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Bloomberg New Energy Finance Releases Preliminary Findings From Its Annual Climatescope Report

Press Release

LONDON, WASHINGTON D.C. and SAO PAULO, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Bloomberg New Energy Finance today released preliminary findings from its annual Climatescope report in time for the beginning of the COP23 climate negotiations in Bonn. Climatescope examines clean energy market conditions in developing countries annually.

For FLNG Projects, Bigger Is Not Always Better


Floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) projects, after years of planning and development, are finally starting to come online and demonstrate the potential for FLNG technology to further global gas trade. LNG liquefaction was named the second most critical infrastructure investment for growth in the natural gas market, according to survey results from the 2017 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report, and floating solutions provide a more flexible solution to adding much needed capacity to boost market growth.

Latin American Corporate Leaders Champion Business Solutions for Sustainable Development, Releasing Latin American Version of the CEO Guide to the SDGs


Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the Latin American version of its CEO Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals, highlighting the importance of business leadership in realizing the ambitions of the SDGs in the region.

The Latin American version of the CEO Guide complements the original version – published in English earlier this year – and outlines a shared vision around the implications of the SDGs on businesses across Latin America.

Arrow Electronics Spotlights the Tech Entrepreneur’s Journey at Denver Startup Week

Press Release

DENVER, October 26, 2017 /3BL Media/  – Arrow Electronics hosted “The Entrepreneur’s Journey” at General Assembly during this year’s Denver Startup Week 2017, offering an inside look at how two successful entrepreneurs overcame the challenges of developing and bringing smart, connected internet of things (IoT) products to market.

Announcing the Visa Foundation Alongside Inaugural Grant to Women’s World Banking

$20 million commitment will empower two million enterprises over 5 years

Today marks the launch of the Visa Foundation, which has been established as part of Visa’s larger social impact strategy to prioritize the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.

The ROI of CSR, a Conversation With Leor Rotchild, Executive Director of CBSR

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Leor Rotchild (@PlanetLeor), Executive Director of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (@CBSRNews), speaks with us about the influence of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on investors and stock price. Leor shares that, according to research, 75% of professional investors analyze a company’s environment, social and governance (ESG) performance before deciding to invest.

Who's Afraid of MIFID 2?: Fixing Wall Street’s Broken Plumbing

By Hazel Henderson

The European Union (EU) has sweeping reforms of financial markets coming into force January 3, 2018. They will affect Wall Street firms in many ways, covering all transactions of EU securities wherever traded worldwide.  Whether the firm is on the buy-side: portfolio managers, mutual funds, institutional investors, or on the sell-side: broker-dealers, investment advisors, researchers, consultants, MIFID II will affect business models, research, trading, reporting and order execution.

With Hope That Plastic Will Be Eliminated, Man Starts 'Papers Be Green' Business in Tunisia

"The use of plastic bags will soon be prohibited in our country."

After receiving a master's degree in mechanical engineering and with eight years of professional experience, Walid Gharsalli decided the time was right to start his own business.

And so, Gharsalli launched his own paper-packaging business, Papers Be Green. But he couldn't have done it without combining his work experience and mechanical skills, additional entrepreneurial training, and support from his government. 

Watch This Woman Turn Design Ideas Into Beautiful Wooden Sculptures and a Successful Business

The program is designed to foster a spirit of entrepreneurship.

In 2015, Zina Ouled Si Ali launched her small business, Arjouan, a computer numerical control (CNC) engraving and cutting workshop that offers customized decoration articles and tailor-made furniture to its customers.

Based in the city center of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, Ouled Si Ali currently produces numerous items for local citizens and wholesalers. But her dream is to develop her market outside the governorate, in particular in the surrounding regions and large conurbations on the coast such as Sousse, Sfax, and Tunis, the capital of the country.

2 New Rules of the Sustainability Game

Here's how supply and demand are two sides of the same coin.

Last month, BSR brought together a group of luxury brands at Paris’ Salon du Luxe conference to talk about the new rules of the game when it comes to desirability, sustainability and luxury.

In the past several years, the growth of the luxury industry has slowed, and aspirational brands such as Michael Kors and the Hoxton Hotels have disrupted the sector with different interpretations of “luxury” products and services, which offer more open and experiential approaches or less expensive products.


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