Monthly Archives: October 2010

Jennifer Biringer reports from SoCap

Our friend Jennifer Biringer of SustainAbility chaired a panel on The Biosphere Economy at the Social Capital Markets (SoCap) Conference in San Francisco last year with leading philanthropic foundations and…

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Newsweek Greenest Companies Survey

Newsweek have just published their first Global 100 survey of ‘greenest companies’, for which I was one of the advisors. IBM tops the list. This parallels their US 500 survey,…

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The political agenda for nature

We have partnered with GLOBE International, the global network of parliamentarians, and the Zoological Society of London, the leading scientific and conservation organisation, to create and champion a new political…

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Wackernagel: Political messages on nature

Countries with ‘ecological deficit’ are those that have a greater and faster demand on their natural resource base than what the ecosystems within theirterritories are able to replenish. Countries with…

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India leads the world on natural capital

Expectations today were high in Japan, as India is set to become the first country in the world to commit to publishing a new set of national accounts which track the…

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CSR and the Silver Tsunami

What are the implications of the ageing population on corporate responsibility and sustainability? Coverage on the Just Mean site spotlights an issue that has been haunting us here at Volans:…

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2 Planets Wanted

Humans are now using resources and producing carbon dioxide at a rate 50 percent faster than the Earth can sustain, reveals the 2010 edition of the Living Planet Report – the…

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Make or break decade for sustainability

John is currently in Australia speaking at the third annual Qantas Foundation Social Impact Lecture and running workshops with the Centre for Social Impact on sustainability and the future of the…

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Guardian Sustainable Business Site

The Guardian Sustainable Business site has just been relaunched, featuring sustainability news, comment and analysis from across the web. An excellent resource collating expert opinions, showcasing best practice in corporate sustainability and…

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Clara Hidron: Green Gold in Colombia

The Chocó Bioregion in South America is known for its biodiversity and its richness in natural, hydrographic, mining, and forest resources. Chocó is primarily inhabited by Afro-Colombian and populations native…

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Oslo Business Peace Prize to Trailblazer

The Volans team warmly congratulates Will Rosenzweig, Managing Director of Physic Ventures, on being one of the recipients of the 2010 Oslo Business for Peace Awards. Based in San Francisco,…

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Toilets Coming Out Of Water Closet

World Toilet Day – which this year falls on 19 November – has been created by WTO (the World Toilet Organization), one of our favourite social enterprises, as an annual…

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Can China Deliver Sustainability?

Can China’s ESG index deliver? Chinese leaders complain that everyone else expects too much of them in terms of climate change. Still, speaking at the World Economic Forum’s fourth ‘Summer…

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Aquamarine Power: Green energy out of the blue

Volans is getting involved in a number of initiatives to identify and celebrate innovators and pioneers in relevant areas, including one that Newsweek will launch shortly. Delighted today when Aquamarine…

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TBE ‘next big thing in social enterprise’

Next week, Socap –the Social Capital Markets Conference 2010 in San Francisco– is organizing a panel on the Biosphere Economy with leading foundations and social investors, to explore the links between investing…

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