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Principles for Sustainable Insurance consultation takes off from Africa

Principles for Sustainable Insurance consultation takes off from Africa

A newsletters from UNEP Finance Initiative UNEP FI and the African insurance industry took the first steps of a global journey to develop sustainability principles for the insurance industry at the regional consultation meeting for Africa in mid-March. Over 70 senior executives from the African insurance industry and its stakeholders [...]

Surprise, Surprise! Iraq War Was About Oil

This is a cogent summary, by a recovering CIA guy, of recent evidence on the real reasons the US and England went to war in Iraq. OIL = Oil, Israel, Logistics But as McGovern points out, big policy is usually not just one reason, but a political coalition of reasons, and a strategic coalescence of reasons. However, if they're all bad reasons, [...]

Fairfield, Iowa Launching Its Hometown Hero Rewards

From our Advisory Board member Stuart Valentine Hometown Hero Rewards goes to Beta Maybe you've already heard about this "Hometown Hero Rewards" thing, read about it in the Weekly Reader, or saw it briefly at the MUM Ecofair. Or perhaps you've seen the new signs around town with the logo you see above and wondered what exactly is going on, [...]

Winds of change for social justice and democracy 1 May 2011

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 091/280411 "Winds of change for social justice and democracy 1 May 2011" "Brussels, 1 May 2001 - common statement of the ITUC and its Global Unions partners". Brussels, 29 April 2011 (ITUC OnLine): Today as trade unionists around the world celebrate the role of workers in the fight [...]

Sisterhood is the Key to Real Freedom

An article from Jump Newsletter FOREWORD BY ISABELLA LENARDUZZI I recently read an article that really struck a chord with me so much so that I wanted to share it with you. That article is "The Fire of Freedom" by Elizabeth Debold, which traces women's uprisings and their impact on Western culture. There was one key message that leaped out [...]

Let’s plant a million trees in each country of the world!

Let's plant a million trees in each country of the world! www.plant-for-the-planet.org Update from the Plant-for-the-Planet Student's Initiative NEWS Stop talking. Start walking. Our climate. Our Future. Our Revolution. The children from Plant-for-the-Planet in Augsburg, Dresden, Köln and München are taking part in the [...]

Honoring Raja Gopal

Honoring Raja Gopal SAI mourns the loss of Raja Gopal, an esteemed colleague and long-time friend of SAI. Mr. Gopal suffered a fatal heart attack on March 27 Photo taken after a worker study circle training in Coimbatore, India. Raja Gopal (far right) in Coimbatore, India with SAI's former Program Manager, Elena Arengo (second from right) [...]

The End of Utilities?

The End of Utilities? One industry veteran warns utilities that if they’re not contemplating their relevance in the future—they should be. Networked Grid 2011: Is HAN Hosed? Home Automation: the future or a figment? It’s one of the big topics next week at Networked Grid. Amyris Moves Into Commercial Production Amid Biofuel [...]

Will Big Oil and Oil Speculators Take the Enron Fall? Or will they continue to get away with highway robbery?

An Article from Greentech Media Will Big Oil and Oil Speculators Take the Enron Fall? Or will they continue to get away with highway robbery? By: Herman K. Trabish April 29, 2011 With a barrel of oil now above $112 and rising, the five major oil companies are announcing Q1 2011 numbers this week and reports put profits at 40 percent [...]

Novethic Release: SRI up 35% in France

SRI up 35% in France: steady growth driven by the conversion of existing funds Paris, 28 April 2011 - Today Novethic is releasing the results of its exclusive annual review of the French market for Socially Responsible Investment (SRI). SRI assets under management owned by French clients reached EUR 68.3 billion, representing a 35% increase [...]

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