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#SocEntFriday: A New Environment for Climate Week NYC 2020

In honor of Climate Week NYC 2020 next week, we look at some green entrepreneurs cleaning up the future — including zero-waste...

Stakeholder Capitalism Stonewalled by Labor Department

U.S. Department of Labor proposes rule changes that could make impact investing more difficult, by limiting funds’ ability to take ESG issues...

Why Wildfires Make the Case for Paris Agreement

Even though California has been a leader in setting emission standards, the wildfires show that climate change cannot be confined within state...

Why Overlook Water in Sustainable Fashion Initiatives?

Not only is the fashion industry one of the top producers of carbon emissions, it is second only to oil in polluting...

The Week Ahead: Six Months of COVID-19

After six months of living with COVID-19, the world is getting a better sense of what is possible and what isn’t. And...

Why Democracy Is Central to Impact Investment

Day 2 of the GSG Global Impact Summit speakers ran the gamut from actress/social entrepreneur Jessica Alba to former U.K. Prime Minister...

#GSGSummit Day One: Replenishing ‘Capital Deserts’

Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) Summit speakers connect recovery from the pandemic to improving the lives of everyone, not just...

U.N. Turns to the Techies

U.N.’s Race to Zero Campaign will team up with the tech-savvy attendees of this year’s Web Summit to match startups with potential...

The Week Ahead: Presidential Campaigning Really Begins

The presidential campaign season kicks off in earnest today, with nearly $500 million in advertising set between now and Election Day. And...

#SocEntFriday: Pumpkin Spice for Social Impact

Time to Pumpkin Spice up your life. Luckily, socially conscious enterprises are stepping in to offer impactful ways to get your pumpkin...

How Can ESG Regulations Keep Up With the TikTok Generation?

ESG regulations are shifting, but can governments and asset managers keep up? Millennials and Generation Z are only going to quicken the...

Why Landfills Don’t Actually Fill the Gap

Making eastern Africa a dumping ground for plastics is no solution for cash-strapped oil and gas companies or the nations pushing for...

What’s Israeli Startup Culture’s Secret to Success?

Tel Aviv has more startups per person than anywhere else in the world except Silicon Valley. What is Israel’s secret to startup...

The Week Ahead: Dow Replaces Exxon With Salesforce

The Dow Jones Industrial Average’s replacement of Exxon with “stakeholder capitalism” champion Salesforce.com is more than symbolic. It signals the start of...

How This Season’s Storms Reinforce Climate Change Battles

Hurricane Laura not only shows how climate change is creating stronger hurricanes, but also how low oil demand is and why even...

IPOs That Aren’t All About the Cash

Amid all the hoopla about the coming tech IPO blitz, project management tech company Asana plans a direct listing IPO and its...

Contradictory Economic Signals Suggest ‘Two Americas’

One part of America is enjoying the soaring stock market and booming home sales. Another part is worrying about getting evicted and...

Black Entrepreneurs Navigate Cannabis Licensing

Though some states wanted to use cannabis legalization to make up for the disproportionate impact the criminalization of marijuana had on communities...

The Week Ahead: Republicans Ready for The Trump Show

Details about this week’s Republican National Convention are remarkably scarce. The party didn’t even issue a new platform, opting to reuse the...

#SocEntFriday: Roll Call for Social Businesses

Inspired by the Democratic National Convention’s all-virtual roll call, we shine the spotlight on social enterprises from America’s five smallest states and...

Has Black Lives Matter Created More Capital?

Many Black entrepreneurs still lack access to capital and those that managed to launch their own businesses have been disproportionately hurt by...

Fossil Fuel Divestment for Endowments Goes Digital

Most college students may be taking classes virtually this semester, but that may not slow down their virtual protests for their institutions’...

Why Going Green Is Good for Fighting COVID-19

Making buildings more environmentally friendly also makes them more virus-resilient, so why not fight climate change and COVID-19 simultaneously? 

The Week Ahead: Democrats Plan for Climate, Sustainability

The spectacle of this week’s Democratic National Convention may grab the most attention, but the ambitious details of the party’s plans to...

#SocEntFriday: Impact Friends of the Pod

Sorting through the increasingly crowded podcast field to find some to offer advice and context on impact investing.  This...

Kamala Harris Wants to Turn America Blue (And Green)

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris has a history of fighting for environmental justice and supporting the Green New Deal, energizing...

Not All ESG Assets Are Created Equal

Big 2Q pushes ESG assets under management over $1 trillion for the first time, but studies show some companies with strong ESG...

How Fashion Consignment Is Creating Its Own Circular Economy

Luxury fashion brands are upcycling and embracing resale to reduce the industry’s massive pollution problem This article is part...

The Week Ahead: Fiery U.S.–China Trade Talks

This week’s high-level U.S.-China trade talks, ready to gauge progress of the $200 billion trade deal, come during a period of increasing...

#SocEntFriday: The Future of Civics

How social enterprises are better connecting people to their communities.  This article is part of the daily Karma newsletter....