Rio+20: negotiations falter amid deluge of corporate commitments

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Rio+20: negotiations falter amid deluge of corporate commitments Businesses have announced a raft of commitments and unveiled numerous reports on sustainable development, as the Rio+20 negotiations enter their final phase. More >>> Sustainability reporting falling among large corporations Regulation is required to reverse a fall since 2008 in the percentage …

Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Marieke de Leede, Impact Investment Analyst, SNS Asset Management, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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By Geoffrey on June 8, 2012 Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI.”  The interview features a practitioner’s insights about SRI in emerging markets and through Emerging Markets ESG shares this expertise with a wide global audience.  The goals of Five Questions about SRI are fourfold: To collect a catalogue …

Tough battle ahead on EU energy efficiency law

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Tough battle ahead on EU energy efficiency law Legislation to improve energy efficiency in the EU is facing a long, tough battle, with observers describing the draft law as bloated, ?a mess? and unlikely to pass. More >>> Carbon market value to slump in 2012 ? BNEF The value of …

Empire State of Mind

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“Ethical Markets Media congratulate B-Lab for this breakthrough!” Congratulations to all. An early holiday present from the State of New York and another big milestone for our community. Happy holidays everyone! For Immediate Release: December 13, 2011 CONTACT: Erik Trojian or Andrew Greenblatt at B Lab – (212) 608-4150; [email protected]; …

Vancity and Vancouver Foundation introduce innovative, high-impact investment program to build resilient communities

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An excellent new framework for social investment and community building below. Attached please find the study done by Washington Lobbyists on how to destroy OWS. https://www.vancity.com/AboutUs/OurNews/MediaReleases/November25/ Vancity and Vancouver Foundation introduce innovative, high-impact investment program to build resilient communities November 25, 2011 – Vancouver, BC – Vancity and Vancouver Foundation …

Broadening Fiduciary Duty – Flexible Corp And Benefit Corp Explained

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Editor’s note: The New York Times is finally catching up with this story. See “A Scorecard for Companies with a Conscience” and “Ethical Businesses with a Better Bottom Line”. BROADENING FIDUCIARY DUTY IN CALIFORNIA One proposal unleashes capital for impact investing and the other creates more accountability for corporate social …

Social Edge: The Impact Investing Wave

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News on The Edge Welcome to the Social Edge update! When Cathy Clark was at the Skoll World Forum, she noticed that successful social entrepreneurs were eager to explore for-profit revenue models: “In their efforts to build sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, social entrepreneurs are now looking …

2011 Skoll World Forum ? Lessons Learned

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News on The Edge Welcome to the Social Edge update! The 2011 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship took place last week at the university of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. This year’s theme was ?Large Scale Change: Ecosystems, Networks and Collaborative Action.? The Social Edge team was in Oxford, along …