2015 Goldman Prize winner, Myint Zaw's efforts recount a simple tale of a fight for environmental justice against exploitation, with the goal of protecting a national treasure — the Irrawaddy River.
China's 13th five-year plan, due for release in 2016, will reportedly include the most ambitious environmental reform agenda attempted in history. A study by Goldman Sachs predicts that, as a result, the Chinese environmental market could be a multibillion-dollar opportunity. Show More Summary
Big banks are signing on to an environmental pledge that kind of totally misses the point completely.
Each winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize is something of an environmental hero: Some faced death threats, prison or loss of livelihood for standing up for their communities’ safety and survival. And in every case, the adversary was their own governments. Read on to meet them.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is in talks to sell its Colombia coal mines at a loss, according to people familiar with the negotiations, Ianthe Jeanne Dugan reports. Goldman faced protests, falling coal prices, an environmental law and the...Show More Summary
Part of the genius behind the Goldman Environmental Prize is that it not only rewards inspiring individuals, but it also spotlights communities and struggles that would other wise remain off the global community's radar screen. This year's prize recipients - the 25th - were no exception. Show More Summary
The 2015 Goldman prize winners at the San Francisco Opera House ceremonies April 20. Every year since 1990, the Goldman Environmental Prize has been awarded to six grassroots activists from different geographic regions. The prize now comes with a no-strings-attached award of $175,000. Show More Summary
Representing each of the six inhabited continents, these heroes have won the world’s largest award for grassroots environmentalists. The Goldman Environmental Foundation announced the six winners of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmentalists. Show More Summary
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