Artificial Intelligence: Society’s Biggest Threat or Savior?

“Artificial Intelligence is a misunderstood technology that can be harnessed to help solve global issues such as cutting CO2 emissions, food waste and water shortages.” – EC Newsdesk, 2016. “(Stephen) Hawking and (Elon) Musk have already expressed heightened caution regarding AI technologies. Musk has recently referred to artificial intelligence as humanity’s ‘BIGGEST EXISTENTIAL THREAT’, while Hawking […]

The Driverless Future

A Note To My Readers: It has been a strange, emotional week for the nation. Regardless of the potential implications of the new political structure on climate change progress, The Sustainable Investor is proceeding forward with optimism only, and forging ahead with its mission: to facilitate dialogue, raise awareness, and encourage action towards positive environmental and social change. The advent of electric vehicles, […]

CSR Meets Impact Investing: Introducing the Modern Wave of Corporate Venture Capital

The old model of capitalism is under siege. There is a growing consensus that certain aspects of the current economic system will not (cannot) endure in our 7.5 billion-humans-and-rapidly-growing world. As such, in recent years, we have observed the beginnings of the “circular economy”, “impact investing”, and “sustainability”. Yet, we have also observed a world of linear growth outpacing resources, increasing inequalities, escalating greenhouse […]

Before It’s Too Late

“Art, like science, is restless. Art, like science, feeds on revolutions. To reach through the screen is no longer enough to state our empathetic desires. Today’s storyteller yearns for a sharper and more precise tool by which to power the machines of empathy. Virtual Reality is that tool. It is the apex, the hilt, the child […]

The Necessity for a Circlular Economy in a World that has Pushed the Limits of Linear Consumption

We are living in a world with increasingly finite resources. The old proverb, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” has resurfaced as economists, business leaders, and policymakers are rethinking the global economy. Mindsets are shifting away from a focus on linear consumption and towards circular logic. As such, the commitment towards creating a circular economy on behalf […]

Singularity University is Architecting the Future of Humanity

Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.   Meet Peter Diamandis. You may recognize him as the brains behind the XPRIZE Foundation, an innovative engine of visionaries and futurists formed as a result of Diamandis’ belief that highly incentivized competition empowers solutions that surpass the boundaries of human potential. Solutions that were […]

Solar-Powered Airplane Flies into Unchartered Territory

Two gentlemen. One airplane. Zero fuel. A solar-powered airplane – and two inspiring pilots –  just wrote the next pages of aviation history by completing a feat that was once deemed impossible: a flight around the world using zero fuel. When Bertrand Piccard, psychiatrist, explorer, and aeronaut, and André Borschberg, engineer, entrepreneur, and pilot, announced their vision of […]

A $15 Billion Lesson: Integrity

Last week, the infamous Volkswagen emissions scandal settled upon a temporary price tag of sorts, as the company agreed to cough up approximately $14.7 billion in U.S. settlement claims, amounting to one of the largest class-action settlements the United States has ever seen. Once applauded for its CSR efforts, Volkswagen will go down in the history books […]

Your Piece of the Game

“The sports industry’s growing embrace of energy efficiency, renewable energy, recycling, water conservation, safer chemicals and healthier food is educating millions of fans about the importance of protecting the environment and natural resources on which we all depend. Through their leadership on the field, court, or rink, professional and collegiate sports – and their sponsors […]

Throwback Thursday: Can Wall Street Embrace a Company Attempting to Serve Two Masters?

On April 17th, 2015, The Sustainable Investor published: “Can Wall Street Embrace a Company Attempting to Serve Two Masters?”, examining the IPO of online retailer and benefit corporation, Etsy, and more broadly, the likelihood of benefit corporations to trade at a discount to intrinsic value, evolving in a similar manner as dual-voting classes of shares. “The loss of […]