Other News: United Nations Still Popular in Most Countries

   United Nations Still Popular in Most Countries   By Jim Lobe*   WASHINGTON, Sep 18 2013 (IPS) – On the eve of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, a newly released survey of 39 countries shows that the world body remains relatively popular around the globe. …

Press Release – Launch of the Renewables 2013 Global Status Report

Media Contact: Christine Lins, Executive Secretary, REN21 Tel: +33 1 44 37 50 90 [email protected] | www.ren21.net/gsr Media Contact: Miriam Wolf, Press Officer, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Tel: +49 69 154 008 290 [email protected] PRESS RELEASE   Renewable Energy: World Invests $244 billion in 2012, Geographic Shift to Developing Countries The sister …

Global Crowdfunding Update: Updates from the World Bank and Africa

Crowdfunding Global Update June 3, 2013 Crowdfunding was the featured topic in this month’s Entrepreneur Magazine, which looks at innovation in funding start-ups. The article explored the ways in which governments, development organizations and investors in many countries are working to create entrepreneurial ecosystems and innovation.  Crowdfunding is a solution that …

Work-Family Balance Benefits Families and Society At Large, Says Ban

New York, May 15 2012  9:05AM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has highlighted the need for work-family balance for the benefit of families and society at large, adding that while flexible working arrangements are becoming more widely available, there is much room for improvement. “We need to respond to the ever-changing complexities of work and family life,” …

Aled Jones Joins Mercer’s Responsible Investment Team

Aled Jones Joins Mercer’s Responsible Investment Team Jane Ambachtsheer welcomes Aled Jones to the team and discusses what he is looking forward to working on in his new role. Stewardship Codes – An Emerging Global Phenomenon In addition to the UK Stewardship Code, principle-based codes have been developed in a …

The Public Option in Banking: Another Look at the German Model

THE PUBLIC OPTION IN BANKING: ANOTHER LOOK AT THE GERMAN MODEL Ellen Brown http://WebofDebt.com/articles October 11, 2011 Publicly-owned banks were instrumental in funding Germany’s “economic miracle” after the devastation of World War II. Although the German public banks have been targeted in the last decade for takedown by their private …