Other News: FACING UP TO INEQUALITY: NEW APPROACHES BEYOND ECONOMISM

FACING UP TO INEQUALITY: NEW APPROACHES BEYOND ECONOMISM Hazel Henderson* Grim recent studies reveal the shocking increase in inequality globally, both between and within countries. Anti-poverty economic policies since World War II have done little, except for their notable success in China. Worldwide, the share of nations’ productivity increases going …

COOPERATIVES CAN BUILD SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESILIENCE DURING CRISES

COOPERATIVES CAN BUILD SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESILIENCE DURING CRISES — UNOFFICIALS New York, Jul  6 2013 11:00AM The International Day of Cooperatives provides an opportunity to spotlight how such enterprises canhelp build resilience in all socio-economic spheres in times of “globaluncertainty,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday.“Over the course of the ongoing …

Research: Calculating the Hidden Risks of Environmental Damage

                Research: Calculating the Hidden Risks of Environmental Damage     A new analysis reveals that some business activities do not generate sufficient profit to cover their natural resource use and pollution costs, creating large, hidden risks that affect some industries operating in …

GMI RATINGS: Snoozing Boards Can Stunt Your Stocks

June 6, 2013 Snoozing Boards Can Stunt Your Stocks  (MotleyFool, 6/5/13) “Entrenched boards can lead to company-stunting problems. CEOs are overcompensated, risk is poorly addressed or managed, new consumer trends are missed, stagnant bureaucracies petrify, and terrible disasters like the financial crisis happen. The beauty of a system with checks and …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Topography of Eastern Seaboard muddles ancient sea level changes

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Topography of Eastern Seaboard muddles ancient sea level changes How should geophysics contribute to disaster planning? Research into carbon storage in Arctic tundra reveals unexpected insight into ecosystem resiliency World’s biggest ice sheets likely more stable than previously believed World’s melting glaciers making large contribution to …

IGES on-site side events, related events & exhibitions at Rio+20

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) will hold the following on-site side events at Rio+20, and will be involved in related events and exhibitions in the Japan Pavilion. http://www.iges.or.jp/en/rio20/side_events.html   “Building Resilience to Disasters in the 21st Century: Implications of the Triple Disaster in Japan in a Post-Rio+20 World” Monday, 18 …

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 …

EnerNOC Wins SCE Contract for Energy Efficiency

EnerNOC Wins SCE Contract for Energy Efficiency Forget about demand response, EnerNOC wants a bite of the energy efficiency pie. The Humanitarian Side of Solar and Renewables We take a break from pure capitalism to honor the human, animal, and environmental-minded side of the renewable business. Suniva Update: “Suspending” Pursuit …