking up steam, and while we’ve previously covered one that is backed by solar energy, one chosen by the Lakota, and another for the marijuana industry, this new digital currency promises to be the “first true asset-backed cryptocurrency on […]

April 16th

Your Green Business Plan that Reduces CO2 Could Win $680,000

In order to get our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions down to a more reasonable level, setting policies and regulations that address CO2 and related gases is one tactic, and business, innovation, and enterprise is another. If we can work more CO2-reducing strategies, products, and services into our modern economy, we might just have a chance […]

April 16th

The Reality of Wealth Inequality in the US is Staggering

Depending on our own income level, our perception of how wealth is distributed across the US population can be mighty skewed, as this video points out: US Wealth Inequality In One Chilling Video (Must See) (via Planetsave) This video demonstrates a few crazy things. One: US wealth inequality is even much greater than most Americans […]

April 3rd

Is the World Bank Destroying Traditional Farming by Enabling Corporate Land Grabs?

A new report from an independent policy think tank raises questions about the harmful effects on smallholders and traditional farmers by the World Bank’s country ranking system, which is claimed to lead to corporate land grabs, which further impoverishes the poor. “The Bank’s “Doing Business” rankings, which score countries according to how Washington officials perceive […]

April 1st