Paddling towards sustainability with the spirit of Aloha

September 13, 2017 by  
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Pono Shim, leader of nonprofit economic development organization PBR Hawaii and one of Hawaii’s most gifted storytellers and business influencers, talks about the importance of pulling together to achieve the goal of a sustainable society. Throughout the VERGE Hawaii conference where Shim spoke, there was a theme of all paddling forward in the same canoe. But if everyone jumps headfirst into the same canoe, he said, the boat will capsize. 

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Can the Olympics boost sustainability?

August 19, 2016 by  
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Every four years, billions of dollars are poured into construction projects for the Olympic Games. Promises about sustainable development and protecting the environment follow. But host cities struggle to reach the goal.

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Want sustainable food? It will take a new normal for farming

August 19, 2016 by  
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Innovative food systems such as agroecology can become the norm if we weave a web of legitimacy from science, politics, society and values.

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Why sustainable development is a matter of (coherent) policy

July 25, 2016 by  
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Economic and social concerns are essential to becoming sustainable, prosperous societies, and at the center of this goal is the concept of policy coherence.

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How Milwaukee is brewing energy efficiency, financial innovation

July 25, 2016 by  
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Brew City is removing financial barriers, embracing partnerships and touting a ‘new triple-bottom-line’ ethos.

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Inside Elon Musk’s newest plan to transform energy and transportation

July 25, 2016 by  
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Take a closer look inside the ‘Master Plan, Part Deux’ just revealed by the Tesla CEO and SolarCity chairman.

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Where impact investing meets sustainable development

July 25, 2016 by  
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The capacity of social impact investors to transform lives will depend on their ability to innovate.

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Facebook, Microsoft: We want more clean power!

May 12, 2016 by  
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The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance formalizes piecemeal NGO collaboration, with the goal to add another 60 GW of clean power to grid by 2025.

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Impact investing meets smallholder agriculture

February 11, 2016 by  
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With the goal of sustainable development in mind, how do we invest in small farmers while managing risk to capital?

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Sustainable Development Goal 12: Ensure sustainable development

September 25, 2015 by  
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As more people demand more resources, the role for business in achieving this goal is “vague” and “woefully unambitious.”

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