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‘Community Development Solutions’

News on local, regional efforts by communities, NGOs, local businesses, banks, governments, to become more self-reliant and less dependent on global financial casinos, big banks and Wall Street. Covers local currencies, farmers markets, co-housing, Transition Towns movements, new bioregional urban re-developments and small communities.

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Coastal Risk Consulting – Media Articles

Rising Sea Levels Won’t Doom U.S. Coastal Cities By Matthew E. Kahn In the summer of 2013, Rolling Stone published a long article titled “Goodbye, Miami,” which claimed that climate change will submerge much of the titular city. “By century’s end,” the article warned, “rising sea levels will turn the nation’s urban fantasyland [...]

Bank of North Dakota Soars Despite Oil Bust: A Blueprint for California?

Bank of North Dakota Soars Despite Oil Bust: A Blueprint for California? Posted on May 2, 2016 by Ellen Brown Despite North Dakota’s collapsing oil market, its state-owned bank continues to report record profits. This article looks at what California, with fifty times North Dakota’s population, could do following that state’s [...]

Capital Impact Partners Announce Winners of Second Annual Co-op Innovation Award

Capital Impact Partners  announced today that it has awarded grants totaling $45,000 to the Democracy at Work Institute and Project Equity, co-winners of its second annual CIP Co-op Innovation Award. The award is given to recognize those organizations that demonstrate leadership in bringing the cooperative model to scale and in creating social [...]

Future Direction for Sustainable Sourcing?

Future Direction for Sustainable Sourcing?

Future Direction for Sustainable Sourcing? London – Sustainable sourcing has become fashionable in the food industry, with a growing number of companies making such commitments. However, the increasing number of sustainability schemes raises questions about long-term developments. Coffee, the most traded agricultural commodity, has the [...]

8th Annual Global CSR Summit 2016.

8th Annual Global CSR Summit 2016.

8th Annual Global CSR Summit 2016. Top Companies Honoured At The 8th Annual Global CSR Summit & Awards 2016 in Laguna Bali Resort, Indonesia BALI, INDONESIA, April 22, 2016 – Bali, Indonesia was the host to the 8th Annual Global CSR Summit & Awards 2016 on 21th April 2016 at Laguna Bali Report, Indonesia. The Global CSR Summit [...]

LIVE STREAMING – UN signing of Paris Agreement

Earth Day, April 22, 2016 High-level Signature Ceremony for the Paris Agreement (Opening/Signing) - Opening. - 10:00am to 1:00pm approx: Signing ceremony. Tackling Climate Change

The 8th Annual Global CSR Summit & Awards | The Global Corporate Governance & Transparency Summit & Awards

The 8th Annual Global CSR Summit & Awards | The Global Corporate Governance & Transparency Summit & Awards

The 8th Annual Global CSR Summit & Awards | The Global Corporate Governance & Transparency Summit & Awards The world has changed drastically since the last decade.  Issues common in the CSR space such as the environment and ecology, people and societies, corporations and the economy have become even more challenging today.  The [...]

Stiglitz, Kramer and Reich, speakers at the 2016 International Summit of Cooperatives

Stiglitz, Kramer and Reich, speakers at the 2016 International Summit of Cooperatives

What is the Outlook for the Economy in a Context of The Views of Joseph E. Stiglitz, Mark R. Kramer and Robert Reich Financial Crises and Social Inequalities? Quebec City, April 13, 2016 – For the third edition of the International Summit of Cooperatives, which will take place in Quebec City, Canada, from October 11 to 13, 2016, Joseph E. [...]

Press Release: Traceability, Food Ingredients & Waste Top of Latin American Summit Agenda Inbox x

 Traceability, Food Ingredients & Waste Top of Latin American Summit Agenda London – Traceability, food waste and ingredients are focal themes of the 2nd Latin American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit (www.sustainablefoodssummit.com/lamerica). For the first time, a Latin American summit will tackle food losses & waste, [...]

World Water Day — Water 2.0 and the Obama Administration to focus on fixing America’s broken plumbing

World Water Day — Water 2.0 and the Obama Administration to focus on fixing America’s broken plumbing

by Martha Jane Shaw (Washington, D.C.) In observance of UN World Water Day 2016 on Tuesday, the nation’s water experts are convening at the White House and the Water 2.0 conference in Washington, D.C. The groups will focus on fixing America’s crumbling water infrastructure, with an emphasis on putting new innovative digital technology to [...]

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