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Kara Visits ECO:nomics

Last week, I was in Santa Barbara at the Bacara Resort for The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics: Creating Environmental Capital conference, which described itself as a “CEO-level view of the rapidly developing relationship between the environment and the bottom line.”

Topics that were delved into via interviews were wide-ranging: “Sales Job: Will Consumers Spend to Go Green?” with Wal-Mart (WMT) President and CEO H. Lee Scott Jr.; “Living With Ed: The View From Hollywood” with Ed Begley Jr.; and “Green Deals: The Environmental Factor in Corporate Investments” with VC John Doerr.

I interviewed Doerr, as well The Journal’s Alan Murray, who was one of ECO:nomics’ hosts, and others for this video:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald