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Visual Viewpoints on Sustainable Investment by Graham Sinclair covering sustainable investment strategy, changes in the investment markets, and issues of environment, social and corporate governance [ESG] architecture. See Tweets @esgarchitect or @SinCoESG and weekly commentary by Graham Sinclair at ESGextra on Blogger

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Mostly visual notebook of @esgarchitect on investment, sustainability and investment, working on projects for clients in long-term, sustainable investment around the world. #esg #susty #sri #impinv #csr #privateequity #green #infrastructure #investment...

Posted 21 weeks ago
Posted 23 weeks ago

Resist and your data privacy

Online surveillance will give #Trump a lot of information on us. Here’s what you can do to resist via @quartz

Must read longread on your digital privacy and how to resist via @qz, includes history of panopticon architecture as surveillance and modern analog of cybersecurity.
Includes network dataviz model from MIT Media Lab

Posted 25 weeks ago
<p><a href="http://staff.tumblr.com/post/84964251960/tumblr-tuesday-world-press-freedom-day-future" class="tumblr_blog">staff</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><strong>Tumblr Tuesday: World Press Freedom Day</strong></p>
<p><a href="http://tumblr.thefjp.org/">Future Journalism Project</a><br/>Exploring disruption, opportunity, and innovation in journalism. Defining its very future, you might say. </p>
<p><a href="http://nprontheroad.tumblr.com/">NPR on the Road</a><br/>Behind-the-scenes stories, photos, and video from NPR reporters as they travel around the world to bring us that sweet, sweet news.</p>
<p><a href="http://zoneniner.tumblr.com/">Free the Zone 9 Bloggers<br/></a>Last week, nine Ethiopian journalists and bloggers were arrested on the grounds that they were inciting violence through social media. No way. Support freedom of speech, and the freedom to blog. </p>
<p><a href="http://theothernwa.com/">Nona Willis Aronowitz<br/></a>Writer, editor, author and cofounder of <em>Tomorrow</em> magazine. A long and noble journey upwards from reviewing <a href="http://theothernwa.com/post/83031224048/happy-10th-birthday-mean-girls-i-scored-my">Lindsay Lohan</a> movies.</p>
<p><a href="http://gabrielarana.com/">Gabriel Arana</a><br/>Senior editor of The American Prospect. Nominated for a GLAAD Media award after he wrote a feature story on the Prop. 8 case in California. Real good at <a href="http://gabrielarana.com/post/79600551935/my-pie-is-ready-crust-in-time-wacka-wacka">pie-based puns</a>.</p>
<p>Photo via <a href="http://nprontheroad.tumblr.com/post/81223761818/hi-everyone-atc-senior-producer-matt-martinez">NPR on the Road</a></p></blockquote>

staff:

Tumblr Tuesday: World Press Freedom Day

Future Journalism Project
Exploring disruption, opportunity, and innovation in journalism. Defining its very future, you might say. 

NPR on the Road
Behind-the-scenes stories, photos, and video from NPR reporters as they travel around the world to bring us that sweet, sweet news.

Free the Zone 9 Bloggers
Last week, nine Ethiopian journalists and bloggers were arrested on the grounds that they were inciting violence through social media. No way. Support freedom of speech, and the freedom to blog. 

Nona Willis Aronowitz
Writer, editor, author and cofounder of Tomorrow magazine. A long and noble journey upwards from reviewing Lindsay Lohan movies.

Gabriel Arana
Senior editor of The American Prospect. Nominated for a GLAAD Media award after he wrote a feature story on the Prop. 8 case in California. Real good at pie-based puns.

Photo via NPR on the Road

Posted 26 weeks ago

Monuments in the Anthropocene

If your name is etched in stone for centuries, will it make you rethink your position? Legendary news anchor Dan Rather is proposing a monument for climate deniers:
“I think we should erect a monument built from materials impervious to the elements and list the names of all the elected officials and others in positions of power today in the United States who refuse to stand with the science on climate change.” https://www.facebook.com/theDanRather/posts/10157876777645716

Climate is a political problem. Climate science is advancing with every new dataset and every new modeling. The Keeling curve plots inexorably up and to the right, not in a good (investment) way. The data is the data. Unless you scrub it. Scientists are backing up data in the USA fearing Trump’s data vaporizer political appointments.

Financiers and engineers can maybe get widgets built to adapt our lives, but our lives will be different. Try getting snow insurance if you run a ski resort or coastline storm surge insurance if you’re building less than 8ft above current sea level mark. More anxiously, what about the millions who have no smartphones and depend on reliable moderate weather to grow their food?

Adapting human civilization to the Anthropocene era when the earth is shaped by humans is the reality of the 21st century. Memorializing the names of people who think they can buy their rich lives out of its consequences is one approach. Maybe we can levy taxes their grandchildren would pay, because it’ll be pretty obvious 2 generations from now. Monuments have a role. How to act right now, how to take the keys from the drink driver?

Posted 26 weeks ago

Emotional ups and downs on creative rollercoaster

The mixed blessing of being [un]happy #creative via @el72champs @qz :
“Creativity is complex. The 14 components Jordanous and Keller found all need to work together to varying degrees depending on the task at hand, the researchers explain. None is more important than any other although different creative activities—and different steps of a single creative effort—may demand more of one or another and build on each other.” http://qz.com/790226/happiness-creativity-neuroscience/

Posted 34 weeks ago
<p>Lyrics to #DaySleeper by #REM is cycling thru my head sitting in @AmtrakNEC overnight Boston > Washington DC. Low carbon in NorthEast USA.</p>

Lyrics to #DaySleeper by #REM is cycling thru my head sitting in @AmtrakNEC overnight Boston > Washington DC. Low carbon in NorthEast USA.

Posted 56 weeks ago
Posted 56 weeks ago
Posted 58 weeks ago

10 Years After Stern Review

In Boston tomorrow then use the opportunity to hear where we’re come from and where we can get to on #climatechange and the cost/ benefit.
The Economics of Climate Change: 10 Years on from the Stern Review
Nick Stern (London School of Economics)
May 07, 2016
2:00pm - 3:15pm
MIT E52-164

Posted 58 weeks ago
 
 


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