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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7 years 4 months ago

A new impact investment initiative aims to create opportunities for underserved women around the world

Women's History Month may be over, but as the many events and panel discussions held at the United Nations on and around March 8 to celebrate International Women's Day showed, not only is there much work yet to be done, it's getting done.

One of the day's many panel presentations, hosted by the UN Office for Partnerships and the US Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center Forum as part of the conference "The Role of Business...


7 years 4 months ago

"I'm calling on all Americans, Democrats and Republicans, to take a stand to defend the Arctic from future oil and gas drilling. If we're going to subsidize any energy, it must be clean, renewable and respect the environment." -- Senator Mitch McConnell

In an stunning reversal, Senate Republicans have accepted President Obama's call to end tax breaks for the oil and gas industry, reversing a procedural vote on Thursday that had killed the Mendendez Bill (...


7 years 4 months ago

Last week, Denmark rolled out the world's most ambitious green energy policy. Held og lykke!

"To be or not to be." So opens Hamlet's famous soliloquy in Shakespeare's 1603 tragedy about royal revenge in the kingdom of Denmark. Today, the Scandinavian state has answered a similar question. Though perhaps not as existentialist, it is one that has been plaguing many countries: To be green, or not to be green. And Denmark has resoundingly answered in the affirmative, upping the ante and challenging the rest of the world to catch up.

On...


7 years 4 months ago

This is unrestrained, least-ethical, bottom-line capitalism…We have lost the notion of responsible capitalism." -- Sen. John Kerry, March 25, 2012

John Kerry is mad. On Sunday, the senator made no bones about his level of exasperation with his colleagues on Capitol Hill regarding the lack of progress in forming some kind of federal policy on climate change. In particular, he was referring to what he called "the flat-earth caucus," according to a DailyClimate.org report by Doug Struck, associate chair of journalism at Emerson College in Boston...


7 years 4 months ago

"The question becomes choice. And giving people in every market as much choice as possible is powerful." -- Talya Bosch, Senior Director of Social Ventures, Western Union

Earlier this month, I attended the conference "The Role of Business in Empowering Women" at the United Nations. Hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) and the United Nations Office for Partnerships in partnership with the Center...


7 years 5 months ago

“Everybody thought I had a duster. Y’all thought ol’ Spindletop Burke and Burnett was all the oil there was, didn’t ya? Well, I’m here to tell you that it ain’t, boy! It’s here, and there ain’t a dang thing you gonna do about it! My well came in big, so big, Bick and there’s more down there and there’s bigger wells. I’m rich, Bick. I’m a rich ‘un. I’m a rich boy. Me, I’m gonna have more money than you ever thought you could have--you and all the rest of you stinkin’ sons of…Benedicts...


7 years 5 months ago

By 2050, the United Kingdom will have more than 16 million pensioners. Supporting them will require a responsible long-term approach, starting now

Last week, the Times of London published an open letter from a group of investors and financial experts calling for clarification in British legislation concerning the fiduciary duties of money managers—in particular, pension fund managers—to the people whose money they manage. In short, they are concerned about the...


7 years 5 months ago

From the bottom of the pyramid to the top of the corporate ladder, the message is clear: Investing in women is smart economics

On March 8, I attended a conference at the United Nations entitled "The Role of Business in Empowering Women," one of the many events that were part of International Women's Day. I was invited by the US Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center to interview one of the featured speakers, Lauren Bush, the co-founder of FEED Projects, a social enterprise that has provided...


7 years 5 months ago

"True human empathy and connection—and the level of dedication that can follow from that—comes from personal interaction." -- Lauren Bush, co-founder, FEED Projects

In 2006, fashion model, designer and activist Lauren Bush designed a bag to benefit the United Nations World Food Programme's (WFP) School Feeding program, which gives hungry children around the globe one healthy and nutritious lunch every day they go to school....


7 years 5 months ago

"Oh I get by with a little help from my friends." -- John Lennon and Paul McCartney, The Beatles, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," 1967

The United Nations has designated 2012 as the International Year of the Cooperatives, raising awareness about a democratic type of business ownership that has the power to advance human rights and social equality around the globe. It's the perfect time to assess the potential of this socially forward-thinking model: Global membership in cooperatives has...


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