Ramez Naam: Radical planetary optimism

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Climate change, ocean acidification, overfishing, air pollution. We’re up against huge threats. But history and the trends of technology show that we can turn the corner. As clean energy and clean transportation plunge in price, as biotechnology revolutionizes our understanding of the natural world, and as the developing world reaches the demographic transition, a world of greater prosperity with less impact on the planet becomes possible. Make no mistake: The state of the environment will get worse before it gets better.

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The Dalai Lama on the responsibility of business

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Many corporations have failed in recent years. What can start leaders on a better path for the future?

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Steve Pullins of Hitachi on technology, social innovation and things that matter

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A 20+ year sustainability executive talks about the intersection of technology and sustainability in the context of social innovation and the opportunities that microgrids provide to accelerate corporates and community resilience.

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Mark Hatch on how the maker movement democratizes innovation

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It’s not just about “doing it yourself,” or about how things get made. The maker movement is about revolutionizing how we reimagine things, prototype them and distribute them to the world. Here’s what it means to the manufacturing, tech and retail sectors.

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How technology accelerates resilient cities

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In the new, resilient city, the role of technology is everywhere, from traffic sensors and smart lighting systems to apps providing access to city services to the broad populace. What does it take to deploy technology and harness data in a way that enhances city services and serves all residents, all while saving money?

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Tim O’Reilly on the WTF economy – What’s the future?

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What’s the future of work? While engaging some of the world’s smartest people in fields as diverse as robotics, AI, the on-demand economy, and the economics of labor, Silicon Valley’s leading intellectual describes the key drivers of some of today’s most successful startups and about what technology like driverless cars, Siri, Google Now, Microsoft Cortana, and IBM Watson teach us about the future; specifically, how he’s starting to see their connections and how this will catalyze positive action across all industries.

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Beyond panels and turbines

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Increasingly, renewable energy technologies are moving from standalone solutions to integrated systems that align companies energy, finance, operation and resilience objectives. As the number of clean-energy solutions grows, so do the opportunities to create a portfolio of approaches — including both onsite and offsite wind and solar systems. In this conversation, a leading independent power producer and one of its largest customers discuss the secrets of their success.

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Amip Shah on the triple-bottom-line case for IoT

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has changed the way we connect and interact with the world, from wellness and health monitoring to smart utility meters, integrated logistics, and self-driving cars. What is the potential impact beyond “things” — on our workforce, our communities and the way in which we work? Hewlett Packard Labs has been asking these questions. Learn how they are harnessing IoT innovations to drive solutions that work for both people and the planet. 

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Energy equity: How community power empowers communities

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The poorest 20% of our neighbors pay the most for electricity – 10% of total household income. Community solar will transform access to affordable clean energy for low income households if we deploy equitable project finance models that scale with the market instead of depending on subsidies. Learn about emerging project development and finance models that are empowering urban and rural communities.

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Innovator Bill Gross on why clean technology is a trillion dollar business opportunity

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One of the tech world’s iconic innovators shares some ground-breaking new solar energy, energy efficiency, and energy storage technologies, and with that, why clean technology remains a staggering opportunity today.

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