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Sustainable Business

Marjan Minnesma

Posted on Mar 7, 2016 | 0 comments

Marjan Minnesma, the co-founder and director of the Urgenda Foundation, speaks with Silver Donald Cameron in this exclusive Green Interview about the ground-breaking Dutch Climate Case, a suit her foundation, along with 900 Dutch citizens brought against the Netherlands to a successful conclusion in 2015. In an unprecedented verdict the District court in The Hague...

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Amy Larkin

Posted on Oct 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Environmental Debt and Corporate Responsibility Amy Larkin is an author, activist and consultant who works with businesses to help them recalculate the value of the natural world and count the real costs of doing business. In this exclusive Green Interview, Larkin discusses the concept—and subject of her 2013 book—environmental debt, as well as corporate...

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Søren Hermansen

Posted on Dec 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Samsö, the Power of Community Engagement, and Carbon-neutrality Using the power of community engagement, Søren Hermansen led the Danish island of Samsö to become energy independent and carbon-neutral. In this exclusive Green Interview Hermansen discusses his native island of Samsö, how community engagement shifted the island from being powered by fossil fuels to...

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Mohamed Hage

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 | 0 comments

Mohamed Hage, a self-described “technology geek” turned farmer extraordinaire, is reinventing food production. He’s the president and founder of Lufa Farms, the world’s first commercial rooftop greenhouse farm—an organic one at that—in an industrial district in the northeast of Montreal. Lufa has a second rooftop farm in the city’s western suburbs and a third one is...

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Yvon Chouinard

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Yvon Chouinard is remarkable blend of passionate environmentalist and reluctant businessman whose passion for rock climbing led him to create a number of products and techniques that are today standard practice in the sport. Chouinard, 74, is the founder of Patagonia—a sporting gear and clothing company committed to environmentally responsible business practices....

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Sir Tim Smit

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Having reinvented himself three times, you could say Tim Smit has finally found his calling as a highly innovative and successful businessman, restoring ruined and discarded landscapes and creating two of the most popular, and arguably, most imaginative botanical gardens in the world—models “for how people can live with the grain of nature.” Smit was born in the...

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Hugo Spowers

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Hugo Spowers—engineer, entrepreneur and former racing car driver—uses his love of auto design to tackle one of the most intractable environmental questions: how to neutralize our passionate addiction to the automobile. So he has reimagined not just the automobile, but the entire auto industry. The result? A car that looks and runs like no other vehicle on the road,...

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