Do you know what the return is on your saving account? Close to nothing. The sharing and crowdsourcing economy is paving the way for more robust methods of investments with real return on many fronts. Mosaic just launched the first online clean energy investment marketplace that connects investors to high quality solar projects. Their mission – “open up clean energy investing and fundamentally change the way energy is financed.”
The FoodTank aims to become a bold new voice in the fight for health-based agriculture, alleviating hunger and poverty, stemming the tide of obesity, and improving environmental sustainability. Co-founders Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson understand that fixing the system requires changing the conversation and finding ways that make food production—and consumption—more economically, environmentally, and socially just. The Food Think Tank officially launches January 10th.
Ennovent and WWF Switzerland announce the winners of the Tropical Forest Challenge in two categories, company and startup. Launched in May 2012, the WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge is a global initiative managed by Ennovent on behalf of WWF Switzerland to discover the best for-profit enterprises from around the world that have a positive impact on the conservation of tropical forest biodiversity.
How do you deliver the perfect sales pitch in 30 seconds? How do you cram in all the wonderful aspects of your idea or innovation so that the listener is hooked. The point is you don’t. Too much information is bad. Keep your message short, simple and to the point. Describe the problem simply, what your solution offers and why is better than anything else happening today. Done. Easily said that done, but these tips will help you perfect your elevator pitch.
The Roma Cleanweb Hackathon was recently held the weekend of Friday, November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd 2012. Hosted by the Roma Tre University, the participating teams of developers, designers, and volunteer professionals were invited to create and present web/mobile applications which generate a positive impact in the areas of energy, water, waste management, and transport. Roma Tre University is a fabulous venue in the Via della Vasca Navale. Previous events hosted here have been Codemotion and Global Game Jam. Both of which offer…
Deep green, light green, pistachio – the more being green becomes mainstream the harder it can be to exactly define the green consumer.Taking the time to define those consumers- how they live, where they get information, what drives them can provide insight and a much better idea of how to target your brand. No longer does the green consumer rule for green brands…unless you consider all of the different shades.
Once upon a time, branding was simply a symbol, a name, and/or a design that represented a business. Today, branding stretches far beyond that realm and incorporates the people who work at that company. Because of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn, nearly every employee represents his or her brand- whether they want to or not. And it is absolutely critical that your brand is represented properly all the time.
Re-Nuble, a social enterprise is crowdfunding a campaign to develop local, community based recycling facilities. These facilities have a three-fold advantage- they help divert organic waste from landfills, convert it into compost and fertilizer for sustainable farming and generate renewable energy for communities. It is dedicated to redefining how the world generates energy, cultivates food, and manages the waste it produces. Are you in?
The Global Transition to a New Economy is a world map of innovative projects which challenge business as usual and make a contribution to the systemic change to the world economy which is urgently required. Together, the projects work to create a world which prioritizes human wellbeing with sustainability and within healthy environmental limits. This mapping tool is great for social and eco-entrepreneurs to see and learn from all the great new economy projects happening all over the world.