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Cities and the new climate economy

On February 24, 2015, in Project Investment, by Joe Nyangon
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To overcome market, policy and institutional barriers to low-carbon growth, cities should harness three fundamental drivers of change, notably raise resource efficiency, invest in infrastructure and stimulate innovation in new business models, technologies, business models and social-technical innovations and practices to advance both growth and emissions reduction.

Simple ideas that lead to great discoveries

On March 18, 2012, in Risk Management, Sustainable Finance, by Joe Nyangon
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Adam Savage, speaks at a TED-ED event on fascinating examples of profound scientific discoveries that essentially came from simple yet creative methods. Adam has co-hosted MythBusters, a Discovery Channel show. Adam’s talk reminded me of Steven Johnson’s book, ‘Where Good Ideas Come From‘. What is apparent is that ideas come from everywhere; no group of people or […]

Adventures in the margin of error?

On May 15, 2011, in Sustainable Finance, by Joe Nyangon
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Kathryn Schulz, author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, speaks to TED, a nonprofit organization dedicated to “Ideas worth spreading,” on why being wrong is good.  Schulz is a journalist, author, and public speaker, writes The Wrong Stuff, and her work has appeared in several publications

Sustainability’s self-organizing shoots

On April 16, 2011, in Economic Logic & Value, Renewable Energy Markets, by Joe Nyangon
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We all remember the notable story that opens Daniel H. Pink’s Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us. Harrow, a psychology professor, and two colleagues gather eight rhesus monkeys for a two-week experiment on learning. They’re surprised to see the primates—without any urging or coercion—begin to play with their specially devised puzzle with focus, […]

Innovation tournament seeks new ideas

On February 5, 2011, in Environmental Policy, Sustainable Finance, by Joe Nyangon
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The Innovation Tournament 2011 is now open. The tournament which is now in its second year seeks ideas in sustainability innovation or customer-centric innovation, from an individual or as part of a team, for a solution that can be implemented in businesses worldwide. The deadline for submissions to the Innovation Tournament is March 7, 2011, and the winner […]

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