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More Than Money: Put People And The Planet Alongside Profits

Richard Branson | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Richard Branson

To finally break the fossil fuel cycle that leads to warming and war, new and disruptive energy technologies (from advanced renewable fuels, to electric cars that leave their petrol-powered rivals behind, to more efficient, lower-cost solar cells and intelligent ways of heating and cooling buildings) need adequate financial backing.

Jessica Prois

Richard Branson Might Shoot Justin Bieber Into Space ... And Other Good Deeds

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 10.04.2013 | Impact

Updated Fri., Oct. 4, 2013 6:18 p.m. EST Mention Richard Branson and these days, you immediately think space travel. But he's got a lot more than t...

Branson, McCartney, Other Big Names Unite On New Social Good Platform

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact

The best prizes at nonprofit auctions typically go to the biggest bidders. A recently launched fundraising platform, however, is democratizing the sys...

Q&A With Sir Richard Branson: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"It started with a phone call from Al Gore while I was in the bath. He wanted to show me An Inconvenient Truth, and his poignant and elegant reduction of these issues really struck a chord with myself as an interested non-expert."

What Is The Urgency Network?

Brandon Deroche | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Brandon Deroche

If we want to move the zeitgeist forward, we have to see "giving back" in a more exciting and meaningful light than we did previously. We're optimistic that we're not too dumb to change the world, but instead we're just slightly... dare I say it... ignorant.

Missing Sea Ice, AMEG and Transformational Leadership

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 10.09.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

This is a crucial time in the history of our species. We need transformational leadership that embraces supposedly unachievable challenges and then rises above them -- in order to obviate the unintended and unimaginable consequences of an ice-free North Pole.

Bill Gates Never Ran an Energy Company

Jigar Shah | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

Last year, Bill Gates noted in an interview with Alan Murray of the Wall Street Journal that technologies like solar photovoltaics and LED lights were...

Nation Energy Investments Sell Us Short

Jigar Shah | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

Entrepreneurs are equipped to grow the business models to deploy solutions to our global energy needs. Nations like the U.S. and Canada are inept investors and entrepreneurs. But they do set the tone and attitude of their nation.

Does Nuclear Energy Make Sense?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Between basic economics, security, national competitiveness (the push to a clean economy creates jobs), the logic for a distributed, non-nuclear, non-fossil-fuel grid and transportation network seems very strong.

Operation -- Rock the Boat

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christiana Wyly

These invisible culprits silently sweep the seas bringing us our shiny new toys, cars, computers and Q tips, as fast as we require with the upmost con...

Celebrating Green Business Success in Cancun

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Driving change and convincing people that green is good for business requires logic, facts, examples ... but also passion, emotion, and yes, cheerleading. What's wrong with celebrating every now and then?

The Gigaton Awards: A Race to the Top

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

What if solving climate change were a race to the top? What if companies were in competition to win the next industrial revolution, with the winners being those who most reduced their greenhouse gas pollution?

Branson Ignites the Gigaton Throwdown in Cancun

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christiana Wyly

While the expectations for the United Nations COP16 climate negotiations now underway here in Cancun may be low, they are high elsewhere along the shi...

"There is No Planet B" And Other Things I Heard on Earth Day

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Much of the discussion on Earth Day in D.C. was about business and growth. Key quote: "I'm done with the false choice between the economy and the environment."