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Sara Gutterman

Sara is the Co-Founder and CEO of Green Builder Media. An experienced entrepreneur, investor, and sustainability consultant, Sara specializes in developing companies that are simultaneously sustainable and profitable. Sara is a former venture capitalist and has participated in a portion of the life cycle (from funding to exit) of over 20 companies. Sara graduated Cum Laude from Dartmouth College and holds an MBA in entrepreneurship and finance from the University of Colorado.
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Climate Talks are Over, Now What?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Dec 17, 2015 12:54:01 PM

Never before has there been so much alignment on action that needs to be taken to mitigate the risks of climate change. But never before has there been so much work still to do.

No doubt, the agreement reached in Paris to limit global warming, reduce carbon emissions, adopt clean technologies, and assist poor countries that have been impacted by climate change is historic. Never before has there been so much alignment on action that needs to be taken to mitigate the risks of climate change. Never before have we had such a framework for cooperation. However, the agreement isn’t the endpoint, it’s just the beginning, and now the hard work begins.

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COP21: Climate Change Victory or Failure Déjà Vu?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Dec 10, 2015 11:41:04 AM

Global leaders are converged in Paris. Is climate action actually here?

The world has waited with bated breath to see what, if anything, would come out of the United Nation’s COP21 climate summit this week. Some have been overjoyed with the outcome, citing groundbreaking commitments and a final agreement that may reach beyond initial expectations.

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COP21: The Starting Point

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Dec 3, 2015 10:31:09 AM

World leaders are meeting in Paris this week to negotiate a global agreement on climate action, marking a new era of sustainability.

This week, the much anticipated COP 21 meetings are taking place in Paris. Leaders from 190 countries are in the process of negotiating an agreement to reduce emissions, adopt clean technology, and point us towards a sustainable future.

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Giving Thanks

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Nov 24, 2015 8:10:11 AM

This holiday season, I’d like to extend a wholehearted thank you to our readers, advertisers, partners, and colleagues for all of the big and small things you do. It is a herculean task to transform an industry, and we’re successfully converting incremental change into exponential results.

This Thanksgiving, I’m feeling particularly grateful. I’m appreciative that the sustainability discussion has finally reached a tipping point, with countries and companies across the globe making bold commitments to reduce carbon emissions and adopt clean technologies.

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Paris: Hope in the Face of Tragedy?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Nov 19, 2015 12:06:09 PM

The United Nations’ COP21 Climate Talks will take place as scheduled in Paris. Will the meetings unite global leaders around a common purpose to address terrorism in addition to environmental issues?

Despite the heartless, senseless attacks on Paris, the United Nations has confirmed that the COP21 climate talks will take place as scheduled next month. The meetings promise to unite nations around a central purpose—climate action. While the meetings will address one of the most urgent issues our time, I can’t help but wonder, will they foster enough goodwill and solidarity amongst global leaders to facilitate alignment around combating the growing threat of terrorism as well?

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