The SRI Conference

The SRI Conference  – on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing serves thought leaders, investors, and investment professionals in the ESG, Shareowner Advocacy, and Impact Investing space. Together, we are catalyzing the shift to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable economy. Now in our 27th year, The SRI Conference continues to …

Small Chinese cities steer away from GDP

More than 70 Chinese smaller cities and counties have dropped gross domestic product as a performance metric for government officials, in an effort to shift the focus to environmental protection and reducing poverty. The move, which follows a directive issued by top leaders last year, is among the first concrete …

Renewable Energy Market Share Climbs Despite 2013 Dip in Investments

Renewable Energy Market Share Climbs Despite 2013 Dip in Investments Renewables account for 44% of 2013’s newly-installed generating capacity despite global investment dropping for second year Frankfurt School-unep Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance produced the new …

New GMO Studies Demonstrate ‘Substantial Non-Equivalence’

========================================================gm maize and counterparts. This makes a mockery of the regulatory principle of ‘Substantial Equivalence’The concept of ‘Substantial Equivalence’ was first introduced in 1993 by theOrganisation for US Food and Drug Administration, theCanadian Food Inspection Agency and Japan’s Ministry of egypt showed substantial non-equivalence and toxicity for GM cornIn April …

Verge: Greenbuild sharpens focus on health and transparency

  By Elaine Hsieh, Program Director & Senior Analyst – VERGE Greenbuild – the world’s largest green building conference – officially kicks off in Philadelphia today, and I’m excited to be here with about 40,000 others to take it all in. This is my eighth year attending, so it’s a reunion …

SmartPlanet Daily: Will future college degrees be based more on experience than classroom time?

Manage my newsletters  |  Trouble viewing this mail? Read it online.  |  Previous Edition     SmartPlanet Daily November 07, 2013 Your must-read morning briefing from SmartPlanet, delivered five days a week.   From the Desk of … Think MOOCs are disruptive? What if students could obtain degrees just by passing a series of …

How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt

How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt by Naomi Klein Waste land: large-scale irrigation strips nutrients from the soil, scars the landscape and could alter climactic conditions beyond repair. Image: Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto/ Flowers, London, Pivot Irrigation #11 High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA (2011) In December 2012, …

IPE News: Aba, IORP II, Euroclear, A G Barr, SPW, German SMEs, UNPRI

                          Today’s top stories             UN Principles for Responsible Investment: Commitment required                   White Papers                 A ‘Sharper’ …