National Women’s Business Council Engage! November 2008 Issue

Council Hosts Successful San Francisco Town Hall Meeting The National Women’s Business Council held a town hall meeting for women entrepreneurs on November 6 in San Francisco, California. The sixth in a series of meetings across the country, this event attracted nearly 200 participants and provided an opportunity for the …

Money, Markets and Climate Change

Dr. Shann Turnbull International Institute for Self-Governance November 24, 2008 Climate change has been identified as “The biggest market failure the World has ever seen”, (Stern 2006). This paper identifies the cost of finance as an influential element of this market failure and how it can be removed. One approach …

Making Capitalism Work for Main Street

Copyright 2008 by Thornton Parker Some of Barack Obama’s challenges come in bunches like grapes. A large bunch includes the aging baby boom, the struggling middle class, and declining manufacturing. Instead of treating each individually with government programs, a better approach is to make capitalism work as it should by …

PNN News Update 18

Hope Floats for “Carbon Sinks” As of November 24, 2008, the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere is up to 387.968 ppm1, the highest it’s been for at least 650,000 years, and the rate of increase is ever accelerating. Scientists believe that these devastating figures could signal that the earth’s natural …

Wind Companies: Beaten Down, Time to Buy

By Nick Hodge | Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 Dear Energy and Capital Reader, I don’t know how long they can stay this low. I’m referring to the three wind stocks I’ve recommended to the savvy readers of the Alternative Energy Speculator.

Arthur D. Little releases water management report

A new report from global management consultancy Arthur D Little warns businesses that merely adopting a reactive response to water management can damage corporate performance. The report provides several illustrations of how water affects businesses’ financial performance – such as at Électricité de France (EDF), which was hit by losses …

The Latest News on Green IT Strategies

Latest Greenpeace Electronics Scorecard Highlights E-Waste, Climate Battles By GreenerComputing Staff In its quarterly ranking of electronics manufacturers’ commitments to the environment, Greenpeace found Nokia at the top of the heap yet again, while the NGO highlighted takeback policies and carbon-reduction commitments as the key to truly green electronics…. Read …

News on The Edge – November 25, 2008

Welcome to the Social Edge update! Global X had a chance to interview Bill Drayton, the founder of Ashoka, as they both traveled to the same European city a few months ago. In the two-minute segment we are showing this week, Bill Drayton describes the magical instant when a social …