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Thursday, 14 August 2014 17:33

Register for SVN's 2014 Fall Conference!

The Social Venture Network (SVN) is hosting its Fall Conference in Greenwich, CT from October 23-26. The conference presents an opportunity for attendees to learn about social entrepreneurship and hear from experts about the importance of making an impact through social ventures.

OnePacific Coast Bank is now Beneficial State Bank. The bank that services our Green America credit card has announced a name change to reflect their triple bottom-line commitment.

 

Canaan Fair Trade recently announced the arrival of their Jerusalem blend Olive Oil product at Whole Foods’ across the US.

 

The Green Spa Network is hosting the 7th annual Fall Congress from September 21-24, 2014 at the Inn & Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The three-day congress for members features workshops and dynamic presentations by leaders in the spa and sustainability movement, interactive business exchanges and also various networking opportunities.

 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:22

RSF Releases 2013 Annual Report

RSF Social Finance has released its 2013 report which includes information on various social entrepreneurs, investors, and donors, and the effort they have put into transforming the way they work with money.

 

Kellogg Company, one of the largest and most well known food processing companies, has committed to purchasing only deforestation-free palm oil by December 2015.

 

Peter Barnes, author and innovator, has just released his new book “With Liberty and Dividends for All: How to Save Our Middle Class When Jobs Don’t Pay Enough.” Barnes discusses the shrinking of the middle class due to scarcity of high-paying jobs, and the major effect that globalization has had on this issue.

 

In early June, President Obama announced the EPA’s push to limit carbon-based power plants in order to diminish the largest source of pollution and global warming. Green Century announced their support of this large step, providing a petition by Environment America, to gather support of the EPA’s effort to combat this environmental issue.

Tom Matzzie, founder of Ethical Electric, was profiled in the New York Times last month. The article, “Applying the Lessons of Politics to Green Power,” highlights Matzzies experiences working on John Kerry’s 2004 campaign and how he uses his work ethic and passions of “creating change” towards his new niche: renewable energy.

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 18:15

How to Build a Strong Brand

Carolyn Parrs, CEO of Mind Over Markets, discusses the importance of building strong brands in this video. Pulling from her own experience, Parrs stresses that focusing on selling the brand is the key to creating a lasting impression.

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