SAMOA: On eve of major conference, UN chief spurs green investment in small islands

31 August 2014 – Encouraging partnerships between the private sector and small developing island nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged corporate leaders to invest in renewable energy and make historic strides in sustainability. “Oceans isolate small islands – but when they are managed well they become a constant source of wealth,” …

Santa Fe Seeks Feasibility Study Consultants

Hi  – Join us for the monthly coalition call every second Friday at noon! Click here to sign up. Santa Fe Seeks Feasibility Study Consultants Late last week, the City of Santa Fe issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for consultants who are interested in assisting the city with an feasibility study …

InterGenerational Model UN Program at SFSU, Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

__________________________________________ Official Invitation August 10, 2014 The united nations Association – san francisco Chapter is inviting all high school, college students, and interested adults to participate in our next Inter Generational Model UN exercise.  September 27th 2014 at san francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. San Francisco, CA. This magnificent simulation of …

PRI in Person conference in Montréal 24-26 September.

JOIN US AT PRI IN PERSON IN MONTRÉAL I would personally like to invite you to this year’s PRI in Person conference in Montréal 24-26 September. As part of a whole week of responsible investment events in Montréal, PRI in Person is our annual conference and the responsible investment event …

7th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF) West, September 16-17

THE WESTERN U.S. IS LEADING THE CHARGE ON SCALABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT COME MEET THE PLAYERS! September 16-17, 2014 san francisco REFF-West is the premier west coast renewable energy finance event, uniting senior financiers, investors, and renewable energy executives from across the country since 2008. With a focus on renewable …

Turns out the cost of fighting climate change will increase 40 percent for every decade of inaction.

  By Elaine Hsieh, Program Director & Senior Analyst – VERGE Turns out the cost of fighting climate change will increase 40 percent for every decade of inaction. That’s one of the eye-opening findings from a new White House report released yesterday, serving as an important reminder that action is …

You Can’t Taper a Ponzi Scheme: Time to Reboot

One thing to be said for the women now heading the Federal Reserve and the IMF: compared to some of their predecessors, they are refreshingly honest. The Wall Street Journal reported on July 2nd: Two of the world’s most powerful women of finance sat down for a lengthy discussion Wednesday on the …

Greetings to Futurist Update Readers, from Amy Zalman, CEO of World Future Society

  Dear Futurist Update reader,   My name is Amy Zalman, and I am the incoming CEO and President of the World Future Society. I am writing to introduce myself and to let you know how glad I am to know that you subscribe to our free monthly newsletter, the Futurist Update. …

The Story behind the World Future Society (WFS)

      Dear Futurist Update reader,   My name is Amy Zalman, and I am the incoming ceo and President of the World Future Society. I am writing to introduce myself and to let you know how glad I am to know that you subscribe to our free monthly newsletter, …