Financing Your Green Business

Financing Your Green Business

Drew Tulchin talks about how to finance green businesses in the U.S. in terms of capital options and sources. He gives step by step practical advice for green entrepreneurs and suggests various things that can be done to help obtain financing. Drew Tulchin talks about how to finance green businesses in the U.S. in terms of capital options and sources. He gives step by step practical advice for green entrepreneurs and suggests various things that can be done to help obtain financing.

17 Facts from CSR Reports

17 Facts from CSR Reports

Corporate Sustainability Reports not only provide information about sustainability practices and performance of individual companies, but are often also sources of very interesting bits of trivia!

Algal Biodiesel: Pros and Cons (A Response to “Could Algae be the New Corn?” by Julia Verdi)

Algal Biodiesel: Pros and Cons (A Response to “Could Algae be the New Corn?” by Julia Verdi)

The following is a response to the article Could Algae be the New Corn? by Julia Verdi. She raised the following questions… Does Algae pose the same risks as corn? Are biofuels the wrong way to go when it comes to identifying fuel sources?

Is The Green Jobs Movement Leaving Women Behind?

Is The Green Jobs Movement Leaving Women Behind?

While women are more eco aware than men, they are are underrepresented in green jobs. This includes jobs created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. However, there are a growing number of programs that are designed to address these inequities.

Getting Scholarships to Pay for Your Green MBA is Not as Hard as You Think – Part 1

Getting Scholarships to Pay for Your Green MBA is Not as Hard as You Think – Part 1

Many people would love to obtain a green MBA, but are put off by the high costs. This is the second in a series of post that explain how to get financial aid for attending a green MBA program. This post tells readers where to look for scholarships, fellowships, and other types of financial aid, as well as how to create a strategy that will dramatically increase their chances of success at winning not just one source of financial aid, but multiple sources. The first post, I Want a Green MBA, But How Do I Pay for It?, includes information on calculating the costs to attend; how to start cutting costs before you attend; how to get organized for the coming onslaught of admissions and financial aid activity;financial aid forms; and working with financial aid offices at the schools you are thinking about attending.

Over $1 Trillion Invested In Green Since 2007

Over $1 Trillion Invested In Green Since 2007

Last week, Ethical Markets Media and The Climate Prosperity Alliance launched their Global Climate Prosperity Scoreboard, which tracks private investment in companies growing the green economy globally. This new, never before reported number, showing $1,248,740,645,993.00 (over $1.248 trillion) in total investment since 2007, indicates how investors and entrepreneurs are leading governments in promoting sustainable growth. The scoreboard totals investments in solar, wind, geothermal, ocean/hydro, energy efficiency and storage, and agriculture.

Biofuels Market To Triple By 2020 and Create 800,000 New Jobs

The excitement surrounding the biofuels market opportunity has been tempered somewhat by its many challenges, which include ethical questions of food versus fuel, limited availability of inexpensive feedstocks, petroleum price volatility, overcapacity of production and the global recession. However, a two recent reports from both Pike Research and Bio Economic Research Associates forecast that, despite these significant challenges, the combined biodiesel and ethanol markets will reach $247 billion in sales by 2020, up from just $76 billion in 2010. Total job creation, accounting for economic multiplier effects, could reach 123,000 in 2012, 383,000 in 2016, and 807,000 by 2022.

Council of Economic Advisors Says Cleantech and Healthcare Jobs Will Help Drive The Recovery

A report released today from President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers says that cleantech and healthcare jobs will drive a jobs recovery. “Preparing the Workers of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow,” offers an overview of how the U.S. labor market is expected to grow and develop over the next few years. The analysis suggests that the that the U.S. economy will likely emerge from the current economic downturn with strong growth over the next five to ten years in industries such as health care, education, transportation, and construction. There will also be strong growth in employment in industries devoted to the production and distribution of clean energy.