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Fresh Water Deficit

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June 22, 2012

People need fresh water to live; manufacturers need fresh water to produce; and economic growth is dependent on abundant fresh water supplies.  Water is essential for moving waste, keeping us and the environment healthy, as well as for producing food, clothing, and iPhones.  Yet, most people in the developed world…  

Categories: ecological limits, ecosystem services, environmental health, environmental justice, water

The importance of Rio + 20

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June 19, 2012

In 1992 the United Nations hosted the Earth Summit, a conference on the environment and development, in Rio de Janeiro.  Ten years later the World Summit on Sustainable Development was held in 2002 in Johannesburg.  Now, twenty years since the original conference, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio…  

Categories: ecological limits, energy, environmental justice, greenhouse gas emissions, regulations

Bioneers in October

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June 7, 2012

Every year during the third weekend of October, I always know where I’ll be. This coming October will be my thirteenth consecutive year at Bioneers in San Rafael, CA. Portfolio 21 Investments has been sponsoring the conference since 1999. I’m mentioning it now because this is the time to make…  

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Simplicity in a Complex World

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June 1, 2012

While attending the CFA Conference… in Chicago a couple of weeks ago, I got to listen to one of my favorite financial voices, James Montier of GMO.  In a conference heavy on academic presentations, it was refreshing to hear an investing practitioner hold forth.  Presenting his white paper, “The Flaws  

Categories: banking, corporate governance, fiduciary responsibility, finance, markets, risk

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