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Sustainable investing, global impact investment network
“Today we can no longer ignore the harsh reality. We need the human ingenuity and entrepreneurial drive that brought us the present to address the environmental challenges that threaten our future.” Ief Winckelmans is a man on a mission. The founder of the global impact investing network Ocean Impact Alliance is a skilled impact fund manager with a passion for protecting the Earth’s ecosystems. We learned how Ief brings together ecopreneurs, a support network and global impact investors to change the world through responsible economic endeavour. Parvati Magazine: Your fatherRead More
Warren's Water Printing, green printing, waterless printing, industrial water use
Green printing used to mean your printer just used recycled paper for your business cards or brochures. Eco-savvy printers are now taking it much further—as we learned this month when we spoke with Glen Warren, Vice President at Warren’s Waterless printing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Parvati Magazine: What is waterless printing and why is it good for the environment? Glen Warren: Waterless printing is a method of offset printing that completely eliminates the use of both water and chemical dampening solutions. Conventional offset printing is based on the chemical propertiesRead More
Flow state with Flow Genome Project
Jamie Wheal, Executive Director of Flow Genome Project, is a leading expert on the neuro-physiology of human performance and a man on a mission to make the “genome of flow” available to everyone by 2020. Parvati Magazine spoke with Jamie to learn what that means and why it matters now more than ever. Parvati Magazine: Let’s start with the basics. What is flow to you? Jamie Wheal: It’s a peak state of awareness in motion, or awareness in action, where you feel and perform at your best. PMAG: Your bookRead More
The technology giant Dell recently made a splash in the fashion world by collaborating with Nikki Reed, actress and activist, to launch the The Circular Collection, jewelry made with gold responsibly extracted from technology recovered through the Dell US recycling program. Parvati Magazine’s Business Editor, Pam Bryan, spoke with Trisa Thompson, Senior Vice President and Chief Responsibility Officer at Dell Inc. to learn more about the tech giant’s Legacy of Good sustainability programs. Parvati Magazine: What is the Dell Legacy of Good Plan and why is it so important toRead More
Simply Straws-photo credit DUKE BURCHELL
Image credit: Duke Burchell Simply Straws launched in 2012 with a mission to create the best straw possible while helping reduce pollution caused by plastic straws. They have since won awards for their social activation and light footprint on the environment. Parvati Magazine spoke with Simply Straws co-founder and X Games medalist snowboarder Chanelle Sladics, and Simply Straws Awesome Ambassador, pro snowboarder and four time Olympian Kjersti Buaas. Parvati Magazine: What inspires Simply Straws to be so engaged with education to protect the environment? Chanelle Sladics: As we started onRead More
business-spread love-ILOVEYOUPASSITON
Shawn Jason is being the only person he knows how to be and keeps finding new ways to share love with the world. Parvati Magazine had the pleasure of connecting with him to learn more about his new business, ILOVEYOUPASSITON, which sells gear with a positive attitude – t-shirts, hoodies, stickers and cards saying “I Love You, Pass It On” – to to spread love around the globe while raising funds to help the homeless and hungry. Parvati Magazine: Is ILOVEYOUPASSITON your main income or a side gig? How didRead More
Bona-eco flooring-green business
In 1979, long before sustainability was a buzzword, the flooring industry leader Bona introduced waterborne hardwood floor finishes, providing an alternative to the typical toxic urethane-based finishes. Recently, Bona achieved zero waste manufacturing at their North Carolina, USA facility. Parvati Magazine spoke with Randy Kostick, director of supply chain and operations at Bona US. We explore the roots of Bona’s commitment to green business, eco flooring and ongoing environmental sustainability. Parvati Magazine: Why are waterborne finishes important? What are the core values inspiring your sustainability and how have those valuesRead More
Zero waste lifestyle? Is that really a thing? A few years ago I would have said impossible, at least for those of us living a western city lifestyle. Today I would be wrong, as more and more businesses are offering real options to reduce waste and live more lightly on the earth. Lauren Singer, author of the Trash is for Tossers blog, is a champion for the zero waste, package free lifestyle, and famous for fitting four years of her trash into a single mason jar. Lauren’s blog and YouTubeRead More
Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places
CuriosityStream is the world’s first streaming service dedicated to quality, factual television programming. It was created by the founder and former chairman of Discovery Communications, John Hendricks. This month Parvati Magazine sat down with CuriosityStream President and CEO Elizabeth Hendricks North. Parvati Magazine: Less than three years after launching, CuriosityStream is now in 96 countries with a near-term target of growth to one million subscribers. What has fueled this exceptional growth and what challenges has it brought to you as President and CEO? Elizabeth Hendricks North: CuriosityStream has grown competitivelyRead More
SportsArt Eco-Powr
This month Parvati Magazine connected with Ivo Grossi, CEO of the Americas with SportsArt, an innovative world leader in sustainable gym equipment. Their new ECO-POWR™ treadmill and cross-trainer line take sustainability to a new level by harvesting energy generated by the user and feeding it back into the grid. Parvati Magazine: Congratulations on your appointment as CEO of the Americas with SportsArt. As a yogi and student of meditation, what attracted you to the firm? Ivo Grossi: The initial draw was the sustainable technology they were developing, which allows fitnessRead More