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  • The Climate Bear Commeth

    If declining alternative energy prices are the hammer on fossil fuels, then the onset of climate change is the anvil.   This week, two stories came up showing the world’s climate changing for the much worse. First, Lake Mead dropped to it lowest levels ever.  It is currently at 37% of it’s normal depth and fed by the already […] More

  • Low Carbon Yogurt?

    The Village of Minster in Western Ohio just unlocked a major green power achievement through an agreement to buy power from Half Moon Venture’s newly commissioned 4.3-MW solar power system coupled with a 7 MW/3 MWh battery. Yes, battery!  (Minster is not only on the cutting edge of green power but is also the home of Dannon Yogurt) The system, […] More

  • How Stable is the Oil Industry?

    When you really look at the utility of the fossil fuel industry as an investment, a warning that comes to mind is “volatility.” Today we find two separate headlines that show the many spikes and valleys of the industry.  In one corner, we have a piece on oil reaching a six month high just below […] More

  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Continues its Divestment from Oil

    The Gates Foundation continues their disposal of fossil fuel equities.  Between September and December, 2015, the Foundation “sold its $187m stake in BP.”  This move follows a prior stock sale by the foundation to liquidate their entire $824 M holding in ExxonMobil. This matters because as recently as October, Bill Gates is on the record against divestment […] More

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Defined

    You might find some variance in the definition of CSR, but typically corporate social responsibility is about the accountability a company has for its impact on society (people) and the environment. It is necessary because unfortunately, there have historically been some bad actors in the business world. They exploited workers by underpaying them, not providing […] More

  • The Definition Of A Triple Bottom Line Business

    Triple bottom line is a term which describes a business that focuses on three main things: people, profits, and the planet. The first use of it was credited to John Elkington, who founded a consulting firm called SustainAbility. Before the term became known, the bottom line in a business was focused mostly on the financial side […] More

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    What Is Sustainable Development?

    Sustainable development is economic growth which meets the needs of the present without damaging the lives of future generations. In other words, it doesn’t cause so much damage that people in the future might not be able to live healthy lives. It also means that we don’t destroy so much of the natural world that other […] More

  • 10 Triple Bottom Line Businesses

    Triple bottom line businesses focus on profits, people, and the planet — not just profits as some companies do. They might not be the biggest names in the corporate world, but there are many examples of these forward-thinking organizations. Better World Books Better World Books sells used books and donates a portion of the profits […] More

  • Regional Economics in the United States

    What does each region of the US have to offer to the GDP? In this helpful infographic, the major industries are explained and you can see how each region stacks up with the rest of the country. The industries are broken down broadly into eight categories: Finance Professional Health Care Manufacturing Agriculture Retail Mining Information […] More

  • Interview With Nick Cooney: How To Be Great At Doing Good

    Charitable donations have been increasing in recent years and accounted for approximately $358 billion in 2014 (or, 2 percent of GDP). Of this amount, about 72 percent of donations came from individuals (perhaps in part due to Warren Buffet and Bill Gate’s positive peer pressure). With so many charities to choose from, who should we be writing […] More

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