SAMOA: On eve of major conference, UN chief spurs green investment in small islands

31 August 2014 – Encouraging partnerships between the private sector and small developing island nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged corporate leaders to invest in renewable energy and make historic strides in sustainability. “Oceans isolate small islands – but when they are managed well they become a constant source of wealth,” …

China Eyes Global Aviation With Avaolon Bid

                                                     DAILY NEWSLETTER                                                        August 12, 2014 China Eyes Global Aviation With Avaolon Bid After a failed bid at buying the world’s largest aircraft leasing company last year, China appears to be gearing up for a second attempt to enter the lucrative space with plans to bid for European giant …

Taiwan’s ASE issues Asia’s first corporate green bond – $300m, BBB, 6yrs – and it’s SIX times oversubscribed!! Asian green bonds may be about to blast off.

I’m in Cambodia, visiting the amazing Ankgor Wat, ancient religious centre of a city that apparently had a population of half a million people(link is external) in 1200 AD.  The temple’s bas-reliefs(link is external) are full of triumphal armies, marching through exquisite carvings of trees and forests. They liked their green. We haven’t yet …

Beyond GDP: Measuring progress, true wealth, and the wellbeing of nations

Ethical Markets is happy to post news from the EU “ Beyond GDP” group, since I served on its Advisory Board and Organizing Committee! ~ Hazel Henderson,Editor Beyond GDP Measuring progress, true wealth, and the wellbeing of nations July 2014 newsletter Interview Quote In the spotlight In brief Agenda On …

PRESS RELEASE: Consumer Behaviour Key to Sustainable Proteins Success

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release May 26th 2014 Consumer Behaviour Key to Sustainable Proteins Success London – Major changes in consumer lifestyles are necessary if the food industry is to avoid a proteins crisis. Protein alternatives to meats and seafood will be featured in the upcoming European edition (June 5-6, …

SDGs focus areas: Stakeholder proposals for goals and targets

  SDGs focus areas: Stakeholder proposals for goals and targets   In order to inform the deliberations of the tenth session of the UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group (OWG) on sustainable development goals (SDGs), 31 March – 4 April 2014, stakeholder forum has compiled a number of goals and corresponding targets from stakeholder proposals housed …

Leaders of MIGA, Total, BIS, City of Pretoria speaking at the 4th Global Infrastructure Basel Summit

Highlights of the 4th Global Infrastructure Basel Summit   Highlights of the upcoming 4th Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) Summit Selection of Confirmed Speakers Jamie Caruana, General Manager and CEO, Bank for International Settlements Executive Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa, Tshwane, South Africa Ambassador Michael Gerber, Special Representative for Global Sustainable Development, Swiss …

65,000 demand that ABB withdraw from Sarawak

65,000 demand that ABB withdraw from Sarawak 3/17/2014 07:22 The Bruno Manser Fund has handed over a petition against ABB’s dealings in Sarawak, Malaysia – ABB refuses to provide any information on its business ties with the Taib regime ZURICH, Switzerland, March 17, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– 65,318 individuals demand that abb withdraw …

Opportunities in Paraguay 2014 Early Registration Closes March 31

Opportunities in Paraguay 2014 – Part 2 May 5-6, Trade & Business Mission  ?  May 6-8, Conference JOIN US IN Asunción, Paraguay Limited openings for Trade & Business Mission RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY Register Now This conference brings together the most senior government and industry leaders from Paraguay with globally recognized …