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Archive for December, 2008

Futurists Talk About How to Live in 2009

By Kim Se-jeong Staff Reporter Dec. 31, 2008 New Year has arrived and it's time for resolutions that, for many, will last a few weeks at best. Read more...

The Smart Grid: One of 2009’s Hottest Sectors

By Nick Hodge | Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 I've been talking about the smart grid for well over a year now. Two Novembers ago, I wrote about three companies doing business in the realm of energy efficiency, which now goes by the pet name 'smart grid.' Click to read more...


U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined by John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, addresses a press conference on the humanitarian situation in Gaza. United Nations, New York. 29 December 2008. UN Photo# 256293 /Mark Garten. Watch the video...

SustainCommWorld and the Business of Green Media Conference

EthicalMarkets.com is a media partner with SustainCommWorld and the Business of Green Media Conference. If you wish to attend the conference, please feel free to use the Ethical Markets discount code(s).* 5647:4900 Conference $375.00 5554:4900 FSC Workshop $195.00 5756:4900 101 Workshop $195.00 * [...]

Taming finance By Ann Pettifor, 28 November 2008

www.debtonation.org Watching our politicians squabble and spin over the Pre Budget Report – while Rome burns – was depressing. If Britain were facing the threat of a foreign invasion, would the Tories hesitate to spend on defence? Have any balanced budget Tories suggested dropping Trident to bring down public spending? No of course not. [...]

Lessons in e-inclusion: A new Economist Intelligence Unit study examines best practice for closing the digital divide

Thursday, December 11, 2008 While broadband penetration and computer literacy are improving in Europe, access to information and communications technology (ICT) is not equal across all sectors of society. Many of the elderly, the disabled, the poor and the uneducated are shut out of the “information society”; a society in which ICT plays [...]

Reforming the Financial Casino By Ross Jackson , Fall/Winter 2008

People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public. - Adam Smith, author of The Wealth of Nations (1776)Adam Smith’s principle of the “invisible hand” is often used as a justification for corporate deregulation by the neo-liberals who have brought [...]

Economist vs. Ecologists: Hazel Henderson, The New York Times, 1971

Economist vs. Ecologists: Hazel Henderson, The New York Times, 1971

These issues are still current, more than 30 years later! Rosalinda Sanquiche, Ethical Markets Media Much of the heat in the current conflicts between economists and ecologists is generated because we fail to explore each other's assumptions before we throw the first punch. (more…)

Climate Change, Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples

Climate Change, Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples

An Important Report on the Effects of Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples, with thanks to our colleague, Andrea Carmen. - Editor Download the report (PDF).

Social Accountability International

In February, SAI released its Tenth Anniversary Report. We invite you to look back with us through a decade of milestones and lessons learned in our work to improve workplaces worldwide. Start with SAI's founding vision, then follow the development of our SA8000 Standard and verification system, its extension to other standards, and the growth of [...]

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