First Peoples Worldwide Spring Newsletter

Fetching mail… More All None Read Unread Starred Unstarred 1–10 of 10     Remove label Fetching mail… More All None Read Unread Starred Unstarred 1–2 of 2     First Peoples Worldwide Spring Newsletter May 9, 2014 It’s springtime and change is in the air!  First Peoples Worldwide’s newsletter …

Developing Nations Seek U.N. Retaliation on Bank Cancellations

Developing Nations Seek U.N. Retaliation on Bank Cancellations   By Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS, Apr  2014 (IPS) – The 132-member Group of 77, the largest single coalition of developing nations, has urged Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to provide, “as soon as possible…alternative options for banking services” in New York City …

Katerva partners with Launch Systems Challenge 2013

Launch’s 2013 challenge focuses on materials and material manufacturing. Deadline for initial application– July 15, 2013.   At Katerva we believe there is a groundswell of civil society and corporate commitment flowing into new ideas, models, and technologies with proven successes in every region of the world. But the world cannot …

Futurist Update: Designing Clothing for Space Travel

    In this issue: ·        Designing Clothing for Space Travel ·        Smartphone Ownership Passes 55% of U.S. Adults ·        A Big Data Approach to Detecting Viruses ·        With More Hunger Comes More Risk Taking ·        What’s Hot in THE FUTURIST Magazine   Advertisement  The Annual Conference of the World Future Society: July 19-21, 2013, at …

THE GO-TO RATING SERVICE FOR NONPROFIT DO-GOOD LOAN FUNDS

THE GO-TO RATING SERVICE FOR NONPROFIT DO-GOOD LOAN FUNDS The CARS rating service includes deep dive due diligence and analysis   By Ellie Winninghoff, award winning journalist and member of Ethical Markets Research Advisory Board   Local wind-farms that finance services for low-income people, microfinance for Indians, conservation easements that …

When and Why Foundations Should Blur the Line Between Profit-making and Charity

A recent New York Times article on program-related investing highlighted the $10 million equity stake the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation took in Liquidia Technologies. Some in the foundation world are concerned that the investment blurred the line between profit-making and charity. We and our Braintrust advisor Stephen Viederman say …