Reynard Loki

Reynard Loki
Reynard Loki covers sustainability, sustainable finance and social innovation. He has written consumer-oriented features, exclusive interviews with CEOs, scholars and social entrepreneurs, and editorials across a wide array of environment- and sustainability-related topics. He is also a co-founder of MomenTech, an experimental production studio based in New York and Prague, whose projects have been presented around the world, including the United States, Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, South Africa, China and the Philippines. Reynard is also the Environment Editor at AlterNet.org and a contributing author to "Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia" (Salem Press, 2013), a reference encyclopedia that illustrates the biology, geography, history and ecological importance of the world’s various biomes and ecosystems. He is a member of Farm Sanctuary, Sea Shepherd, Global Ethics Network and New York Pigeon Rescue Central.
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Posts by This Writer

4 months 22 hours ago

If you think that sustainable investing requires a trade-off around performance, Morgan Stanley's Audrey Choi wants to change your mind.

(Justmeans/3BL Media) — An important question in the field of sustainable investing is whether or not there is a performance trade-off if you start to consider ESG (environment, social, governance) factors in your investment portfolio, as if “doing good” somehow doesn’t give you the same kind of financial returns from traditional investing.

There hasn’t been much number-crunching...


5 months 2 weeks ago

Women are disproportionately impacted by disasters but they are rarely included in disaster planning. That must change.

 
(3BL Media/Justmeans) -- On February 26, 1852, the HMS Birkenhead struck rocks off the coast of South Africa. There weren't enough lifeboats for the 643 people aboard, and Captain Robert Salmond immediately ordered the...

7 months 2 days ago

TD continues green strategy with the first bank-led green bond in Canada

(Justmeans/3BL Media) - Last year, TD Bank Group (TD) became the first Canadian commercial lender to sell a green bond, offering a CND $500 million (USD $454 million) debt security to raise capital to fund specific environmental initiatives. The three-year bond has a maturity date of April 3, 2017, with the proceeds used exclusively for green initiatives funded in Canada. 

For SRI investors,...


8 months 3 weeks ago

(Justmeans/3BL Media) - For nearly a decade, Christine Bader worked at BP (NYSE:BP), managing the company's social impacts in the developing world. In her new book, The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil, she reflects on her time at BP, weaving in stories from others who are also advocating more responsible and sustainable practices in the corporate sector. I had a...


10 months 3 weeks ago

GreenBiz's VERGE Salon focused on next-gen buildings and cities

How can technology transform buildings and cities into spaces that can adapt to societal, economic and climate shocks? How can data analytics accelerate urban sustainability and create value for buildings and cities? How can infrastructure innovation move cities beyond the basic greening of Main Street business?
 
These are some of the questions that were asked at...

1 year 1 month ago

"Risky Business," a new report led by Mike Bloomberg and Henry Paulson, aims to frame climate change in economic terms. Will it make Americans care more about the issue?

(Justmeans/3BL Media) -- So much of how climate change is reported on and understood is through numbers. Here are a few.

350: Safe upper limit, in parts per million, for atmospheric CO2.{1}

401.3: Measured atmospheric CO2 in June 2013.{2}

19: Amount in...


1 year 2 months ago

It began as a bold idea to "redefine capitalism and the role of the corporation in society." Now, according to one of its originators, shared value is turning into a movement

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - "The capitalist system is under siege," wrote Michael Porter, a competitive strategy expert and Harvard Business School professor, and Mark Kramer, co-founder and managing director of non-profit strategy consulting firm FSG, in a January 2011 article published in Harvard Business Review. "In recent years business increasingly has been viewed as a major cause of social, environmental...


1 year 3 months ago

The official poverty estimate for New York City is about 21 percent. It's wrong. Michael Weinstein explains.

(Justmeans/3BL Media) -- According to the federal government, around 1.8 million New Yorkers live in poverty. That's more than a fifth of the city's population. But a first-of-its-kind survey has revealed that the situation is actually much worse. Created through a partnership between Columbia...


1 year 4 months ago

Honda's ultra-efficient, carbon neutral smart home is capable of producing more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually—and it comes with a specially modified Honda Fit electric vehicle

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Though the first official assessment that climate change was caused by human activity came in 1988, with NASA scientist James Hansen's famous testimony to the U.S. Congress, the "carbon neutral" concept, which refers to achieving net zero carbon emissions, is a...


1 year 5 months ago

In his message for World Water Day 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recognized the importance of access to clean water in "our efforts to build stable societies and lives of dignity for all," specifically calling for "innovative strategies." Here's one partnership that has been successful in answering that call 

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -- Since 2008, the partnership between Xylem Watermark, the corporate citizenship and social investment program of Xylem (NYSE:...


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