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.
There’s a lot happening in the world. Through it all, Marketplace is here for you.
You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible.
Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.