The Nagoya Protocol and Synthetic Biology Research: A Look at the Potential Impacts

The Nagoya Protocol and Synthetic Biology Research: A Look at the Potential Impacts WASHINGTON – The United Nations (UN) is working to ensure that the benefits of genetic resources are shared in a fair and equitable way via the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity.  The Nagoya Protocol …

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 …

As G8 leaders meet for summit focused on increasing transparency, 150 business leaders and investors gather to advance a market-led solution

As G8 leaders meet for summit focused on increasing transparency, 150 business leaders and investors gather to advance a market-led solution   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As G8 leaders meet for summit focused on increasing transparency, 150 business leaders and investors gather to advance a market-led solution (London, Frankfurt June 18, 2013) – …

Bank Track: New Equator Principles to have deeply underwhelming impact on people and planet: Commitments on community safeguards and climate change far below what is required

New Equator Principles to have deeply underwhelming impact on people and planet; Commitments on community safeguards and climate change far below what is required Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 4 2013 Press Release The long awaited new, third version of the Equator Principles (EPIII) (1) will have a deeply underwhelmingimpact on safeguarding the rights …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: No Species Is Safe From Illicit Wildlife Trade

  Tuesday, March 12, 2013 HSBC, Panama: “Exit, Stage Right” Video: Raymond Baker at the Wilson Center on Illicit Financial Flows from Russia Senator Carl Levin to Retire After 2014 Denmark Increases Corporate Transparency One Thing We Learned From The Senate’s Too Big To Jail Hearing Yesterday Congress Must End …

Second meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity

ICNP 2 plenary discussed procedural issues and draft recommendations on: guidance for the financial mechanism; resource mobilization; awareness raising; and the ABS clearinghouse. Two contact groups addressed a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism and compliance. Download the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (PDF).

Federation Announces $2-Million Investment from the Ford Foundation

Federation Announces $2-Million Investment from Ford Foundation (July 17, 2011 – Hollywood, CA) The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (Federation) today announced a $2-million investment from the Ford Foundation for the purpose of making secondary-capital investments in community development credit unions (CDCUs). “The Ford Foundation is our largest …