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Global Sustainable Investing

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Until recently, green investment funds were mostly a niche for individual investors. But now investing with the idea of improving the environmental actions of corporations, not just maximizing profit, is catching on among some big pension funds and foundations, particularly in Europe and even in the United States. Skip to next paragraph Dean C. K. Cox for the International Herald Tribune Frederic Hauge, of the Bellona Foundation, says investment funds can help to influence corporate environmental policies. These funds are redirecting investment toward companies that do the least environmental damage and those that try to limit ...
have consistently ranked both the school's undergraduate and professional programs highly, often as one of the top five in the U.S. In the year 2006 The Wall Street Journal ranked the MBA program #1 overall; in 2008 BusinessWeek ranked the MBA program #5 overall, while U.S. News & World Report ranked its undergraduate program #3 overall. In terms of research output the Ross School of Business has been ranked #3 worldwide.
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Nick Robins: The Ecology of Growth
One of the few good things about the current financial crisis is the extent of serious soul-searching about the right way to deliver economic success. Britain has been among the worst-affected countries, losing perhaps five years of economic growth following the pricking of the credit bubble - predicted with precision by Ann Pettifor in her 2006 classic, The Coming First World Debt Crisis . Unemployment has soared, public-sector deficits have ballooned and a new age of austerity beckons. Business, politicians and the media are all calling for a rapid return to growth to create jobs, repair public finances and pay for a creaking ... market research, surveys and trends
ETF DAILY NEWS » The Gold ETF's Current Highs Are Not Sustainable ...
Even though gold has backed off a bit in recent days, it’s still hovering around historic highs, closing at $1,224.10/oz on May 17, 2010. And given the recent euro crisis, interest in the yellow  metal—from both individual and institutional investors—is at a fever pitch. But don’t get swept up in the hype, says Jon Nadler, metals market analyst and PR head for Kitco Metals, Inc . The precious metals expert says gold’s real fundamentals support a much lower price, one we’ll soon return to once the euro crisis is over. With over 30 years’ experience in precious metals markets and investment, Nadler is ... market research, surveys and trends

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This story was given to us by Nelly Rabinowitz who is a great friend and source of invaluable information to Urban Core International. The house is just plain amazing!! We’d give you the address, but she might not be ok with that At a minimum, Nelly should be an inspiration and model for other individuals and families looking to sustainability. We’ll get some pics soon, we promise! As Costs Decline And Efficiencies Increase, Environmentally Friendly Housing Goes Mainstream By STEVE GRANT Courant Staff Writer When Peter and Nellie Rabinowitz of Bethany decided several years ago that they wanted an environmentally ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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KIWANJA, Congo: Thousands of hungry and homeless lined up for food on Friday deep in rebel-held territory in eastern Congo as the United Nations began its first large-scale delivery in the area since fighting broke out in late October. More than 100 tons of food were going to 50,000 civilians in the area north of the provincial capital of Goma over the next four days, said Marcus Prior, a spokesman for the UN World Food Program. This part of eastern Congo has served as a breadbasket to the region, its verdant hills and valleys made especially fertile by dark, rich volcanic soil. But many of the refugees say it is too dangerous ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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ESG Investing Can Restore the Legitimacy of Financial Markets: Pax World's Joe ...
These crises, in their pathos and urgency, have shifted public attention away from what had been The Crisis: the collapse and tentative recovery of global financial markets. We have considered ESG perspectives on the financial crisis since it first made headlines, in fall of 2008 . Some socially responsible investors (SRI) saw signals of trouble before it surfaced, as in the case of subprime lending. From the ESG perspective, the crisis came from “ short-termism ” – a confluence of quick trading, information asymmetry and conflicts of interest among market players, and a deceptive diffusion of ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Catastrophism collapses
Last week's G8 and G20 meetings in Toronto and its environs confirmed that the world's leaders accept the demise of global-warming alarmism. One year ago, the G8 talked tough about cutting global temperatures by two degrees. In Toronto, they neutered that tough talk, replacing it with a nebulous commitment to do their best on climate change--and not to try to outdo each other. The global-warming commitments of the G20 -- which now carries more clout than the G8--went from nebulous to non-existent: The G20's draft promise going into the meetings of investing in green technologies faded into a mere commitment to ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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Dec 8, 2009 ... Additionally, JPS Global will be able to offer Edgewood's Global Sustainable Investing (GSI). Portfolios to institutional and high net-worth ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Energy & Environment | The White House
"Each of us has a part to play in a new future that will benefit all of us. As we recover from this recession, the transition to clean energy has the potential to grow our economy and create millions of jobs -– but only if we accelerate that transition. Only if we seize the moment. And only if we rally together and act as one nation –- workers and entrepreneurs; scientists and citizens; the public and private sectors." For decades it has been clear that the way Americans produce and consume energy is not sustainable.  Our addiction to foreign oil and fossil fuels puts our economy, our national security and our ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Johnson School at Cornell University - Programs - Sustainable ...
The Business of Water affinity group is a knowledge-building group that attempts to drive awareness of the challenges facing our global water supplies. The global water supply is under increasing pressure, and we need to learn how to better utilize the resources of private enterprise to solve this challenge. Water is integral to our lives and to that end, The Business of Water fosters education through informative newsletters and career opportunities. With a future goal of expanding our efforts to include guest speakers and facility tours, we hope to instill a sense of responsibility in tomorrow's business leaders. For more ...
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CRD Analytics and its SmartView™ Roundtable event partners, the NASDAQ OMX Exchange, and the Governance & Accountability Institute are hosting an invitation only event titled, Sustainable Investing: What's at Stake for Investors & Public Companies held at the NASDAQ Marketsite, 4 Times Square, New York City, on Friday, May 14, 2010 from 1 pm to 8 pm (EST). Some of the most influential people involved with sustainability will be speaking. Topic for your questions: Obstacles for Asset Building using ESG. What's the Solution? Please send your questions to Michael Muyot at mmuyot@crdanalytics.com. Thoughts and ideas:
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Hi There ! Are there venture capital firms that specialize in funding environmental companies? A 5-star answer would be a list of 10 such companies. A longer list could lead to a tip. Please note: Very Valuable--------VC firms which only do Enviro Somewhat Valuable----VC firms that occasionally do Enviro Not Valuable/Poopy---List of general VC firms All comments greatly appreciated ! ron P.S. If possible, please complete this by Thursday at 8 AM (Pacific Standard Time). Thanks a million ! Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 05 Feb 2004 01:07 PST Hi, Ron. I am going to bed, and ...