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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…  

Categories: company news, updates

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

Valuing Natural Capital in the Urban Environment

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May 25, 2012

We here in Portland, Oregon have a reputation for being a little different.  Maybe not quite as different as we’re depicted in “Portlandia,” but we do tend to think “green” a bit more than the mainstream.  However, you may be surprised how many cities are considering natural capital investments as…  

Categories: ecosystem services, environmental health

Gulf Coast, 2 Years After Deepwater Horizon

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May 21, 2012

New Orleans, Louisiana is, hands down, my favorite U.S. city.  I have visited this city more times than I can count and I just returned from a week in the Big Easy.  The city is seemingly vibrant and rebuilding itself from the destruction of Katrina and the subsequent failure of…  

Categories: environmental health, environmental justice, externalized costs


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