CELAC: Speaking for Latin America and the Caribbean

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Ban Calls On G-20 Summit to Show Boldness to Solve Global Economic Crisis

New York, Oct 25 2011  7:05PM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the world’s biggest economies to heed the voices of global public protest at their G-20 summit next week and show the bold leadership needed to resolve the global economic crisis and achieve sustainable development. “The gathering force of public protest is …

Families and Workers lose as Governments cut key

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine 128/230611 Families and Workers lose as Governments cut key services to pay off the banks Brussels, 23 June 2011 (ITUC OnLine): Workers and their families across the globe are at the end of savage cuts to the public sector, as Governments across the …

Rethinking Finance: Good Servant, Bad Master

Hazel Henderson is teaching again at Schumacher College for their course “Rethinking Finance: Good Servant, Bad Master?” with Ethical Markets Advisory Board members Tessa Tennant and Ann Pettifor, as well as Nathalie Buschor, Mark Burton and Julie Richardson. Reforming finance is still urgent globally. For example, in the US, the …

Can Accountants Save the World?

Reprinted with permission from ICAEW Global financial meltdown is bad enough but what about catastrophic climate change? Floods in China and Pakistan, forest fires in Russia, drought in Australia – the ‘climate crunch’ could be more devastating than the credit crunch. Accountants were at the heart of the operation to …