Life Expectancy as a Barometer of Health and Wealth September 23, 2013 By William Dowling, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco The chart below is an excerpt from a recent... read more
Did you just buy a sustainable mutual fund? No. The answer is no, because human economies are still so far from real sustainability that even a highly idealized portfolio of our most... read more
Is this “the most exciting time to be alive in human history”? The economists and scientists interviewed in this film think so, and the reasons are all about the chance to create a more fair and... read more
The Green Alpha approach to fossil fuels and portfolio construction differs from that of other fund managers and divesting activists. As a top-down, global growth equity manager, our approach is to... read more
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As recently as my early childhood - I'm in my mid-forties - the ways we communicated in this world were by rotary telephone, pen-on-paper snail mail, and face to face conversation. We knew about... read more
Okay, the title "The Future Could Not Be Clearer" is a bit of an overstatement. But when it comes to the economy, we don’t need a crystal ball to understand what is coming next. Rarely in history... read more
You are drilling for oil and natural gas, and you probably don’t even know it.  What, you say you’ve never near a drilling rig, and aren’t even sure what one looks like?  You’re still... read more
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[This post originally ran on 2.20.2013 on the Sierra Club's Blog page.] Today’s post is by fellow green economist Tom Konrad. Tom is a financial analyst, portfolio manager, and freelance... read more
I love tulips and had the pleasure of driving from California to Mt Vernon, Washington with my husband to see the tulips bloom in April of this year. The tulip festival has attracted... read more