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‘Global Citizenship’

News on groups, NGOs, companies seeking to take responsibility for the common good and whole human family and the planet.

Relates to: SRI News, Transforming Finance, GTS, Sustainability News, Earth Systems Science, Beyond GDP, Power of Yin

A New Approach to Considering Current Affairs, Public Policy, Planning, and Foresight

The world of well-informed books and reports on current affairs is far larger than anyone imagines---at least one thousand titles per year! Many of these books and reports are addressed to a general audience, but access has heretofore been limited. In the early 2009-early 2011 period alone, some 80 English-language books have been (or will soon [...]

At Last, a New START: Guest post from Ploughshares’ Robert Leonard

In this Issue At Last, a New START: Guest post from Ploughshares' Robert Leonard January Messaging Discussion: The future of climate messaging with U.S. in the World December Community Meeting Recap: Ban Ki-moon joins the Connect U.S. community to discuss the future of UN-civil society cooperation Community Jobs and Opportunities Click [...]

Report: Connect U.S. Fund Event with UNSG Ban Ki-moon

Overview On December 14, 2010, the Connect U.S. Fund, in partnership with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and with assistance from the Ford Foundation, the Ploughshares Fund, and the United Nations Foundation, held a community-wide meeting with over 150 participants and 16 high-level panelists, including keynote speaker UN Secretary-General Ban [...]

Expert Interview with Robert Hassler, CEO, oekom research AG, Munich, Germany – December 17, 2010

Expert Interview with Robert Hassler, CEO, oekom research AG, Munich, Germany – December 17, 2010 By Geoffrey on December 17, 2010 Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI.”  The interview features a practitioner’s insights about SRI in emerging markets and through Emerging Markets [...]

Global Wage Report Calls for Collective Bargaining, Minimum Wages and Social Protection

Brussels, 15 December 2010 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has welcomed the second Global Wage Report from the International Labour Organization (ILO).  “Today’s report reinforces what unions around the world have been saying about the economic crisis and the policy responses that governments need to put in place,” said ITUC General Secretary [...]

Manifesto 2010: For a Habitable World for All

By Federico Mayor, Martí Olivella, and Roberto Savio * A New Consensus History will judge us severely if we are incapable of responding to the challenges and opportunities presented by the global crisis. Instead of using 50,000 million dollars to eradicate poverty, which was one of the agreed Millennium Objectives, the consensus among [...]

EthicsWorld News: Telecom Crisis Spreads

INDIA -- Telecom Crisis Spreads. The governing coalition is stressed as allegations swirl. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided residences and offices across the country, including those of associates of former Telecom Minister A. Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi in connection with the 2G Spectrum allocation scam. As part of its ongoing probe [...]

Insights on Climate Change from New Perspectives

Focus on Trade Number 154, November 2010 We had hoped to get this out before the start of Cancun COP16, however technical problems with our (usually terrifically reliable) list manager riseup and the general chaos of the climate talks, got in the way. Nonetheless, these articles are still relevant, especially the piece by Pablo Solon as [...]

2010 at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics: The Year in Review

The only thing Democrats, Republicans, and independents really agree on today is that the tone of political discourse in America is getting worse and that this incivility is "hurting our democracy," according to a recent poll by SurveyUSA. At the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, we have 25 years of experience bringing together people with [...]

Futurists of the Year from the Foresight Network

2010 Laurel Awards The results of this years ‘all-time best futurists’ are in as voted upon by Foresight Network Members. They are in no particular order: Alvin Toffler, Ray Kurzweil, Richard Slaughter, and Sohail Inayatullah. There was a draw for third place so we have not split hairs and recommended to the FN Board that we accept four [...]

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