ECONOMIC GROWTH AND ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE CAN NOW BE ACHIEVED TOGETHER, FINDS GLOBAL COMMISSION

Ethical Markets welcomes this report which conforms to our own research in our Green Transition Scoreboard®.  Hazel Henderson, Editor   New report aims to drive action by world leaders, business executives and investors ahead of major summit on climate change Editor’s note: The “Better Growth, Better Climate” report, including infographics …

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 …

OTHER NEWS: Japan Remains Committed to ‘Advancing Vibrant Diplomacy’

Japan Remains Committed to ‘Advancing Vibrant Diplomacy’   By Isamu Ueda*   TOKYO, Jul  2014 (IPS) – In recent years, Japan has found itself it in a rapidly changing security environment. The global balance of power has shifted and various new threats have emerged within the region, including the development …

ACEEE: GERMANY, ITALY, EU, CHINA, AND FRANCE TOP GLOBAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RANKINGS

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Patrick Kiker, [email protected], 202.507.4043     ACEEE: GERMANY, ITALY, EU, CHINA, AND FRANCE TOP GLOBAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RANKINGS   U.S. Places 13th Out of 16, Behind Australia, India, and South Korea; Germany Wins “World Cup” of Energy Efficiency: 2nd International Scorecard Evaluates 16 Leading World Economies on …

Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change

     Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change   By CORAL DAVENPORTJAN – The New York Times   WASHINGTON — Coca-Cola has always been more focused on its economic bottom line than on global warming, but when the company lost a lucrative operating license in India because of a …

IPA: Asia’s wealthy seek out alternatives for returns

    Asia’s wealthy seek out alternatives for returns by Wing-Gar Cheng – Institutional investors in asia were early adopters of alternatives. Now HNWI’s are getting in on the act 29/11/13 South Korea, Mexico set to benefit from global growth China’s social security spending exceeds income Value Partners launches gold ETF …

Other News: United Nations Still Popular in Most Countries

   United Nations Still Popular in Most Countries   By Jim Lobe*   WASHINGTON, Sep 18 2013 (IPS) – On the eve of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, a newly released survey of 39 countries shows that the world body remains relatively popular around the globe. …

Integrated Reporting: Why Deutsche Börse Group chose to become the 100th business to join IIRC Pilot Programme

In this issue: Why Deutsche Börse Group chose to become the 100th business to join IIRC Pilot Programme, the role Internal Auditors will have to play in Integrated Reporting, Background Papers for <IR>: Value Creation and Connectivity, videos from Eskom and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company…. And more!   IIRC Newsletter – August Edition Deutsche Börse …

LOHAS Highlights Love and Profit as Motivation to Sustainability

LOHAS Highlights Love and Profit as Motivation to Sustainability By Claudine Schneider, Ethical Markets Advisory Board member and correspondent   Report on the June 2013 LOHAS Conference, Boulder, Colorado “You protect what you fall in love with”, so said one of the featured presenters at the recent LOHAS conference (Lifestyles …

Earth Policy Release – Eroding Soils Darkening Our Future

Chapter 5. Eroding Soils Darkening Our Future  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch5   Over the next several weeks, we will be releasing Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity by Lester R. Brown in installments. Look for a new chapter about every other week. Supporting data, videos, and …