Archive for the ‘Business’ Category
The vision of an urban farm incubator here in Portland, Oregon that, once successful, can be replicated in other cities throughout the US and developed world.
One man’s trash is another an’s treasure. We’ve all heard this saying before, but John-Paul Maxfield is acting on it. At Waste Farmers, John-Pauls takes city food scraps that were once thrown away, and composts them into top-quality soil amendments for Denver growers.
Measuring impact is the hot topic around social enterprise right now. Steve Wright and I discuss the values behind impact investing and what it will take to make a significant shift in portfolio’s towards enterprises that solve social, health, and environmental problems.
So! Moving forward we are bringing together 10 or so entrepreneurs who are getting their social (health + environmental) businesses started. They will journal intimately (every 2 weeks or so) about what they are learning. The goal is to provide others with the inspiration and know how to start something similar.
What does it take to breed social entrepreneurs? Toke Mueller and I discuss how to create an environment that fosters social enterprise.
How can we expect to build a 21st Century economy of sustainable prosperity using financial innovations that were cutting edge in the 1800s?
What are the best methods to foster social enterprise? Greg Dees, “father of social entrepreneurship as an academic field” joins me to discuss this topic. We start by looking at how the investment side can play a role, then we shift gears and look at how social entrepreneurs can share their knowledge to help each other succeed.
As global energy production peaks, our consumer-driven society is being forced to rethink its values and creatively adapt to a less energy intensive world. Richard Heinberg, senior fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and author of “The End of Growth” joins me today to discuss the end of consumerism.
Join us as we get into the work that Debra Dunn and the rest of her team at GIIRS are doing to measure the impact that social entrepreneurs are making throughout the world.
In the first in-person interview, Luke sits down with Martin McAdam to discuss the wave energy project at Aquamarine Power Limited.