IKEA, Philips, H&M, Mars, Nestlé Launch Campaign to Lead Business Shift to 100% Renewables

IKEA, Swiss Re, BT, Formula E, H&M, KPN, Mars, Nestlé, Philips and Reed Elsevier were among businesses that joined a powerful group of NGOs and clean energy experts during Climate Week to launch of a multi-year initiative to encourage major companies to commit to using 100 percent renewable power. With the …

PTF Celebrates the International Day of Democracy

PTF Celebrates the International Day of Democracy Supports youth in demanding good governance, transparency, and the rule of law in developing democracies Image by Youth for Social Development Over the past 14 years, the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) has supported civil society activists in developing democracies working to engage …

Be Prepared – For a LOT More Solar by 2025 | The Energy Collective Daily

Be Prepared – For a LOT More Solar by 2025 | The Energy Collective Daily     Be Prepared – For a LOT More Solar by 2025 Posted: 11 Sep 2014 09:00 AM PDT 2025 may sound a ways off, but it’s only 11 years away. What will the world …

Enabling through Technology

IIRC Newsletter – August Edition Enabling <IR> through Technology  The best use of technology to help implement integrated thinking and <IR> is proving to be a key challenge for organizations. As a result, the IIRC is inviting technology companies to come together in the <IR> Technology Initiative to help them consider …

Voices from Delaware Are Speaking Out Against Anonymous Company Ownership

August 27, 2014 Latest GFI Blogs Voices from Delaware Are Speaking Out Against Anonymous Company Ownership China’s Corrupt Economic Fugitives are Finding a Home in the U.S. Messi and the International Impunity System Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil  Illicit Finance Journalism Programme Lauches …

Voices of Hope & Launch of the International Alliance for Localization

  Local Futures     International Society for Ecology and Culture   July-August 2014   Photo: Karim Ahmed Hasan (Egypt) Greetings from LOCAL FUTURES In This Update     – Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis & the launch    of the International Alliance for Localization   – Announcing Planet …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: Stolen Asset Recovery Efforts Gaining Ground but Obstacles Remain

August 13, 2014 Latest GFI Blogs Messi and the International Impunity System Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil  Illicit Finance Journalism Programme Lauches Fourth Training Project Debate in Delaware on Anonymous Companies Why Wildlife Trafficking and Anonymous Companies are Mutually Inclusive  Why Tanzania Needs …

Toward an Inclusive TPP Trade Pact

Toward an Inclusive TPP Trade Pact   By Dr. Harsha Vardhana Singh*   NEW YORK, Aug  2014 (IPS) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have been hitting headlines recently, but not for all the right reasons. The media provides an incomplete picture of its implications, focusing mainly on its process …

Ten Reasons for Saying ‘No’ to the North Over Trade

Ten Reasons for Saying ‘No’ to the North Over Trade Analysis by Ravi Kanth Devarakonda and Phil Harris GENEVA/ROME, Aug  2014 (IPS) – India’s decisive stand last week not to adopt the protocol of amendment of the trade facilitation agreement (TFA) unless credible rules were in place for the development …

Water Resources Fact Sheet: Water scarcity may be the most underrated resource issue the world is facing today.

Water Resources Fact Sheet Earth Policy Release July 30, 2014 Water scarcity may be the most underrated resource issue the world is facing today. Seventy percent of world fresh water use is for irrigation. Each day we drink nearly 4 liters of water, but it takes some 2,000 liters of …