New business offers locally grown, organic and pre-prepared food for the soul – Northfield MN: Local

… regret to my grave,” she said. Rodnings’s venture, Jiva Bites, finds her putting together pre-prepared meals and delivering them to your door. She said what separates her service from other national services is her emphasis on local and organic food. She said that the name is a play on the term “soul food.” “‘Jiva’ is one sanskrit word for ‘soul,’” she said. “I came up with the name after spending weeks calling the business ‘The …

‘Alternative’ Investments: Marijuana and Climate Change

… brand new phase of the marijuana industry, focusing on a broad infrastructure of related services, particularly in the area of financing. “First comes the product itself, second come ancillary products, and third comes the infrastructure of related services,” writes Fortune’s Jennifer Alsever. “By that measure, the legal cannabis business is rapidly accelerating into stage three, as an ecosystem of financial and other services quickly grows up.” It’s not surprising given that sales …

Can a new form of accounting save animals from extinction? | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

… emissions, improving water conservation, and preserving biodiversity and ecosystems services to help improve crop yields. But for all this effort, programs to cut water use, waste and carbon footprints have not prevented the continued loss of species. Animal populations have dropped by half since 1970, and between 500 and 36,000 species are lost each year. Steve Elliot, a professor at the University of Sydney Business School, says that there’s “a lot of talk and hand waving and international …