Research: Calculating the Hidden Risks of Environmental Damage

                Research: Calculating the Hidden Risks of Environmental Damage     A new analysis reveals that some business activities do not generate sufficient profit to cover their natural resource use and pollution costs, creating large, hidden risks that affect some industries operating in …

Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference

Call for AbstractsNexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference March 4–7, 2014 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC USA The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference on March 3-7, …

PRODUCTION SECTORS COST WORLD ENVIRONMENT MORE THAN GAINS THEY PRODUCE – UN-BACKED STUDY

PRODUCTION SECTORS COST WORLD ENVIRONMENT MORE THAN GAINS THEY PRODUCE – UN-BACKED STUDY New York, Apr 15 2013  1:00PM Primary production and processing in such sectors as agriculture, forestry, fisheries, mining, oil and gas exploration and utilities cost the world economy $7.3 trillion a year in damage to the environment, …

Youth blast Rio+20 deal as ‘pathetic’

Youth blast Rio+20 deal as ‘pathetic’ Sat, 23 Jun 2012 03:24 GMT Source: alertnet // Roli Mahajan Youth display the American flag, with symbols of multinational brands to protest against current economic policy, during the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro on June 21, 2012. …

Kiernan: RI’s reactions to the Generation Sustainable Capitalism paper were dispiriting..and wrong!

Kiernan: RI’s reactions to the Generation Sustainable Capitalism paper were dispiriting..and wrong! That old canard ‘excuse’ of fiduciary responsibility…. by Matt Kiernan | March 23rd, 2012 I have a number of observations to make regarding RI’s March 19 account of some of the initial reaction to Generation’s latest think piece …

Financial Statesmanship for a New Economy

Financial Statesmanship for a New Economy by John Fullerton Reactions to departing Goldman derivatives salesman Greg Smith’s “Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs,” which appeared as an op-ed in the NY Times last week, have ranged from the hyperbolic — Robert Reich’s “If you took the greed out of Wall …

A fresh Asian perspective on constraints to growth at Davos World Economic Forum 25 to 29 January 2012

HONG KONG, 18 January 2012: Chandran Nair, the founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT) will discuss the shifting perspectives on growth with a focus on resource scarcity and the nature of consumption, as economic power shifts from West to East. Chandran Nair’s WEF invitation reflects the increasing …

Former UK Premier Gordon Brown to speak on financial stability at UNEP FI Global Roundtable

Former UK Prime Minister and current Member of Parliament Gordon Brown will address global financial leaders during the UNEP FI Global Roundtable meeting on financial sustainability to take place in Washington D.C. this October. Mr Brown, widely respected as the global leader who rallied the world’s financial policy-makers to respond …

The Future Of Clean Technology: Scaling Up Through Innovative Financial Models

by Martha Shaw, founder and CEO of Earth Advertising NEW YORK, NY., Oct 14/Earth Advertising/ – Five hundred cleantech industry leaders and entrepreneurs have gathered for three days in New York City for the Cleantech Forum: Cleantech’s Scalable Future? Developing the Winning Financing Models of the Next Decade. Evident in …