GLOBE World Summit of Legislators Resolution Urges Climate Action

  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 11 June 2014 GLOBE World Summit of Legislators Resolution Urges Climate Action 9_June_2014: Participants at the Second World Summit of Legislators, organized by the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE), agreed on a Legislators …

Emerging Markets ESG – Gender Composition of Management Boards and Supervisory Boards of Companies Listed on the Main Index of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, the WIG20, as of June 30, 2013

According to the Polish Central Statistical Office, there are currently more women (51.6%) than men (48.4%) in Poland. Despite this, the proportion of women in top management and on the boards of the largest listed companies in Poland remains strikingly low. Agnieszka Ploetzing, graduate of the School of American Law …

Reworking Finance to Serve People and the Environment

Reworking Finance to Serve People and the Environment   By Silvia Giannelli FLORENCE, May 21 2013 (IPS) – The wake of the global financial crisis, as many national governments in Europe cut back on services to citizens and used public money to rescue banks, taught many people a valuable lesson. “Nowadays …

Good News Agency: A culture of peace is emerging in all fields of human endeavour

Good News Agency A culture of peace is emerging in all fields of human endeavour   Good News Agency carries positive and constructive news from all over the world relating to voluntary work, the work of the United Nations, non governmental organizations and institutions engaged in improving the quality of life …

E-waste Academy 2012 and future outlook

Dear UNCSD Readers,United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), Operating Unit SCYCLE, organized in 2012 the first instalment of the E-waste Academy (EWA) for policymakers and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).In a formal cooperation with the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), supported by United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) …

Investors respond to conclusion of UN Climate Change conference in Durban

NEWS RELEASE IIGCC responds to conclusion of UN Climate Change conference in Durban London, December 11, 2011 In response to the conclusion of the United Nations Climate Change conference in Durban, Stephanie Pfeifer, Executive Director of The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) said: “Climate negotiators have taken a …

Energy Poverty Seen as History at IEA for $48 Billion a Year

Energy Poverty Seen as History at IEA for $48 Billion a Year 2011-10-10 10:45:00.0 GMT By Simon Clark and Lananh Nguyen Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) — The world’s entire population can have electricity and cleaner stoves by 2030 if $48 billion is invested each year, the International Energy Agency said in …

Book Review by Hazel Henderson: Treasure Islands and Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!

Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens, by Nicholas Shaxson, Palgrave Macmillan, NYC 2011 Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us! by Ralph Nader, Seven Stories Press, NYC 2009 In Treasure Islands, author Nicholas Shaxson digs deeper than any previous research on the size and shape of global finance and …

Families and Workers lose as Governments cut key

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine 128/230611 Families and Workers lose as Governments cut key services to pay off the banks Brussels, 23 June 2011 (ITUC OnLine): Workers and their families across the globe are at the end of savage cuts to the public sector, as Governments across the …