Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) Investing Conference Learns about Crowdfunding

Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) Investing Conference Learns about Crowdfunding

The 24th Annual SRI Conference will be looking at crowdfunding this year.  Specifically clean tech investing with a panel by Dan Adler, of the Clean Energy Angel Fund and Dan Rosen, CEO of energy crowfunding site Solar Mosaic. The event will be held October 28-30 in Colorado Springs. The discussion will explore the clean tech landscape and the newest products and strategies for sustainable and responsible investors. Titled “Investing in...

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How Crowdfunding Can Reduce Economic Inequality

How Crowdfunding Can Reduce Economic Inequality

The following post was submitted to us this week by José Francisco Ávila. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, many have expressed their opinion as to the strides made since then, and how much more work Americans have to do in realizing Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream. However, I want to reflect on the vision of A. Phillip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, who intended to focus the March on...

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New Ideas in Energy Finance: Crowd Funding

New Ideas in Energy Finance: Crowd Funding

From time to time I will start highlighting some groups that are finding new ways to solve some of the many energy financing challenges that we face. I will be looking at both groups that are finding ways to fill gaps as well as companies that are rethinking old approaches to energy finance. I thought I would start this series with a look at Greentown Labs, which is actually in the midst of both building a platform to fill a gap in the energy...

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Report: The future of crowdfunding

Report: The future of crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is one of the hottest topics for startups looking to raise investment. Some believe it could be a potential lifeline for startups unable to access bank lending or venture capital. The industry has gone from strength to strength, with Nesta reporting over £200m was raised through crowdfunding platforms in 2012. Earlier this year we held our first roundtable on the subject and brought together leaders and experts from across the...

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