Christiana Figueres: the woman tasked with saving the world from global warming

Jay Owen The Power of Yin

Christiana Figueres: the woman tasked with saving the world from global warming The offices of the UN’s climate change body in Bonn have glorious views over a pretty stretch of the Rhine river, looking out on grasslands and splendid old and new buildings. Just a short distance away is the …

Green Buzz: Taking Care of Business

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

Taking Care of Business By Joel Makower Chairman & Executive Editor On April 28, we’ll be holding another in our series of VERGE Salons — high-energy, day-long events focused on unlocking the business opportunities at the convergence of technology and sustainability. The focus of VERGE Salon London is Supply-Chain Transparency and …

Announcing: the all-new Ecocities Emerging

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Community Development Solutions, Sustainability News

Link to webpage version of this newsletter http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs072/1100594   Greetings! How do we approach urban planning and resource management in ways that preserve health and the environment while meeting our basic needs? The Ecocity represents an urban ideal that simultaneously envisions and plans for co-benefits and synergies between its various …

Extracted: video exceprts from Club of Rome report

Ethical Markets - R Resource Efficiency, TV Series

How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet In this Report to the Club of Rome,to be released on 12 June, Ugo Bardi delivers a sweeping history of the mining industry, and illustrates how the gigantic mining machine is now starting to show signs of difficulties. Having thoroughly …

PRI in Person conference in Montréal 24-26 September.

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, Beyond GDP

JOIN US AT PRI IN PERSON IN MONTRÉAL I would personally like to invite you to this year’s PRI in Person conference in Montréal 24-26 September. As part of a whole week of responsible investment events in Montréal, PRI in Person is our annual conference and the responsible investment event …

BRICS – The End of Western Dominance of the Global Financial and Economic Order

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

BRICS – The End of Western Dominance of the Global Financial and Economic Order   By Shyam Saran*   NEW DELHI, Jul 2014 (IPS) – The sixth BRICS Summit which has just ended in Brazil marks the transition of a grouping based hitherto on shared concerns to one based on …

Empowering Women – For Progress and Profit

Jay Owen The Power of Yin

  Empowering Women – For Progress and Profit Impacting Companies, Changing the World In this plenary session, three dynamic women will explore how investors can mobilize our tools and influence to help corporations understand the importance of women’s empowerment, its relevance to the company’s value proposition, competitive advantage, and long-term …

Atmospheric and Soil Carbon and Halophytes

Jay Owen Desert Greening

Robert C. Hendricks, NASA, Glenn Research Center Dennis M. Bushnell, NASA, Langley Research Center   Abstract World population is anticipated to grow 40% within 40–50 years (2008 baseline) with unprecedented demands for energy, food, freshwater, and clean environments. At 43% of the total landmass, exploiting the Earth’s arid and semi-arid …