As the world’s largest investment bank, Goldman Sachs raised some bushy eyebrows when it began putting its weight behind green investments. Spearheading the bank’s Environmental Markets Initiative was Mark Tercek, a managing director and longtime
It's not just any old organization that can set a goal like this: protect 10% of every ecosystem type on Earth by 2015, effectively doubling the headway of the conservation movement over the last century. But The Nature Conservancy can. Acting
Immersed in the nifty slickness of "environmentalism 2.0" it's sometimes easy to forget about the patient progress of the groups like The Nature Conservancy. At 56-years old, The Nature Conservancy is a granddaddy eco-org, and was doing its leafy
London's mayor, Ken Livingstone is a man who knows how to grasp the nettle, to make the hard decisions and act on them. If his revolutionary £8 per day Congestion Charge for car entering central London had people aghast at his audacity, they'd
When we reported that British Airways was seeing its profits squeezed by the twin threat of rising oil prices and increased competition from rail, commenter Ecobore suspected it had more to do with the budget airlines than it did any shift to greener
US Congressional Representative John D. Dingell of Michigan, a powerful Democrat, has announced that "he planned to propose a steep new "carbon tax" that would raise the cost of burning oil, gas and coal, in a move that could shake up the political
The Province of Quebec has introduced the country's first explicit carbon tax, funds to be used to fight global warming. Natural Resources Minister Claude Bechard (shown here with Premier Jean Charest) says the tax is based on the "polluter pays"