OurCrowd Raises $25M, Largest Investment in an Equity Crowdfunding Platform Yet

Wednesday, April 30 Top Stories Visit Our Site OurCrowd Closes $25M Series B Round — OurCrowd, the Israel-based equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, announced earlier this week that it raised a $25 million Series B private funding round. The company claims this is the largest investment in an equity …

GTM Research and SunSpec Alliance Partner to Advance Distributed Solar Performance Analytics.

GTM Research and SunSpec Alliance Partner to Advance Distributed Solar Performance Analytics.  THE SERVICE   Through today’s partnership, oSPARC participants will be able to participate in a new gtm Research program, oSPARC Plus, to analyze project and portfolio performance, compare system characteristics, and ease access to future project capital.  Data providers …

FUTURIST UPDATE: Unemployed Teens May Have Better Things to Do Than Work

March 2014 • Volume 15, No. 3 In this issue: Sharks and Stingrays Are in Hot Water Unemployed Teens May Have Better Things to Do Than Work Harnessing the Power of Humidity WorldFuture 2014 Speakers Bookshelf What’s Hot in The Futurist magazine Sharks and Stingrays Are in Hot Water Rare …

ENB Vol. 32 No. 8 – Eighth Session of the Open Working Group of the UN General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals – Summary & Analysis

A Reporting Service for Environment and Development Negotiations PDF format French version Back to IISD coverage Volume 32 Number 08 – Monday, 10 February 2014 SUMMARY OF THE EIGHTH SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPEN WORKING GROUP ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 3-7 FEBRUARY 2014 The eighth session of the …

EFES: Still more employee share plans in Europe

     Subscribe  /  Unsubscribe  /  Membership                                                        EFES NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2014   Still more employee share plans in Europe The EFES Survey of employee ownership in 2013 is soon available, showing that still more and more of European companies organize employee share plans. In 2013, 85% of all large European companies had …

Sustainable Development Update – 26 November 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 26 November 2013 UN-NGLS Publishes Policy Briefs for OWG 5 23_November 2013: Based on three consultations with civil society, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) has produced two papers to inform the fifth session of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable …

Energy Self-Reliant States: Bypassing the Power Grid

I spent most of last week on the West Coast with the family (and even went for a ride in the redwoods on an early 20th century steam train), but I came across a terrific video from EnergyShouldBe on why baseload power sources like coal and nuclear are incompatible with a largely …

U.N.’s Top Posts Remain a Boy’s Club

By Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS, Oct 8 2013 (IPS) – Despite adopting scores of pious resolutions on gender empowerment over the last 67 years, the 193-member General Assembly has failed to practice in its own backyard what it has vigourously preached to the outside world. So far, the U.N’s …

SAVE THE DATE – Youth Blast in NY, 20th September 2013!

  Hi  everyone,  This month, the UN is hosting in New York a series of key events together with its General Assembly, among them: the 20th Session of the  Commission  on Sustainable Development which will mark the end of a cycle and the the Inaugural Session of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.  This important …

Fundamentals of Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Ethical Markets highly recommends this course ! Hazel Henderson, Editor Fundamentals of Sustainable and Responsible Investment is a new introductory resource for investment advisors and other financial professionals who want to learn the basics of sustainable and responsible investment. It offers a unique blend of instruction and scenario learning that will …