How The Electric Vehicle Economy Will Win On Price

Google tests a self-driving car prototype in Palo Alto, California. Too many U.S. states, and their electric utilities, think electric vehicles are linked to urgent action on climate change. They see EVs as an environmental solution to a problem that has yet to gain political consensus, at least in the U.S.But they’re wrong: Electric vehicles, like the rest of the products emerging from what I and [...]

NCRC Background

“It really doesn’t matter what state applicants may live in ... I know they are taking the identical standardized test, given in the same kind of proctored environment, and the credential is absolutely portable nationwide.” Susan Adams, director of human resources, ABLE Manufacturing & Assembly, Joplin, Missouri “As a long-term user of this kind of testing, I’ve been able to travel the state and say, ‘Hey, [...]

How Companies Can Lead on Anti-Deforestation Efforts

Procter & Gamble says well managed and sustainable forests are better for the environment – and its bottom lineJoin Procter & Gamble, Charmin, Forest Stewardship Council US, Domtar, Rainforest Alliance, and TriplePundit on April 28th – Arbor Day! – at 9am PT / Noon ET on Twitter at #ForestryChat. We’ll discuss the current landscape of responsible forestry management in the United States – and how you [...]

World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, Class of 2017

The World Economic Forum is now in its 47th year. It’s famous for its annual summit in Davos attended by luminaries in multiple industries. But It is also known for selecting and bringing together a yearly community of over 800 Young Global Leaders (YGL)—enterprising and socially-minded men and women, all under the age of 40. They are brought together to collaborate and encourage each other to [...]

Echoing Green Social Impact Talent Report

Each year, Echoing Green evaluates thousands of applications in order to identify high-potential social change leaders from around the globe. We believe these 73 next-generation innovators have the talent and drive to launch bold new ideas for solving some of today’s most pressing and entrenched problems around the world. We are eager to bring this remarkable group to New York for connections and interviews as [...]

Climate-Smart Transport is Pivotal to a Sustainable World

Transport accounts for 23 percent of global energy-related GHG emissions, and is one of the sectors where emissions are rising the fastest. Ironically, the transport sector is also one of the victims of climate change, with transport infrastructure being particularly vulnerable to the effects of higher temperatures, increased precipitations, and flooding. Clearly, no significant progress on climate action is possible without more sustainable mobility. The [...]

The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Education 2017

Online learning used to involve little more than clunky e-book versions of standard textbooks. No longer. Today the most innovative companies in education recognize that the very substance of what we need to know has undergone a fundamental shift. For some of the companies on this year’s list, that means supporting the development of newly relevant skills, like computational thinking (Microsoft’s Minecraft) and critical thinking [...]

We Must Rise Up For Transgender Children

Wednesday night, as the Republican Administration announced its withdrawal of federal guidance that protected transgender and gender-nonconforming students in public schools from being discriminated against based on their gender identity, I sat in a movie theater on the Lower East Side. I was there for a preview screening of the first episode of “When We Rise,” a four-part television docudrama that follows the lives of [...]

Tennessee could be the first state to offer free community college to all

On January 30, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced his plan to make community college free for all adults. Following in the footsteps of 2015 legislation that made it free for high-school graduates, the legislation would make Tennessee the first US state to offer tuition-free higher education to everyone, regardless of income or academic background. The proposal will be put to a vote in the state's [...]

The Growing Demand For Social Impact Education

How universities are rising to the call of more social enterprise education Written by: Liz Livingston Howard December 12, 2016             Today’s business school curriculum: social enterprise, impact investing, global health, innovate for impact … What has changed? Traditional MBA programs often focused on educating students to be CEOs of Fortune 100 companies. Today, we are just as likely to find MBA students who want [...]