Convergent Globalisation for Sustainability

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Sustainability News

Convergent Globalisation for Sustainability January 31st 2014, 9.30am – 4.30pm The Create Centre, Bristol Interested in bringing together environment and development agendas? Think there is a need for considering social inequity at the same time as protecting the environment? Want to have your say on these issues? Join us to …

World Forum on Natural Capital: A BIG THANK YOU!

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

              A huge thank you! It is now four weeks since the inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital brought 500 people from 35 countries together in Edinburgh. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all the partners, supporters, sponsors, speakers, volunteers and delegates …

Government by big business goes supranational

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

  http://mondediplo.com/2013/12/02tafta Le Monde diplomatique, English edition, December 2013 Government by big business goes supranational The corporation invasion A new treaty being negotiated in secret between the US and the EU has been specifically engineered to give companies what they want – the dismantling of all social, consumer and environmental …

From the Guardian: Green groups walk out of UN climate talks

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

Environment and development groups protest at slow speed and lack of ambition at Warsaw negotiations John Vidal and Fiona Harvey in Warsaw Thursday 21 November 2013 The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/21/mass-walk-out-un-climate-talks-warsaw —- Environment and development groups together with young people, trade unions and social movements walked out of the UN climate talks on …

Schumacher Institute – our Converge project has delivered its final recommendations to the European Commission

Jay Owen Sustainability News

It’s been a busy few months at the Schumacher Institute – our Converge project has delivered its final recommendations to the European Commission. So there has been lots of reporting for our research team! Elsewhere in the Institute, we also have lots going on. Below you will find details of …

Miami under water | Interview with Ikea’s CSO | Is natural capital next?

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

        8 November 2013 Share           What’s been happening?           As Ben Strauss from Climate Central predicts more than 25% of Boston, Miami, New Orleans, and Atlantic City could be under water by 2100, we look to the threat rising …

SAVE THE DATE – Youth Blast in NY, 20th September 2013!

Jay Owen Global Citizen

  Hi  everyone,  This month, the UN is hosting in New York a series of key events together with its General Assembly, among them: the 20th Session of the  Commission  on Sustainable Development which will mark the end of a cycle and the the Inaugural Session of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.  This important …

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 …

The Voice of Australia’s Volunteers

Jay Owen Global Citizen

The Voice of Australia’s Volunteers  6.4 million Volunteers |665,00 Voluntary Community Groups Invitation to Membership By Volunteers For Volunteers 6.4 million Volunteers | 665,000 Voluntary Community Groups On 3 June 2013, a national voice for Australia’s volunteers and volunteer-driven not-for-profits was formed in Adelaide. It is an incorporated association. There …