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The Complicated Equation of Attracting Young Farmers

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 17:40:47 +0000

Young farmers will need access to land and partnerships to help them learn how to be successful in a changing agricultural landscape. That was the central message emerging from a series of panelists at Investing in Discovery: 2017 Food Tank Summit Boston.  Matthew Dillon, Director of Agricultural Policy and Programs at Clif Bar, says that, to […]

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Love Armies and Love Economies: Economic Hit Man for good

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:56:36 +0000

At the Envision Festival in Uvita, Costa Rica last month, one of the speakers present was Jon Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. For those who haven’t read the book, Perkins writes about how he worked for years to identify foreign nations which had resources the US economy needed, and then to […]

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Economic and social impact of family farms — and their loss

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:34:55 +0000

What do family farms contribute to you, your community, and your local economy?

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Top Ten List of the Best Nonprofits Fighting for Social Justice

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:48:18 +0000

Progressives have been called to rise up and protect the rights of underrepresented groups in society since the 2016 presidential election. Social justice philanthropy is a start.

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Sustainability Jobs, the Book Review

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:53:49 +0000

Kevin Wilhelm, author of Return on Sustainability and Making Sustainability Stick, has released his new book Sustainability Jobs: The Complete Guide to Landing Your Dream Green Job, co-written with Annie Thomas, Katie Thompson and Ruth Lee. The book is for people looking to get into a green career. Topics covered include where to look for […]

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Corporate and Social Responsibility Imperative for Business Success

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:56:04 +0000

Which companies have the made the most of corporate social responsibility?

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Sustainability is the Need of the Hour

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:06:38 +0000

a lasThe population of the world continues to grow, but resources don’t seem to keep up with the growing need of the population. Food shortage is rampant in many countries, particularly in poor countries. Water shortage has also become a big issue now. Although the earth is surrounded mostly by water, clean and potable water […]

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Which is ‘Better’ – Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)?

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 20:18:47 +0000

How can you make sense of socially responsible investing? If your investments are handled by a fund then it is important to discover the exact nature of the ESG or SRI approach that they use

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Dana Collette, Others Weigh In On Canadian Privacy Laws

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:22:41 +0000

The rise and advancement of digital technology and intellectual property has also inspired the rapid evolution of privacy law.

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Jeffrey Lipton, Barbados Portfolio Manager on Impact of Digital Currencies on Economies

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:03:35 +0000

Digital currencies are empowering entrepreneurs and business owners around the world, while helping to grow smaller economies.

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