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Matthew McGarvey has worked and lived throughout Asia for over 20 years in various capacities. Matthew began his career as an analyst covering the rise of the Internet and eCommerce throughout the region. In 2002, Matthew moved to Lhasa where he worked with a team of local Tibetans to launch one of the first modern social enterprises in Tibet, Dropenling Handicraft Development Center (http://tibetcraft.com). During the almost 4 years he lived in Tibet, Matthew also worked with Braille Without Borders (http://www.braillewithoutborders.org/) and is currently a board member of Kikis Kids (http://www.kikikids.org), a kindergarten for blind children in Tibet.
During his time in Tibet, Matthew became fascinated with the intersection between finance, culture, environment and humanity. Since [...]
USA Update: March 2015
By Hazel Henderson
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 295,000 in February. The 257,000 jobs first reported in January was revised down to 239,000, while confirming the 329,000 jobs added in December. The unemployment rate fell from 5.6% to 5.5% with 8.7 million people still looking to join the labor force. All these revisions still auger a quickening recovery and along with rises in wages, with average hourly rates slowly rising on private, non-farm payrolls. GDP increased at an estimated annual rate of 2.6% in the fourth quarter of 2014, 5% in the third quarter, after a 4.6% increase for Q2, good news after the 2.1% drop in GDP-growth for Q1. The USA recovery is still on track but unevenly shared, as exit polls found the economy still the top worry of [...]
At last, The Economist has recognized the green transition from the fossil fuel era to the solar age. As we prepare our next update of the Green Transition Scoreboard®, we at Ethical Markets Media applaud this belated but very good analysis. The Economist finally agrees with us. ~ Hazel Henderson, editor
The Economist headline: Energy -- Seize the Day
January 17, 2015
The fall in the price of oil and gas provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix bad energy policies ...
Read the article here. [...]
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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 [...]