SUMMARY OF THE TENTH SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPEN WORKING GROUP ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

PDF format SUMMARY OF THE TENTH SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPEN WORKING GROUP ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 31 MARCH – 4 APRIL 2014 The tenth session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took place from 31 March – 4 April …

65,000 demand that ABB withdraw from Sarawak

65,000 demand that ABB withdraw from Sarawak 3/17/2014 07:22 The Bruno Manser Fund has handed over a petition against ABB’s dealings in Sarawak, Malaysia – ABB refuses to provide any information on its business ties with the Taib regime ZURICH, Switzerland, March 17, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– 65,318 individuals demand that abb withdraw …

Following Tradition: Top Examples of Indigenous Knowledge Preserving Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services

    UN Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services      Following Tradition:  Top Examples of Indigenous Knowledge Preserving Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services   IPBES experts cite importance of ‘co-production’ of information with indigenous people With the planet losing species 100 to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, …

PRICE DISCOVERY, MARKET COMPLETION AND OTHER FANTASIES OF ECONOMISTS

PRICE DISCOVERY, MARKET COMPLETION AND OTHER FANTASIES OF ECONOMISTS By Hazel Henderson © 2013, for IPS Syndication Service While debating a high frequency trader (HFT) recently, I encountered the familiar rationalizations that HFT contributes to liquidity and price discovery in markets.  Assertions about liquidity are hard to justify after the …

Novethic Research: Blacklisting controversial companies helps responsible investors curb excesses

Blacklisting controversial companies helps responsible investors curb excesses Paris, 18 June 2013.  Novethic, a research centre, has published a pioneering study looking at the influence that responsible investors can exert by refusing to invest in multinationals involved in human rights violations. Blacklists published by 19 Northern European investors managing €1.5 trillion …

New Bretton Woods Update (No.85) March/April 2013 out now

Bretton Woods Update No. 85 March/April 2013   PDF version Please find below the highlights of the Bretton Woods Update No. 85(March/April 2013). BRICS challenge IFIs: Out of the frying pan into the fire?  Large middle-income countries jointly initiated alternatives to the World Bank and IMF in March, but advocates are …

Alliance: A role model for the good ship philanthropy?

An Indigenous-Led Organization Thank you for all of your responses to our June newsletter! We’ve had a busy couple of months. We are in the final stages of preparing to launch our new website! This new and improved version has been redesigned to help streamline applications to the Keepers of …

United Nations kept the light on, as Rio+20 negotiations continued through the weekend

By Martha J. Shaw, Earth Advertising CSRwire correspondent to the United Nations Rarely is a more diverse collection of people found under one roof than the 500 or so working around the clock this weekend at the United Nations to hash out the document going to the Rio+20 ‘Earth Summit’ …

Implementing Corporate Responsibility and Free, Prior, and Informed Consent

JOIN US At the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues For our workshop on “Implementing Corporate Responsibility and Free, Prior, and Informed Consent” May 16, 1:15PM-2:30 PM North Lawn Building, Conference Room 1 The United Nations, 1 UN Plaza, New York, New York ***YOU MUST RSVP TO [email protected] BY MONDAY, …

First Peoples Worldwide to Weigh in on “The Doctrine of Discovery”

MEDIA ADVISORY First Peoples Worldwide to Weigh in on “The Doctrine of Discovery” UN Session on Indigenous Issues Will Tackle Food Sovereignty and the Right to Redress First Peoples Worldwide Founder and President Rebecca Adamson will co-host a workshop at the upcoming eleventh annual session of the UN Permanent Forum …