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Space Commodities Exchange – a new frontier

The space economy is estimated to be $330BN, growing to perhaps $3TN in 30 years. To service initially government, and increasingly private sector, needs for launch, telecommunications/bandwidth, imagery, scientific research, fabrication and other activities in low earth orbit (LEO), traditional and new aerospace and aeronautics companies are developing the rockets, satellites, energy, cameras and other […]

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Funding Changemakers as if Change Matters

Social Entrepreneurs to the Rescue In our time of transition, moving to the Digital Era connecting us globally, storytelling has reemerged as the way to sell consumer products, to gather investors in startup companies, to change government policy, and to address long unmet environmental and social conditions. Social entrepreneurs are among the best of these […]

Istanbul: before the next earthquake
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Istanbul: before the next earthquake

Istanbul sits smack on top of some of the Earth’s most active seismic faults.  A city of nearly 14 million, the risks of repeating past earthquakes exceeding 7 in magnitude, threatens rich and poor alike.  Current USGS projections, show the vulnerability maps, with devastating clarity. The geology of how this region formed explains what is happening […]

Monoculture Thinking is Unnatural & Unhealthy
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Monoculture Thinking is Unnatural & Unhealthy

Biomimicry pioneer Janine Benyus has wisely observed that Nature is a design studio, where optimizing sustainability (of planetary lifeforms) and resiliency (navigating climate, species and extraterrestrial impacts) comes through millions of years of adaptability experiments. Nature Values Diversity Nature relies on multiple species to sequester carbon and improve nutrients for soils in vastly different climates […]

Commercial Property investors start tracking sustainability
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Commercial Property investors start tracking sustainability

U.S. Green Building Council LEED Certifications, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Certifications have been in development for nearly twenty years. Forward-looking real estate investment trusts (REITs) are beginning to promote that their portfolios include LEED or Energy Star certified commercial and industrial properties (for example, without endorsement, Wells REIT II’s LEED Portfolio Grows […]

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