Business Growth in an Era of Water Scarcity

webinar by Trucost and Ecolab,  17 February 2015, Arizona State University At our current pace of production, businesses will need 40 percent more water to feed, clothe and house two billion more middle class consumers in the next two decades. This conversation explores perspectives on strategies for making the business …

How Measuring The Economy Differently Could Increase Gender Equality

Every three months, the government takes the temperature of the economy by releasing Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, figures. GDP goes up: the economy is supposedly healthy. GDP goes down: there’s a bug (or an all-out contagion, as during the Great Recession). But GDP — which adds up the value …

NEW REPORT: Mobile Is Pulling Customers Away From Branches And Online Banking

New Report Alert   THE MOBILE AND ONLINE BANKING REPORT: Mobile Is Pulling Customers Away From Branches And Online Banking To Read The Full Report, Sign Up For A Free Trial Today » John Heggestuen | [email protected] The relationship between consumers and their banks is in a period of dramatic upheaval …

Exposed: Corporate cash is the lifeblood of climate change denial on Capitol Hill

  Exposed: Corporate cash is the lifeblood of climate change denial on Capitol Hill By Moyers & Company Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:53 EDT 34   If you wonder why so many members of Congress are in denial when it comes to climate change, follow the money. This week, Forecast …

BSR is abuzz as we confirm speakers, finalize sessions, and approve the details for meals, networking receptions, and our mobile app for the BSR Conference 2014,

PROGRAM      SPEAKERS      NETWORKING BSR is abuzz as we confirm speakers, finalize sessions, and approve the details for meals, networking receptions, and our mobile app for the BSR Conference 2014, taking place November 4-6 in New York. The event is just two short months away, and an even closer deadline is …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – GFI Urges Obama, African Leaders to Prioritize Curbing Illicit Financial Flows at U.S.-Africa Sum

  Monday, August 4, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:     Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil      Illicit Finance Jounralism Programme Lauches Fourth Training Project      Debate in Delaware on Anonymous Companies    Why Wildlife Trafficking and Anonymous Companies …

Rewarding the Work of Democracy: The Case for TimeBanking

  Rewarding the Work of Democracy: The Case for TimeBanking by Edgar S. Cahn. Ph.D. Founder, Time Banking; Co-Founder, Antioch School Of Law, Washington, DC Ethical Markets Media Advisory Board Member  This paper is an exploration of the contribution that TimeBanking, a medium of exchange with its own unique characteristics can, and …

  July 23, 2014 CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS The Road to Renewable Raw Materials Is Paved with Strategic Partnerships As the demand to reduce our carbon footprint intensifies, companies are looking for appropriate replacements for fossil fuel-based raw materials. To meet this challenge, a number of forward-thinking chemical companies are developing …

Planning for Phasing Out Incentives

Planning for Phasing Out Incentives The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/planning-phasing-incentives/ Over the next decade, solar electricity will let consumers get cheaper energy from their rooftop than from their utility. Among the upheaval in the electricity system, the coming of …