The Crime of Alleviating Poverty: A Local Community Currency Battles the Central Bank of Kenya

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions, Advisors' Forum

The Crime of Alleviating Poverty: A Local Community Currency Battles the Central Bank of Kenya Posted on June 28, 2013 by Ellen Brown Former Peace Corps volunteer Will Ruddick and several residents of Bangladesh, Kenya, face a potential seven years in prison after developing a cost-effective way to alleviate poverty in Africa’s poorest …

MONEY SENT HOME BY MIGRANT WORKERS COULD BOOST RURAL ECONOMIES, UN SAYS

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

MONEY SENT HOME BY MIGRANT WORKERS COULD BOOST RURAL ECONOMIES, UN SAYS New York, Jun 28 2013  2:00PM Remittances — the money sent by migrants to theirhome countries — could generate $30 billion annually for investment inrural areas if initiatives were scaled up, according to the United Nationsagency that works to …

Friends of the Earth: European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

  European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia European funded palm oil expansion in Liberia linked to social and environmental damage Monday, 24 June 2013 Press Release European banks, pension funds and private equity funds have given financial assistance worth more than €450 million to Malaysian palm …

SDSN Report – An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development – Released

Jay Owen Sustainability News

The Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Soultions Network (SDSN) delivered a report, entitled “The Action Agenda for Sustainable Development,” to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The report outlines 10 sustainable development priorities, covering the four main dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth and the end of poverty, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and …

UNEVEN JOB RECOVERY POSES CHALLENGES TO MOST COUNTRIES, UN LABOUR AGENCY REPORTS

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

UNEVEN JOB RECOVERY POSES CHALLENGES TO MOST COUNTRIES, UN LABOUR AGENCY REPORTS New York, Jun  3 2013  1:00PM Five years after the global financial crisis, the world employment situation remains uneven with emerging and developing economies recovering much faster than most advanced countries, the United Nations labour agency today reported, …

GDP: STILL A GROSSLY DISTORTED PICTURE

Jay Owen Beyond GDP

GDP: STILL A GROSSLY DISTORTED PICTURE   By Hazel Henderson © 2013 forthcoming in CSRWire June 2013 Obsolete metrics like GDP not only map vanished territory and back societies into the future looking through their rearview mirror, they cause unnecessary human suffering as we see in Europe through imposing “austerity” …

GDP: STILL A GROSSLY DISTORTED PICTURE

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, Beyond GDP

GDP: STILL A GROSSLY DISTORTED PICTURE   By Hazel Henderson © 2013 forthcoming in CSRWire June 2013   Obsolete metrics like GDP not only map vanished territory and back societies into the future looking through their rearview mirror, they cause unnecessary human suffering as we see in Europe through imposing …

UN CONVENES MEETING ON ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

UN CONVENES MEETING ON ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT New York, May 13 2013  6:00PM Senior United Nations officials, policymakers, civil society representatives and other stakeholders gathered today at UN Headquarters in New York for a special Economic and Social Council forum on mobilizing science, technology and …

Earth Policy Release – Full Planet, Empty Plates Chapter Two

Jay Owen Sustainability News, Earth Systems Science

Chapter 2. The Ecology of Population Growth  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch2 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, Empty Plates May 9, 2013