EXCERPT FROM THE JSFB. SUBSCRIBERS CAN READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE APRIL 2014 EDITION. The financial benefits coupled with the benefits of maintaining the water quality of the lake and canals planned for Panther Island makes a clear case for expanding the use of green infrastructure in North Texas that will benefit the development community and… Read more »
EXCERPT FROM THE JSFB. SUBSCRIBERS CAN READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE APRIL 2014 EDITION. Today, our urban areas face enormous threats and costs including those associated with the quality, integration and performance of their civil infrastructure systems. Over time, as comprehensive business cases become more common, users will realize additional benefits as projects are regionally bundled… Read more »
EXCERPT FROM THE JSFB. SUBSCRIBERS CAN READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE APRIL 2014 EDITION. On January 2nd, the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange (WCX) released the final version of “Infrastructure Project Certification –Principles and Framework” which was developed by the WCX Business Standards Committee. The principles and project standards are the first-ever attempt by multiple US states… Read more »
EXCERPT FROM THE JSFB. SUBSCRIBERS CAN READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE APRIL 2014 EDITION. When we commute and travel, do we think about the long-term sustainability of the facilities we use? Does it matter that these buildings are efficient and provide healthy environments? Up until now, we have considered multi-modal transit facilities as positive infrastructure since… Read more »
EXCERPT FROM THE JSFB. SUBSCRIBERS CAN READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE APRIL 2014 EDITION. While impact investing is still far from being an accessible opportunity for the general population, investor demand for greater liquidity and platforms such as Kiva and Kickstarter make it clear that the potential for involving retail investors in the sector is immense…. Read more »
Among the many extraordinarily articulate statements from Winston Churchill is one which has exceptional resonance in today’s global economy and to today’s investment imperatives. In the mid-1940’s after the Battle of Britain when the House of Commons was being rebuilt following the bombings, Churchill made the statement: “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”… Read more »
This month in the Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance & Banking (JSFB), in considering the design of business models and practices, we move from virtual reality to the actual reality facing global investors….
The introduction of e-cigarettes (e-cigs) has acutely disrupted the tobacco product/nicotine marketplace. As of 2013, Citi estimates that just under half of the 42 million smokers in the US have tried an e-cig. And, while e-cigs currently account for only 1% of overall US cigarette industry volumes, global e-cig sales have rapidly increased to $1… Read more »
A recent event in New York City, organized by the Guardian and Forum for the Future, drew attention to a major challenge on the road to a sustainable economy: system innovation, or how to create a large-scale system change to make a difference1. Sustainable and social entrepreneurs, activists and business representatives gathered in New York for half a day of discussion and brainstorming, including the United Nations’ Global Compact, Ecovative, TheRules.org, and others….