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How to Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

A Call to Action
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by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies

Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.

Abenomics and Japan's Economy in 2015

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For the second time this year, Bloomberg brought together top newsmakers to the Tokyo office to examine topics critical to Japan – this time to focus on the future of Abenomics and its impact on Japan’s growth potential in 2015.

Off the back of a strong performance in recent elections by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) which some commentators say reinforces the tailwind behind Abenomics, market participants are closely tracking how the core pillars of reform will materialize.

Accenture Grants VSO US$3.5 Million to Equip People Across Africa with Job and Entrepreneurial Skills

Grant is part of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative
Press Release

LONDON, Oct. 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and VSO announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded VSO US$3.5 million to help the charity deliver job skills training to approximately 22,300 poor and disadvantaged people in Nigeria, Cambodia, Tanzania and Malawi.

Wave of New Fair Trade Certified™ Products Hits Store Shelves

Fair Trade Certified products gain momentum in North American markets, helping shoppers make every purchase matter
Press Release

Oakland, CA, March 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, today announces the launch of over 50 new Fair Trade Certified™ apparel and consumer packaged goods (CPG) products in the first quarter of 2014, delivering more sustainable choices to consumers. These new products add to the 300 Fair Trade Certified CPG items launched in 2013 alone. 

2012 Green-e Verification Report Shows 29% Increase in Certified Retail Sales

Report shows 29% increase in Green-e Energy certified retail sales in 2012, reaching almost 36 million MWh--enough to power nearly a third of U.S. households for a month
Press Release
SAN FRANCISCO, CA ,November 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced today the release of the 2012 Green-e® Verification Report, which highlights Green-e certified renewable energy and carbon offset sales in 2012, as well as organizations that participated in Green-e Marketplace to demonstrate their commitment to renewable energy. The report shows a remarkable 29% increase in total Green-e Energy retail sales volume over the previous year, equivalent to nearly 36 million MWh of renewable energy generation. Green-e certified renewable energy sales in the U.S.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Investment rush to Africa must manage sustainability risks

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As the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment initiative begins its annual event in Cape Town on October 1st, its Executive Director Dr. James Gifford considers the sustainability challenges faced by investors in African companies

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By Dr. James Gifford | 27 September 2013

Embracing Natural Gas

Article

Caterpillar has a clear strategy to enable success in energy consumption. Learn about the opportunities that natural gas presents and what Caterpillar is doing as one of the world’s leading technology suppliers to the diverse energy market in the 2012 Year in Review.

 

Registration Is Now Open and Abstracts Are Being Accepted for Renewable Energy Markets 2013

Registration is now open for Renewable Energy Markets 2013, taking place in Austin, TX from September 22–24. Reserve your place now and take advantage of over 25% savings off the regular conference rate
Press Release

May 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Registration is now open for Renewable Energy Markets 2013, taking place in Austin, TX from September 22–24. Reserve your place now and take advantage of over 25% savings off the regular conference rate. This year's conference will be bigger and better than ever before, with 25 sessions covering every aspect of the renewable energy and carbon markets. Topics include:

New Report: Coal-to-Liquids and Oil Shale Pose Significant Financial and Environmental Risks to Investors

Dozens of U.S. Projects Now Underway Face Climate-Related Regulatory Challenges, Water Risks and Technological Uncertainties
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As pressure mounts to develop unconventional fuel sources to enhance U.S. energy security, a new Ceres report released today shows that coal-to-liquid (CTL) and oil shale technologies face significant environmental and financial obstacles - from water constraints, to technological uncertainties to regulatory and market risks - that pose substantial financial risks for investors involved in such projects.

Press Release

As pressure mounts to develop unconventional fuel sources to enhance U.S. energy security, a new Ceres report released today shows that coal-to-liquid (CTL) and oil shale technologies face significant environmental and financial obstacles - from water constraints, to technological uncertainties to regulatory and market risks - that pose substantial financial risks for investors involved in such projects.

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