Webinar: Valuing Nature

The world is facing unprecedented challenges in the face of climate change and biodiversity loss. The price tag for taking on these issues exceeds the current and combined capital resources of governments and nonprofits, but there is still hope. Increased private capital, led by impact investors, offers an opportunity to better-leverage public and philanthropic resources and tackle our conservation challenges. 

Webinar: Resilient by Design

Resilience-the capacity to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of change-is a characteristic of all living systems. Human communities are remarkably resilient as is proven when a city can completely rebuild after catastrophic events. In contrast, engineered systems such as machines and structures are generally more "brittle" and prone to failure.

A Busy Woman

Something I learned in 2001: unlike classic psychiatrists, who will drag out a conversation for years without giving much away if they can manage it, psychopharmacologists will, after half an hour’s probing, tell you bluntly what they think is wrong with you.

Dear Jeff Bezos, Have You Ever Been to the Amazon?

This letter is a response to your request for ideas—for the philanthropic strategy you’re thinking about. You say you like long term, but you’re drawn to “the other end of the spectrum: the right now.” I get that, and have the perfect answer for you, one that serves both ends at the same time.

#ForewordFriday: Food as a Social Enterprise

While researching No One Eats Alone, sociologist Michael Carolan interviewed more than 250 individuals, from flavorists to Fortune 500 executives, politicians to feedlot managers, low-income families to crop scientists, who play a role in the life of food. Advertising consultants told him of efforts to distance eaters and producers—most food firms don’t want their customers thinking about farm laborers or the people living downstream of processing plants.