As general partner of U.S. Venture Partners, venture capitalist Paul Matteucci has long been involved in helping ignite the spark of success for promising entrepreneurs. After reading Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma several years ago, he recognized an opportunity to leverage c
Roger Barnett is CEO of Shaklee, a nutrition and personal care products company founded in 1956 on the principle, “follow the laws of nature and you’ll never go wrong.” Shaklee was one of the first companies to remove water-polluting phosphates from its cleaning products and became th
How can a compassionate humanity meet the health care needs of the more than 2 billion people who live on less than $2 per day? As chairman of the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, Klaus M. Leisinger works to alleviate poverty-related health problems in the developing w
“Practical sustainability — especially of the Recyclebank variety — has everything a brand could want. Real virtue as a reward, personal selfish gratification, and measurable results that make us feel part of a positive movement.”
About 180,000 people have signed an online petition at Avaaz.org, against the proposed Glacier Discovery Walk at Jasper National Park expressing concerns against privatisation in the national park(s) (Source: The Globe and the Mail).
Bill McKibben, co-founder of Katerva winner 350.org, urges Going on the Offence against fossil fuel corruption as hundreds of activists, dressed as referees, protested in front of The Capitol (Source: EcoWatch.org). Check out 350.org’s Blow the Whistle campaign!
“Over the last 5 years, Ecovative has established itself as a leader in sustainable, cost effective biomaterials. We are thrilled to combine this with Sealed Air’s global sales network, strong packaging design capabilities, and world-class supply chain.” Eben Bayer, CEO of Ecova