OTHER NEWS: Big Gap Surfaces in Davos

Big Gap Surfaces in Davos   By Ray Smith   DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 24 2014 (IPS) – As self-appointed global leaders gather at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos and discuss ‘The Reshaping of the World’, a stone’s throw away non-governmental organisations named this year’s winners for their dreaded …

EMM Welcomes Jean Houston to Advisory Board

            Dr. Jean Houston, scholar, philosopher and researcher in Human Capacities, is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time. She is long regarded as one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement.    “In our time we have come to …

U.N.’s Top Posts Remain a Boy’s Club

By Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS, Oct 8 2013 (IPS) – Despite adopting scores of pious resolutions on gender empowerment over the last 67 years, the 193-member General Assembly has failed to practice in its own backyard what it has vigourously preached to the outside world. So far, the U.N’s …

NewNet: SunEdison files for $250m semiconductor business IPO

10 September Today’s Top Stories SunEdison files for $250m semiconductor business IPO PREMIUM Koch Industries acquires electronics maker Molex for $7.2bn BlackRock acquires 12MW Cornish wind from Renewable Energy Generation Koch Industries acquires electronics maker Molex for $7.2bn Sustainable waste disposal company EcoArk raises $900,000 PREMIUM Goldpoly and Huabei Expressway to jointly …

SAI e-Newsletter: RAGS Project to Reduce Gender Discrimination in India

    Read Full Version | About SAI | |Subscribe| Donate | Training Schedule | Social Fingerprint® | Archive  RAGS Project to Reduce Gender Discrimination in India  This 3 year program in garment factories is a humble effort to change the lives of women and to help establish a communications platform for workers and managers   Video of Sumit Sahni, Factory Manager at …

The Crime of Alleviating Poverty: A Local Community Currency Battles the Central Bank of Kenya

The Crime of Alleviating Poverty: A Local Community Currency Battles the Central Bank of Kenya Posted on June 28, 2013 by Ellen Brown Former Peace Corps volunteer Will Ruddick and several residents of Bangladesh, Kenya, face a potential seven years in prison after developing a cost-effective way to alleviate poverty in Africa’s poorest …

Hip Investor: Going Fossil-Free, a How-To Guide in PDF — and webinar

    IN THIS ISSUE: I. Going Fossil-Free, a How-To Guide in PDF — and webinar:  In partnership with 350.org, HIP co-authored Resilient Portfolios & Fossil-Free Pensions, showing city and states how to go fossil-free;  join us Weds, 6/19 for a collaborative webinar II. Federal Reserve Supports Investing for Impact: The Federal Reserve of …

Focus on the Global South Newsletter: World Trade Organization’s free trade jeopardized people’s rights

In this edition of Focus on the Global South Newsletter, we revisit the Asian Development Bank’s role in the ‘privatization’ of Asia and how the World Trade Organization’s free trade and investment policies have jeopardized people’s rights and the environment.  Through its growth strategy, ADB continues to promote privatization and create …

The Sustainable Value of “Brand Disney”: Strategic Implications of Its Withdrawal from Bangladesh

  What I Learned About Sustainability at REI, Part 1: Abundance Over Scarcity After seven years of working on sustainable business at REI, I am taking some time to reflect and share some of the things I learned. My first lesson was that no one was inspired by an “I …