Global CSR Summit and Awards April 3-4

Jay Owen Partner Announcements and News

Website: http://globalcsr.tpgi.org | Asia: [email protected] | Philippines: [email protected] | Asia/Indonesia:    [email protected] In recent years, asian and emerging economies have outperformed their western counterparts. This shift in the economic balance of power has created enormous wealth for millions of people in these countries. However, the flow of wealth has resulted in increased inequalities among peoples. Environmental and social issues …

India’s dangerous ‘food bubble’

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

  India’s dangerous ‘food bubble’  Lester R. Brown http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update119 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update December 4, 2013 india is now the world’s third-largest grain producer after china and the united states. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of …

IPA: Asia’s wealthy seek out alternatives for returns

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

    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 …

Ceres: Investors ask Fossil Fuel Companies to Disclose their Plans to Address Climate Change Risk

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

Ceres Newsletter – October 2013 Press and Media Press Release: A closer look at Dow Chemical’s climate change reporting (GreenBiz) News Story: The Climate Declaration Hits Broadway…  News Story: SXSW Eco Experts Suggest Drought Solutions (CBS Austin KEYE TV) Ceres Participates in Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Laws Panel Ceres, with the Harvard Environmental Law Center, organized …

NewNet: Goldman Sachs to buy 19 per cent stake in Dong Energy

Jay Owen Greentech

3 October Today’s Top Stories SAP commits $650m for IT investmentPREMIUM EIB lends €100m for efficient power, emissions reductions in Russia UK’s Good Energy to raise £5m through bond sale PREMIUM Algaeon raises $50,000 as it opens funding round PREMIUM Biofuel developer Cool Planet plans $60m refinery in Malaysia First Maxpower gets …

Earth Policy Institute: U.S. Bike-Sharing Fleet More than Doubles in 2013

Jay Owen Sustainability News

U.S. Bike-Sharing Fleet More than Doubles in 2013  Janet Larsen www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2013/highlights40 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight August 28, 2013 The opening of the San Francisco Bay Area bike share on August 29, 2013, brings the combined fleet of shared bikes in the United States above 18,000, more than a doubling since …

20-first’s 2013 Global Gender Balance Scorecard report: Focus on the US

Jay Owen Beyond GDP

  July 2013   20-first Key Country Report:  Focus on the US           Following up on 20-first’s 2013 Global Gender Balance Scorecard report, we are pleased to release our country focus report on the United States.     This companion survey focuses in on the gender balance of the 20 …

CSR ASIA: Participate, network and learn from our speakers to explore key CSR issues and strategies across Asia.

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

HIGHLIGHTS 15% Early Bird Ends next Saturday! Participate, network and learn from our speakers to explore key CSR issues and strategies across Asia. Confirmed speakers from Coca-Cola, Standard Chartered Bank, New Britain Palm Oil Limited, Sompo Japan Insurance, Oxfam, Forest Peoples Programme, Shell, CLP Holdings, VSO, Rio Tinto, The Asia Foundation, …

Focus on the Global South Newsletter: World Trade Organization’s free trade jeopardized people’s rights

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News

In this edition of Focus on the Global South Newsletter, we revisit the Asian Development Bank’s role in the ‘privatization’ of Asia and how the World Trade Organization’s free trade and investment policies have jeopardized people’s rights and the environment.  Through its growth strategy, ADB continues to promote privatization and create …