Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

The Path to Climate Solutions

  Today, we are living on the edge. “The edge” is one of Will Steger’s favorite expedition terms, as it refers to moments of great challenge and great potential breakthroughs. The edge is where growth, learning, and character-building occur. The challenge confronting us is clear: With 2016 poised to surpass last year as the hottest […]

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Looking Beyond Impact Investing to Support Climate Solutions

  The following blog post originally appeared at Stanford Social Innovation Review. It is reprinted here with permission in its entirety.   A four-point framework for funders to advance a low-carbon future using their entire endowment. Anticipation is building as world leaders converge at the international climate conference in Paris to address global warming. This […]

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The Road Through Paris: Building a Low-Carbon Economy with Investing and Philanthropy

This week, all eyes are on Paris as world leaders gather at the UN climate summit to tackle the greatest challenge of our generation. McKnight president Kate Wolford will be part of the historic event, joining a delegation of investors working to build low-carbon investment opportunities. While a strong international agreement is absolutely essential, we must […]

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Climate Change and Art Collide in The Visible Air: Recent Innovations from the Gymnasium

  Aquaminous | ah-KWA-mi-nuhs | adjective The quality of air just before a rainfall; origin: the Latin aqua, meaning water, and ominous, meaning foreboding. -Mo Perry “Aquaminous” is just one of dozens of new words created for The Language of Air, a crowd-sourced dictionary comprising invented terms to describe qualities of air. It is part […]

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Witteman & Sheehy: Report highlights MN’s emerging clean energy market, more jobs and better pay

A successful transition to a clean energy economy carries with it the long-term economic benefits of highly skilled, well-paying jobs. Last week, Governor Dayton made two important announcements relating to jobs in the clean energy economy. The first: a new $25 million solar project that will be built on top of the two parking ramps […]

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