Sustainable Systems Updates

True Market Capitalism

This post sums up what I have learned by presenting a philosophy for a new kind of capitalism that values natural and social capital equally with economic capital and then goes on to describe some examples of how this new kind of capitalism is taking off.

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Sustainable Systems

This is the second in a series of three blog posts [part I, part III] chronicling my economic journey as a leader in the movement for Socially Responsible Investment (now called Sustainable and Responsible Investment) and Triple Bottom Line Business (People, Planet,...

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Socially Responsible Investment

This is the first in a series of three blog posts [part II, part III] chronicling my economic journey as a leader in the movement for Socially Responsible Investment (now called Sustainable and Responsible Investment) and Triple Bottom Line Business (People, Planet,...

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California Community Investment Initiative

California Assembly Bill 495 establishes the California Community Investment Initiative as a statewide effort to use market forces and profitable private investment, partnered with coordinated state and local resources and programs, to create jobs and revitalize...

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Specialties

Sustainable Systems has three specialties: Building initiatives to accomplish triple bottom line investment and sustainable economic development. Assisting socially responsible businesses to accelerate their growth and their impact. Collaborating with organizations...

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What Will It Take?

What will it take to turn things around? That’s a very good question that gets asked more and more frequently as climate change accelerates. A surprising and encouraging answer is coming into focus, which can help guide the multi-faceted climate movement in choosing...

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Building a True Market Economy

A few days ago, my friend and colleague, Elliot Hoffman and I had lunch to talk about our businesses and the economic transformation taking place right now. Elliot and I have been doing stuff together for quite a while.  A couple of years ago, we decided to write...

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Current Projects

Currently, Sustainable Systems serves as: Lead Consultant to the East Bay Broadband Consortium a regional initiative funded by the California Public Utilities Commission to improve broadband deployment, access, and adoption in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano...

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