Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity of Fossil Fuels

Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity of Fossil Fuels Stephen Heintz, left, with Valerie Rockefeller Wayne and Steven Rockefeller on Tuesday. Hiroko Masuike / The New York Times ·        Share ·          ·          By JOHN SCHWARTZ September 21, 2014 John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune on oil. …

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 …

New UN forum seeks to set the stage for future global development agenda

30 June 2014 – As countries ramp up their efforts to achieve the set of anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ahead of the 2015 deadline, a new United Nations forum seeks to spur them on as well as to help them create the foundation for new …

Third Industrial Revolution News: China Announces an $82 billion Plan to Establish a Third Industrial Revolution Energy Internet Across the Country

  China Announces an $82 billion Plan to Establish a Third Industrial Revolution Energy Internet Across the Country Liu Zhenya, Chairman of the Chinese State Grid Corporation, lays out China’s ambitious plan to lead the world into the Third Industrial Revolution in an article titled “Smart Grid Hosting and Promoting the Third …

Novethic Research: Blacklisting controversial companies helps responsible investors curb excesses

Blacklisting controversial companies helps responsible investors curb excesses Paris, 18 June 2013.  Novethic, a research centre, has published a pioneering study looking at the influence that responsible investors can exert by refusing to invest in multinationals involved in human rights violations. Blacklists published by 19 Northern European investors managing €1.5 trillion …

GMI RATINGS: Snoozing Boards Can Stunt Your Stocks

June 6, 2013 Snoozing Boards Can Stunt Your Stocks  (MotleyFool, 6/5/13) “Entrenched boards can lead to company-stunting problems. CEOs are overcompensated, risk is poorly addressed or managed, new consumer trends are missed, stagnant bureaucracies petrify, and terrible disasters like the financial crisis happen. The beauty of a system with checks and …

Global Crowdfunding Update: Updates from the World Bank and Africa

Crowdfunding Global Update June 3, 2013 Crowdfunding was the featured topic in this month’s Entrepreneur Magazine, which looks at innovation in funding start-ups. The article explored the ways in which governments, development organizations and investors in many countries are working to create entrepreneurial ecosystems and innovation.  Crowdfunding is a solution that …

Stakeholder Forum Network News: Engagement in post-Rio+20 and post-2015 processes

     www.stakeholderforum.org   Stakeholder Engagement in post-Rio+20 and post-2015 processes     Participatory democracy is the idea that involving all stakeholders, at every level, will result in better informed, and more thoroughly deliberated, decisions being taken. It means that all stakeholders will thereby take greater ownership of the outcome …

Rolling Jubilee has abolished over a million dollars of medical debt!

  Like Tweet Forward   Strike Debt has just abolished medical debt for a thousand people! Over 1,000 people are receiving notice that their debt is HISTORY Mar 16 – 23 is a Week of Action to Declare a Healthcare Emergency: It’s a Matter of #LifeOrDebt Spread the word! Action: Call …