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Introducing the 2020 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Finalists

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The Biomimicry Institute announces the 10 finalist teams that have created solutions inspired by nature that address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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The Biomimicry Institute announces the 10 finalist teams that have created solutions inspired by nature that address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Good for Business, Good for the Planet: The Judges Behind the World's Foremost Biomimicry Prize

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Learn more about the experts that deliberated on the only international prize that examines how startups see nature as our mentor and not as a warehouse of goods.

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Learn more about the experts that deliberated on the only international prize that examines how startups see nature as our mentor and not as a warehouse of goods.

Ecocentricity Blog: Unsung Heroes

By: John A. Lanier
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Humans rarely design systems of production with decomposition in mind. Whether it’s a snow ski, a scooter or a skyscraper, the things humans make often lack a clear plan for disassembly into their basic building blocks, and it’s a significant problem.

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Humans rarely design systems of production with decomposition in mind. Whether it’s a snow ski, a scooter or a skyscraper, the things humans make often lack a clear plan for disassembly into their basic building blocks, and it’s a significant problem.

ECOncrete® Wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®

Inspired by marine ecosystems and designed to enhance marine infrastructure, ECOncrete is improving ocean health with a biomimicry-inspired new concrete technology.
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The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are proud to announce that this year’s Ray of Hope Prize® has been awarded to ECOncrete Tech LTD., a science-based company that develops high performance, environmentally-sensitive concrete products for coastal and marine infrastructure projects.

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The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are proud to announce that this year’s Ray of Hope Prize® has been awarded to ECOncrete Tech LTD., a science-based company that develops high performance, environmentally-sensitive concrete products for coastal and marine infrastructure projects.

Ecocentricity Blog: An Appealing Solution

By: John A. Lanier
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Apeel Sciences' story is a great example of biomimicry. They looked at how all plants on land have a surface layer that protects from drying and rotting, and they studied the molecular structure of those “peels” in fruits and vegetables. Then they developed a coating that mimics and amplifies their effectiveness.

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Apeel Sciences' story is a great example of biomimicry. They looked at how all plants on land have a surface layer that protects from drying and rotting, and they studied the molecular structure of those “peels” in fruits and vegetables. Then they developed a coating that mimics and amplifies their effectiveness.

Biomimicry: Using Nature's Perfect Innovation Systems to Design the Future

Reprinted from Forbes
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“Learning about the natural world is one thing. Learning from the natural world – that’s the switch. That’s the profound switch.” ~ Janine Benyus

GreenMoney’s Annual Videos Issue on Sustainable Business, Impact Investing and Environmental Sustainability

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Welcome to GreenMoney's 5th Annual Videos Issue. We have curated a collection of beautiful, interesting and impactful films featuring a variety of innovators from the interconnected worlds of Impact Investing, Corporate Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability. We think you’ll find them as engaging as we do. All here - https://GreenMoney.com 

The Videos include:

Five ESG Investing Trends to Watch in 2020

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by Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI; Meggin Thwing Eastman, Research Editorial Director, MSCI; and Ric Marshall, Corporate Governance Research (ESG), MSCI. 

ESG themes are long-term, but some can emerge with sudden force. We are watching Five Trends we believe will unfold in 2020 to catapult ESG investing into the new decade:

1) Climate Change Innovators: Spotting the Sleeping Giants

GreenMoney's 150th Issue: Readers' Favorites

From Sustainable Business to Impact Investing
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Welcome to the special 150th edition of the award-winning GreenMoney Journal 

At GreenMoney, we have been focused on Sustainable Business and Impact Investing since 1992.  The articles and videos in the January 2020 issue are a selection of readers’ favorites, as well as some of our own from past issues.  But first, we begin with an update to one of our most widely-read articles from Frank Coleman with his unique perspective on Facebook as they face another Moral Dilemma . 

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - November 2019

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The quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation features stories about their key funding initiatives: Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Scheller College of Business, Biomimicry Launchpad, Ray of Hope Prize, The Ray, Georgia Drawdown, Georgia Climate Conference, Ecocentricity Blog and more. #climatechange #circulareconomy #climateaction #sustainability

Newsletter

The quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation features stories about their key funding initiatives: Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Scheller College of Business, Biomimicry Launchpad, Ray of Hope Prize, The Ray, Georgia Drawdown, Georgia Climate Conference, Ecocentricity Blog and more. #climatechange #circulareconomy #climateaction #sustainability

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