In the absence of innovation in the field of conservation finance, a daunting funding gap faces conservationists aiming to protect America's system of landscapes that provide sustainable resources, water, wildlife habitat, and recreational amenities.
October 19th, 2005
From Walden to Wall Street: Frontiers of Conservation Finance
Edited by James N. Levitt, YC '76, Yale SOM '80 (Island Press, 2005)
How much do you really desire a designer handbag or an exclusive watch but feel guilty purchasing it? Maybe you should donate to the United Way or spend a weekend building homes with Habitat for Humanity. According to a new research study, "Licensing Effect in Consumer Choice," consumers who act or feel altruistic are more likely to subsequently splurge on luxury goods.
October 12, 2005—Nick Brod and James Woody, MBA students from the Class of 2006 at the Yale School of Management, were part of an international team that participated in the recent Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope. The team of 67 business school cyclists raised nearly $90,000 for the tour, a transcontinental bike ride to support and draw attention to the fight against cancer.
The higher prices for goods like lumber that have resulted from higher demand can have the benefit of deterring non-essential uses until prices drop again, making more material available for those who need it most.