MEDIA RELEASE: NEW REPORT SHOWS THAT ESG CAN MITIGATE RISK, PROVIDE VALUE IN DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS

MEDIA RELEASE LONDON, 18 September 2014 – Analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues such as corruption and climate change should be considered as a natural fit for fixed income investors as it can help to manage risk and identify credit strength, according to a new report released by …

SUMMARY OF THE WORKING GROUP MEETING OF THE CLIMATE AND CLEAN AIR COALITION TO REDUCE SHORT-LIVED CLIMATE POLLUTANTS

The Working Group meeting of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) convened in Paris, France, from 16-17 July 2014. The meeting was attended by more than 90 participants, representing state and non-state partners of the CCAC, its Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP), the CCAC Secretariat …

CORPORATIONS WILL HAVE TO ABIDE TO HUMAN RIGHTS

CORPORATIONS WILL HAVE TO ABIDE TO HUMAN RIGHTS Source: Treaty Alliance: http://www.treatymovement.com/ A resolution was adopted in the UN Human Rights Council on June 26 that will begin the process of elaborating an international legally binding instrument on business and human rights. Despite strong opposition from the EU and US, the …

UK National Infrastructure Plan, people roundup, Vervoer, Telefónica, Norwegian oil fund, PensionDan

Wednesday 04 December 2013 Hazel Henderson Change Newsletter settings TODAY’S TOP STORIES UK insurance industry commits £25bn to domestic infrastructure Six of Britain’s largest insurance companies have committed €30bn to domestic infrastructure projects, an allocation made possible due to ‘clarity’ over the implementation of Solvency II regulations Wednesday people roundup Vervoer …

Funding the US government and avoiding the fiscal cliff

By Dr Shann Turnbull, Co-founding Member of the Sustainable Money Working Group, Ethical Markets Advisory Board Member, October 2013 The US government could fund both its operations and avoid the fiscal cliff by introducing a self-liquidating and self-financing negative interest rate complementary currency. The US Treasury could issue say one trillion …

Sustainable Development Update – 29 August 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 29 August 2013 UNGA Resumes Consultations on Strengthening ECOSOC 28_August_2013: UN Member States have resumed consultations on the process to review implementation of UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 61/16 on strengthening the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Delegates conducted a general review of the …

Briefing Note on the WG on Marine Biodiversity

  SUMMARY OF THE SIXTH MEETING OF THE WORKING GROUP ON MARINE BIODIVERSITY BEYOND AREAS OF NATIONAL JURISDICTION The sixth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group (hereinafter, the Working Group) to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of …

Occupy Network – Occupy Wall Street is above the electoral, but it impacts it, as indicated by a recent report.

GET THIS FROM A FRIEND? SUBSCRIBE. SHARE:  Occupy Wall Street is above the electoral, but it impacts it, as indicated by a recent report. The Wall Street Journal relayed statements from a variety of NYC mayoral candidates about how they stand on the violent crackdown on Occupy. Of particular note, current frontrunner …

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 …