Shale gas and water use

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November 21, 2012

Modern shale gas extraction, known as hydraulic fracturing, has expanded access to carbon fuel reserves in the U.S. that would have been considered unattainable just five years ago.  The implications are significant for both the economy and the environment. Natural gas currently accounts for almost a quarter of U.S. energy…  

categories: energy, greenhouse gas emissions, natural gas, water

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 Efficient Frontier?

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May 15, 2012

Investors were once able to diversify portfolios by adding emerging market stocks to the mix.  However, emerging stock markets have been trading more or less in lock step with developed stock markets over the latest global economic cycle.  The correlation of the MSCI World Equity Index and the MSCI Emerging…  

categories: corporate governance, finance, markets, performance

Global Alliance for Banking on Values Roundtable

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March 22, 2012

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit in on a roundtable discussion chaired by David Korslund, senior advisor to the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) at New Resource Bank… headquarters in San Francisco.  The dialogue centered on the creation of an effective investment vehicle to generate capital for  

categories: banking, ecological limits, finance


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