Is Natural Capital a Material Issue?

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

Report from ACCA, Fauna & Flora International and KPMG, November 2012 an evaluation of the relevance of biodiversity and ecosystem services to accountancy professionals and the private sector From the Report: “Is Natural Capital a Material Issue?” investigates the concept of materiality and how it is used to identify issues …

Civic App Turning Residents into Agents of change

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions

From The Ground Up How a civic app is turning city residents into agents of change By Kristine Wong Communities across the U.S. are collapsing the gap between needed services and civic improvements through an innovative citizen-to-city communications system. …Read More Why we should enable the autocatalytic city By Benjamin …

Jay Owen Sustainability News, Trendspotting

Transforming The DNA of Leadership? Corporate sustainability leaders are beginning to embrace radical transformation in their climate change strategies. Submitted by:Nikos Avlonas Posted:Feb 15, 2013 – 09:57 AM EST Tags:sustainability, carbon, carbon management, cse, cdp, climate change, epa,environmental regulation By Nikos Avlonas, President, CSE Sustainability is about longevity, but it is also about transformation. How do we …

LOHAS Business Conference 2013 June 18-20th, Boulder CO

Ethical Markets Conferences

LOHAS is the ‘must attend’ event for conscious business leaders to attend. The LOHAS Forum provides a cross section of executives like no other, and is known for fantastic networking with decision makers who are interested in LOHAS business. Countless deals and successful relationships have manifested as a direct result of …

MiniTrends 2012: A Conference on Translating Emerging Trends into Business Opportunities

kristy Trendspotting

MiniTrends 2012: A Conference on Translating Emerging Trends into Business Opportunities Oct 17-18, 2012 Omni Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas, USA Save $100! Register by October 3! Save even more with discount code 2012Futurist Click Here for More Information or to Register Dear Colleague, Our friends at Technology Futures, Inc., are …

The ITUC has produced a briefing note on the UN Framework for Business and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights

Ethical Markets SRI/ESG News, Global Citizen

Business and Human Rights The ITUC has produced a briefing note on the UN Framework for Business and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. http://www.ituc-csi.org/business-and-human-rights.html   Swaziland: Excessive Violence Against Peaceful Demonstrators; Trade Union Leader Arrested The ITUC strongly condemned the way the Swaziland …

ASBC Weekly Update

kristy SRI/ESG News

Weekly Policy Update: March 7th 2012 Policy Updates & Actions Taxes The ASBC tax working group has developed a sign-on letter in support of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s Paying a Fair Share Act (S.2059). The legislation would establish a 30% minimum “Buffett Rule” tax for households with more than $1 million …

Free Teleconference Dialogue with Rinaldo Brutoco: Economics & Peace

kristy SRI/ESG News, Global Citizen

The National Peace Academy invites you to join us for a special Peacebuilder Teleconference Dialogue featuring: Rinaldo Brutoco “Economics and Peace” with Special Guest Dialogue Moderator Michael Shank Tuesday, February 7, 2012 (7:00 – 8:30pm) Free, advanced registration is required Click here for more information and to register Join us …

Patagonia Registers as First California Benefit Corporation

kristy SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News, Trendspotting, Beyond GDP

Patagonia Registers as First California Benefit Corporation After ‘Year of the Protester’, Business Leaders Embrace Positive Alternative Submitted by: B Lab/B Corporation   SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 03 /CSRwire/ – Today, Patagonia became the first company in California to elect benefit corporation status. Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard led the largest group …

Good-b Brings News and Views of Occupy Wall Street

kristy Reforming Global Finance

Occupy Wall Street: What Are They So Angry About? Good-b CEO Monika Mitchell spent 11 years as a senior partner in a Wall Street recruiting firm specializing in institutional debt markets including the ill-fated mortgage-backed securities industry. Those years combined with her current role as a leader for socially responsible …