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The Most Potent Unknown Greenhouse Gas Revealed SAN DIEGO, California, October 24, 2008 (ENS) - A gas used in manufacture of flat panel televisions, computer displays, microcircuits, and thin-film solar panels is 17,000 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and it is far more prevalent in the atmosphere than previously [...]

Covalence Ethical Ranking 3nd Quarter 2008

Geneva-based Covalence is publishing today its quarterly ethical reputation ranking, giving the best ranked companies as well as those companies which have made the most progress in the 3rd Quarter of 2008. An overview of emerging and decreasing topics is also given. (more…)

SOLAR LEADERS MEET IN SAN FRANCISCO TO DISCUSS LATEST THIN FILM PV TECHNOLOGY AND MANUFACTURING DEVELOPMENTS

“The global thin-film photovoltaics market is expected to reach $7.2 billion by 2015, compared to just over $1 billion today” NanoMarkets, “Thin Film Photovoltaics Markets: 2008 and Beyond” Report “According to Deutsche Bank, the global photovoltaic market is worth $15 billion and is growing at a pace of 40 per cent a year. Thin film [...]

Global Reporting Initiative Newsletter Oct. 2008

Editors letter Financial crisis: driver for sustainability, not a dampener The current global financial crisis reinforces the need for transparency in business. The short-term financial gains achieved by some through the sub-prime mortgage system have had catastrophic consequences for many. More... News, Services and Resources [...]

Coalition of 48 Leading Conservation Organizations Calls on the Next Administration to Protect U.S. Coasts & Oceans

COALITION OF 48 LEADING CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS CALLS ON THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION TO PROTECT U.S. COASTS AND OCEANS Greenpeace, Surfrider Foundation and Sierra Club among groups urging for strong coast and ocean protection during the next U.S. presidential administration WASHINGTON, D.C., October 22, 2008 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Our coasts and [...]

Dethroning The Dollar

The dollar’s decline can lead to confusion. A more international monetary system is required JAMES ROBERTSON 26 Sep 2008 “Adapt the financial sector to compete successfully in global markets.” The 2007 Mistry Report makes a sensible response to globalisation. At least for some years ahead, profits from international financial services [...]

Kimberly King Receives Eleanor Roosevelt Global Humanitarian Award

Visionary Social Entrepreneur and Peace Ambassador Kimberly King honored at 25th Annual Living Legacy Awards at Joan Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice. Women's International Center has named Kimberly King the first recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Global Humanitarian Award in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal [...]

Latest Global Forecast – Economist Intelligence Unit

Latest Global Forecast - The outlook for the global economy has deteriorated considerably following the recent escalation of the global financial crisis. Global growth at purchasing power parity (PPP) rates will, at 2.6%, be the slowest rate of growth since 2002, and below the threshold for a global recession. (more…)

Disclosure on sustainability performance has become the norm for large companies globally – new survey

Amsterdam 27 October 2008 The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) today welcomed the findings of the most recent global survey from KPMG which finds that disclosure on corporate economic, environmental and social performance has become the norm among larger companies globally. Now, over 80 per cent of Global Fortune 250 companies (G250) [...]

Advice from our Advisory Board member, Robert A.G. Monks

These are most interesting times in the United States as many tectonic plates are moving simultaneously if not in coordinated patterns. The hegemony of the CEO in the United States, which I have chronicled most recently in CORPOCRACY, has elicited sharp confrontation due to the collapse of financial institutions and the pendency of a [...]

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