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Economic Empowerment and Ecommerce

Economic Empowerment and Ecommerce

American Sustainable Business Network and GoodCarts present a dynamic discussion on the future of economic empowerment and ecommerce including democratizing sustainable and social impact entrepreneurship for all. Featuring an opening interview with eleven year-old Mya Beaudry, founder of Kokom Scrunchies by Kyle St-Amour-Brennan, Shopify.

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Skoll World Forum: Inclusive Economic Prosperity for All- An Integrated Stakeholder Approach

Skoll World Forum: Inclusive Economic Prosperity for All- An Integrated Stakeholder Approach

There is a massive need for investment in overlooked, under-resourced, and underestimated communities across the United States. The good news is that there are a growing number of communities taking ownership of their economies. There are more local developments and enterprises emerging that are helping to build more just, inclusive, and sustainable communities and economies. Learn about investable examples throughout the U.S. that are deploying capital, real estate, policy, design, and climate solutions to uplift their communities from within.

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Learn How a Ukrainian Impact Investor & NGO Collaborated to Support Humanitarian Efforts

Learn How a Ukrainian Impact Investor & NGO Collaborated to Support Humanitarian Efforts

View a dynamic conversation and live Q&A with Anastasia Dieieva, Executive Director of award winning Ukrainian NGO – CO 100% LIFE – along with CO 100% Life founder Dmytro Sherembei, Jessica Bleyzer of DAAR Charitable Foundation and Kyiv-based impact investor Igor Konstantinovsky. Hear first hand accounts from the first days of the invasion and the critical humanitarian efforts now underway.

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Learning From Indigenous Leadership for Regenerative Economies

Learning From Indigenous Leadership for Regenerative Economies

Indigenous Peoples are at the frontlines of protecting the planet while also suffering the highest rates of environmental racism. In response, Indigenous peoples have also been at the forefront of innovative solutions for addressing social and environmental issues. In Alaska, where communities are experiencing the negative effects of climate change at a far higher rate than the lower 48 states, Native leaders are finding unique ways to address this crisis through business solutions.

Blog Michael Neuwirth

ASBN Team Profile: Shanti Holloway

Shanti Holloway was recently promoted to Senior Manager of Web and Digital Content at the American Sustainable Business Network, furthering a remarkable professional career, which is among the most varied of anyone at the organization.  Shanti has an extremely broad range of experience and describes herself as a techie, process manager, realtor, entrepreneur, and now add to that manager of ASBN’s Diversity & Equity Working Group.

Blog Heather White

China’s Uighur forced labour presents serious challenges for investors

The urge in the West to look away and not interfere runs counter to ESG principles.

Social Venture Circle Member, Heather White, Producer/Co-Director of COMPLICIT, an award-winning documentary about hazardous work conditions and safety in the Chinese tech industry, argues:

“Global investors are facing an unprecedented situation with Uighur forced labor present in hundreds of factories throughout China in numerous sectors.

Blog Víctor Meseguer, Director of Social Economy Europe

Social Economy Europe Congratulates ASBN on Merger

Following the announcement of the merger between ASBC and SVC, Board Member Michael Peck and ASBN President David Levine were honored to receive the following congratulatory note from Victor Meseguer of Social Economy Europe. We look forward to our continued colleagues with Social Economy Europe.

On behalf of Social Economy Europe and of our President, Juan Antonio Pedreño, congratulations on this important and strategic merger. 

Blog Mike Green, ASBC’s Climate and Energy Working Group Chair

Glasgow Moves the Needle on Climate Crisis and Creates Pathways for Ambition and Optimism

The final gavel struck on Saturday night in a large plenary hall marking the end of the COP26 negotiations. These negotiations will be remembered as an important step in addressing the climate crisis, however, last minute changes to the text tampered its effectiveness. Even with this new round of agreements and announcements, much more action is surely needed to get the world on a safe pathway towards a stable and just planet.  

Blog Mike Green, ASBC’s Climate and Energy Working Group Chair

Glasgow Agreement Text Released and a Surprise Announcement

During the high-level announcements earlier this week, COP 26 President Alok Sharma (UK) called for turning high-level rhetoric into action, urging a “change in gear” in the negotiations to reach an ambitious outcome. Several parts of a recently released draft text step up to the moment while there is still much to be finalized in the remaining hours here in Glasgow. 

Blog Mike Green, ASBC’s Climate and Energy Working Group Chair

Week Two @COP 26 Progresses, Slowly but Surely

COP 26 is now well into its second week at the Scottish Event Campus on the River Clyde in downtown Glasgow. We have had surprisingly great weather outside of the COP, however, it is unclear if things are as sunny inside. It has been two years since delegates of the UNFCCC have met together and they are starting to feel the pressure to have something to show for the time off.  

Blog Mike Green

Obama and House Republicans Visit COP Negotiations in Glasgow

Monday marked the official launch of week two of the Negotiations here in Glasgow. Just like the first week of negotiations, week two also started with some special guests. It was announced over the weekend that President Obama would be making several speeches to delegates and negotiators at COP 26. While the former President brought a message of urgency and ambition, the climate talks were also joined by Congressman Crenshaw of Texas (more on that below).