Futurist Update: Curbing the Decline of Chinese Manufacturing

    August 2013 • Volume 14, No. 8 In this issue: ·        Curbing the Decline of Chinese Manufacturing ·        Smart Glasses for Teachers Can “See” Students’ Questions ·        Even Regulated Pesticide Use Is Deadly to Aquatic Ecosystems ·        WorldFuture 2013 Recaps ·        Set of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Is Threatened by Sand …

ITUC General Council Sets Agenda for Global Action in 2012 – ITUC OnLine

ITUC General Council Sets Agenda for Global Action in 2012 Brussels, 21 October 2011 (ITUC OnLine):  The ITUC General Council, meeting at Elewijt near Brussels this week, has set out priorities for global trade union action through to the end of 2012, with a determination to fight back against the …

US Corporate Responsibility Survey Results

Ethical Corporation has released results from their recent survey on the state of US Corporate Responsibility. Sustainability Practitioners responded that the TOP FOUR challenges and risks CR/Sustainability teams face are: 13% – Appropriate and effective measurement, including calculating ROI 12% – Integration of CSR within overall business strategy, departmental goals …

New Coalition Forms to Fight Tax Dodgers and Financial Secrecy

A publication of FACT Coalitiion New Rules for Global Finance is pleased to join with other organizations in announcing the launch of the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) campaign and coalition. As the name indicates, FACT is a campaign to achieve greater financial accountability and transparency within financial institutions, …

Invitation to Corporation 20/20 Spring Seminars

On Behalf of Tellus Institute CORPORATION 20/20 Spring 2011 Seminars Please join us for the following seminars hosted by Corporation 20/20 in conjunction with the Great Transition Initiative. Venue: Tellus Institute, 11 Arlington St., Boston Metro: Arlington Station Time: 12:00-1:30 Lunch served RSVP: Kate Robinson, [email protected], 617 266 5400 Wednesday, …

Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens

I would like to call your attention to a new book by UK-based journalist Nicholas Shaxson called “Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World”. (US Edition, “Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens,” scheduled for release April 12, 2011) Mr. Shaxson plunges …

Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World by Nicholas Shaxson

Reviewed by Jeremy Haken I would like to call your attention to a new book by UK-based journalist Nicholas Shaxson called “Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World. (US Edition, Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens, scheduled for release April 12, 2011) …