Trip report on The Millennium Project Week in Baku, Azerbaijan

Jay Owen Trendspotting

Trip report on The Millennium Project Week in Baku, Azerbaijan <<…>> About 40 people from The Millennium Project gathered in Baku, Azerbaijan for an extraordinary week of meetings organized by Professor Reyhan Huseynova, Chairwoman of the Azerbaijan Node.  There was extensive media coverage.* Some photos at:  http://www.millennium-project.org/millennium/gallery.html.  May 29 – 31st …

The Crown Cafe: Visualizing the Global Crowdinvesting Industry

Jay Owen Crowdfunding

  Don’t hesitate to get in touch! [email protected] Visualizing the Global Crowdinvesting Industry May 22, 2013 10:37 am | Jonathan Sandlund |View Original Post|   Investment crowdfunding, crowdfund investing, crowdinvesting—I’m at ends!—whichever your preferred term, one thing’s for sure: it’s taking off globally. Platforms are expanding throughout Europe like wildfire. Just …

DEPUTY UN CHIEF STRESSES NEED TO ADVANCE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AS CITIES CONTINUE TO GROW

Jay Owen Sustainability News

  The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General today encouraged governments, the tourism industry and local communities to work together to tackle the important challenge of urbanization and tourism to sustainable development.In <“http://www.un.org/sg/dsg/statements/index.asp?nid=400“>remarks to the Working Luncheon on Sustainable Urban Development and Tourism, hosted by the Permanent Mission of China to the …

CSR Asia Weekly: The real price of cheap clothes / Sustainable palm oil agenda / Water Security

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

Vol. 9 Week 16 | 02 May 2013     HIGHLIGHT Corporate Community Investment Forum 2013, Singapore A pioneering forum which will give delegates access to the latest research and trends on corporate community investment in the Asean Region, with a specific focus on impact measurement. Click here for more details. CSR and the …

NewNet Daily Newsletter: Wasabi readies to begin pre-IPO fundraising for Asia arm

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

NewNet Daily Newsletter 1 May 2013 Early-stage venture deals gather pace – read about the latest strategic tie-ups with aNewNet premium subscription Deal News Wasabi readies to begin pre-IPO fundraising for Asia arm PREMIUM Exclusive: Greenbriar Capital sets 300MW target for Puerto Rico JV with AlterraPREMIUM Masdar’s partnership with UK’s GIB …

ASIA’S SOARING CONSUMPTION OF RAW MATERIALS UNSUSTAINABLE, UN WARNS

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News, Trendspotting

ASIA’S SOARING CONSUMPTION OF RAW MATERIALS UNSUSTAINABLE, UN WARNS New York, Apr 24 2013  2:00PM   The Asia-Pacific region, which has overtaken the rest of the world in consumption of raw materials as affluence and manufacturing increase, must boost its resource efficiency or risk losing ground in lifestyle, economic growth …

PRODUCTION SECTORS COST WORLD ENVIRONMENT MORE THAN GAINS THEY PRODUCE – UN-BACKED STUDY

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News, Resource Efficiency, Beyond GDP

PRODUCTION SECTORS COST WORLD ENVIRONMENT MORE THAN GAINS THEY PRODUCE – UN-BACKED STUDY New York, Apr 15 2013  1:00PM Primary production and processing in such sectors as agriculture, forestry, fisheries, mining, oil and gas exploration and utilities cost the world economy $7.3 trillion a year in damage to the environment, …

OECD Green Growth Newsletter March 2013

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Reforming Global Finance

    OECD Green Growth Newsletter March 2013   Issue Eighteen     Contents   ·        Green Growth Knowledge Platform ·        Focus on Green Growth in emerging and developing Asia ·        Green Growth Papers: Why New Business Models Matter for Green Growth ·        Integrating green growth in policy work ·        Recent Events ·        Recent publications ·        2013 …

Global Health Media Project

Jay Owen Global Citizen

Global Health Media Project By Vivian Day, Ethical Markets Roving Correspondent, March 18, 2013 An amazing project begun by an amazing woman. No newborn or mother should suffer or die because health workers and caregivers lack reliable health information. Yet they often do. Global Health Media Project (GHMP) is addressing …

Where Has All the Ice Gone?

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

Eco-Economy Indicators Ice Melting MARCH 07, 2013 Where Has All the Ice Gone? Emily E. Adams As the earth warms, glaciers and ice sheets are melting and seas are rising. Over the last century, the global average sea level rose by 17 centimeters (7 inches). This century, as waters warm …