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Why Is Goldman Sachs Advocating For Sustainability?

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

'You Have to Work with Aholes. That's Democracy. We, in Our Wisdom, Elected Them.'

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."

“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.

Climate Change Superheroes: Divesting Coal in India, and Saving Forests

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

"Buy Them, Sue Them, Wipe Them Out"

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

Winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize tackles illegal palm oil companies in Indonesia

From palm oil invaders to adorable Sumatran rhinos, this story about a recent environmental victory will inspire you.

Environmental Hero Rudi Putra Wins 2014 “Green Nobel” Goldman Prize

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

South African campaigner wins environmental prize

8 months agoLocal Interest / Africa : Baobab

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

10 MidWeek AM Reads

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

Award Winning Mongolian Environmentalist Gets 21 Years for “Terrorism”

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

Exclusive: Goldman Sachs miner halts coal exports from Colombia

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs -owned miner Colombian National Resources (CNR) has halted coal exports from Colombia because CNR cannot comply with a new environmental law governing port operations, a company source told Reuters on Thursday.

Meet the woman who shut down Chicago’s dirty coal plants

Kimberly Wasserman wins the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for organizing her neighbors in Southwest Chicago to fight the power plants giving them asthma.

Mary Anne Hitt: Amazing Chicago Coal, Clean Air Activist Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

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...

Goldman Environmental Prize winners 2013

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 & Al Gore’s Top Stocks: eBay Inc, Danaher, Henry Schein

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! ]]

Does Arena MOU Attempt a Head Fake on SEPA?

2 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Does BofA’s New $50 Billion Green Initiative Offset its Coal Projects?

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

Kenya: Lilian Ikal Angelei Wins Environmental Goldman Prize 2012

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 New Environmentalists” — Grassroots Activists Fight for Justice

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.

Marcia G. Yerman: The New Environmentalists: Grassroots Activists Fight for Justice

The New Environmentalists is shown nationally on PBS and the Sundance Channel and foreign television. It's not only to create awareness about the Goldman Environmental Prize winners' work, but to inspire others to do the same.

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