Yearly Archives: 2009

GoodGuide launches ‘Green Consumer’ ap

Over 20 years ago, we launched The Green Consumer Guide, which sold around a million copies, went into foreign language editions in around 20 countries, and helped consumers worldwide put…

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Phoenix Forum: Aflatoun

Jeroo Billimoria, Executive Director Aflatoun, Child Social & Financial Education, The Netherlands If Phoenix forms of capitalism are to work, children need to have access to quality education that will…

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Phoenix Forum: Aravind Eye Care System

Thulasiraj Ravilla, Executive Director, Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology Aravind Eye Care System, India Aravind Eye Care is the largest and most productive eye care facility in the world.…

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Beyond Carbon: Markets for Water and Biodiversity in Latin America

The Katoomba Group has launched the Mercados Ambientales, a platform that seeks to catalyze markets for ecosystem services in Latin America. Earlier this year, their flagship report: ‘Beyond Carbon: Biodiversity…

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National Geographic Backs Ecological Footprint

EarthPulse: State of the Earth 2010, which opens with a full page of Global Footprint Network data, offers the clearest endorsement yet by a mainstream publication of the idea of…

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Phoenix Forum: World Toilet Organization

Jack Sim (Founder) World Toilet Organization (WTO), Singapore WTO: WE NEED AN END TO ‘BUREAUCRAZY’! Sanitation must be a fundamental priority worldwide. The World Toilet Organization is a global non-profit…

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More Ashes Before Phoenix Can Rise?

In our 2009 report The Phoenix Economy, we argued that the ‘recession’ could well go much deeper – and last much longer – than most people believed. Not a popular…

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WEF Calls for Revolution

The world has reached a tipping point in the fight against climate change, but leaders are optimistic that incremental victories will ensure the battle is ultimately won. Countries, internal states…

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Shifting Paradigms

Perhaps the biggest single task facing our species is to shift our prevailing paradigms, something that happens rarely, that typically triggers social, political and economic convulsions over protracted periods, and…

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New Report on Economics of Water Scarcity

On 23 November 2009, the 2030 Water Resources Group is launching a new report that shows that, by 2030, one-third of the world’s population could have access to only half…

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Catalyzing Social Investment in India

I’ve just come back from Delhi, India, where we brought together 120 leaders to catalyze investment for entrepreneurial solutions. The meeting is a key milestone in the work we are…

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Brilliant Ideas – ColaLife

This is the first instalment of a regular blog series I’m launching tonight called ‘Brilliant Ideas’. In my role at Volans, the BEST part of my job is getting to…

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Resource Peaks: Which Will Run Out First?

The global economy is in ‘planetary overshoot’ mode; economic and business models not accounting properly for the use of the planet’s resources. Earlier this year, Mathis Wackernagel of the Global…

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Clean & Cool Mission Launches at London Stock Exchange

A brief personal note on yesterday’s launch at the London Stock Exchange of our Clean & Cool Mission to San Francisco, slated for February, can be found here.

Carbon Scenario Tool from London Accord

In the lead up to COP15, The London Accord has launched a series of innovative scenario tools which allows users to chart models for their carbon reduction strategy. Check them…

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