The Resilient Investor: Thriving in Turbulent Times to be published by Berrett-Koehler
Our current energy system is irrational and dangerous. Current investments degrade the biosphere, wreak havoc on business and community life and create wealth for a select few. We are all familiar with the results: global climate change, extreme weather, energy blackouts and extreme prices, threatened wildlife refuges, smog and its negative health effects. Holistic Solutions offers a different vision. There are great rewards investing in conservation. Everyone can make money, contribute to avoiding global climate change and improve their quality of life by investing in conservation. As a part of Holistic Solutions’ mission to create sustainable abundance that honors humane principles, we offer the following suggestions on how to create profitable, rational and ecologically sound conservation investments. What are Conservation Investments? A conservation investment is a little different. When we think of investments we usually think of securities such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds. According to Merriam-Webster an investment is an “outlay of money usually for income or profit.” A conservation investment is an outlay of money that creates profits by saving money.