Microbusinesses don’t just create jobs; they create GOOD jobs!

What has not been known, until now, is whether those jobs are any good?  Based on the seminal study published by the FIELD/aspen institute which used in-depth interviews of the employees of Accion East microbusinesses, the resounding answer to the question is ‘yes’!   In summary, the report highlights that 1) …

eceee Industrial Summer Study – early birds register by 14 February

eceee 2014 Industrial Summer Study Retool for a competitive and sustainable industry2–5 JunePapendal, Arnhem, the NetherlandsEarly birds register by 14 February Register by 14 February to enjoy early bird discounts. http://www.eceee.org/industry/registration/Secure your hotel room now! eceee has reserved a number of discounted hotel rooms on site. Book now to secure your hotel room.Why an industrial …

Now Street: Crowdnetic Acquires NowStreet Journal and Strengthens its Management Team with Key Hire

NowStreet Journal Acquired Dear Readers: I’d just like to take this time to say thank you for your readership and continued support of NowStreet Journal. It has been an incredible experience both witnessing and documenting the transformation of our financial markets. But this is merely the beginning. As the popularity …

UN REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT INTO AND OUT OF EMERGING ECONOMIES

UN REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT INTO AND OUT OF EMERGING ECONOMIES New York, Mar 25 2013  4:00PM Foreign direct investment (FDI) going into and out of the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – collectively known as BRICS – is mounting in global influence, according …

Guest Post: President Obama Doesn’t Know How to Deploy New Energy

Guest Post: President Obama Doesn’t Know How to Deploy New Energy Jigar Shah weighs in on the nomination of Ernest Moniz as the Secretary of Energy. JIGAR SHAH: FEBRUARY 25, 2013 With the likely nomination of Ernest Moniz as the Secretary of Energy, President Obama has chosen invention over deployment …

WORLD’S YOUTH FACING WORSENING UNEMPLOYMENT, WARNS NEW UN REPORT

WORLD’S YOUTH FACING WORSENING UNEMPLOYMENT, WARNS NEW UN REPORT New York, Jan 21 2013  7:00PM Global unemployment rose in 2012 amid continuing economic insecurity and insufficient policies stifling overall hiring, a new report by the United Nations labour agency has warned, adding that the world’s youth were most vulnerable to …

Taking the Measure of the New Metrics Conference, Philadelphia 2012

by Paul Glover For 222 years, American stock exchanges have measured success by larger numbers, regardless of capital’s social and environmental impact. The bottom line has been the top line. During recent decades, though, corporations have been kicked from behind by vigilant citizens demanding government regulations, then nudged from within …

ILO Conference: ITUC outraged at Employers attack on ILO system

The employers’ group today blocked discussion of some of the worst cases of worker rights violations at the annual ILO conference in Geneva. Read more… Qatar’s Workers Need a Real Trade Union, Not a Fake One The ITUC has agreed to a meeting with the Qatari Labour Minister to outline the …