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As Simple, or Perhaps Complicated, as Flicking a Switch


You know what’s fun? Reminiscing about old, iconic commercials is fun. You’ve got your “Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner,” the California Raisins dancing across your screen, and some excessively persistent kid giving a limping and clearly frustrated “Mean Joe” Greene of the Pittsburgh Steelers a Coca-Cola in exchange for his sweaty, disgusting football jersey. Ahhhhhhhh, good times.

Bloomberg to Head Climate Risk Taskforce to Bring Greater Transparency for Investors


Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York and head of the Bloomberg news empire, is to chair a new Climate Disclosure Taskforce set up by the Financial Stability Board (FSB).

The appointment was announced at the Paris climate talks by Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England and chair of the FSB, which proposed the Taskforce to G20 leaders last month.

Brightening Our Corner - Fall 2015

Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2015 Names Finalists. New Challenge Opens
Hundreds of innovators from around the world engaged in the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) to improve our global food system by looking to nature for design solutions. Eight finalist team were announced September 30 before traveling to Austin, TX for a special Biomimicry Conference at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on October 4.

Creating an Independent Public Defense Authority in New York State

Addressing the misperceptions, examining the structure, and finding the money for a statewide public defenders office

By Francis A. Zarro

As we continue to address the many complex issues involving New York’s badly broken public defense system, we have to start by reducing the problems to their fundamentals. If one looks closely enough at public policy problems, answers and solutions can usually be found by correcting long-held political misperceptions, examining the basic structure of the system in question, and finding the money to get it right.


How Companies Can Contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals

Insights from the BSR Conference

Following the adoption of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which outline 17 critical global challenges to be addressed by 2030, BNY Mellon’s global head of Corporate Social Responsibility, John Buckley, asked, “What’s next for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?” A panel at the recent BSR Conference, “Implementing the SDGs: A How-to Guide,” tackled that question by looking at the role that companies across industries

Ingersoll Rand Energy Leader to Join GreenBiz Webcast, Unveil Findings of Climate Change Research

Owen Smith to share findings of new research addressing the ways in which companies confront climate change, GHG reduction on Dec. 1
Press Release

DAVIDSON, N.C., Nov. 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Owen Smith, director, energy policy and strategy, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will present an interactive webinar with GreenBiz on Dec. 1 from 1-2 p.m. ET. Register for free at

If We Want Social Enterprises to Thrive, We Need a New Funding Approach


by Don Shaffer

What will it take to build a thriving social enterprise sector that can lead the way to the next economy?

Morgan Stanley Welcomes Department of Labor Announcement

Strong Step Forward for Investors Seeking to Pursue Sustainable Investing
Press Release

NEW YORK, October 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ Morgan Stanley today announced its support of the Department of Labor’s decision to enhance the ability of ERISA fiduciaries to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as part of their investment process.  This new direction from the Department of Labor provides a major boost for s

Walking Off Wall Street


by Don Shaffer

I have read the Wall Street Journal cover-to-cover nearly every business day for the last 20 years. It’s been a central part of my financial education, and has allowed me to research a myriad of topics that I did not immediately understand. Steadily, I have increased my knowledge of highly specialized financial structures and concepts.


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