Local Futures: Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis, November 8

Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis Including the launch of the International Alliance for Localization (IAL) 10am to 6pm, November 8, 2014 The Great Hall, The Cooper Union New York, New York  Concerned about climate change? Care about stopping global conflicts? Worried about financial insecurity and income inequality? …

Innovation Forum – Business & Human Rights, November 10

Business and Human Rights How to get beyond policy, manage risk and build relationships 10 November, 2014, London Introduction This global event is a meeting place for corporate practitioners tasked with the responsibility of putting human rights principles into practice. Going beyond the usual theory and into the practical implications …

“COOPETITION”: A RADICAL APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY

Future 500 Newsletter September 2014 Stakeholder Engagement Experts, Aligning Power with Purpose “Coopetition”: A radical approach to sustainability  As the world faces daunting social and environmental challenges, brands must not only be ready to react, but anticipate what’s on the horizon. The Transition500 Alliance, of which Future 500 is a founding member, …

CORPORATIONS WILL HAVE TO ABIDE TO HUMAN RIGHTS

CORPORATIONS WILL HAVE TO ABIDE TO HUMAN RIGHTS Source: Treaty Alliance: http://www.treatymovement.com/ A resolution was adopted in the UN Human Rights Council on June 26 that will begin the process of elaborating an international legally binding instrument on business and human rights. Despite strong opposition from the EU and US, the …

Conflicts of Interest, Investor Loss of Confidence, and High Speed Trading in U.S. Stock Markets

Watch Brad Katsuyama, featured in Michael Lewis’ bestseller Flash Boys, discuss issues affecting the US equity markets, particularly conflicts of interest in pricing structure, market design and technology architecture, such as high-frequency trading.   Presented before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations June 17, 2014 09:30AM, Room 216, Hart Senate Office …

Sustainable Development Update – 20 May 2014 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 20 May 2014 Experts Conclude Fourth Session on Sustainable Development Financing 16_May_2014: The Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) held its Fourth Session, during which expert members discussed the …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: In Mexico, you can pay taxes with art

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 From the Financial Transparency Coalition Blog: Incorporation Standards in Banking: A Race to the Bottom When You Want Secrecy, All You Need is a Shell Company FTC Submits Letter to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bankers Illicit Financial Flows: The Elephant in the Room at the …

Lloyd’s receives the Farsight Award 2013/14 for their outstanding report “Feast or Famine: Business and Insurance Implications of Food Safety and Security”

  Lloyd’s receives the Farsight Award 2013/14 for their outstanding report “Feast or Famine: Business and Insurance Implications of Food Safety and Security”   Yesterday evening, the  Farsight Award 2013/14  was presented to Trevor Maynard and his team at Lloyd’s during the Sustainable City Awards ceremony at Mansion House. Supported by Gresham College, Z/Yen …

CSR Asia Weekly: Is Connectivity a Human Right? / ESG Performance Impacts Creditworthiness in Investors’ Eyes

  8 April: Online Training – Community Investment Strategy and Impact Measurement Don’t miss the 2-hour online training which will include an introduction of the “csr asia Community Investment Scorecard” used by a number of csr asia clients and an overview of strategic community investment, with a focus on tools …

TRANSFORMING ADVERTISING: NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2014 ETHICMARK® AWARDS

For Immediate Release   TRANSFORMING ADVERTISING: NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2014 ETHICMARK® AWARDS 2014 EthicMark® Awards Call for Nominations honoring best sustainable, environmental campaigns now open.   St. Augustine, FL, March 3, 2014 – Nominations are now open, running until June 13, 2014, for the 2014 EthicMark® Awards for ads and …