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Advice for Bill Gates, Warren Buffet on Giving Money

SYNDICATED DISTRIBUTION TO 200 CLIENTS IN ASIA, EUROPE, LATIN AMERICA AND AFRICA. For information on subscribing to IPS Columnist Service, Rome, contact Pablo Piacentini at [email protected], fax 39-06-4817877, or his assistant Francesca Buffo at [email protected] For permission to syndicate or reprint contact: Pablo Piacentini at [...]

UN Establishes ‘UN Women” – and CEDAW Ratification Activity in USA

Dear UNA-SF Friends, The creation of the new UN organization "UN WOMEN" (below) is GREAT news for the world! Congratulations to the UN for this initiative. This will also give new impetus to the UNAs efforts to see the Obama Administration ratify CEDAW, the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. You are [...]

Interesting Times for VC, Greentech and Globespan- GTM Daily

Interesting Times for VC, Greentech and Globespan “If we can’t take companies public, the model doesn’t work.” Will Natural Gas Hurt Renewables? Investment bankers dither about regulations but remain hopeful about alternatives at REFF-Wall Street . Entering Wind’s Jumbo Jet Age Wind industry innovators are upping turbine power [...]

Debate About What the REAL Fiduciary Duty is Enters Mainstream

Debate about what the REAL fiduciary duty is enters mainstream Posted: 06 Jul 2010 05:01 PM PDT The debate about fiduciary duty is one which NSFM members and others have been pushing whenever and wherever we can, but generally it’s in specialist circles and publications. This weekend, the ( UK ) Observer carried an unusually challenging [...]

ABB Secures $50m Italian Solar Order

6 July 2010 ABB secures $50m Italian solar order Cleantech investor WHEB Ventures commits €10.8m to German recycler Friedola Tech Australian manufacturer CSR sells bioenergy unit to Singapore agribusiness Wilmar President Obama commits $2bn to US solar projects The Amplio Group acquires majority stake in water treatment company Puresep [...]

Solar and Nuclear Costs — The Historic Crossover

Solar photovoltaic system costs have fallen steadily for decades. They are projected to fall even farther over the next 10 years. Meanwhile, projected costs for construction of new nuclear plants have risen steadily over the last decade, and they continue to rise. Download the report (PDF).

The Trillions Worth – Soil Biodiversity

The Trillions Worth - Soil Biodiversity By Luc Gnacadja* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IDN-InDepth NewsViewpoint BONN (IDN) - Six to ten inches (18-25 cm) of topsoil are all that stand between us and extinction. There's far more to this than food. The things that live in and grow from this [...]

APG details 19 exclusions, plans ESG by asset class; FRC stewardship code reaction

July 6th, 2010 RI News Alert: › APG details 19 exclusions; plans ESG by asset class › FRC stewardship code, reaction round-up: LGIM, Hermes, NAPF, GO › RI’s content is now available via RSS ESG Headlines from IPE.com: › Global cleantech investment soars by 63% in first half › AP1 seeks hedge fund managers for [...]

The Chinese Aren’t Coming

Good News for Reducing  Budget Deficits  Globally! - Hazel Henderson, Ed. "Other News" is a personal initiative seeking to provide information that should be in the media but is not, because of commercial criteria. It welcomes contributions from everybody. Work areas include information on global issues, north-south relations, governance of [...]

Hewitt steps up sustainable investment services for pension clients

Pension consulting firm Hewitt Associates has launched a new managed investment service it says will provide its clients easier access to long-term sustainable investment opportunities. Read more...

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