Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Concept: Urban Agriculture Incubator – Portland

Concept: Urban Agriculture Incubator – Portland

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.

Transforming City Food Waste into Profit with John-Paul Maxfield of WasteFarmers

Transforming City Food Waste into Profit with John-Paul Maxfield of WasteFarmers

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.

Social Performance Management – Measuring the Impact of International Development w/ Steve Wright

Social Performance Management – Measuring the Impact of International Development w/ Steve Wright

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.

Focusing the Direction of GroAction & the Beginning of the Transition Economy

Focusing the Direction of GroAction & the Beginning of the Transition Economy

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.

How to Foster Social Enterprise with Toke Mueller

How to Foster Social Enterprise with Toke Mueller

What does it take to breed social entrepreneurs? Toke Mueller and I discuss how to create an environment that fosters social enterprise.

The New Frontier of Enterprise Funding

The New Frontier of Enterprise Funding

How can we expect to build a 21st Century economy of sustainable prosperity using financial innovations that were cutting edge in the 1800s?

How to Foster Social Enterprise w/ Professor Greg Dees

How to Foster Social Enterprise w/ Professor Greg Dees

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.

The End of Growth with Richard Heinberg

The End of Growth with Richard Heinberg

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.

Measuring the Impact of Social Entrepreneurs with Debra Dunn of GIIRS

Measuring the Impact of Social Entrepreneurs with Debra Dunn of GIIRS

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.

Grid-Scale Wave Energy with Martin McAdam, CEO of Aquamarine Power Limited

Grid-Scale Wave Energy with Martin McAdam, CEO of Aquamarine Power Limited

In the first in-person interview, Luke sits down with Martin McAdam to discuss the wave energy project at Aquamarine Power Limited.