Banks and Financial Service Providers Figure Prominently in FTSE4Good Attrition, DJSI Matriculation September 08, 2005 Banks and Financial Service Providers Figure Prominently in FTSE4Good Attrition, DJSI Matriculation by William Baue Corporate social responsibility plays an important role at banks and financial service companies, which are not only recipients but also increasingly purveyors of socially responsible investment. SocialFunds.com -- The two leading global socially responsible investment (SRI) index providers, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) and FTSE4Good, announced results of their annual reviews yesterday and today, and will reconstitute their indexes over the next weeks. High-profile names stud the DJSI lists, with McDonald's (ticker: MCD), Daimler-Chrysler (DCX), IBM (IBM), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), and Abbott Laboratories (ABT) amongst the 57 additions and Dow (DOW), Alcoa (AA), Fannie Mae (FNM), HJ Heinz (HNZ), Home Depot (HD), Mattel (MAT), and VW (VOW) amongst the 54 deletions. © 2014 SRI World Group, Inc. Top
City of Cleveland :: Sustainable Cleveland 2019 In August 2009, Mayor Frank G. Jackson convened the first Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Summit to bring together hundreds of people interested in applying the principles of sustainability to the design of the local economy. The goal: envision a 10-year campaign for “building an economic engine to empower a green city on a blue lake” by the 50th anniversary of the infamous Cuyahoga River fire. Mission: Sustainable Cleveland 2019 is a 10-year initiative that engages people from all walks of life, working together to design and develop a thriving and resilient Cleveland region that leverages its wealth of assets to build economic, social and environmental well-being for all. Since 2009, working groups comprised of community volunteers have been engaged in a variety of sustainable economic initiatives. Every year leading up to 2019, Cleveland will focus on one of the key areas fundamental to a sustainable economy.
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Sparked (Sparked) Aerobic Bioreactor Technology Introduced to Georgia GEORGIA, US - A new development in aerobic bioreactor technology is set to to power Georgia's poultry farms. A newly patented bioreactor technology developed by American Technologies Inc. Petroleum will be used on poultry farms in Georgia to decompose waste, with the resulting methane being used to produce electricity for use on the farms. Biomass Magazine reports that ATI, which expanded from Viet Nam to locations in Tennessee, Nevada and California, conducted trials at five locations – one in Bakersfield, Georgia, and four in Viet Nam – and discovered all five pilot plants were capable of generating clean energy and reducing greenhouse gases and leakage from landfills to nearly zero, the company said. The aerobic bioreactor technology uses less odorous components than anaerobic digestion and decreases sludge, according to Alicia McDonald, director of research for ATI's Clean Energy Division. "We are working for commercialisation," she said. TheBioenergySite News Desk
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Welcome to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, known as PCAST. Education Technology On December 18, 2013, PCAST released a letter report to the President on recommendations related to technology in higher education. Cybersecurity On November 22, 2013, PCAST released a report to the President on "Immediate Opportunities for Strengthening the Nation's Cybersecurity." Full report (pdf) Climate Change On March 22, 2013, PCAST released a letter-report to the President on the topic of climate change. Agricultural Preparedness On December 7, 2012, PCAST released its latest report entitled "Agricultural Preparedness & the United States Agricultural Research Enterprise" in Washington, DC. U.S. On November 30, 2012, PCAST released a report entitled “Transformation and Opportunity: The Future of the U.S. Drug Innovation On September 25, 2012, PCAST released its latest report: Report to the President on Propelling Innovation in Drug Discovery, Development, and Evaluation. Spectrum
By Social Entrepreneurs, For Social Entrepreneurs® Welcome to SkollWorldForum.org former Social Edge users! Social Edge was an online community created by the Skoll Foundation from 2003 - 2013. The site has since closed as we have focused efforts on the new Skoll World Forum platform. However, if you were a Social Edge user, you will be pleased to know that all of your articles and comments have been saved and can be browsed below. In addition, if there is a specific piece of content or a particular author you are looking for, please use the search bar at the top of the screen. We have moved over 2000 posts from SocialEdge.org to SkollWorldForum.org, and are constantly adding new, relevant content. Feel free to browse through our contributors and original content, or visit our homepage and customize your experience by filtering our content for exactly what you're looking for. We hope you enjoy your time on the site! Sincerely, The Skoll World Forum Online Team
2008 Greenhouse Gas Market Report 19th January 2009 by Madlen King The 2008 GHG Market report The 2008 GHG Market report includes a comprehensive coverage of issues of immediate interest that IETA has been privileged to bring together in one publication. The issues discussed reflect the immense experience and enlightened viewpoints of the IETA membership and a few invited guests including LRQA experts who have agreed to share their special knowledge of Climate Change and Carbon footprint. Keywords airline emissions, assurance, business assurance, carbon credits, carbon emissions, carbon footprint, carbon markets, CDM, certification, clean development mechanism, climate change, emissions, emissions caps, emissions monitoring, emissions reduction, emissions targets, emissions trading, emissions verification, environmental impact, GHG, GHG standards, global, global carbon market, greenhouse gases, IETA, ISO 14064, Lloyd's Register, resources, UNFCC
Pharmaceutical Portfolio Management & Biopharmaceutical Portfolio by Portfolio Management Solutions How youth hostels have been given a new lifeline by social entrepreneurs The Youth Hostel Association (YHA) has been providing budget accommodation in England and Wales since before the second world war. It was set up to offer "young people of limited means better access to the countryside". But keeping up with modern expectations has proved challenging for the association, one of Britain's best known social enterprises. A series of programmes to invest strategically in its hostel network has forced it to close those that it deemed unsustainable. In February it was announced that eight hostels, including Derwentwater, Salisbury and Newcastle, would be sold at the end of the 2011 season. Wooler YHA in Northumberland was one of those sacrificed by the organisation that year. The new owner ois one of the many independent organisations that take part in the association's Enterprise scheme, which allows hostels to be owned independently while benefiting from the YHA's booking system and marketing. This content is brought to you by Guardian Professional.
Consumer culture keeps carbon emissions high - Environmental Sci When governments want to curb greenhouse gas emissions, they focus on the pollution created within their own borders. But that is just part of the story if the goods consumed in one nation are produced in another country. As a step toward a more complete reckoning, a new study published in ES&T [DOI 10.1021/es803496a] calculates the carbon footprints of 73 nations by using a trade-linked model of the global economy. The result is that a country such as Switzerland has a carbon footprint nearly twice the size of its domestic greenhouse gas emissions. Previous research has shown that rich countries can, in essence, outsource their carbon emissions by shifting production to developing countries, says Edgar Hertwich, who is the lead author of the research and an industrial ecologist at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Perversely, Bosmans says, improving technology and boosting the efficiency of production has not reduced carbon emissions.