At UN meeting in Geneva, Ban spotlights trade as driver of global sustainable development

1 October 2014 – The critical role played by international trade in lifting economies out of poverty is an invaluable one but must remain consonant with the objectives enshrined in the sustainable development goals, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today in an address to the world trade organization (WTO). Speaking at …

Toward an Inclusive TPP Trade Pact

Toward an Inclusive TPP Trade Pact   By Dr. Harsha Vardhana Singh*   NEW YORK, Aug  2014 (IPS) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have been hitting headlines recently, but not for all the right reasons. The media provides an incomplete picture of its implications, focusing mainly on its process …

Global assessment of best practices in green growth reveals pathways for success

  Knowledge Update Issue 2014-5                                                                                         1 …

Prospering in Common

Stuart Williams is back on the international conference scene and instead of his very successful conferences for 300,000 global corporate executives, he is bringing together environmentalists, architects and financial managers to reinvent the new SRI, Socially Responsible Investing, from the bottom up. As an international environmental consultant now focused on …

Communities Co-Evolving Toward Resilience

Communities Co-Evolving Toward Resilience By Greg Wendt, CFP, Stakeholders Capital; founder, Green Economy Think Tank “The road from here to sustainable, resilient cities and regions is hardly a straight one — there’s no one-size-fits-all recipe for success. Infrastructure, politics and finances — not to mention the uniqueness of resources, geography …

Video: Enough Is Enough

Enough Is Enough lays out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth—an economy where the goal is enough, not more. Based on the best-selling book by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill, the film explores specific strategies to fix the financial system, reduce inequality, create jobs, …

Further Your Activism: Toolkits, Grants, and Volunteer Opportunities on World Pulse

October 2013: World Pulse Community Opportunities          Act Quickly! Free Film Screening Kits October marks the 13th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, the UN’s landmark commitment to women in conflict situations. Resolution 1325 makes clear that peace and equality between men and women are inextricably …

PositiveMoney: The Gap Between the Rich and the Rest of Us

  The gap between the very richest and the rest of us has increased continuously over the last thirty years. Did you know that top 10% of population earns on average 6 times more than the bottom 90%? Many factors contribute to this growing gap, but one of the most significant is least understood: the …

GreenMoney Interviews: Hazel Henderson interviewed by GreenMoney’s founder Cliff Feigenbaum

GreenMoney Interviews: Hazel Henderson interviewed by GreenMoney’s founder Cliff Feigenbaum   Introduction  Welcome to the latest “GreenMoney Interviews.” For this issue I spoke with Dr. Hazel Henderson, a true icon and visionary in the world of corporate responsibility and ethical economies. Dr. Henderson is a world-renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a …