December 2007/ January 2008

GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference: Attendee Reviews Are In

Some of the GreenXchange Global Marketplace's distinguished attendees, including leaders from business, finance, government, research, and environmental NGOs, were asked by conference organizers to evaluate the value of this first-of-it’s-kind global cross-section gathering of clean and green technology market-makers.

Ventura City Manager Rick Cole Surveys Green Clout of Local Government to Transform 'The Way We Live'

The City of Ventura, beautifully situated on the Pacific Ocean, has built sustainability into the way it plans and builds.

With state leaders like Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown stealing much of the spotlight for their efforts to make California the leader in carbon emissions mitigation, the actions of smaller jurisdictions often go unnoticed, despite the fact that they are often on the front lines of climate change mitigation strategies.

PCA'S Allan Emkin Opines on Public Pension Fund Investment in Renewables

Like no environmental issue before it, global warming has hordes of profit-minded public and private investors on the same page as environmentalists, seeking the next great wave of technological innovation. In order to detail ongoing green investment trends, VerdeXchange News was pleased to speak with Allan Emkin, founder and managing director of Pension Consulting Alliance, an organization that helps public pension and private equity investors find the best possible returns in an emerging market still full of untapped potential.

From Bali: Mayor Michael Bloomberg Puts New York, U.S. on Front Line of Worldwide Response to Climate Change Threat

Mayor Bloomberg

At last month's U.N. Conference on Climate Change in Bali, Indonesia New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has put forward one of the world's most ambitious agendas for green urban living, appealed the world's leaders to engage with the leadership of local governments.

AB 32 Author Fran Pavley Chairs Panel on Public Policy as Green Marketplace Driver of Change

Nancy Sutley

AB 32 Author Fran Pavley leads a panel at the GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference about legislation driving the emergence of the new green market for sustainability, featuring Nancy Sutley, Pedro Pizzaro, and Lorraine White.