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Al Gore wants to save the planet … and capitalism

Kai Ryssdal and Robert Garrova Oct 13, 2015
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Al Gore wants to save the planet … and capitalism

Kai Ryssdal and Robert Garrova Oct 13, 2015
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Al Gore already has an admirable legacy. He served as the 45th vice president of the United States under Bill Clinton. He’s also the staunch environmentalist behind “An Inconvenient Truth,” both the book and the Academy Award-winning documentary. He was even awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to study and fight climate change.

But Albert Arnold Gore Jr. thinks he can save capitalism too. Through his firm Generation Investment Management, Gore believes he’s found a way to make a lot of green — by going green — and investing long-term in sustainable businesses.

Jim Fallows wrote about Gore and Generation Investment Management for November’s issue of The Atlantic. In his piece, Fallows breaks down how Gore thinks he can save the planet and capitalism at the same time.

Fallows spoke with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal.

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