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,” …

Crowdnetic closes its seed round, Can Reg A replace the small cap IPO?, LendIt’s pre-conference cocktail are nearly sold out

NowStreet Wire – The Leading Resource for Crowdfinance   Crowdnetic Closes $1.6 Million in Seed Funding Signifying the investment community’s growing enthusiasm for crowdfinance, Crowdnetic, leading provider of market data solutions for the global crowdfinance industry and parent of NowStreet Wire, announced this week that it has closed a $1.6 …

WRI Digest: Lessons from Florida: How Local Adaptation Efforts Can Complement National Climate Action.

Lessons from Florida: How Local Adaptation Efforts Can Complement National Climate Action. Bill Richardson — WRI Board member, former governor of New Mexico and former Secretary of Energy — participated in a climate rally in Miami last week. In a Huffington Post blog , Richardson writes, “Florida is the most vulnerable U.S. state to …

Report triggers campaign to prevent Australian fossil fuel investment

Member of Report triggers campaign to prevent Australian fossil fuel investment Brisbane, May 2nd, 2013 Press Release A new report has identified the heaviest lending banks to coal and gas export projects in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, as a new campaign calls on Australians to abandon banks …

The State of Crowdfunding Worldwide

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 Top Stories Visit Our Site  Follow Like RSS Crowdfunding and the ‘Engagement Effect’ Concept — The American Institute of Architects recently engaged the research and advisory firm massolution to explore the possibilities of crowdfunding for architects. We feature some findings from the report. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS The State of Crowdfunding …

Information Technology Plays Critical Role in Achieving An Objective, Says Ban

New York, Sep 19 2011  2:05PM The United Nations must leverage the power of information and communications technology (ICT) to the fullest in its response to political, economic and environmental challenges and to improve the delivery of its services, says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Addressing a meeting at UN Headquarters on …

July Impact Quarterly: Corum Prioritizes Corporate Social Responsibility

Social Intrapreneurs THE MEANING BEHIND THE BRAND CORUM PRIORITIZES CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Deepa CorumLuxury brands are under more scrutiny than ever before. Increasingly, customers are demanding to know not just what a global niche luxury watch brand like Corum values, but also how it stands behind these values. “Today’s consumer …