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Deborah Nelson, Executive Director of the Social Venture Network, interviewed Margot Fraser, founder and former CEO of Birkenstock USA, as part of the Green America Green Business Conference about the latter’s success in business, and her new book, Dealing with the Tough Stuff. Nelson’s first question was a great one, and right to the point […]
No matter who attends the BSR conference, we always seem to find a balance between the people who legitimately wish to improve sustainability, not just for their company but the planet, and those who set out to further their profits by subtle or blatant greenwashing. During the Thursday morning breakfast, Zhang Yue, chairman and CEO […]
The founders from three bay area start-ups gathered in HUB’s first bay area home in front of a sold-out crowd to talk about their origins, give the audience – and each other – advice and insights on the “secret sauce” for creating impact.
[fora id=9376] San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, is known for his particularly progressive thinking when it comes to developing the economy of San Francisco. According to the Long Now Foundation, which recently sponsored a presentation by him, mayors are the most powerful politicians in America, right up there with county supervisors. This is why cities […]
Van Jones is a rising star in the green economy. As the founding President of Green for All, he is a doer. As the author of “The Green Collar Economy” he is a spokesperson and advocate. But he is actually much more than that. He’s actually Innovation 3.0.
The National Audubon Society, like so many other businesses and organizations in the United States, is struggling with the current economic recession. So much so, that they have made a significant push for contributions from their own employees.
The word is that Van Jones is soon to be appointed as the Green Czar of the Obama administration. The rumor has been floating around the blogosphere for the last twenty-four hours and although it is yet to be confirmed, here is a summary of what blogs are saying.
President Barack Obama gathered politicians and public last night to talk about how to avert the worst economic disaster in since the depression through his plan to improve health care, schools and the environment.
In a wide-ranging interview with PBS’s “Nightly Business Report” on Jan. 22, Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett addressed the economy, credit crisis, government stimulus bills, the Madoff scandal and his own investing strategy.
Warren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway says that President Obama’s #1 job is to fix is the economy but even though we have “got the right person in the operating room, but it doesn’t mean the patient is going to leave the hospital tomorrow.” In an exclusive interview with PBS’s Nightly Business Report, Warren […]
The transition has ended; a new U.S. government is in place with a new economic agenda.
The streets of Washington D.C. were filled this morning with hopeful Americans who came to witness a great moment in history, the moment that America’s first African-American president took office. As Americans gathered together in perhaps the largest crowd that has gathered in America and as others gathered around TV screens elsewhere in the country, they were conscious of watching their savings dwindle, their jobs disappear and their ambitions turn to despair. More than ever, the American people seek a new era highlighting the change that President Barack Obama has promised.
“Tell your neighbors not to buy Coca-Cola in Memphis. Go by and tell them not to buy SealtestWonder Bread.” Martin Luther King told milk. Tell them not to buy–what is the other bread?– the parishoners of Bishop Charles Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, the Sunday before his assasination. Martin Luther King is remembered today, even […]
President-elect Obama has detailed his American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. Among other efforts in the plan, major initiatives include the intention to create 3 million jobs in the United States by doubling the production of alternative energy; investments in public transit infrastructure, and the weatherization of 75% of federal buildings and aiding up to two million low-income American homes to do […]