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Wednesday December 17th 2014

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Healthy Markets: Working for transparency and trust

Healthy Markets: Working for transparency and trust

Healthy Markets: Bringing Transparency and Trust Back to Markets Healthy Markets is run by KOR Group LLC, dedicated to creating fairer, healthier markets that operate with total transparency and free from conflicts of interest. KOR Group believes that, despite many differences of opinion, we can all agree on some fundamental reforms. Our principles are simple: Transparency: "Sunlight is ... the best of disinfectants." – Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. Metrics: In order to evaluate any changes, a new set of metrics must be agreed upon and developed. Data Freedom: All recommendations and rulemaking must be data-driven, data should be in the right hands. Displayed Liquidity: Displayed price discovery is one of the critical functions of the market and must be [...]

Renewable Energy Markets Conference, December 2-4, 2014

About Renewable Energy Markets 2014 For nearly 20 years, the annual Renewable Energy Markets (REM) conference has been the leading forum for the clean energy marketplace. Attracting participants from around the globe who share an interest in and commitment to promoting clean energy, REM remains the only conference of its kind focusing on national and international markets for renewable energy. Organized by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions and co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this annual meeting of clean energy stakeholders includes generators, marketers, utility representatives, purchasers, policymakers, and regional stakeholders, and sets the agenda for the year to come. This year's conference will be held December 2–4 in Sacramento, [...]

Local Futures: Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis, November 8

Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis Including the launch of the International Alliance for Localization (IAL) 10am to 6pm, November 8, 2014 The Great Hall, The Cooper Union New York, New York  Concerned about climate change? Care about stopping global conflicts? Worried about financial insecurity and income inequality? Want to support local food systems and local businesses? Interested in the future of education? Healthcare? Endangered species? Then join us for a day of thought-provoking and constructive talks on our multiple crises and how we can solve them. It can sometimes seem like there is no reason for hope. But there is a solution. We call it the "economics of happiness." In our film, The Economics of Happiness, we documented how the global economy is [...]

Innovation Forum – Engaging Stakeholder in Frontier Markets, October 30-31

How to effectively engage stakeholders in frontier markets An exclusive two-day executive training workshop, certified by the CSR Training Institute 30-31 October, 2014, London Introduction An unhappy stakeholder with a cell phone and internet connection can turn a problem into a crisis that can threaten the very survival of your company Twenty executives will spend two intense days learning from and with global experts on how to effectively engage stakeholders in emerging markets. This course is a practical blend of lectures, case studies, discussions, dilemma-solving group work and individual reflection. The two-day programme combines real-world tools and strategies with strategic insights and down-to-earth approaches. These will equip executives to engage and work better with [...]

Innovation Forum – Business & Human Rights, November 10

Business and Human Rights How to get beyond policy, manage risk and build relationships 10 November, 2014, London Introduction This global event is a meeting place for corporate practitioners tasked with the responsibility of putting human rights principles into practice. Going beyond the usual theory and into the practical implications and real-world challenges of implementing the human rights guiding principles across the business. Human rights and business performance A look beyond the typical academic lens and into the practical implications that human rights can have on your business and the bottom line Go beyond just policy: A look at progression since the implementation of the human rights guiding principles. Discuss how framework has advanced – and what remains to be [...]

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