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What 4 Global Trends Will Drive 21st Century Investing?

What 4 Global Trends Will Drive 21st Century Investing? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Forward-looking investors are evaluating these trends for portfolio decisions, and seeking out sustainability-oriented companies.
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Two Big Global Brands Join Forces to Promote the Importance of Water | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Two Big Global Brands Join Forces to Promote the Importance of Water | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
MGM Resorts International (MGM) and Cirque du Soleil®, two big global brands, are showing their commitment to social enterprise as they join forces to support...
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Is Antarctica's Fate Sealed? | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

Is Antarctica's Fate Sealed? | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Climate change is having a huge impact on Antarctica, says The Conservancy's Geoff Lipsett-Moore. Learn what that means for penguins & southern elephant seals.
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GOOD Maker Challenge: Use Sports to Improve Your Community - News - GOOD

GOOD Maker Challenge: Use Sports to Improve Your Community - News - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Tell us how you’re incorporating your love of the game into your community.
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Foundation Concepts: What Is Sustainability?

Foundation Concepts: What Is Sustainability? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The essence of the term sustainable is "that which can be maintained over time." By implication, this means that any society that is unsustainable cannot be maintained for long and will cease to function at some point

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7 Thoughts in Thinking Again on Microfinance

David Roodman, from the Center for Global Development, recently published a book called “Due Dilligence: An Important Inquiry into Microfinance” that is drawing attention, once again, to the validity and [...]...
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Green Car Congress: Pew survey finds a 10 percentage point shift over past year in public opinion toward expanded production of fossil fuels; 78% favor fuel efficiency standards

Green Car Congress: Pew survey finds a 10 percentage point shift over past year in public opinion toward expanded production of fossil fuels; 78% favor fuel efficiency standards | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

As fuel prices rise, a new Pew Research Center survey has found that 52% of Americans now say the more important priority for addressing the nation’s energy supply is to develop alternative sources, such as wind, solar and hydrogen technology, while 39% see expanding the exploration and production of oil, coal and natural gas as the greater priority.

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» Kiva as Microfinance Consumer Sentiment Barometer » David Roodman's Microfinance Open Book Blog

» Kiva as Microfinance Consumer Sentiment Barometer » David Roodman's Microfinance Open Book Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been asked many times whether all the bad press around microfinance in the last few years has affected perceptions among the public in general and funders in particular.
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23 B Corporations

23 B Corporations | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
B Corporations - B Corporations have been expanding at a profound rate. There are currently more than 450 in a variety of industries including food, clothing and la...
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Turning CO2 Into Rocks With Upside-Down Smokestacks

Turning CO2 Into Rocks With Upside-Down Smokestacks | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Even with massive advances in clean technology and global adoption, the world will be burning fossil fuels for the next 50 years, perhaps far longer.
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Public Transit Use In America Reaches All-Time Highs

Public Transit Use In America Reaches All-Time Highs | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Public Transit Use In America Reaches All-Time Highs...
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Next American City » Buzz » INTERVIEW: Mike Lydon and the Ideal Streetscape

Next American City » Buzz » INTERVIEW: Mike Lydon and the Ideal Streetscape | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The planner, advocate and Smart Growth Manual co-author discusses beneficial zoning codes, the rise of urban cycling and why an ideal streetscape would accommodate all forms of transportation, rather than pit one mode against the other.
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What the Rest of the Country Can Learn from Houston’s Damn-Low Rents | Streetsblog.net

What the Rest of the Country Can Learn from Houston’s Damn-Low Rents | Streetsblog.net | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Matt Yglesias’s new book, “The Rent is Too Damn High” has been getting a lot of buzz on the Streetsblog Network recently. It seems the problem Yglesias describes — zoning restrictions that make new urban housing development onerous or near impossible — exists in every city, much to the frustration of those seeking affordable rents, not to mention those who favor walkable urban neighborhoods.

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Facing Sinking Shores And Rising Seas, Louisiana Hopes To Lift Highway

Facing Sinking Shores And Rising Seas, Louisiana Hopes To Lift Highway | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
With massive offshore drilling and a shunted Mississippi River, Louisiana’s Mississippi Delta has been sinking ever more rapidly into the Gulf of Mexico. Now, global warming is accelerating the disappearance of Louisiana with sea level rise.
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Greenversations » A San Diego Showcase for Equitable Development and Environmental Justice

Greenversations » A San Diego Showcase for Equitable Development and Environmental Justice | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Earlier this winter, I stepped off a bus into the brilliant sunshine. As I walked into a brightly painted neighborhood, I was greeted by residents wearing traditional Samoan clothing. They led me to an outdoor amphitheater where I enjoyed a performance of joyful Samoan dance and song.

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Repair Cafes in The Netherlands Give Life Back to Broken Objects

Repair Cafes in The Netherlands Give Life Back to Broken Objects | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Repair Cafe is a place where neighbors get together to mend clothes, restore furniture, and fix electrical appliances. The first Cafe was founded in Martine Postma in Amsterdam in late 2009.
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Can Custom Solar Design Be User-Friendly? - Environment - GOOD

Can Custom Solar Design Be User-Friendly? - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
An online service allows people to easily design their own solar system for free and figure out how much energy they'll be able to produce.
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Thinking outside the (neoclassical) economic box - March 19

Thinking outside the (neoclassical) economic box - March 19 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Greeks ditch middleman to embrace 'potato revolution'

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Comparing How Countries Rank in Low-Carbon Competitiveness - information aesthetics

Comparing How Countries Rank in Low-Carbon Competitiveness - information aesthetics | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The Low-Carbon Competitiveness Index [climateinstitute.org.au] designed by Pitch Interactive contrasts the performance of a predefined set of countries along 3 different parameters that relate to the issue of carbon emissions.

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On Our Radar: A Plastic-Eating 'Monster'

Demonstrators lend support to a zoologist seeking to block a governor from building a country house and compound in a nature reserve.
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Benefit Corp vs. Certified B Corp: What is the Difference?

Benefit Corp vs. Certified B Corp: What is the Difference? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Do Benefit corporations, B corps or Certified B Corps mean the same thing?
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B Corp Basics: What It Is, And Who Does It Best | Earthtechling

B Corp Basics: What It Is, And Who Does It Best | Earthtechling | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
B Lab has released its 2012 Best of the World lists, featuring certified B Corps that are making a difference socially and environmentally in their communities.
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America’s First Green-Tech Project: Electric Locomotives

America’s First Green-Tech Project: Electric Locomotives | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
America’s First Green-Tech Project: Electric Locomotives...
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Why We Can’t Delay on Global Warming

Why We Can’t Delay on Global Warming | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
William D. Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, wrote an interesting rebuttal to global warming skeptics in the recent issue of The New York Review of Books. Obviously p...
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