The CVS Effect in Action: Customers Speak — Avon, Honeymaid, Mozilla, Chili’s Respond

Jay Owen Sustainability News

In earlier articles, I asked whether consumers will back up brands that makes decisions “because it’s the right thing to do” over pure profit motives. My bet is that these decisions will be rewarded by consumers as it become more normal for companies to make bold pro-health and pro-environmental choices. Here …

ACEEE Statement on Passage of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 (HR 2126)

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

    NEWS RELEASE    Media Contact: Patrick Kiker  [email protected]   202.507.4043   aceee Statement on Passage of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 (HR 2126)   Washington D.C. (March 5, 2014): Today 191 Republican and 184 Democratic members of the House joined to pass the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act …

ACEEE Statement on Passage of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 (HR 2126)

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

    NEWS RELEASE    Media Contact: Patrick Kiker  [email protected]   202.507.4043   aceee Statement on Passage of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 (HR 2126)   Washington D.C. (March 5, 2014): Today 191 Republican and 184 Democratic members of the House joined to pass the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act …

New GMO Studies Demonstrate ‘Substantial Non-Equivalence’

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

========================================================gm maize and counterparts. This makes a mockery of the regulatory principle of ‘Substantial Equivalence’The concept of ‘Substantial Equivalence’ was first introduced in 1993 by theOrganisation for US Food and Drug Administration, theCanadian Food Inspection Agency and Japan’s Ministry of egypt showed substantial non-equivalence and toxicity for GM cornIn April …

Earth Policy Institute: Moving Up the Food Chain

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News, Trendspotting

  Moving Up the Food Chain  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch3 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, empty plates November 25, 2013 For most of the time that human beings have walked the earth, we lived as hunter-gatherers. The share of the human diet that came from hunting versus gathering varied with …

Guardian ‘names and shames’ the 90 evildoing orgs creating 63% of climate change

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

Click on the Interactive Graphic for names, percents and amounts of contribution Paul Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions Chevron, Exxon and bp among companies most responsible for climate change since dawn of industrial age, figures show • Interactive – which fossil fuel companies are most responsible? …

SmartPlanet Daily: Will future college degrees be based more on experience than classroom time?

Jay Owen Global Citizen, Wealth of Networks

Manage my newsletters  |  Trouble viewing this mail? Read it online.  |  Previous Edition     SmartPlanet Daily November 07, 2013 Your must-read morning briefing from SmartPlanet, delivered five days a week.   From the Desk of … Think MOOCs are disruptive? What if students could obtain degrees just by passing a series of …

Earth Policy Release – China and the Soybean Challenge

Jay Owen TV Series

  China and the Soybean Challenge  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch9 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, empty plates November 6, 2013 Some 3,000 years ago, farmers in eastern china domesticated the soybean. In 1765, the first soybeans arrived in North America, but they did not soon catch on as a crop. …

Video: What’s Minted in Berkshire County Stays There

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions

From PBS NewsHour “What’s Minted in Berkshire County Stays There:  Finding Reward in Local Currency”    Berkshire County in Massachusetts has taken “buy local” to a whole new level by creating their own currency. The BerkShare is now accepted by some 400 businesses throughout that region. Economics correspondent Paul Solman …

CSRwire: The Failure of Fiduciary Duty: A Ready-to-Use Corporate Umbrella?

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Advisors' Forum

  Daily News Alert   The Failure of Fiduciary Duty: A Ready-to-Use Corporate Umbrella? “Companies that use the excuse of “fiduciary duty” to avoid good corporate behavior aren’t serving their investors well.” It used to be that the relationship between a stockowner and a company was clear. You invested money, …