Sun Microsystems Bill Joy on Technology and Ethics Speaking as an investor green technology, Sun Microsystems co-founder and venture capitalist Bill Joy discusses the connection between corporate social responsibility and technological advances. The pharmaceutical industry in particular, innovating in possibly risky areas such as genetic modification, must be ethical.
Running time: 285 seconds
Sun Microsystems Bill Joy on Sustainable Business Bill Joy discusses sustainable business in this video interview. Joy co-founded Sun Microsystems and is a venture capitalist who invests in green technology. He says eco-friendly business and sustainable economics requires increased recycling, focus on local economy and advanced green technology.
Running time: 265 seconds
The Effects of Climate Change on Global Trade Bill McKibben argues that cheap fossil fuels and cheap energy have made globalization possible. Fossil fuel depletion and climate change will mean less global trade and business. Localization is a positive force resulting in strong local economies, small sustainable businesses and green communities.
Running time: 201 seconds
How to Make Global Development Sustainable Professor CS Kiang, expert on environmental sustainability and economic development in China and worldwide, says governments must collaborate to fight climate change and resource depletion. Equally, we must take responsibility for our individual ecological footprint.
Running time: 120 seconds
Changing Consumer Behavior with Green Marketing Dorothy Mackenzie says marketing is linked to overconsumption and huge environmental footprints. However, green marketing has an important role to play in changing patterns of consumer behavior and promoting eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyles.
Running time: 71 seconds
Using Social Media for Corporate Social Responsibility Marketing Dorothy Mackenzie is a green marketing expert and co-founder of a branding and communications agency. She talks about using social media and digital media for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and other eco-friendly marketing techniques.
Running time: 87 seconds
Brand Marketing for a Sustainable Society Dorothy Mackenzie discusses the importance of big brands as a mechanism to normalize sustainable business and eco-friendly living in a society. This is one way that brands can have an effective positive impact through their green marketing or corporate social responsibility strategy.
Running time: 56 seconds
How the Market Can Save the Environment James Leape says that we need strong global governance to tackle climate change. Political leaders must work together more coherently if we are to achieve global agreement on climate change and good environmental governance on the environmental issues that affect us all.
Running time: 144 seconds
Creating Sustainable Economies in Developing Countries Jim Leape looks at some of the ways in which the market can shape a more sustainable economic model. In particular he discusses eco-labeling, which allows green consumers to buy eco-friendly products and services, and carbon trading schemes. He also examines new emerging markets for ecosystem services. The market will play a vital role in creating a sustainable economy.
Running time: 135 seconds
How Food Works Farm Helps Youth Get a Job Food Works provides opportunities to young people to make a difference in their communities. The youth comes from a diverse background, 14 to 21 years in age, they learn valuable skills how to communicate more effectively with adults, grow and market the food they produce at farmers markets, and provide fresh produce to low income families nearby.
Running time: 334 seconds
How to Be a Community Supported Agriculturalist Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) offers a holistic approach to the production of sustainable food grown in urban areas. In this story, we learn of one urban farmer who successfully uses the CSA model to produce long-term sustainable crops that are fresh, cost efficient to produce, environmentally friendly, and that offers local members a stake in the harvest crops.
Running time: 244 seconds
How a Laborer Became a Backyard Agriculture Entrepreneur A simple idea led two women into a thriving new enterprise. Creating backyard mini-farms for homeowners who want to start growing their own fresh herbs and vegetables, but lack the time or resources to do it themselves. A considerable amount of food can be grown in a small area of land, and depending on one?s geographic location, the food can be grown outdoors throughout much of the year. As food prices rise, these types of mini-farms take on new economic meaning!
Running time: 332 seconds
Drivers Are Paying More at the Pump According to AAA, the national average for regular gas is at $3.07 - up $0.41 higher than this time last year. Plus: More trouble for Toyota.
Running time: 93 seconds
Bank of America to Buy Back Bad Loans The bank has agreed to pay $2.8 billion to settle claims it sold bad home loans to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Plus: Drivers continue to pay more at the pump.
Running time: 82 seconds
3 Stock Sectors for Investment in 2011 Stocks are primed to perform better than bonds in 2011, according to Ray Martin. Here are 3 specific stock sectors he expects to do well.
Running time: 103 seconds
How a City Family Started a Pastured Fed Animals Ranch New to the life of farming, a middle-aged couple make a career change from a professional life in Silicon Valley to commercially raising pasture fed animals on their newly purchased farm in Oregon. First mentoring under Joel Salatin, they now raise pasture fed cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, lambs, and sheep.
Running time: 389 seconds
The Challenges and Benefits of Becoming a Farmer This is not your typical story, for Anthony Boutard, of Ayers Creek Farm, is not your typical farmer. Trained as a forester, he and his wife, Carol, backed into farming as he likes to tell it. He shares many stories, including how he goes about deciding what to grow for a particular season, and shares his wealth of farming knowledge, some of it borrowed from indigenous cultures.
Running time: 426 seconds
Nils Gilman on the Black Market and Deviant Globalization Author Nils Gilman argues that black markets may not be a negative from every perspective. "If you like entrepreneurship, if you like innovation," says Gilman, "then you've got to love deviant globalization." Gilman notes that the narcotics industry in Mexico directly employees 400,000 people - more than finance or oil.
Running time: 346 seconds
Economist Laura Tyson on Government Spending for Recovery Economist Laura Tyson argues that government investments in the economy can be more beneficial to economic recovery than cuts in spending. She contends that government can be a driving force behind innovation, citing developments in biotechnology and the Internet as past examples.
Running time: 190 seconds
Top Contributors and Detractors to the Recovery Morningstar's Bob Johnson highlights the biggest contributors and detractors to GDP since the economy hit bottom in 2009, and offers insight on what 2011 may hold.
Running time: 403 seconds
5 Steps to Keep Your Financial Resolutions Our financial writers offer five strategies for making more money by doing less. From investing to family budgeting, boost your wealth through procrastination.
Running time: 113 seconds