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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6 years 10 months ago

From buildings to public policy, organizational leadership to industry, the most innovative solutions in sustainable design are honored every year by Global Green USA

What do actor Adrian Grenier, Sprint president of operations Steve Elfman, Fisker Automotive CEO Henrik Fisker, Starbucks president of global development Arthur Rubinfeld and 350.org co-founder May Boeve have in common? They are the 2011 Global Green Sustainable Design Awards Honorees.

Established in 1999 by...


6 years 10 months ago

We are rapidly destroying the world's forests. Sustainable forest financing can help

Between 12 and 15 million hectares of forest are lost every year. To get a sense of the scale of the devastation, that's equivalent to 36 football fields per minute. Some are lost to forest fires, which have increased along with climate change, but most is the result of deforestation to convert natural forests for other uses, like agriculture (notably for pulp, palm and soy plantations), roads and human development.

And along with the trees go the...


6 years 10 months ago

The annual Giving in Numbers report reveals corporate philanthropy is on the rebound. But when it comes to giving, money's not everything

In 2009, companies reported the biggest retreat in corporate giving, which wasn't really a surprise, considering that was the year that the United States economy was at its most perilous state since the Great Depression. But corporate philanthropy has rebounded strongly, with 60...


6 years 11 months ago

To get a sense of what cleantech innovations will impact the next decade, here are 100 companies to look at

The 2012 Global Cleantech 100 Report has been released by the Cleantech Group, an energy and environmental innovation research advisory firm with offices in San Francisco and London.

Produced by combining the group's proprietary research data with more than 6,000 nominations and input from a 75-member expert panel, the Global Cleantech 100 lists...


6 years 11 months ago

A new "field guide" to global commodities is the latest entrant in the growing collection of sustainable investment tools and finance initiatives

"In biophysical terms, humanity has never been moving faster nor further from sustainability than it is now," warn Stanford biologists Paul Ehrlich and Gretchen Daily, and Paul Kareiva from the Nature Conservancy, in a paper published in the journal Nature's special Rio+20 issue in June.{1}

And while their central message is a dire one indeed, the authors focus on three areas that, if...


6 years 11 months ago

An emerging asset class goes beyond socially responsible investing to seek social and environmental impact in addition to generating profit

Increasingly, ethical investors are not just interested in investing in socially responsible companies, but want their investments to provide social or environmental returns as well. This style of investing is called impact investing. While socially responsible investing or ethical investing merely tries to reduce social and environmental harm caused by investments, impact investing isn'...


6 years 11 months ago

Somewhere between Schumpeter and Keynes is a sustainable theory of economic growth through innovation finance, involving both the public and private sectors

In his 1934 book, The Theory of Economic Development, Austrian-American economist Joseph Schumpeter argued that the primary drivers of innovation and economic growth were entrepreneurs, almost heroic figures who created new products, markets and ways of doing business that propelled the economy boldly into the future. He disagreed with the neoclassical...


6 years 11 months ago

For Mexico's third-largest bank, balancing long-term sustainability and short-term market forces was a key theme at the Carbon Disclosure Project's Global Climate Change Forum 2012

How can investments in low-carbon technologies and energy efficiency be made during today's uncertain economic climate? With extreme weather events on the rise and energy and commodity price fluctuations becoming more frequent, how can a company best manage operating costs? What are the best practices for adapting to resource scarcity and developing...


6 years 11 months ago

Want proof that investing in sustainability leads to better financial performance? Here it is

The current human population of 7 billion has put pressure on ecosystem services, resources, food supplies and species survival. By 2050, the population is estimated to swell to a staggering 9 billion. At that time, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), humanity will require three times the amount of fossil...


6 years 11 months ago

For developing nations to fully develop, access to global knowledge is critical

At the recent Caribbean Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Roadshow Innovation and Investment Forum in Barbados, Senator Haynesley Benn addressed the importance that access to global knowledge has had in three of the most economically successful nations in the developing world.

"If we look across the world, a number of developing countries such as Korea, China and Singapore have...


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