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Human Instincts

BBC Human Instincts (Playlist)

This documentary illustrates the Human Instincts.

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WHAT WE’RE READING: THE B CORP HANDBOOK

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bcorp-handbook-header“Your kids and your grandkids will demand more from work than a paycheck. They will demand a purpose. They will demand more from business than products that are made cheap, fast, and disposable. They will demand products and services that create a positive impact in the world.”

We have all experienced the cultural shift from a maximizing short-term shareholder value to boosting long-term shared value. The mentality has changed and there is no looking back. The B Corp Handbook, is a great resource to understand the “Caring Capitalism” revolution through the eyes of businesses like Patagonia, Ben and Jerry, and Etsy.

The B Corp movement has quickly become a relevant business standard, poised to have a similar impact to Fair Trade and USDA organic. On April 16th, Etsy became only the second for-profit company to go public out of more than 1,000 companies that have that certification, and it created a…

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Milan Expo 2015: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” opens today May 1 through October 31, 2015

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Milan EXPO 2015
Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition in Milan, Italy, from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over this six-month period, Milan will be a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries will show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium. In addition to the exhibitor nations, the Expo also involves international organizations, and expects to welcome over 20 million visitors to its 1.1 million square meters of exhibition area.

A platform for the exchange of ideas and shared solutions on the theme of food, stimulating each country’s creativity and promoting innovation for a sustainable future, Expo 2015 will give everyone the opportunity to find out about, and taste, the world’s best dishes, while discovering the best of the agri-food and gastronomic traditions of…

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The Lowline

The Lowline is a plan to use innovative solar technology to illuminate an historic trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of New York City. Our vision is a stunning underground park, providing a beautiful respite and a cultural attraction in one of the world’s most dense, exciting urban environments.

The Technology

Designed by James Ramsey of Raad Studio, the proposed solar technology involves the creation of a “remote skylight.” In this approach, sunlight passes through a glass shield above the parabolic collector, and is reflected and gathered at one focal point, and directed underground. Sunlight is transmitted onto a reflective surface on the distributor dish underground, transmitting that sunlight into the space. This technology would transmit the necessary wavelengths of light to support photosynthesis, enabling plants and trees to grow. During periods of sunlight, electricity would not be necessary to light the space. In September 2012, the Lowline team built a full scale prototype of the technology in an abandoned warehouse in the Lower East Side, for the “Imagining the Lowline” exhibit. The exhibit attracted thousands of visitors, was heavily covered by the press and ultimately served as a proof of concept.

http://www.thelowline.org

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#Ethical banking?

Was macht eigentlich unser Geld bei einer Normalo-Bank?

Ethical banking?

An ethical bank, also known as a social, alternative, civic, or sustainable bank, is a bank concerned with the social and environmental impacts of its investments and loans. Ethical banks are part of a larger societal movement, called “Banktivism,” which calls for a move towards more social and environmental responsibility in the financial sector. This movement includes: ethical investment, impact investment, socially responsible investment, corporate social responsibility, and is also related to such movements as the fair trade movement, ethical consumerism, and social enterprise.

WHICH SWISS BANK IS AN ETHICAL BANK?

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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY BANK

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After the aftershocks, Nepal’s next big worry is cholera

Originally posted on Quartz:

Already handwritten posters have begun appearing on the walls of Kathmandu, with warnings for the survivors of the deadly earthquake that razed entire sections of Nepal’s capital city on April 25.

The concerns are legitimate—and the risks real.

Even in the best of times, the medical infrastructure in Nepal—one of poorest countries in the world—is scarcely enough to keep up with the demands of its…

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