CORPORATIONS WILL HAVE TO ABIDE TO HUMAN RIGHTS

CORPORATIONS WILL HAVE TO ABIDE TO HUMAN RIGHTS Source: Treaty Alliance: http://www.treatymovement.com/ A resolution was adopted in the UN Human Rights Council on June 26 that will begin the process of elaborating an international legally binding instrument on business and human rights. Despite strong opposition from the EU and US, the …

Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Three Transformative Levers

Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda:  Three Transformative Levers Written by Alvin Leong (LLM, JD), Fellow at the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies. He can be contacted at [email protected] First posted by Post2015.org, a site facilitated by the Overseas Development Institute. The co-chairs of the Open Working Group …

Sustainable Development Update – 6 March 2014 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase   Partnership for Action on a Green Economy Holds Inaugural Meeting 5_March_2014: The inaugural meeting of the UN-led Partnership for Action on a Green Economy (PAGE) explored national pathways and policies for the green economy, and provide guidance to governments on achieving a green economy transition. Over 30 ministers …

PGGM vs Israel, Swiss VC fund, United Utilities, PensionDanmark, PKA, IPE-Quest, Rabobank

Monday 13 January 2014 TODAY’S TOP STORIES Israel decries PGGM decision to divest from banks involved in settlements Newspaper accuses fund, which does not exclude Chinese banks investing in Tibet, of double standards Swiss MPs seek pension fund support to seed venture capital scheme United Utilities to shift asset allocation …

What We Could Do with a Postal Savings Bank: Infrastructure that Doesn’t Cost Taxpayers a Dime

We at Ethical Markets  fully support    restoring this  savings bank function to  our US Post Office  and funding new infrastructure at no cost to taxpayers, as in many other countries in Europe and  in Japan . –  Hazel Henderson, editor  What We Could Do with a Postal Savings Bank: Infrastructure …

Collateral Damage: QE3 and the Shadow Banking System

  by Ellen Brown Rather than expanding the money supply, quantitative easing (QE) has actually caused it to shrink by sucking up the collateral needed by the shadow banking system to create credit. The “failure” of QE has prompted the Bank for International Settlements to urge the Fed to shirk …

EIOPA, ABP, PFZW, ATP, Crédit Agricole, Ahold, Euroclear, IPE-Quest

                      Today’s top stories             EIOPA asks for more independence, ‘enhanced’ mandate   EUROPE – Chairman suggests partial financing of independent budget by levying fees on industry.   Read more…           …

Green Solar: First Solar Cleared to Resume Construction in Antelope Valley

    LATEST NEWS: The Advantages of Developing Solar on Brownfields  Patrick Donnelly-Shores – May 17, 2013 California and other western states can learn from New Jersey’s solar brownfield experience. SolarCity Raises $500M From Goldman Sachs to Finance Solar Roofs  Eric Wesoff – May 16, 2013 Looking to include customers …

Long-term investing, DC disclosure, discount rate debate, Danish FSA, Kent County, KLP

                            Dear Dr Hazel Henderson                 Today’s top stories             Brussels to ‘calibrate’ all directives with long-term investing Green Paper   EUROPE – Commissioner Michel Barnier …