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Mark Tercek team approach to the environment

What Will You Do To Accelerate Environmental Progress in 2021?

You Need a Game Plan to Make a Real Difference The Quick Rundown: The Instigator primarily focuses on environmental strategies for organizations. But individuals are integral to our cause too. This week, we focus on personal strategies for achieving environmental progress.  2020 was a dismal year by most measures. And the first few weeks of …

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Treehuggers, Please Meet the Barbarians at the Gate

What Environmental Philanthropists Can Learn From Wall Street Investors The Quick Rundown: The Instigator champions private sector-led environmental strategies. We also argue that better environmental outcomes are achieved when business collaborates with non-profit organizations. Environmental NGOs need to be well-funded to perform at the highest level.  Let’s explore what philanthropists can learn from the way Wall Street …

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Put Me in Charge

How I’d Make My Private Equity Firm a Climate Leader The Quick Rundown Companies and investors are starting to make big things happen — and fast — to address the climate challenge. The private sector is investing in climate solutions, mobilizing talent, innovating, committing to GHG emission reductions, and better climate disclosure. This is just …

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Impossible Burger

Take the Leap: How to Launch Your Own Personal Environmental Game Plan

The Quick Rundown.  It’s been a turbulent period of time for all of us recently. One thing seems very clear — leadership matters hugely. The Instigator usually focuses on organizational strategies — how companies, investors, and NGOs can tackle environmental challenges. But personal strategies matter too. To achieve the change we seek, we need more people across society to …

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words: How Business Leaders Can Help Us Get the Climate Policy They Say We Need.

There’s much we can learn from the USCAP experience in 2008.  The Quick Rundown Most business leaders today say they favor strong climate legislation — the kind that works both for the environment and the economy.  But talk, as they say, is cheap.  We need these business leaders to walk their talk. We can learn …

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Patagonia

It’s Not Just About the Fleece Swag. Every Company Can Be More Like Patagonia.

The Quick Rundown Patagonia is a case study that demonstrates two big things. First, smart and ambitious environmental initiatives pay off.  And second, although it takes some creativity, courage, and hard work, most companies can do this. When you’re in the conservation business, you can’t ignore money. Conservation is a capital intensive undertaking. Rather than …

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