Money doesn’t buy you happiness but equality might

ISIS Report 28/07/14SiS ReviewEquality is Good for You########################RG Wilkinson and KE Pickett. The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better forEveryone. Penguin Books.  Pp 349 £9.99. ISBN 978-0-141-03236-8.Prof Peter Saunders:  Money doesn’t buy you happiness but equality might. It seems obvious that the way to improve the lot of most people in a …

Can Income Inequality Destabilize the U.S. Economy?

  March 29, 2013   The daily online magazine on the global economy, politics, culture and history   Can Income Inequality Destabilize the U.S. Economy? Uri Dadush, Kemal Dervis, Sarah P. Milsom and Bennett Stancil | Income inequality is doing a lot more damage than just fraying the political culture. Argentina: …

Rising Tide for Ocean Energy: UK Aims to Ride the Wave

Rising Tide for Ocean Energy: UK Aims to Ride the Wave by David Appleyard, Chief Editor, Renewable Energy World International | August 30, 2012 | Post Your Comment Growing global interest in harvesting the sea’s vast generation potential is now focused on the UK, where a series of initiatives such …

The ITUC has produced a briefing note on the UN Framework for Business and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights The ITUC has produced a briefing note on the UN Framework for Business and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. http://www.ituc-csi.org/business-and-human-rights.html   Swaziland: Excessive Violence Against Peaceful Demonstrators; Trade Union Leader Arrested The ITUC strongly condemned the way the Swaziland …

Companies miss out on tax incentives for sustainability

Companies miss out on tax incentives for sustainability Companies might fail to minimise the cost of sustainability initiatives if their tax departments are not involved in the efforts, says Ernst & Young. More >>> US biofuels set to outshine geothermal, say financiers The investment future is bright for the US …

Obama restates clean energy commitment, omits targets

Obama restates clean energy commitment, omits targets Despite failing to enact comprehensive climate legislation, there is no reason the US Congress should not pass a clean energy standard and grant related tax credits, President Barack Obama said during his State of the Union address on Tuesday. More >>> UK carbon …

The Consumption Dilemma: Leverage Points for Accelerating Sustainable Growth

The World Economic Forum’s work on sustainable consumption has gained momentum over the last three years. The issue has moved up the agenda of governments and businesses while acceptance of the need for “sustainable consumption” has become more widespread. Following a strong commitment to sustainable consumption from CEOs at the …