Local businesses in Sundre discuss the recent economic boost the town is welcoming as a result of the construction of TransCanada's Sundre Crossover Project.
"We've got a significant number of workers coming in spending time here and spending dollars in the community, which is a great shot in the arm economically," said Mike Beukeboom, president of Sundre's chamber of commerce.
Like all markets, social-benefit markets provide a platform for buyers and sellers to exchange commodities, but they are distinguished by their unique goal of improving social and environmental conditions. For example, most people are familiar with carbon trading markets, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Social-benefit markets are not only a promising strategy to combat pressing social and environmental problems; they are also contributing significantly to the world economy, with trading volumes estimated to reach $1 trillion by 2020.
Investors make key announcements on low-carbon commitments; release new investor agenda to accelerate and scale up action on climate change
February 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - More than 450 investor, company and capital market leaders convened at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk today to map out the next steps for increased action on climate change. The strong showing of leaders, who ranged from institutional investors to state and city pension fund fiduciaries to corporate executives, demonstrated the growing mainstream attention to the greatest threat of our generation.
Meet Gayle Grindley, Natural Channel Sales Director for Unilever
Gayle Grindley has travelled with Whole Planet Foundation and met microcredit clients in Austin, San Diego, Phoenix, in Guatemala in Central America (pictured), in Paraguay, South America and in Togo, West Africa.
1. What is your inspiration to support women entrepreneurs?
This article was originally published to the World Economic Forum's Agenda Blog
Small businesses play a critical role in the global economy, contributing to economic opportunity, diversity and the overall health of our communities. If current trends continue, however, we may soon wake up in a world where many of these businesses have closed and only a few of the very largest players remain open.
In the last few decades, the technology sector has been a cornerstone of innovation in the United States. It has sparked rapid growth, provided access to global markets and created entirely new, massive industries — generating an estimated $1.3 trillion and accounting for about 8% of U.S. GDP.
What gift would you give for the holidays that costs $56? Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci lived on $56 for 56 days in Guatemala and filmed Living on One Dollar, a documentary that has raised over $300,000 for Whole Planet Foundation, funding 1,600 microloans for Guatemalans living in poverty.
It is the season of gratitude and a time to celebrate the impact of 2017. Whole Planet Foundation wants to acknowledge the achievements of our microfinance partners’ field officers, who are often the main point of contact between a microfinance organization and the entrepreneurs financing their businesses with microloans.