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ESG Investing Outlook for 2019

Incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance factors
Blog

An article on ESG & Systems Thinking by Katherine Collins, Head of Sustainable Investing, Putnam Investments 

As Brazil's New President Threatens the Amazon, Brazilian Entrepreneurs Create a Device for Large-scale Forest Restoration

By Peter Kotecki
Article

Nucleário was created to help with large-scale forest restoration, Rutman said. While his team wants to help restore deforested areas globally, they are starting with Brazil, where 500 devices have been placed in test patches.

Along Brazil's coast, Rutman said, there are about 42 million acres of land that can be reforested. That's roughly the size of Florida.

"Nature needs human help to connect those fragments and create the forest corridors," he said. "We need to do that as soon as possible."

Ecocentricity Blog: Selachimorpha Tank

Summary: 

While not technically engaged in venture capital, my fellow judges and I did award $100,000 to the winning team, along with smaller prize money to the other teams. It definitely scratches the itch.

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While not technically engaged in venture capital, my fellow judges and I did award $100,000 to the winning team, along with smaller prize money to the other teams. It definitely scratches the itch.

Nature-Inspired Reforestation Innovation Wins Ray of Hope Prize®

Summary: 

The top prize for a biomimetic climate change solution was awarded to a Brazilian team for a system that helps foresters plant more trees in less time.

Press Release

The top prize for a biomimetic climate change solution was awarded to a Brazilian team for a system that helps foresters plant more trees in less time.

Showcasing New Ways to Solve Climate Change, Inspired by Nature

Summary: 

Find out who will win the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® as Biomimicry Launchpad entrepreneurs share their nature-inspired climate change solutions at the National Bioneers Conference.

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Find out who will win the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® as Biomimicry Launchpad entrepreneurs share their nature-inspired climate change solutions at the National Bioneers Conference.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2018

Summary: 

This is the quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, a private family foundation that seeks to promote a sustainable society by supporting and funding educational and project-based initiatives that advance knowledge and innovation in sustainability.

Newsletter

This is the quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, a private family foundation that seeks to promote a sustainable society by supporting and funding educational and project-based initiatives that advance knowledge and innovation in sustainability.

Carnivorous Plant Inspires Sustainable Mosquito-Control Device

By Stephen D'Angelo
Summary: 

Nature-inspired mosquito-control device from Cornell team is finalist in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

Article

Nature-inspired mosquito-control device from Cornell team is finalist in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

Designing New Climate Change Solutions, With Inspiration That Is Millions of Years Old

Eight winning teams have been named in a biomimicry innovation challenge for nature-inspired climate change solutions.
Summary: 

Eight finalist teams from around the world have been announced for nature-inspired climate change design solutions in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute.

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Eight finalist teams from around the world have been announced for nature-inspired climate change design solutions in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute.

Innovators Tackling Humanity's Biggest Problems Seek Solutions by Studying Nature

"Biomimicry" is the study of living systems for clues to create human designs that are better for both people and planet.
Article

By Megan Schuknecht

Alessandro Bianciardi wanted to help get fresh water to communities that needed it the most -- rural farmers in areas that were hardest hit by climate change-induced drought. So when he and his team of engineers and designers at the company Planet set out to create a more affordable, scalable and radically sustainable solar still, they went right to the source of the most effective R&D process they knew of -- nature itself.

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