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Ethics World News

January 31, 2008. From Heather Risley, Editor. ====UPCOMING EVENT: Money, Politics, and Corporate Risk on Feb. 28-29 in New York. See details at EthicsWorld News from NGOs.===== This Week at www.ethicsworld.org: Ethics and Employees National Government Ethics Survey Shows Employee Misconduct Is High - According to the Ethics [...]

Innovest Downgrades Societe Generale from AAA to A

Last Week Societe Generale (SocGen) revealed that a rogue trader had hidden a USD7.1bn loss. The incident sheds light on a significant flaw in the company’s risk management and due diligence systems and we are downgrading the company from AAA to A. The following scores have been lowered at SocGen to reflect recent events: * Traditional [...]

Inside Cleantech News Update

Exclusive: FutureGen goes FutureBust U.S. President Bush led the cleantech section of his State of The Union speech this week touting clean coal. Then, yesterday, his administration killed its flagship clean coal project. What gives? Full Story >> Deal tracking: Solar gets a break Hundreds of millions of dollars changed hand this week [...]

The BoP Movement Goes Mainstream

NextBillion News vol.21 January 29, 2008 1. Bill Gates Calls for Capitalism That Serves the Poor 2. Featured Blog Posts: Google.org: Fuel the Growth of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises by Rob Katz Emerging Market Multinationals: BoP or Not? by Abigail Keene-Babcock Will 2008 Be the Year of 'Next Billion' or 'Bottom Billion'? by Rob [...]

IEEP comment on the European Commission’s Climate and Energy Package:

A New Era for Energy in Europe. London, 23 January 2008. The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), a leading think tank on environmental research, welcomes the European Commission’s policy package on climate and energy, but we consider that this is only a first step on a long road to delivering what is needed to tackle the problems [...]

PLANET DIVERSITY CONGRESS MAY 12-16, BONN, GERMANY

BONN, Germany, January 28, 2008 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- In May the world will focus on issues of biodiversity when official negotiations of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety are held in Bonn, Germany. As the meetings open, the Planet Diversity World Congress on the Future of Food and [...]

Inside Cleantech News Update

News brief: SunPower shares drop on fourth quarter report The solar market gets a bit cloudy as a fall in profit at SunPower drags down the whole sector. Full Story >> Deal tracking: Performance monitoring pulls in more cash Fat Spaniel bulks up with $18 million, along with deals from solar, fuel cell, and smart grid firms this week. [...]

Integrity in Science Watch – January 28, 2008

U.S. Censors Arctic Oil and Gas Report U.S. and Swedish government officials eliminated numerous recommendations for curbing environmental dangers from oil exploration in the Arctic in a new report from the eight-nation Arctic Council, the London Independent reports. The Arctic Council Oil and Gas Assessment, released last week, excluded 60 [...]

Planet 2025 News Update

2008-01-28 - International - policy World Economic Forum closes with call for new collaborative leadership The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2008 closed with a call by business, government and civil society leaders for a new brand of collaborative and innovative leadership to address the challenges...Read More... 2008-01-28 - [...]

Integrity in Science Watch – January 22, 2008

Strings Tied to Industry-Academic Collaborations at "Big Oil U" American universities may be jeopardizing their academic integrity by giving oil, gas, and other polluting industries unprecedented influence over the research those companies fund on campus, according to a report released yesterday by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. [...]

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