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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8 years 3 months ago

"It is clear the UK is now far savvier about sustainability." -- Simon Mills, City of London Corporation

Last week, Great Britain's sustainability professionals took a moment to reflect on the past year's successes at the eleventh annual Sustainable City Awards in London, organized by the City of London Corporation (CLC), the elected municipal governing body of the City of London. Receiving over 130 entries this year, the awards demonstrate the nation's increasing focus on sustainability.

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8 years 3 months ago

"The extent of the power of money is the extent of my power." -- Karl Marx

The above quote, from the "The Power of Money" manuscript of Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, is part of Marx's explication of the following passage from a speech made by Mephistopheles, the Devil, in Goethe's 1808 tragic play Faust, a classic morality tale about temptation and seduction:

"Six stallions, say, I can afford,
Is not their strength my property?
I tear along, a sporting lord,
As if their legs...


8 years 4 months ago

To save the remaining members of a critically endangered species of whale from a drilling platform that threatens to destroy their only feeding ground, an environmental group follows the money trail

With less than 130 individuals left—and less than 26 breeding females, the Western Pacific gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus), a baleen whale, is one of most endangered whales in the world. The whales feed only in the summer and only in one place: the northeastern part of Russia's Sakhalin Island, which lies in the North Pacific just off of Russia...


8 years 4 months ago

In the developing world, it's tough for small and medium-sized enterprises to raise capital. An innovative new fund hopes to change that

I recently asked Tony Muljadi, co-chair of the 13th annual Social Enterprise Conference, which will be held this weekend at Harvard University, what the message was behind this year's conference theme, "Innovation, Inclusion & Impact." In regard to "inclusion," he said, "The very poor have access to...


8 years 4 months ago

Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act calls for the SEC to adopt a transparency rule for the oil, gas and mineral industries. If the agency misses the deadline, the world's poor will suffer

On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. A response to the recession, Dodd-Frank is a major piece financial regulatory reform legislation meant to increase corporate accountability and transparency, putting an end to the "too big to fail" ideology that led to taxpayer-funded bailouts....


8 years 4 months ago

"We need corporate sustainability to be in the DNA of business culture and operations." -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, KPMG Global Summit Opening Address, February 14, 2012

In four months, Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the critical goal of setting the global sustainability agenda for the next decade, it is expected to be...


8 years 4 months ago

Don't think a business can make a profit while solving a social problem? Tony Muljadi, co-chair of Harvard's 13th annual Social Enterprise Conference, wants to make you a believer

It's hot. (Just like Jane Chen's Thermopod, a lifesaving, low-cost sleeping bag designed for the developing world that keeps low-birth-weight babies warm even when hospitals lose power.)

It's trendy. (Just like Lauren Bush's natural burlap FEED bag, which has helped...


8 years 4 months ago

The seaside view from Trump's golf course in Scotland may soon include an offshore wind farm. The Donald is not pleased

Scotland may be famous for tartan kilts, the Loch Ness monster and single malt scotch, but if the vision of First Minister Alex Salmond is realized, it will have a new claim to...


8 years 4 months ago

Love may be a hot commodity, but we don't recognize its true economic value. We are the poorer for it

The average person celebrating Valentine's Day will spend $126.03, the highest in the 10-year history of the Valentine’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions survey, conducted by BIGinsight for the National Retail Federation (NRF). With an increase of 8.5 percent over last year, total spending on our "better halves" is expected to hit $17.6 billion. That's more spending in a single day than the GDP of nearly 100 nations, including Afghanistan,...


8 years 4 months ago

Don't think a business can make a profit while solving a social problem? Tony Muljadi, co-chair of Harvard's 13th annual Social Enterprise Conference, wants to make you a believer

It's hot. (Just like Jane Chen's Thermopod, a lifesaving, low-cost sleeping bag designed for the developing world that keeps low-birth-weight babies warm even when hospitals lose power.)

It's trendy. (Just like Lauren Bush's natural burlap FEED bag, which has helped...


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