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 …

Columbia University has roughly $10 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and G4S

Did you know…  …that Columbia University has roughly $10 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and G4S–two of the largest private prison firms in the world? …that last year, the Chairman of the Board of CCA was inducted onto the Board of Trustees at Belmont University, and that …

SMARTPLANET DAILY: Top 10 U.S. cities to start a new business

  MANAGE | READ ONLINE | PREVIOUS   SmartPlanet Daily A DAILY BRIEFING OF THE NEWEST STORIES ON SMARTPLANET, FIVE DAYS A WEEK. May 09, 2014 FROM THE DESK OF … Number three is Omaha, NE and two is Miami, FL. You’ll (probably) never guess the number one U.S. city …

Ukraine crisis shows urgency of green energy: Russian nat’l gas blackmail

by Juan Cole, originally published by Informed Comment  | MAR 8, 2014 Hawks are complaining that europe has been insufficiently belligerent in its response to Russian moves in the Crimea, blaming the declining military budgets in most European countries. But this focus on military hardware is misleading, since there was never any prospect …

Earth Policy Institute: U.S. Bike-Sharing Fleet More than Doubles in 2013

U.S. Bike-Sharing Fleet More than Doubles in 2013  Janet Larsen www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2013/highlights40 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight August 28, 2013 The opening of the San Francisco Bay Area bike share on August 29, 2013, brings the combined fleet of shared bikes in the United States above 18,000, more than a doubling since …

WRI Digest: Lessons from Florida: How Local Adaptation Efforts Can Complement National Climate Action.

Lessons from Florida: How Local Adaptation Efforts Can Complement National Climate Action. Bill Richardson — WRI Board member, former governor of New Mexico and former Secretary of Energy — participated in a climate rally in Miami last week. In a Huffington Post blog , Richardson writes, “Florida is the most vulnerable U.S. state to …

The St.Augustine Report: County distances itself from Mumford concert

 Share your Report with friends on these  social networks Published by former Mayor George Gardner                      August 7 2013 The Report is an independent publication serving our community. Contributions are greatly appreciated.   Click or mail to  George Gardner 57 Fullerwood Drive St. …

Union Square Ventures is Cornering the Crowdfunding Market

Don’t hesitate to get in touch! [email protected] Union Square Ventures is Cornering the Crowdfunding Market May 08, 2013 12:07 pm | Jonathan Sandlund |View Original Post|   As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, CircleUp announced its $7.5 million Series A yesterday. Surpassing Funders Club’s $6 million “seed” round in October, this …

Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Sylvia Wisniwski, Managing Director, Finance in Motion, Frankfurt am Main, Germany – April 5, 2013

Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI.”  The interview features a practitioner’s insights about SRI in emerging markets and through Emerging Markets ESG shares this expertise with a wide global audience.  The goals of Five Questions about SRI are fourfold: To collect a catalogue of examples of …