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‘Beyond GDP’

Tracks efforts in many countries to correct national money-based accounts and scorecards of progress, e.g., GDP. Covers new scorecards beyond money and economics which use systems approaches to quality of life measure by multiple metrics from many sciences and disciplines. These indicators add tracking health, education, poverty gaps and environment.

Relates to: Transforming Finance, GTS, Wealth of Networks, EM TV Series, EM-Globescan surveys, Reports You Need

Making the SDGs relevant

Making the SDGs relevant

With less than a year to go until the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are agreed, the big question now is implementation. Specifically, how do we make the SDGs relevant to businesses as well as national and local level decision makers? As part of the Measure What Matters initiative, we are bringing together statisticians from corporate [...]

European economic environmental accounts

European economic environmental accounts

  Beyond GDP Measuring progress, true wealth, and the wellbeing of nations October 2014 newsletter   Interview Quote In the spotlight   In brief Agenda On the web   In this edition of the Beyond GDP newsletter: Interview with [...]

Carney and Badré put Integrated Reporting on the agenda at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund

Carney and Badré put Integrated Reporting on the agenda at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund

Carney and Badré put Integrated Reporting on the agenda at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund 10 October 2014, Washington - Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, and Betrand Badré, Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief [...]

Quality of Life Indicators in Context – October 2014

Focus on US Employment —  October 2014 Update By Hazel Henderson Total nonfarm payroll employment in September rose by 248,000 which lowers the unemployment rate to 5.9%. August’s jobs were revised from 142,000 to 180,000, and July rose by a revised 180,000 – a combined 69,000 jobs more than previously reported. There was a 4.2% [...]

REN21 Renewables Academy 2014: Programme available!

REN21 Renewables Academy 2014: Programme available!

REN21 Renewables Academy 2014 Bonn/Germany Programme available Register now: 10-12 November 2014 Dear REN21 Contributors, Dear REN21 Network Members, The evolution of renewable energy over the past decade has surpassed all expectations. Global installed capacity and production from all renewable technologies [...]

New research on IR highlights major breakthroughs for business, and better engagement with investors

New research on IR highlights major breakthroughs for business, and better engagement with investors

Integrated Reporting impacts market behaviour  New research on <IR> highlights major breakthroughs for business, and better engagement with investors Under embargo until 9.30am (CEST - Madrid) Wednesday 24 September 2014 - Two research studies released today demonstrate [...]

“What’s Possible” The U.N. Climate Summit Film

Below is the three minute film, titled “What’s Possible,” that was presented this morning to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York. This inspirational film shows that climate change is solvable. We have the technology to harness nature sustainably for a clean, prosperous energy future, but only if we act now. [...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Time to re-engineer the UN Staff Pension Fund

Ethical Markets has long advocated the UN Pension Fund take the lead by re-structuring its portfolio in line with its employees ' values ! I recall my meeting in 1998 at the UN H.Q. with John Ruggie and Georg Kell , arranged for me by my friend Maurice Strong .I also invited my friend Steve Viederman, the President of the Jessie Smith Noyes [...]

Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth

Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth

Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth By JUSTIN GILLIS and CORAL DAVENPORTSEPT. 20, 2014 President Christopher J. Loeak of the Marshall Islands outside his home after tidal flooding. Credit Giff Johnson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images At 1 p.m. on Sunday, tens of thousands of [...]

Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar

Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar

Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:48 By Chuck Collins, YES! Magazine | Report (Image: Wind energy via Shutterstock) This story is part of the Climate in Our Hands collaboration between Truthout and YES! Magazine. As the United Nations [...]

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