Monthly Archives: November 2010

Some Good News about Microfinance

The international microfinance industry has lately been hit with a series of negative reports and studies and just general bad news.  It seems like the selection of Grameen Bank’s Muhammad Yunus as a Nobel laureate has brought greater recognition for the … Continue reading

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Resources for Community Design and Sustainability

Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in a workshop sponsored by the Governor’s Institute on Community Design (GICD).  The Institute and its partners, including the Mayor’s Institute on City Design, work with state and local leaders to help them … Continue reading

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The Bowles-Simpson Commission and Economic Development

The long anticipated report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsiblity and Reform, aka the Bowles-Simpson Commission, has released its preliminary recommendations and there are not a lot of surprises in the mix.  As with past deficit commissions, the panel recommends … Continue reading

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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010

Next week is the latest edition of Global Entrepreneurship Week, a week-long global celebration of all things entrepreneurial.  This effort, first sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation and Enterprise UK, has now begun a worldwide phenomenon involving more than ten million … Continue reading

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Some New Resources on the Green Economy

For the past few months, I’ve been deeply engaged in two projects that are looking at future opportunities in cleantech and the overall green economy.  As such, I feel like I have read or reviewed every report on this topic–and … Continue reading

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