Victory: Google kicks ALEC to the curb

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

Hi there—Over the past year, MoveOn member Marisol Garcia from Phoenix, AZ, has campaigned hard to get Google off the board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the organization behind some of the worst pieces of legislation to come out in recent years, including “stand your ground” laws.    Earlier …

Water Resources Fact Sheet: Water scarcity may be the most underrated resource issue the world is facing today.

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

Water Resources Fact Sheet Earth Policy Release July 30, 2014 Water scarcity may be the most underrated resource issue the world is facing today. Seventy percent of world fresh water use is for irrigation. Each day we drink nearly 4 liters of water, but it takes some 2,000 liters of …

Friends of the Earth: European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

  European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia European funded palm oil expansion in Liberia linked to social and environmental damage Monday, 24 June 2013 Press Release European banks, pension funds and private equity funds have given financial assistance worth more than €450 million to Malaysian palm …

European banks and pension funds fuel land-grabs in Uganda

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

                                                  Partner of  European banks and pension funds fuel land-grabs in Uganda Palm oil giant Wilmar International linked to community displacement and deforestation Brussels, May 21, 2013 European banks …

New World Bank president: what’s on the agenda?

kristy Reforming Global Finance

Bretton Woods Update No. 80 March/April 2012 New World Bank president: what’s on the agenda? An unprecedented competition for the presidency of the World Bank, with two highly experienced developing country candidates nominated in addition to the US candidate, has raised demands for reform of the Bank’s approach to middle-income …

Smart grid company Landis+Gyr up for grabs

kristy Greentech

11 May 2011 DEAL NEWS Smart grid company Landis+Gyr up for grabs Rentech’s Olympiad jet fuel project secures Crown Forest biomass supply Cycleenergy’s €18m fundraising cements expansion plans QSolar launches on TSX after reverse-takeover Environmental Technologies Fund injects £4.5m in energy efficiency start-up 4energy Click here to read the newsletter