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Issue #264
Summer 2016


Cover Profile

Leonardo DiCaprio

As told to Sarah Manning



The Leonardo DiCaprio Q&A

As told to Sarah Manning


Jean-Paul Agon: The Greening of a Giant

By Liliane-Carol Benoit

Jean-Paul Agon is the leader L’Oréal wants and the visionary the world needs.

Thomas S. Kaplan: Tom Kaplan’s Dream

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Life on the wild side with the eclectic businessman and philanthropist.

Veena Sahajwalla: Waste Not Want Not

By Sarah Manning

The four Rs, according to Veena Sahajwalla.

Michael and Paul Higgins Jr.: It’s All Relative

By Leah Morrison

How Michael and Paul Higgins Jr. are changing the environment, one cup of coffee at a time.

Donnel Baird: Power Play

By Kimberly Greene

Donnel Baird wanted to make the connection between sustainable energy and unemployment in inner cities. He did it by creating BlocPower.

Kate Meis: Spark of Genius

By Leah Morrison

How Kate Meis is fanning the flames of environmental change.


  • Jack Ma’s mega donation
  • Cousteau fights for sustainable fashion
  • Hedge fund guru Cohen gives $275 million for mental health
  • Boston public schools get $50 million
  • Bar mitzvah boy donates $76K
  • Bloomberg, Kimmel give cancer research $125 million
  • Meyers gift of $30 million to NYU
  • $90 million pledged for girls and women
  • Sean Parker donates $250 million to cancer research
  • GM’s Barra focuses on sustainability
  • Weills donates $185 million for neuroscience
  • Yale Law School receives $30 million for China Center
  • $16.5 million donation to Rice University
  • $10 million in art to University of Denver
  • $20 million for University of Rochester Business School
  • Qatar donates $50 million to Gates Foundation
  • Milner gives $100 million to find alien life
  • Amazon conservation receives $100 million
  • Tisch gifts $15 million to Tufts University


  • Hot Pink Party
  • UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Gala
  • The New 42nd Street’s 25th Anniversary Gala
  • Carnegie Hall 125th Anniversary Gala
  • The Creative Coalition Night Before Dinner
  • Good Shepherd Services Spring Party
  • Project Sunshine Gala
  • The Met Gala

The Index

Giving Green

Building Green

First Person: Tomas Zacek

Is the Ecocapsule inventor a businessman or an artist?

Five Questions: Philip Winter

On a mission to change the way we shower, one bathroom at a time.