Google, Cisco share first place on Greenpeace’s 2013 Cool IT list

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

  On The Brink Climate change as real business risk By Michael Kramer Politicians might debate them, but the risks of climate change and their potential impact on businesses are all too real. …Read More How to prevent the natural resources economic bubble  By Nathan Havey Climate change and natural …

PRODUCTION SECTORS COST WORLD ENVIRONMENT MORE THAN GAINS THEY PRODUCE – UN-BACKED STUDY

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News, Resource Efficiency, Beyond GDP

PRODUCTION SECTORS COST WORLD ENVIRONMENT MORE THAN GAINS THEY PRODUCE – UN-BACKED STUDY New York, Apr 15 2013  1:00PM Primary production and processing in such sectors as agriculture, forestry, fisheries, mining, oil and gas exploration and utilities cost the world economy $7.3 trillion a year in damage to the environment, …

OECD Green Growth Newsletter March 2013

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Reforming Global Finance

    OECD Green Growth Newsletter March 2013   Issue Eighteen     Contents   ·        Green Growth Knowledge Platform ·        Focus on Green Growth in emerging and developing Asia ·        Green Growth Papers: Why New Business Models Matter for Green Growth ·        Integrating green growth in policy work ·        Recent Events ·        Recent publications ·        2013 …

Jerome Goldstein: 1931-2012

kristy Sustainability News, Wealth of Networks

Ethical Markets Media honors the life of visionary sustainability pioneer Jerome Goldstein. He and Hazel Henderson, our editor-in-chief, enjoyed many conversations about ecoentrepreneuring. Jerome Goldstein — 1931-2012 Publisher and Editor Emeritus of BioCycle – reporting on sustainability news since 1960 Jerome Goldstein — 1931-2012 Jerome Goldstein, Publisher BioCycle, In Business, …

GEO-5 Summary Highlights Continued Deterioration of the Global Environment

kristy Green Prosperity, Earth Systems Science

GEO-5 Summary Highlights Continued Deterioration of the Global Environment 20_February 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the Global Environment Outlook-5 (GEO-5) Summary for Policy Makers, which was negotiated and endorsed by governments on 31 January 2012. The summary was released as a prelude to the full report, which …

Policies for Mobilizing Nature-based Adaptation Action in Africa

kristy Green Prosperity, Sustainability News, Earth Systems Science

Policies for Mobilizing Nature-based Adaptation Action in Africa Organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Trevor Sandwith, IUCN, talked about IUCN projects on a climate change, mountain ecosystem and development. He underscored that we are at the threshold of learning about climate change issues, such as the …

Human Development Report 2011 Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All

kristy Green Prosperity, Beyond GDP

The 2011 Human Development Report from UNDP focuses on the challenge of sustainable and equitable progress. A joint lens shows how environmental degradation intensifies inequality through adverse impacts on already disadvantaged people and how inequalities in human development amplify environmental degradation. Human development, which is about expanding people’s choices, builds …

Living Well in a World of 7 Billion

kristy Trendspotting

Living Well in a World of 7 Billion Humanity has reached a new milestone as we hit 7 billion. Never before have there been 7 billion people on planet earth, all at the same time. As we welcome the 7th billion global inhabitant, we also acknowledge the challenges we will …

The Consumption Dilemma: Leverage Points for Accelerating Sustainable Growth

kristy Beyond GDP, Reports You Need

The World Economic Forum’s work on sustainable consumption has gained momentum over the last three years. The issue has moved up the agenda of governments and businesses while acceptance of the need for “sustainable consumption” has become more widespread. Following a strong commitment to sustainable consumption from CEOs at the …