PR: Calling on the UN to better address the needs of future generations

Jay Owen Global Citizen, Trendspotting

PR: Calling on the UN to better address the needs of future generations Press release – for immediate release Calling on the UN to better address the needs of future generations World Future Council campaigns for High Commissioner for Future Generations to safeguard lives of tomorrow London/NY, 1 July 2014 …

CORPORATIONS WILL HAVE TO ABIDE TO HUMAN RIGHTS

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

CORPORATIONS WILL HAVE TO ABIDE TO HUMAN RIGHTS Source: Treaty Alliance: http://www.treatymovement.com/ A resolution was adopted in the UN Human Rights Council on June 26 that will begin the process of elaborating an international legally binding instrument on business and human rights. Despite strong opposition from the EU and US, the …

ENB Vol. 9 No. 621 – Fifth meeting of the ad hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity – Issue #4

Jay Owen Nature/Biomimicry

  Earth Negotiations Bulletin · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · A Reporting Service for …

Same Price, More Renewables. San Diego’s Fight for Community Choice – Episode 23 of Local Energy Rules

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions, Greentech

An Island Utility Hinders Incredibly Cost-Effective Solar Power Last week I shared a new podcast about the struggle for local energy in San Diego.  Residents of that city are trying to follow in the footsteps of Marin Clean Energy and Sonoma Clean Power to gain local control over their energy …

GRI contributes to interactive dialogue at the UN General Assembly

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

GRI Press release For immediate release, 1 May 2014 GRI contributes to interactive dialogue at the UN General Assembly Teresa Fogelberg, Deputy Chief Executive GRI, will speak at the UN General Assembly in New York today. Ms Fogelberg will participate as a panelist in an interactive dialogue entitled ‘Elements for …

Only a broad-based financial transaction tax will be effective

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

Only a broad-based financial transaction tax will be effective SULEIKA REINERS 26 April 2014 A well constituted financial transaction tax (FTT, or Tobin tax) can not only reduce levels of inequality but also curb some of the destructive elements of financial activity and make a positive contribution to economic growth. Just …

Dutch FTK, Denmark, Bank of England, Finland, IORP II, Armenia, KID

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

TODAY’S TOP STORIES Revised FTK will provide ‘clear rules’ on indexation, reduce contribution volatility Revised framework criticised by industry for offering insufficient improvement on prior drafts, resembling nominal contract Danish government considers launch of pensions commission UK central bank weighs in on asset manager systemic risk debate German pension association …

SEARCH FOR COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN SOLUTIONS TO HUMANITY’S CRITICAL PROBLEMS LAUNCHED!

Jay Owen Trendspotting

SEARCH FOR COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN SOLUTIONS TO HUMANITY’S CRITICAL PROBLEMS LAUNCHED! The Buckminster Fuller Institute formally announces the Call for Proposals to the 2014 Fuller Challenge. Recognized as “Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award”, the Challenge invites activists, architects, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, students and planners from all over the world to submit their innovative solutions …

CSR Asia Weekly: Is Connectivity a Human Right? / ESG Performance Impacts Creditworthiness in Investors’ Eyes

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

  8 April: Online Training – Community Investment Strategy and Impact Measurement Don’t miss the 2-hour online training which will include an introduction of the “csr asia Community Investment Scorecard” used by a number of csr asia clients and an overview of strategic community investment, with a focus on tools …

Sustainable Development Update – 6 March 2014 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News

A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase   Partnership for Action on a Green Economy Holds Inaugural Meeting 5_March_2014: The inaugural meeting of the UN-led Partnership for Action on a Green Economy (PAGE) explored national pathways and policies for the green economy, and provide guidance to governments on achieving a green economy transition. Over 30 ministers …