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Sara Murphy

Sara began her career working for NGOs in the international development and disaster response fields. She had an epiphany one day, and thought she had invented the concept of sustainable investing. While initially disappointed that others had thought of this long ago, she was fortunate to be able to enter the humming field of Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI). With the exception of a few years as an environmental consultant, she has never looked back. Her first job in the SRI field was with a Washington, DC-based research firm, where she conducted social and environmental analysis of publicly traded companies. From there, Sara moved to Europe to work as a senior sustainability analyst for a large SRI fund management team with 8 billion Euros under management. Now back in Washington, DC, Sara is a freelance writer and analyst primarily covering sustainability issues for investors and consumers. Sara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia in French and Spanish, and a Master of Arts degree from George Mason University in Economics. Sara grew up in Asia and Africa, and observed first hand the direct and indirect impact companies' activities have on people and the environment, both positive and negative. She believes that it is entirely possible for all stakeholders to benefit and profit from companies' ingenuity and innovation.

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Mon Mar 24

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25 Years on From Exxon Valdez: What We've Learned, What We've Ignored

Today is the 25th anniversary of the catastrophic Exxon Valdez oil spill. The oil industry has made significant progress since then, but it has so much left to learn.

Sun Mar 23

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You're Caught in the Middle of These Power Struggles

Utilities are doing their best to prevent SolarCity from testing its battery-storage technology using Tesla's lithium-ion batteries, and auto dealers are trying to kill Tesla.

Sat Mar 22

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TMFSMurph published an article 12:45 PM

Why All Your Groceries Are Getting More Expensive

Your food bill is creeping up, but there are things you can do to change that.

Sun Mar 16

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The Future of Drones Goes Way Beyond Amazon

Sci fi becomes reality, and Boeing and Facebook see nothing but upside.

Sun Mar 9

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Investors Demand Climate Change Action From Corporate Boards

This year, investors have launched a record-breaking number of shareholder resolutions seeking stronger action from companies on climate change.

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What's the #1 Risk You Face in the Next 10 Years?

While the top risks, in terms of likelihood and impact, are financial, water scarcity has climbed into the Top 5 in the last three years.

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Now, Factory Farming Secrets May Never Be Exposed Again

New laws are making meat production crueler and more dangerous than ever.

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Coal and Tobacco Companies Could Have More in Common Than We Think

What the history of tobacco and asbestos litigation might reveal about coal’s prospects.

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Move to Beijing and Lose 3 Years of Your Life

A day breathing Beijing's polluted air can take 2 to 3 "microlives" from your life expectancy, which adds up to three years over an average lifetime.

Sun Mar 2

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Coca-Cola and Nestle Are Sucking Us Dry Without Us Even Knowing

Privatization of water supplies will be an important issue as shortages become more widespread.

Sat Feb 15

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Your Grocery Bill Is Probably on the Rise Because of California

As California continues to wither under a record-breaking drought, your grocery bill may just keep on climbing.

Thu Feb 13

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Valentine’s Day Chocolate & Roses: Not as Romantic as You Think

On Valentine’s Day, starry-eyed lovers scoop up chocolate and roses in staggering quantities, but there’s more than love behind these products.

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TMFSMurph published an article 12:00 AM

China Is More Serious Than We Thought

As China implements major new policies to restore its horribly polluted air to health, massive opportunities arise for Tesla.

Sun Feb 9

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TMFSMurph published an article 11:46 AM

Your Prosperity Could Cost $1 Trillion Per Year

Water scarcity is threatening global prosperity, and it will take $1 trillion per year to fix the problem.

Wed Feb 5

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1 Competitive Advantage & Critical Risk for Fracking Companies

New research shows that water stress is an essential vulnerability for hydraulic fracturing companies.

Sun Feb 2

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TMFSMurph published an article 8:00 AM

Why Do Investors Put Up With Oil and Gas Madness?

As Shell, ExxonMobil, and Chevron all announce income losses, investors continue to gloss over fundamental flaws in oil companies’ value proposition.

Wed Jan 29

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Why We're Missing the Biggest Emerging Market in History

As women’s influence, autonomy, and net worth grow to unprecedented levels, female participation in the investment world remains stubbornly low. That’s because the investing world keeps failing to deliver what women want.

Tue Jan 28

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TMFSMurph published an article 12:12 PM

Forces Are Mounting Against Utilities Like Never Before

Will Solar City rise while Duke Energy and Southern Company fall to a sea change in our energy landscape?

Sun Jan 26

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TMFSMurph published an article 8:00 AM

Can Solar Prevent Blackouts?

Have Tesla and Solar City discovered the secret to solar’s success?

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TMFSMurph published an article 7:32 AM

Natural Gas and Nagging Earthquake Fears

More evidence emerges from The Netherlands that natural gas extraction is contributing to increases in tremors around an Exxon Mobil/Shell joint venture. What to do?

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