Regular half-hour financial lifestyle magazine redefining success through a positive look at what is possible and happening. Real examples of people, companies and organizations illustrate the “triple bottom line,” respecting people and the environment while earning a profit.
Relates to: Beyond GDP, Earth Systems Science, SRI, Community Development Solutions
How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet
In this Report to the Club of Rome,to be released on 12 June, Ugo Bardi delivers a sweeping history of the mining industry, and illustrates how the gigantic mining machine is now starting to show signs of difficulties. Having thoroughly plundered planet Earth we are entering a new world, says Bardi, and he draws on the world’s leading mineral experts to offer a compelling glimpse in the new world ahead.
EXTRACTED says that we are reaching the limits of economically feasible extraction of a number of mineral commodities, including metals and fossil fuels, as while the world will never run out of its minerals, extracting them will prove far more expensive, making their everyday use unfeasible. Instead, we must meticulously [...]
Focus on US Employment -- July 2014 Update
By Hazel Henderson
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by a healthy 288.000 in June, good news after the 2.8% drop in GDP-growth for Q1. The 224,000 jobs added in May followed April’s 304,000. Upward revisions: to 203,000 from the 192,000 reported for March; 222,000 up from 197,000 in February and from 129,000 to 144,000 in January, show the recovery is still on track. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.1% still reflecting the low civilian labor force participation rate at 62.8%. Employment gains averaged 182,000 jobs per month in 2013. It remains difficult to find information on government jobs, but they are now included in the main BLS summary. Continued losses of government jobs are key to understanding the state of the recovery. [...]
By Ellie Winninghoff
SRI pioneer Amy Domini last week celebrated the launch of Nia Global Solutions (Nia), a new type of portfolio that takes impact investing into public stock markets.
Co-founded with Oakland-based Kristin Hull, a seasoned entrepreneurial philanthropist and impact investor, Nia consists of narrowly focused firms whose sole purpose is to solve intractable environmental or social problems. Areas of interest include renewable and efficient energy and technology, inclusive finance, environmentally friendly affordable housing that promotes community development, organic/non-GMO food products, health care, affordable transportation and educational opportunities that level the playing field.
"The piece of impact investing that resonates with me is extremely targeted [...]
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Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
in collaboration with the Sustainable Energy for All Forum
Volume 181 Number 5 - Thursday, 5 June 2014
WEDNESDAY, 4 JUNE 2014
The first Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum opened on Wednesday morning, 4 June 2014. Chad [...]
I am pleased to confirm our flagship Responsible Business Summit is back and will be taking place in London on May 19-20.
As someone that’s attended one of previous summits I wanted to give you an update on what you can expect at RBS’14...
• Leading insight from CEOs: Board members give a different perspective to csr execs – they know where sustainability is heading and can share the decisions and strategies that will have impact on you. So far I’ve secured CEOs from Sainsbury’s, Alliance Boots, SABMiller, BUPA, The Southern Co-operative and Pure Circles
• 3x the learning: Three tracks will run parallel over the two days to allow you to tailor both days to your specific needs. Whether you work for a B2B or B2C company we have targeted sessions designed for [...]