10 questions with Ultra Capital, infrastructure financiers greasing the circular economy’s wheels

July 17, 2019 by  
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From alternative fuels to advanced recycling technologies, director Emily Landsburg chats about what drives the private equity fund’s investment decisions.

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How Stanley Black & Decker is using the SDGs to grow a ‘new-collar’ workforce

July 17, 2019 by  
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The company’s CSR head takes on the fourth industrial revolution, skills gaps and leveraging purpose to cultivate thriving makers and creators.

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Nearly half of companies with deforestation risk aren’t addressing it

July 17, 2019 by  
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And only 8 percent of global companies involved in the production of commodities associated with deforestation have publiclu committed to ending it.

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Western states buy time with a 7-year Colorado River drought plan, but face a hotter, drier future

July 17, 2019 by  
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Dry years like 2018 are the likely future — leaders must begin planning for them now.

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Interview: Link Privacy And Sustainability To Reset The Economy

May 28, 2019 by  
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Mitch Ratcliffe of Earth911 has another conversation with Swedish private … The post Interview: Link Privacy And Sustainability To Reset The Economy appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Debunking Electric Vehicle Myths

May 28, 2019 by  
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Electric vehicles provide a more sustainable option to personal transportation … The post Debunking Electric Vehicle Myths appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Rushing to fill the vacuum, companies deliver more sustainable products

August 7, 2017 by  
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Nature abhors a vacuum. Or so my old physics teacher and Gary Larson’s “Far Side” cartoon liked to say.And so it is with action on sustainability. In this time of political uncertainty in the U.S., Europe and beyond, it is heartening to see civil society and the private sector rushing forward to fill the gaps.

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A postcard from Hawaii to the nation’s capital

June 30, 2017 by  
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The mood at the second annual VERGE conference in Honolulu last week was upbeat about the future of clean energy, despite pushback on the U.S. mainland. Apparently, those committed to a clean energy agenda, including the private sector, are more motivated than ever to push forward with aggressive programs to bring renewables resources online.

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Forest restoration gets a tiny fraction of the money it needs

November 9, 2016 by  
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Only 17 percent of funding needs for forest restoration are met each year — and very little of that coming from the private sector.

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Bollywood star spent seven years buying up land in India to save wild tigers

August 31, 2016 by  
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Although tiger populations in many parts of the world are on the rebound after years of being endangered, they still need help. In the foothills of the Himalayas, where the largest population of wild tigers in the world live, one man is using the private purchase of forest land to ensure the big cats’ safety for years to come.  Abhishek Ray has made his living as a Bollywood singer, musician, and composer, and he decided to use his earnings to buy forest land adjacent to Jim Corbett National Park in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand to create a nature reserve for tigers and other wildlife. The Bollywood composer learned more than 10 years ago how human activity can devastate the natural habitat of tigers and other wild creatures. Village life, unsustainable agriculture, and poaching all threaten the wildlife in India, leading Ray to the conclusion that purchasing land for a wildlife reserve was the only way to make a real difference for local wildlife. Over the course of seven years, Ray bought land from native families and worked to eradicate a dangerous parasite, created a year-round water source for animals to drink from, planted 400 trees, and worked to grow grass on stretches of land where none had been, thereby increasing usable habitat for many plants and animals. Related: Tiger populations have increased for the first time in 100 years The Sitabani Wildlife Reserve is home to at least 35 royal Bengal tigers, according to a recent count, as well as other animals that need protection: the Asiatic Black Bear, the leopard, the Goral (mountain goat-antelope), the elusive Serow, the yellow throated Pine Marten, and more. Over 650 species of birds also live on the reserve. Ray’s motivation to turn his private estate into a wildlife reserve is the culmination of a lifetime of environmental protection work. He began supporting environmental protections as a child, and feels a close connection with nature. Ray even says his musical compositions are inspired by the natural world, including the composition he wrote and sang that became India’s national anthem for tiger conservation. “The forest has its own sounds and those are the best that I have heard,” he told reporters. “I inhale nature and exhale music.” + Sitabani Wildlife Reserve Via Lifegate Images via Wikicommons and Abhishek Ray/Sitabani Wildlife Reserve

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