Associate Network

One of the things that distinguishes Natural Capitalism Solutions from other sustainability organizations is our vast associate network. Whatever the topic Natural Capitalism Solutions is just a phone call away from the best minds in the field. NCS is proud to collaborate with the following individuals and organizations.

Bernard Amadei (Engineers Without Borders)

Janine Benyus (Bimimicry 3.8)

Bob Dunham (Generative Leadership Program)

S. Richard Fedrizzi (International Well Being Institute)

Eban Goodstein (Bard College MBA in Sustainability)

Catherine Greener (Xanterra)

Gwendolyn Hallsmith (Montpelier, VT)

Udaiyan Jatar (Blue Earth)

Marvin & Burt Klein (PortionPac)

Craig Lewis (Clean Coalition)

Ken Regelson (Energy Should Be)

Michael Pirson (Fordham University)

Andrew Smith (Entrepreneur)

Kevin Wilhelm (Sustainable Business Consulting)

Andrew Winston (EcoStrategies)

 

Partnerships

NCS is a member of a number of local and national groups focused on sustainability. Beyond our partnerships, we also donate time and resources to like minded organizations.

Change Finance will meet the growing investor demand for publicly available, impact investment products that investors can buy directly from a stock exchange. We will make it easy and affordable for all people to invest with their values, by creating a family of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Whether you are a financial adviser looking to meet the needs of clients, or a foundation looking to fulfill your commitment to divesting from fossil fuels, Change Finance will build the investment products you need and have been asking for.

The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado is a hub for sustainability, bringing together community and leadership to drive a new paradigm — one based on quality of life now and for the future.   We turn the short-term, short-sighted, business-as-usual approach to sustainable thinking in promoting a Colorado that values environmental, economic and social well being equally. The Alliance provides the connective links among organizations working on policies and practices of sustainability — making the collective efforts of nonprofit, business, government and education more effective in overcoming roadblocks to progress.

Carbonfund.org is leading the fight against global warming, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce & offset their climate impact and hasten the transition to a clean energy future. Carbonfund.org achieves its goals through climate change education, carbon offsets and reductions, and public outreach.

10 for Change has engaged Boulder businesses in a friendly challenge to save money by integrating sustainability practices in their operations. Efforts to save energy and water, reduce waste, and travel wisely all contribute to Boulder’s community sustainability goals. We set a 10% target for the average business; some have achieved over 80% in some areas, so take the challenge and see how far you can go!

Envirolution™ is dedicated to developing and scaling dynamic K-12 education, job training, leadership academy, and community outreach programs centered around green industries and green energy. We aim to drive the growth of the green economy, thus increasing the number of jobs available in green industries. Our community-based green economy solutions prepare the future and current workforce for green jobs while simultaneously increasing the public demand for green products and services. Our initiatives empower all stakeholders involved to achieve triple bottom-line results that benefit local economies, local populations and local environments.

Unreasonable Institute gives an “unreasonable advantage” to entrepreneurs creating solutions to the world’s biggest social and environmental problems. They do this by bringing entrepreneurs together to live under the same roof for 5 weeks, where they connect with mentors, investors, and a lasting global network of support. The goal: help each of these ventures scale up to meaningfully impact the lives of over 1 million people.

Unreasonable Impact, launched with Barclays Bank is the world’s first international network of accelerators focused on scaling entrepreneurial solutions that will help employ thousands worldwide while solving some of our most pressing societal challenges.

B-Lab Colorado is a regional office of B Lab, an international non-profit organization. B Lab Colorado’s mission is to serve and build the Colorado business community in creating a better way to do business and in making the State of Colorado the leader in responsible business practice.

New Resource Bank is the bank for businesses and organizations building a better world. It advances sustainability with everything it does: the loans it makes, the way it operates and its commitment to using deposits for good. The Bank’s deep expertise and powerful network of values-driven companies and organizations works to transform banking and create a better world.