EIRIS - Empowering Responsible Investment Poverty - Food Price Watch November 2011: Year 2, Issue 8 Global food prices remain high and volatile, but growing food supplies and a lackluster economy may improve the situation in coming months. August 2011: Year 2, Issue 7 Global food prices remain near their peak levels from 2008 and domestic food prices continue to fluctuate widely, putting the poorest people at greater risk. April 2011: Year 2, Issue 6 Poor people in poorer countries are facing higher food inflation. February 2011: Year 2, Issue 5 The World Bank's food price index increased by 15 percent between October 2010 and January 2011 and is only 3 percent below its 2008 peak. December 2010: Year 1, Issue 4 The World Bank food price index rose by 17% between August and November 2010 and is now 11% below its June 2008 peak in nominal terms and 8% below the peak in real terms. September 2010: Year 1, Issue 3 In the first six months of 2010, global staple grain prices were on a downward trend. May 2010: Year 1, Issue 2 February 2010: Year 1, Issue 1
Danbena What is ESG? ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance. There is growing evidence that suggests that ESG factors, when integrated into investment analysis and decision making, may offer investors potential long-term performance advantages. ESG has become shorthand for investment methodologies that embrace ESG or sustainability factors as a means of helping to identify companies with superior business models. ESG factors offer portfolio managers added insight into the quality of a company's management, culture, risk profile and other characteristics. By taking advantage of the increased level of scrutiny associated with ESG analysis, ESG Managers® Portfolios seek to identify companies that we believe: Are leaders in their industriesAre better managed and are more forward-thinkingAre better at anticipating and mitigating riskMeet positive standards of corporate responsibilityAre focused on the long term Past performance does not guarantee future results.
2012 Global Hunger Index The challenge of hunger: Ensuring sustainable food security under land, water, and energy stresses Download Full Report BCP 2013 Gold Award for Global Hunger Index 2012 The 2012 GHI report focuses particularly on the issue of how to ensure sustainable food security under conditions of water, land, and energy stress. Demographic changes, rising incomes and associated consumption patterns, and climate change, alongside persistent poverty and inadequate policies and institutions, are all placing serious pressure on natural resources. In this report, IFPRI describes the evidence on land, water, and energy scarcity in developing countries and offers two visions of a future global food system—an unsustainable scenario in which current trends in resource use continue, and a sustainable scenario in which access to food, modern energy, and clean water improves significantly and ecosystem degradation is halted or reversed. (Put this map on your website) Publisher:
Regional Sustainability Organizations - Green Plus There are a multitude of nonprofits bringing together their local and regional business communities around the topic of sustainability. Since we weren’t able to find a comprehensive list of such organizations we created one. Such organizations offer local knowledge and networks and can be a great touch point for getting connected to sustainability in your area. If you have a suggested addition of a sustainability nonprofit specifically focused on offering business networking opportunities in your area, please contact us here. Green Plus seeks to complement the work of other organizations promoting sustainable practices in communities by providing a turnkey, national sustainability certification program that works through chambers of commerce to introduce the concepts of triple bottom line sustainability to small and medium sized employers, foster networks of sustainable organizations, and reward participants for their efforts. National Regions Northeast Northwest Southeast By State Alabama
Mistra Urban Futures-Knowledge about and Approaches to Fair and Socially Sustainable Cities - KAIROS KAIROS is a transdisciplinary research project with focus on the social dimension of sustainability. The premise of the project is the way in which globalisation, migration and urbanisation characterise our time and place new demands on participation and co-creation. Cities' role in a changing world The complex societal problems that come with the on-going societal transformation is embodied and impacts on a local level. Justice and social sustainability People's views of and needs for security, development and justice are important for a society’s development. Social sustainability constitutes a political equilibrium point, a "balance point", between the three basic values of security, development and justice. Participation and co-creation We cannot avoid issues of conflicting goals, but we need to be aware and find ways how to handle them. The project's theoretical framework The framework describes the project's theoretical and conceptual premises. Subprojects 1. 2. 3.
Think Global, Map Local! | Green Map System Green Map® System promotes inclusive participation in sustainable community development worldwide, using mapmaking as our medium. We support locally-led Green Map projects as they create perspective-changing community ‘portraits’ which act as comprehensive inventories for decision-making and as practical guides for residents and tourists. Mapmaking teams pair our adaptable tools and universal iconography with local knowledge and leadership as they chart green living, ecological, social and cultural resources. Over 500 unique, vibrant Green Maps have published to date, and another 325 are interactive Open Green Maps. Hundreds more have been created in classrooms and workshops by youth and adults. Both the mapmaking process and the resulting Green Maps have tangible effects that: Strengthen local-global sustainability networks Expand the demand for healthier, greener choices Help successful initiatives spread to even more communities Take Green Map With You!
The Social License To Operate The Social License has been defined as existing when a project has the ongoing approval within the local community and other stakeholders, ongoing approval or broad social acceptance and, most frequently, as ongoing acceptance. At the level of an individual project the Social License is rooted in the beliefs, perceptions and opinions held by the local population and other stakeholders about the project. It is therefore granted by the community. It is also intangible, unless effort is made to measure these beliefs, opinions and perceptions. Finally, it is dynamic and non-permanent because beliefs, opinions and perceptions are subject to change as new information is acquired. The differentiation into approval (having favorable regard, agreeing to, or being pleased with) and acceptance (disposition to tolerate, agree or consent to) can be shown to be real and indicative of two levels of the Social License; a lower level of acceptance and a higher level of approval.
Ceres - Mobilizing Business Leadership for a Sustainable World — Ceres 2013 Human Development Report Skip to main content Home 2013 Human Development Report Human Development Report 2013 The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World The 21st century is witnessing a profound shift in global dynamics, driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world. In addition to the 2013 Report, a series of occasional papers were produced to inform the research process. Download: Human Development Report 2013 Complete English Human Development Report 2013 Technical Notes Human Development Report 2013 Summary English Human Development Report 2013 Press Release Globalization and Economic Integration Animation: Human Development Report 2013: The Rise of the South Animation: Human Development Report 2013 - Rise of the South | hdr.undp.org | #hdr This video describes the 2013 Human Development Report