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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

Quality of Life Indicators in Context – US Employment January 2016

USA Update: January 2016 By Hazel Henderson Total nonfarm payroll employment in December rose by 292,000, a robust increase showing again that the real economy is healthier than Wall Street with its roiling volatility. The November rise by a revised 252,000 and October’s jobs were revised upward from 298,000 to 307,000. September’s 137,000 [...]

Happy Holidays from Toniic!

Happy Holidays from Toniic!

toniic is the global action community for impact investors Happy Holidays! Thank you for being a part of our extended Toniic community! 2015 has been a monumental and action-packed year at Toniic! Toniic has doubled its membership to 140 members representing 330 individuals. These members have invested $130 million into incredible social [...]

Beyond GDP Newsletter December 2015

Beyond GDP Newsletter December 2015

      Interview with José Pineda on the Green Economy Progress Index José Pineda is UNEP’s lead consultant on the Green Economy Progress (GEP) Index. He has extensive research experience in the fields of international trade and open macroeconomics. Prior to joining UNEP, he was Senior Researcher at UNDP, where he [...]

IOSCO publishes Sound Practices at Large Intermediaries Relating to the Assessment of Creditworthiness and the Use of External Credit Ratings

IOSCO publishes Sound Practices at Large Intermediaries Relating to the Assessment of Creditworthiness and the Use of External Credit Ratings

IOSCO publishes Sound Practices at Large Intermediaries Relating to the Assessment of Creditworthiness and the Use of External Credit Ratings    The International Organization of Securities Commissions today published the final report on Sound Practices at Large Intermediaries Relating to the Assessment of Creditworthiness and the Use of [...]

2015: Reaching the starting line…

2015: Reaching the starting line…

The world shifted course in 2015 with two inspiring and historic turning points. Last week, 195 countries adopted an ambitious global climate agreement in Paris, a major step forward that will hasten the transition to a thriving clean-energy global economy, protecting millions of people and our vulnerable ecosystems. The B Team went to Paris [...]

Beyond COP21: the impact of the agreement

Beyond COP21: the impact of the agreement

The COP21 negotiations that took place in Paris this month culminated in a landmark agreement to control carbon emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change. As the talks were under way, One Young World Ambassador Andrew Ponton told how the effects of climate change are already being felt in his low-lying island-nation home of Tuvalu, [...]

Paris agreement: Game-changer or epic failure?

Paris agreement: Game-changer or epic failure?

The top 10 stories in 2015 As we approach the end of the year, Eco-Business looks at the headlines that dominated the sustainable business and policy landscape in 2015. Read now Paris agreement: Game-changer or epic failure? The Paris agreement is not perfect, but a constructive response would be to encourage the process. Activists [...]

Italian Parliament approves Benefit Corporation legal status

Italian Parliament approves Benefit Corporation legal status

Italian Parliament approves Benefit Corporation legal status “We at Ethical Markets Certified B. Corporation congratulate our B-Lab and B. Corporation pioneers in the USA and now in Europe, with the launch of B-Lab Europe, with co-founder  Marcello Palazzi of Progressio Foundation, also an esteemed member of our Ethical Markets Advisory [...]

2015 World Forum on Natural Capital – event highlights

2015 World Forum on Natural Capital – event highlights

A huge thank you to all those who made the 2015 World Forum on Natural Capital a success. Business leaders, environmental experts and policy makers from across the globe attended the 2015 World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh last month. Read below for some of the highlights 2015 Highlights On 23-24 November, business leaders, [...]

IIRC Newsletter

IIRC Newsletter

An overview of <IR> in 2015 from IIRC CEO, Paul Druckman I started 2015 on the stage at Davos with the World Economic Forum and ended it at the G20 summit in Turkey, with an invitation to participate in the B20 Taskforces next year in China. These two events demonstrate the international level at which <IR> is now welcomed. It is [...]

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