Today’s Solutions: May 25, 2024

Every $1 invested in the ocean

Every $1 invested in the ocean generates $5 of benefits for the planet

Investing money towards protecting our oceans isn’t just about saving this precious source of biodiversity. According to a new report, every $1 invested in key ocean actions can generate $5 in economic, health, and environmental benefits. The report comes from the World Resources Institute, Read More...

Slow and steady wins the race

Slow and steady wins the race

The need for speedy profits has brought the world’s financial system to its knees. Financial high-flier Woody Tasch believes his Slow Money movement, which invests in sustainable agriculture, can put the economy back on its feet. Carleen Hawn | November 2008 issue What if you were told that one Read More...

Counting carbon: How accurate

Counting carbon: How accurate emissions reporting can help businesses help the planet

Amy Domini | Sept/Oct 2009 issue The planet is in trouble. Whether you call the problem global warming or climate change, we're facing an environmental crisis that's already reshaping life on Earth. Everything from polar bears to insurance companies will be affected. Smart investors—whether they Read More...

Of laughter and land mines

Of laughter and land mines

Amy Domini | August 2009 issue Last year I visited a clinic for land mine victims in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, run by an extraordinary organization called Veterans International Cambodia. There you find extreme examples of hope and despair crowded into a small space. The clinic creates individually Read More...

Markets with a social mission

Markets with a social mission

After the meltdown on Wall Street, a small group of entrepreneurs is trying to make the market better, stronger and focused on the social good. Janet Paskin | May 2009 issue By now, doctors and developmental therapists know plenty about how to treat children with cerebral palsy. But all that Read More...

Broken homes

Broken homes

What the subprime crisis tells us about the importance of community financial institutions. Amy Domini | October 2008 issue   Across the U.S., people are losing their homes. In just the month of July, more than a quarter-million American households received a foreclosure-related filing, Read More...

Silent spring, again

Silent spring, again

Speaking up to protect the voices of the wilderness. Amy Domini | July 2008 issue Silence can be a source of healing, a refuge from the stress of modern life, a pathway to enlightenment. Or it can have a more sinister meaning. In 1962, Rachel Carson, an accomplished biologist and popular writer, Read More...

No more business as usual

No more business as usual

How social investors can help bring about corporate and political change. Amy Domini| May 2008 issue As I write this month's column, the primary election cycle here in the U.S. is in full swing. By the time you read this, the identity of our Democratic presidential candidate may well be known, but Read More...

Making slavery history

Making slavery history

Just say no to corporations that use forced, unpaid labour. Amy Domini| April 2008 issue As a responsible investor, I like to think about how I can use the power of my investments to create a better future. I look for opportunities to invest in companies that are rolling out energy-saving Read More...

Strengthening the weakest link

Strengthening the weakest link

How investors can help forge safer, more transparent supply chains. Amy Domini| Jan/Feb 2008 issue Over the course of several weeks last spring, pet owners in the U.S. noticed their cats and dogs were falling sick. A toy poodle named Jasmine died of kidney failure in Easton, Maryland. A cat named Read More...