First “Caribe 2013” Conference Organized by the Observatory of the Colombian Caribbean and The Millennium Project

Jay Owen Trendspotting

Over 125 government leaders, futurists, consultants, and experts in various subjects from more than 15 countries came to Cartagena, Colombia September 5-6, 2013 to participate in the first Congress of Futures Analysis of the Caribbean. Participants and 14 speakers shared views about the acceleration of change and formed international collaborations …

GTS Mid-year Update August 2013

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Reforming Global Finance

For immediate release Green Transition Scoreboard® Shows Dramatic Mid-year Surge August 30, 2013, St. Augustine, FL –The Green Transition Scoreboard® tally jumped from $4.1 trillion reported in February to $5.2 trillion as of July 2013. The Green Transition Scoreboard® tracks private investments, since 2007, in creating cleaner, greener economies globally. …

High-level meeting to discuss potential solutions for transforming cities

Jay Owen Sustainability News

  For immediate release: Tuesday, August 27 2013     High-level meeting to discuss potential solutions for transforming cities   A series of high-level events addressing some of the world’s most critical challenges is being kicked off today with a meeting devoted to the transformation of cities. Organised with the participation …

Is Ethical Advertising Finally Gaining Traction?

Jay Owen Trendspotting, The Blog

Update: Since this article posted, I have been contacted about other positive advertising awards. The Cannes Lion Grand Prix for Good and the D&AD White Pencil are social awareness awards within their larger fields of awards. Agencies submit packages, many with multi-media components, corporate clients and global reach, which creatively …

Biomimicry 3.8 Institute Newsletter: See What Got Participants Dancing and Cheering at the Education Summit and Global Conference

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News, Nature/Biomimicry

Biomimicry 3.8 Institute Newsletter – July 2013 See What Got Participants Dancing and Cheering at the Education Summit and Global Conference “Totally life-changing and inspiring.” “Masterful and well organized.” “Mind-blowing.” Those are just a few of the comments we heard from participants of our 7th annual Biomimicry Education Summit and …

ETHICAL MARKETS LIBRARY GETS CHAMPION TREE

Ethical Markets - R Community Development Solutions, Nature/Biomimicry, The Blog

By Rosalinda Sanquiche, Executive Director, Ethical Markets Media The Henderson-Kay-Schumacher Library housed at Ethical Markets in Saint Augustine, FL, has the privilege of growing a Champion Tree.  Champion Trees are the largest individuals a species has to offer.  By the easiest metrics, they are the largest (or oldest) trees of …

Aldersgate Group: Business and investors urge MPs to vote for 2030 decarbonisation target

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

Our Members ACCA Global Andrew George MP Anglian Water ASDA Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities Aviva Investors Bank of America Merrill Lynch Barry Sheerman MP BIFFA BioRegional BT Caroline Lucas MP CERAM Chris Tuppen CIWEM Cranfield University Dalkia Dinah Nichols CB eftec Emma Howard Boyd Energy Saving Trust …

Stakeholder Forum Network News: Engagement in post-Rio+20 and post-2015 processes

Jay Owen Global Citizen, Sustainability News

     www.stakeholderforum.org   Stakeholder Engagement in post-Rio+20 and post-2015 processes     Participatory democracy is the idea that involving all stakeholders, at every level, will result in better informed, and more thoroughly deliberated, decisions being taken. It means that all stakeholders will thereby take greater ownership of the outcome …

Open Internet Proposal at Verizon Wins 24.1% of Shareholder Vote

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

  For Immediate Release May 2, 2013  Open Internet Proposal at Verizon Wins 24.1% of Shareholder Vote _________________________   Concerns about FCC Lawsuit, Business Risks Prompt 3-fold Increase in Votes from 2012   NEW YORK – About one-quarter of all Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) shareholder votes were cast in favor of …

Verizon Shareholder Proposal on Open Internet Supported by Leading Proxy Advisor

Jay Owen Wealth of Networks

  For Immediate Release April 17, 2013 Verizon Shareholder Proposal on Open Internet Issues  Receives Support from Leading Proxy Advisor ISS A shareholder proposal asking Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) to issue a report about the risks confronting the company because of its positions on net neutrality and open Internet …