Innovating a Green Real Deal

The Green Real Deal, an optimization that translates aspirations and ideas into action within the control of social, financial and technical realities.

Ernest Moniz, American nuclear physicist and former United States Secretary of Energy, writes in the Science Mag editorial about how the Green Real Deal framework works.

Moniz emphasizes that the Green Real Deal framework must be: science-based; pragmatic; address all economic sectors; regionally focused; having an advanced social equity and workforce development.

To support and enable the framework, there should be an innovation in technology, business models, and policy, and technology innovation.

Moniz states that "without the development and deployment, at gigatonne scale, of breakthrough technologies that are affordable, the United States and the world will not reach net carbon neutrality."

Moniz continues, "Advancing an innovation initiative through Congress now will be an important step toward a Green Real Deal and perhaps awaken the kind of climate change accountability needed more broadly in 2020." Read the Entire Article


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Sustainable Community Initiative Endorsed by EIT InnoEnergy

Renault is collaborating with EIT InnoEnergy, the EU's innovation arm supporting sustainable energy, to formally endorse the sustainable community initiative, FeliZiudad. FeliZiudad was launched...more

Scottish Social Enterprises Vie for Funding Worth 3.3 million Pounds

Investment programmes, Step Up and Scale Up Challenges, are being launched to support all social enterprises across Scotland. Social Investment Scotland (SIS) created the two funding challenges...more

Social Startups Are Here, But Going Nowhere

Maggie Coggan, a Journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector, shares a NESTA report's findings that reveal European social entrepreneurs are struggling to scale their startups due to a...more

$1 M Impact Investment to Revitalize Neighborhoods Through the Arts
Foundation: Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Atlanta-based Souls Grown Deep Community Partnership (SGDCP) has recently announced that it will be committing $1,000,000 to impact investments. The partnership is the sister organization to...more

Is This Nonprofit Accelerator a Problem-Solver or a Roadblock?
Foundation: Google.org

Martin Levine of NonProfit Quarterly examines a tech-backed nonprofit accelerator and poses a round of questions asking if this philanthropic effort helps solve problems like inequality,...more

2019 Semi-Finalists of the European Social Innovation Competition Gather

The 2019 Academy of the European Social Innovation Competition, three-day educational and networking event, begins on July 16. Each year, the competition connects industry experts with some of...more

Five Ways to Accelerate Investing for Impact

Sumerian Foundation co-founder Chris West addresses the gap between social ventures' funding needs and availability of capital. For this, West identifies five areas of accelerating investing for...more

Ashoka Young Changemakers Positioned for the Future of Social Entrepreneurship
Foundation: Changemakers

News Today sits down with global executive director of the Ashoka Young Changemakers, Yashveer Singh, for the interview to learn more about the firm's motives, aims and achievements in India and...more

Will Social Stock Exchange Improve Social Enterprise Capital Access?

Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has recently announced in the Union Budget that the government proposes to create a social stock exchange (SSE). This social stock exchange will support...more

The Key Innovation Factor

Samuel Mpamugo, who writes for the The Star (Kenya), emphasises emotional intelligence as the key factor in the innovation process. Mpamugo reasons that innovation involves people and their...more





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