Dr. Walter Schindler2020-08-06T12:13:03-07:00There is a rising tide of enthusiasm and capital for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. However, the good news about ESG is also the bad news.
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Going Beyond Sustainability: What is Regenerative Organic Agriculture?
Catherine Webb2020-07-29T02:02:58-07:00Our current agricultural system is stuck in a vicious cycle in which practices of land degradation and clearing simultaneously drive climate change and ensure a less resilient food system in the face of climate change.
The Potential of Ultraviolet (UV) Light in the Fight Against the Novel Coronavirus
The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) has generated an unprecedented impact in most countries of the world. As of July 7th 2020 the virus has affected almost every country on the planet (213 in total), spread to almost 12 million people, and caused around 544,000 deaths according to the WHO, 2020. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen
Amazon’s Pledge of $2B to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint: The Climate Pledge Fund
In June, Amazon announced their $2B venture capital fund, the “Climate Pledge Fund” that would be dedicated to investing in sustainable technologies and services. The fund is a part of a larger initiative announced in 2019 called The Climate Pledge. Amazon launched this initiative alongside Global Optimism with the goal of meeting Paris Agreement net zero carbon milestones by 2040, ten years earlier than the Agreement’s goal to meet it by 2050. Prior to the announcement of the Climate Pledge Fund, Amazon had already been investing in reforestation and other climate change related projects with their $100M Right Now Climate Fund.
Do Offsets Really Help Further Clean Energy Goals?
Victoria Brodsky2020-07-08T08:24:37-07:00Millions of tons of carbon dioxide are emitted every year from activities like air travel, infrastructure, shipping, production, and more. Carbon offsetting is the idea that you can pay money to compensate for your own carbon footprint or emissions output.
Education As A Strong Platform For Impact Investing
Dr. Walter Schindler2020-07-07T09:29:43-07:00Why do so many otherwise well-educated people still fail to understand the long-term causes and effects of pollution and climate change, and of pandemics and racism? No wonder we fail to have long-term solutions.
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Marissa Wiseman2020-07-01T01:56:44-07:00The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, also known as “PURPA”, was enacted in 1978 in response to the energy crisis with oil expecting to rise to over $100 per barrel.
How sustainable technology starts with impact investing
Paula Golka2020-06-16T23:36:21-07:00The United Nations state that “in order to prevent warming past 1.5 degrees Celsius and extreme climate change, we will need to reach net-zero emissions by 2050”. This goal paves the way for technological developments that help protect the environment and has raised the interest of many investors.