Myint Zaw knew his underground campaign against a huge government-backed hydroelectric project was succeeding when he climbed into a taxi late one night and the driver recognized his voice through the shadows.
Tim Cook spoke at Goldman Sachs' Internet and Technology conference on Tuesday where he announced Apple's plan to build a $850 million solar farm that will power its new campus in Cupertino. Cook explained how Apple's environmental initiatives aren't just for the company's public image. Show More Summary
Even consulting firms and investment banking firms think that better corporate social responsibility equals more money. One of the most persuasive arguments for increasing a company's social and environmental performance is that it will save money, enhance profitability, and generate more business value. Read Full Story
My annual calendar has two special days, each celebrating a special form of courage. Both, environmentally appropriately, are in the spring. One, in late April, is the Goldman Environmental Prize, recognizing the courage that comes from not flinching when a tank rolls at you. Show More Summary
“Anywhere you see large scale environmental destruction, you will see the subversion of democracy.” - Robert F Kennedy, Jr - The Goldman Prize ceremony honoring Helen Slottje for her work combatting fracking through local zoning ordinances in NY State and elsewhere.
The recent 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony had its share of celebrities that night. Robert Kennedy Jr. exuded a fiery eloquence worthy of his family's political forebears as he equated large scale environmental destructionShow More Summary
The narrative arc of the 25th annual Goldman Environmental Prize begins in the North Caucasus, where Suren Gazaryan, a caver turned bat biologist turned environmental activist, joined the Environment Watch on North Caucasus in their campaign to block former Russian President Medvedev from building a lavish palace in a protected national preserve. Show More Summary
From palm oil invaders to adorable Sumatran rhinos, this story about a recent environmental victory will inspire you.
Now in its 25th year, the Goldman Prize annually recognizes six of the world's most courageous environmental heroes who often take on great personal risks to protect and enhance the natural environment. As the world's largest environmental award for grassroots
THE man leading the opposition against a proposed expansion of the port in Durban, South Africa’s largest, has won the 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize in San Francisco. Desmond D’Sa, a community leader, campaigns against toxic waste dumping in South Durban, a poor but highly industrialised area. Show More Summary
Some morning reads for your enjoyment: • The Short Guide to Capital in the 21st Century (Vox) • Renewables are hot again: Goldman’s Stuart Bernstein says VCs are coming back to clean tech. (WSJ) see also Environmental Defense Fund head says CEOs underestimate the effects of climate change. (WSJ) • Investor Sentiment and the Cross-Section of Stock...Read More
Mongolian environmental activist Tsetsegee Munkhbayar, who was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2007 for his campaign to protect water sources from mining pollution, was sentenced on Jan. 21 together with four associates to 21 years in prison for “acts of terrorism.” Munkhbayar was arrested on Sept. Show More Summary
Kimberly Wasserman wins the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for organizing her neighbors in Southwest Chicago to fight the power plants giving them asthma.
Every year the Goldman Environmental Prize committee selects an amazing group of winners from around the world to receive what is sometimes called the environmental...
Six inspiring environmental heroes overcame great odds in their work, and are the recipients of the world's largest prize for grassroots environmentalist.
David Blood (former chair of Goldman Sachs Asset Management) and Al Gore co-founded Generation Investment Management in 2004 to invest in socially and environmentally responsible... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
If only the Seattle Times would grant environmental attorney Peter Goldman credibility when he's opposing candidates and issues they support. Goldman does some incredible work, and I really respect him as a lawyer, so if he says there's...Show More Summary
Bank of America's new $50 billion environmental business initiative is very impressive comparing to other commitments that were made lately by financial institutes like Goldman Sachs ($40 billion) and Wells Fargo ($30 billion). The only...Show More Summary
Collins congratulates Lilian Ikal Angelei for wining the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize:”Lilian Ikal Angelei is probably little known in her backyard Kenya however for the people of Turkana she is an acclaimed recusant fighting for the rights and the voice of the voiceless community against formidable financial institutions and Governments…”...
The Goldman Environmental Prize was created to bring acknowledgment to the work of “grassroots environmental heroes” from the regions of Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands and Island Nations, North America, and South and Central America.