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Thursday November 20th 2014

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Regular half-hour financial lifestyle magazine redefining success through a positive look at what is possible and happening. Real examples of people, companies and organizations illustrate the “triple bottom line,” respecting people and the environment while earning a profit.

Relates to: Beyond GDP, Earth Systems Science, SRI, Community Development Solutions

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    Resources             Check out the latest complimentary white papers from our partners: Understanding the Effective Use of Green Product Labels Hit the Road: How Mobile Apps Are Changing the Way Compliance Is Done ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas Rises to the Top in Transparency and Disclosure with PE INTERNATIONAL Maximize the Usefulness of the Gartner and Verdantix Reports Verifying Environmental [...]

NEW GLOBAL TOURISM INITIATIVE TO ‘STEER INDUSTRY ONTO A TRULY SUSTAINABLE PATH’ – UN

NEW GLOBAL TOURISM INITIATIVE TO ‘STEER INDUSTRY ONTO A TRULY SUSTAINABLE PATH’ – UN

New York Nov 6 2014 7:00PM     UN News Centre with breaking news from the UN News Service  UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai (right) with Tourism Minister of Morocco, Lahcen Haddad, during the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme launch at the World Travel Market in London. Photo: UNWTO   NEW GLOBAL TOURISM INITIATIVE TO ‘STEER INDUSTRY ONTO A TRULY SUSTAINABLE PATH’ – UN Tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing economic sectors in the world contributing 9 per cent to global GDP, accounting for one in 11 jobs worldwide and for 6 per cent of global exports, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reported today as it launched a programme aiming to catalyze a shift to [...]

Extracted: video exceprts from Club of Rome report

How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet In this Report to the Club of Rome,to be released on 12 June, Ugo Bardi delivers a sweeping history of the mining industry, and illustrates how the gigantic mining machine is now starting to show signs of difficulties. Having thoroughly plundered planet Earth we are entering a new world, says Bardi, and he draws on the world’s leading mineral experts to offer a compelling glimpse in the new world ahead. EXTRACTED says that we are reaching the limits of economically feasible extraction of a number of mineral commodities, including metals and fossil fuels, as while the world will never run out of its minerals, extracting them will prove far more expensive, making their everyday use unfeasible. Instead, we must meticulously [...]

Quality of Life Indicators in Context – July 2014

Focus on US Employment --  July 2014 Update By Hazel Henderson Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by a healthy 288.000 in June, good news after the 2.8% drop in GDP-growth for Q1. The 224,000 jobs added in May followed April’s 304,000. Upward revisions: to 203,000 from the 192,000 reported for March; 222,000 up from 197,000 in February and from 129,000 to 144,000 in January, show the recovery is still on track. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.1% still reflecting the low civilian labor force participation rate at 62.8%. Employment gains averaged 182,000 jobs per month in 2013. It remains difficult to find information on government jobs, but they are now included in the main BLS summary. Continued losses of government jobs are key to understanding the state of the recovery. [...]

SRI Pioneer Amy Domini Takes Impact Investing to the Public Markets

By Ellie Winninghoff SRI pioneer Amy Domini last week celebrated the launch of Nia Global Solutions (Nia), a new type of portfolio that takes impact investing into public stock markets. Co-founded with Oakland-based Kristin Hull, a seasoned entrepreneurial philanthropist and impact investor, Nia consists of narrowly focused firms whose sole purpose is to solve intractable environmental or social problems. Areas of interest include renewable and efficient energy and technology, inclusive finance, environmentally friendly affordable housing that promotes community development, organic/non-GMO food products, health care, affordable transportation and educational opportunities that level the playing field. "The piece of impact investing that resonates with me is extremely targeted [...]

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