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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

On eve of G20 Summit, China puts green finance at the fore 

On eve of G20 Summit, China puts green finance at the fore 

Ahead of the G20 leaders summit this weekend in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, China’s senior leadership has approved a set of guidelines described as an essential next step for implementing the country’s strategy for “ecological civilization”. The decision accelerates China’s existing policy of greening its financial sector. To read [...]

FSB TCFD Updates: MemberProfile Denise Pavarina, Webinars and Upcoming Events – August 31, 2016

FSB TCFD Updates: MemberProfile Denise Pavarina, Webinars and Upcoming Events – August 31, 2016

Dear Hazel, The FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures continues its work developing recommendations for voluntary climate-related financial disclosures. An important part of our work is global outreach and engagement. Please read on to learn more about our recent activities and how you can get involved in upcoming [...]

EU non-financial reporting: what does it look like?

CDSB finalist for Finance for the Future Award CDSB has been shortlisted for the Finance for the Future Awards in the Public Sector and Third Sector category. The Finance for the Future Awards celebrate and recognise the role of the finance function within organisations, and the wider finance community, in helping to build resilient [...]

Quality of Life Indicators in Context – US Employment September 2016

USA Update:  September 2016 By Hazel Henderson Total nonfarm payroll employment in August rose by 151,000 after July’s rise of 255,000.  June’s was revised down from 292,000 to 271,000.   Job gains have averaged 204,000 per month over the past 12 months.  The labor force participation remains at 62.8%, and as people returned to [...]

Incoming President of UN General Assembly puts financing for sustainable development center stage

Incoming President of UN General Assembly puts financing for sustainable development center stage

Ambassador Peter Thomson – President-elect of the United National General Assembly – has signaled that unlocking finance for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a “key challenge of our times”. The Ambassador made the comment at a meeting held in New York yesterday, convened by the UN Environment Inquiry and UN Women. Also in [...]

Geothermal news: Sierra Club’s net-zero building

Geothermal news: Sierra Club’s net-zero building

GEOTHERMAL ENERGY NEWS   Grow with the geothermal industry: Enter the ever-growing geothermal energy industry with this introductory course taught by Ryan Carda, P.E., author of IGSHPA’s design & installation manual. This 6-week self-paced course combines traditional course work, quizzes, and discussions with a capstone meeting [...]

The Bond Market Is Broken; Long Live Fiscal Policy

The Bond Market Is Broken; Long Live Fiscal Policy

Asset Management Daily Perspectives Thursday, August 25, 2016 The Bond Market Is Broken; Long Live Fiscal Policy As central bankers gather for the Fed’s Jackson Hole symposium, they’re getting tired of being the only game in town.  Top Stories To Price Sustainability Risk, You Need an Industry View Efforts to improve sustainability [...]

The 2016 Best for the World Gathering Schedule Is Here!

The 2016 Best for the World Gathering Schedule Is Here!

The 2016 Best for the World Gathering Schedule Is Here! Check out the full schedule of the Best for the World Gathering, including topics covered by speakers Deval Patrick, Ben & Jerry's Jostein Solheim, Patagonia's Rose Marcario, New Belgium's Kim Jordan, and more. Listen to inspiring leaders of B Corporations talk about what good business [...]

RISING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT AND HIGH NUMBER OF ‘WORKING POOR’ THREATEN GLOBAL GOAL TO END POVERTY

RISING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT AND HIGH NUMBER OF ‘WORKING POOR’ THREATEN GLOBAL GOAL TO END POVERTY

New York Aug 24 2016 6:00PM  UN News Centrewith breaking news from the UN News Service        Young factory workers producing shirts in Accra, Ghana. Photo: World Bank/Dominic Chavez RISING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT AND HIGH NUMBER OF ‘WORKING POOR’ THREATEN GLOBAL GOAL TO END POVERTY With global youth [...]

Overshoot Day Supporters & Winners; Upcoming Swiss One-Planet Vote; GDP Decoupling; New Korea Footprint Report+Back to School w/ Footprint Calculator

Overshoot Day Supporters & Winners; Upcoming Swiss One-Planet Vote; GDP Decoupling; New Korea Footprint Report+Back to School w/ Footprint Calculator

Issue 54, August 25, 2016     Earth Overshoot Day gains celebrity status This month, hundreds of media outlets in more than 32 countries on every continent except Antarctica covered Earth Overshoot Day (August 8, 2016), the day by which humanity has spent the planet’s ecological budget for the year. Earth Overshoot Day was [...]

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