As a foundation director, you’re focused on the impact you can make with your foundation’s dollars. You work hard to select recipients who have both the greatest need and the most potential for successful implementation (AKA, the highest possible impact).
Part one of a two-part series on the new face of Corporate Social Responsibility. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) encompasses corporations’ efforts to understand and take responsibility for their impact on our collective environmental and social welfare. These efforts very often dovetail with the companies' commitment and investment in their employees
Not only is solar one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S., it is also a primary source of new jobs. In a recent blog post, we discussed a few impressive statistics--President Obama’s State of the Union claim that 1 out of every 83 new jobs is solar-related, and the fact that solar employment has seen 20% year-over-year growth for the past three years, among them.
Lots of environmentalists and renewable energy proponents may be feeling a bit skittish about the low oil prices that have been in effect for over a year now. With prices hovering around $2.29 nationally, how are renewables faring?
The trend of divesting from fossil fuels and turning to clean energy investments instead has certainly grown in recent years. As these investments originated from concern for the environment rather than traditional financial return objectives, serious investors may wonder if these investments that are “benefitting society” still earn the same level of return on investment.