Welcome to Issue #8 of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) INSIGHT.

Welcome to Issue #8 of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) INSIGHT. In June, GISR held its first international events in London, including a briefing and Steering Committee and Technical Review Committee meetings. At the committee meetings, discussions focused on the new program plan, which creates a cohesive framework …

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 …

When Nature Gets a Price Tag

http://truth-out.org/news/item/24355-when-nature-gets-a-price-tag When Nature Gets a Price Tag Bachalpsee in the morning, Swiss Alps, a generally mountainous areas less affected by human activity. (Photo: Zach T. / CC; Edited: EL / TO) United Nations – How much does a forest cost? What’s the true economic value of an ocean? Can you …

ILLICIT FINANCIAL OUTFLOWS FROM AFRICA CRIPPLING CONTINENT’S DEVELOPMENT

ILLICIT FINANCIAL OUTFLOWS FROM africa CRIPPLING CONTINENT’S DEVELOPMENT – UN New York, Feb  6 2014  6:00PM United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and former South African President Thabo Mbeki today stressed the need for global efforts to address the problem of illicit financial flows from Africa, which have crippled the …

OTHER NEWS: Big Gap Surfaces in Davos

Big Gap Surfaces in Davos   By Ray Smith   DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 24 2014 (IPS) – As self-appointed global leaders gather at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos and discuss ‘The Reshaping of the World’, a stone’s throw away non-governmental organisations named this year’s winners for their dreaded …

ASBC Public Announcement – August 9, 2013 – Business Owners Urge Minimum Wage Increase

Featured Story The Obama Administration recently proposed a new rule for hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) including those in the national forest system as well as federal lands nearby many treasured national parks. The Bureau of Land Management is currently …

Meetings Of The Minds

Business and environmental leaders brainstorm sustainable solutions to the world’s biggest problems. by Martha Shaw           (San Diego, CA) – May 15, 2013 – What would happen if you sequestered big business leaders and entrepreneurs with environmental thought leaders and encouraged them all to brainstorm ways to reduce our tread on the …

Clean Technica: Wisconsin Wins Coal Battle, Loses Energy War

Top cleantech news of the day from CleanTechnica, the world’s #1 cleantech or clean energy website: Wisconsin Wins Coal Battle, Loses Energy War ADEME Proposes France Set Solar PV Target Of 15 GW By 2020 Shared Renewables Bills Moving Forward In California International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance Established AG Solar …

European Community Designs Protect Industrial Designs That May Not Be Protected in the US and Elsewhere

October 2012 Quarterly Clean-Tech Law Alert Legal Insight for the Clean-Tech Community Partner Announcement Clean Edge has teamed up with Mintz Levin to provide key legal updates for the clean-tech community on a quarterly basis. The following articles and legal updates were written by Mintz Levin. See contact information at …

[Rio+20 Info Group] RELEASE: CSO SE4All Statement

We at Ethical Markets Media fully support this Statement and hope that signers will also join in signing our statement on Transforming Finance and a Financial Transactions Tax, Hazel Henderson, Editor CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT Governments and the UN should support a more ambitious, accountable and people-driven Sustainable Energy for All …