Tag: sustainability

Case Study: Thailand Promotes Partnerships for a Sustainable World

By sharing its Sufficiency Economy Philosophy as a model, Thailand is helping other developing nations achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, the final goal – revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development – may be the most compelling of all. Because the only way we can […]

Farm Grows ‘Organic’ Returns for Impact Investors

It’s tough to find a better example of environmental stewardship and sustainable use than organic farming. Indeed, the responsible growth of food that sustains us is pretty much the ideal picture of what the impact investing ethos is, and aims to be. With only an estimated 1 percent of farmland in the United States certified […]

Good Energy for Good Business

How eco-labelled renewable energy can power a sustainable economy. For a growing number of companies, electricity is a prime resource in the value chain. However, several global corporations have come under fire from the general public, shareholders and major NGOs with regards to energy procurement. The failure to adequately manage corporate energy can leave a […]

Ignorance is Not Bliss. We Must Take Action

We live in an ignorant world. A world that’s made to believe that it’s ok to live the same way each day: wake up, go to work, earn your salary, feed your children and do just enough to get by. But to me, this is real ignorance. Life often feels unfulfilling if we just do […]

What is Amazon Doing to Advance Sustainable Packaging?

Ever experience “wrap rage” when shopping online? You wrestle with kitchen scissors through inches of sealed plastic to get that new pair of headphones free and think, “Why is there so much?” And have you ever removed a product from a box within a box within a box and think, “There has to be a better […]

Enterprise Community Partners Merges Better Housing and Sustainability

 Enterprise Community Partners is a respected national organization working to create opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. An EcoDistricts Organizational Member, Enterprise and EcoDistricts are working together to incorporate principles of sustainability, equity and resilience into neighborhood-scale affordable housing development.  How many employees work at Enterprise Community Partners? Enterprise […]

Richard Branson: Reinventing how we live and work to become a force for good

The energetic and playful entrepreneur believes the time is right for a radically different approach to business. He’s ready to explore the next great frontier. Your new vision for the future is a marked departure from the “business as usual” model. At what point in your career, and based on what personal experiences, did you start to recognize that business needed […]

The Little Company With A Big Goal

Carbon Lighthouse is a rare breed of young company – an environmental organization executing nuts and bolts building retrofits, while seeking startup-like growth. Startups seek exponential growth and wide market reach, while most  service companies doing physical work (e.g. contractors, restaurants, consultants) have a local focus and scale more or less linearly with the number […]

Free download: Guide to Understanding Sustainability

Download our free guide to sustainability and understand the origins of this crucial concept, how it creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony and how a sustainably-minded future can help fulfill the social and economic requirements of present and future generations. Click on the link below for […]

Investing For Impact

Founded by entrepreneur Andrew Kuper and launched with President Bill Clinton in 2008, LeapFrog set out to reach 25 million vulnerable people, including 15 million women and children, within 10 years. In just 3.5 years, LeapFrog’s portfolio companies have reached nearly 10 million people in emerging markets – 70% of them women and children – […]