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Health Care, Food-plus & Health: View from a First Lady of Cancer

By Lavinia Gene Weissman @wecarehealth, The Story of Meaningful Use Lee Atwater, political adviser to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, died of Cancer at age 40, during the Clinton Administration and during the launch of Health Care Reform. In an article before his death, Atwater wrote, "Long before I was struck by cancer, I [...]

RIO+20: AT FORUM, BUSINESS LEADERS DISCUSS SHIFTING TO SUSTAINABLE PATH

RIO+20: AT FORUM, BUSINESS LEADERS DISCUSS SHIFTING TO SUSTAINABLE PATH New York, Jun 15 2012 2:05PM More than 2,000 business leaders, investors and labour activists will today gather at a United Nations forum seeking to reach consensus on sustainable policies that will protect the environment, provide safe and fair conditions for workers, [...]

Position on the Natural Capital Declaration

“We at Ethical Markets Media agree with BankTrack’s following perceptive critique of the Natural Capital Declaration, which still starts from the faulty premises of conventional economics and financial models . Ethical Markets Media and the Biomimicry Group will be releasing its own additional Statement on real Transformation of Finance at [...]

ENB on the Side – UN Conference on Sustainable Development – Issue #3

We at Ethical Markets Media are happy to see our friends, Maurice Strong, Bedrich Moldan and Patrick Ten Brink featured in this report from RIO+20 , Hazel Henderson, Editor The UN System Perspectives on Green Economy Organized by the Environment Management Group (EMG), UNEP, UNDP and DESA This event, chaired by Sheng Fulai, UNEP, introduced [...]

Global brands look to cut carbon emissions contributions

Global brands look to cut carbon emissions contributions Image: CO2 by Juliette Terzieff, Senior Director of Communications Carbon neutrality and carbon footprint reductions are two areas where companies are exploring ways to make contributions towards protecting the environment. The approaches afford companies the flexibility to tailor [...]

LCD Panel Makers Could Drive 60% Reduction in Thin-Film Solar PV Costs

LCD Panel Makers Could Drive 60% Reduction in Thin-Film Solar PV Costs Posted: 16 Jun 2012 09:06 AM PDT Photo courtesy: Manz AG LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) panel manufacturers could be the driving force in reducing thin-film solar panel production costs, according to solar PV and clean technology developer Manz AG. Leading LCD panel [...]

Watch the Construction of a 10-MW Solar Power Plant in Germany

Watch the Construction of a 10-MW Solar Power Plant in Germany Posted: 14 Jun 2012 08:19 AM PDT The 10-MW solar power plant pictured above is located at the northern slope of a gravel and sand pit near the German city of Aachen. When the construction is finished, it will cover an area of roughly 75,000 square meters. In European terms: more [...]

AT UN, AUNG SAN SUU KYI APPEALS FOR AID, INVESTMENT TO BOOST DEMOCRACY IN MYANMAR

AT UN, AUNG SAN SUU KYI APPEALS FOR AID, INVESTMENT TO BOOST DEMOCRACY IN MYANMAR New York, Jun 14 2012 12:05PM Highlighting the recent changes in Myanmar, Nobel laureate and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi today invited international aid and investment to help build a better future for the South-east Asian nation, as she addressed a [...]

Keep up pressure on governments for the ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) 082/150612 ITUC OnLine Keep up pressure on governments for the ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention Brussels, 15 June 2012 (ITUC OnLine): On the first anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, trade unions around the world are stepping up their campaign to [...]

Crowdfunding: SEC Meeting June 14th – Report

Crowdfunding: SEC Meeting June 14th - Report Hello all, We had a very productive hour long meeting at the SEC Wednesday afternoon. Five SEC personnel, led by the Senior Special Counsel to the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance actively listened to ASBC?s ideas on how to move forward with crowdfunding regulations that would both [...]

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