SUMMARY OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) CONFERENCE ON HEALTH AND CLIMATE

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

The World Health Organization (WHO) Conference on Health and Climate took place at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from 27-29 August 2014. It was attended by 360 participants, including health and environment ministers of WHO member states, senior civil servants, technical experts, UN agencies, NGOs, chief executives from health authorities …

The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence to host its Advanced CertifiedSustainability Training in San Francisco

Jay Owen Sustainability News

The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence to host its Advanced CertifiedSustainability Training in San Francisco Chicago, August 26th, 2014 – The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence, a boutique firm specialized in global sustainability (CSR) consulting, coaching and training, after having hosted its Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training in 25 countries and trained more than …

Developing New Light and Energy Technologies | The Energy Collective Daily

Jay Owen Greentech

Developing New Light and Energy Technologies | The Energy Collective Daily   Developing New Light and Energy Technologies Posted: 21 Aug 2014 09:00 AM PDT Silvija Grade?ak has big intentions for small ingredients. The associate professor of materials science and engineering focuses on energy-conversion and light-harvesting through the use of …

Criterion and Gender Lens Investing

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Beyond GDP

  Dear friends, It was just over five years ago when Criterion began building the field of gender lens investing. Since then, we have worked with so many of you to create the reality of billions of dollars invested intentionally with a gender lens. Suzanne Biegel, Sarah Kaplan, and I …

Columbia University has roughly $10 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and G4S

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

Did you know…  …that Columbia University has roughly $10 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and G4S–two of the largest private prison firms in the world? …that last year, the Chairman of the Board of CCA was inducted onto the Board of Trustees at Belmont University, and that …

7th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF) West, September 16-17

Ethical Markets - R Partner Announcements and News

THE WESTERN U.S. IS LEADING THE CHARGE ON SCALABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT COME MEET THE PLAYERS! September 16-17, 2014 san francisco REFF-West is the premier west coast renewable energy finance event, uniting senior financiers, investors, and renewable energy executives from across the country since 2008. With a focus on renewable …

European Commission: Simple Swedish device effectively reduces harmful indoor air pollution

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

News Alert Issue 383, 31 July 2014  Science for Environment Policy About this service Contact the Editor Subscribe to this News Alert Summer break Please note that we will not be publishing the Science for Environment News Alert during August. The next issue will reach you on 4th September. Wishing …

A View from Gansu

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News

Dear Friends,   I hope you might take a few minutes out of your busy schedules to review the results of GIFT’s recent leadership programme in Gansu, China: Round-up:  China 2014 – Global Leaders Programme Photo Story: Gansu Modern Forage, Lanzhou China Participants worked hard to produce some excellent recommendations for a …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Trees save lives, reduce respiratory problems

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Trees save lives, reduce respiratory problems Posted: 25 Jul 2014 01:35 PM PDT In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, scientists have calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory …

we_can_do_it_SEI 2Solar Sisters Unite! SEI Offers Women’s Only PV101 Online – August 18th

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Community Development Solutions, Global Citizen

Solar Sisters Unite! SEI Offers Women’s Only PV101 Online – August 18th According to the 2013 National Solar Jobs Census the future is bright for the solar industry indeed: “With the expected addition of over 22,200 new solar workers over the next year, employment in the solar industry is expected …