Reynard Loki

Reynard Loki
Reynard Loki covers news about sustainability and CSR. He has written about social innovation, social enterprise, business ethics, ethical consumerism, animal rights and sustainable finance. A co-founder of MomenTech, a New York-based experimental production studio, he maintains the blog 13.7 Billion Years and is a contributing author to Biomes and Ecosystems (Salem Press, 2013), a comprehensive reference encyclopedia of the Earth's key biological and geographic classifications. He is a member of Farm Sanctuary, Sea Shepherd, Global Ethics Network and the Food & Water Watch Special Blog Outreach Unit.
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1 month 1 week 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...


2 months 3 weeks 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...


3 months 1 week 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...


4 months 3 weeks 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...


5 months 1 week 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:...


5 months 2 weeks ago

With global water use growing at more than twice the rate of human population increase in the last century, the issue of water security is quickly rising to the top. When it comes to life's most precious fluid, mankind has two very different choices: conflict or cooperation

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -- The first recorded water war occurred more than 4,500 years ago in modern-day Iraq, near the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Fought between the neighboring ancient city-states of...


6 months 5 days ago

Mangrove deforestation, due to the shrimp industry, tourism development and other human-caused factors, has resulted in countless deaths around the globe when ocean-borne natural disasters strike. Alfredo Quarto is on a mission to save these unique life-saving trees

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -- Growing in intertidal areas between land and sea, mangroves live in two worlds at once. They are known as the “rainforests of the sea,” and once called the “roots of the sea” by a...


7 months 5 days ago

"Investing in clean energy makes economic sense—every additional dollar invested can generate three dollars in future fuel savings by 2050." -- International Energy Agency{1}

Two degrees Celsius. It seems like such a minuscule amount. But if the average global surface temperature rises more than that, say scientists, the worst effects of climate change...


8 months 1 week ago

Millions of breeding pigs are trapped in crates so small that they can't even turn around—for virtually their entire lives. It is an extreme type of confinement that has been in use for decades, but a growing number of consumers and businesses want to end this inhumane practice

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the latest in a string of companies to announce a ban on the use of cruel gestation crates...


9 months 1 week ago

Born out of the Clinton Global Initiative, LRN's Practice Forum for Principled Leadership, Performance & Operations is helping institutions move culture to the strategic center

(Justmeans/3BL Media) -- "If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity," Winston Churchill declared in a speech in 1954, "they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another."{1} ...


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