economic growth

Empowering Small Businesses for a Digital Future

The white paper outlines three ways digitalization creates new opportunities for small businesses around the globe and how to support micro and small businesses in reaching their potential
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Executive Summary

In the wake of COVID-19, the gap is growing between businesses that can reap the benefit of digital acceleration and those that are struggling to adapt. Micro and small businesses, which represent the vast majority of businesses globally, face a host of challenges when it comes to digitalization.

Climate Positive Financing for an Ecologically Sustainable and Economically Diverse Future

Adapting to and combating climate change through aquaculture investment
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by Leah Thibault, marketing and communications manager at CEI Maine 

When it comes to climate change, oceans are the bellwether of our shifting circumstances. For states like Maine, with a heritage and economy heavily tied to the sea, this is increasingly apparent in the changing behaviors of marine creatures. (Read more about the changes in the article)

Sustainable Ocean Investing: Opportunities Abound in the Blue Economy

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by Ted Janilus, founder of Investable Oceans 

ESG and sustainable investing have taken center stage in asset management. Climate and now oceans are leaders in this elevation with a proliferation of products, firms, and frameworks increasingly on investors’ radar screens. This is good news: the oceans are becoming broadly investable, with market-based opportunities across all sectors of the Blue Economy. These cover the entire asset allocation pie chart – equites, fixed income, private equity and venture capital.

Investors & Companies Use Climate Playbook to Scale Action on Water

Roughly half the industries in our economy face significant water risks.
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by Kirsten James, Director of Water at Ceres 

Our research shows that roughly half the industries in our economy face significant water risks. That’s the startling insight we uncovered when we analyzed the sectors represented in the four main U.S. stock indices. These risks, including dwindling water sources, pollution, climate change and increasing competition, affect industries across the board, from agriculture to utilities, apparel to oil and gas.

Whoa Nellie Farm - Making Regenerative Agriculture Work for All

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by Woody Tasch, founder, Slow Money 

Just as I was about to head from the kitchen to the office to write an article about Slow Money for this issue of the GreenMoney Journal, a story appeared on CNN about Whoa Nellie Farm in Acme, Pennsylvania. I had no choice but to start here.

Mid-Course Correction Revisited - Profitable & Sustainable Business

The updated book by Ray Anderson's Grandson John Lanier with foreword by Paul Hawken
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by John Lanier, author and grandson of Ray Anderson 

You always remember your first. Book, that is – you always remember your first book. You know, the first one you write. What were you thinking of?

In my case, the first book is also my only book. Whether I go on to write a hundred more or keep authorship in my rearview mirror, Mid-Course Correction Revisited will always be special to me. The reason is simple. It has everything to do with who my co-author was.

It's Time to Invest in Her - 2019 the Year of Investing in Women

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by Joe Keefe President and CEO, Pax World Funds

We are in a moment. The moment of Time’s Up and #MeToo. The moment of women’s marches. The moment of Harvey Weinstein and Justice Kavanaugh. The moment when more women than ever before have been elected to public office. It’s also the moment when investors have an historic opportunity to become a powerful force for advancing gender equality across the globe.

How a Man-Made Lake in the Desert Spurred Economic Growth in Tempe, Arizona

by Emma Kantrowitz
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For some cities, revitalization is brought about by innovation driven by local research institutes; for others it’s all about location, location, location. But for downtown Tempe, Arizona, a submarket in the Phoenix metro area, revitalization was largely spurred by the creation of a man-made lake.

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