Saturday, October 25, 2014

Improving lives through development: Highlights from OPIC’s Annual Report on Development Impact | Overview | OPIC : Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Improving lives through development: Highlights from OPIC’s Annual Report on Development Impact | Overview | OPIC : Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Taming Ambiguity: Regulators Take The Initiative To Clarify Alternative Performance Measures

https://www.globalcreditportal.com/ratingsdirect/renderArticle.do?articleId=1357210&SctArtId=260890&from=CM&nsl_code=LIME&sourceObjectId=8793441&sourceRevId=1&fee_ind=N&exp_date=20240904-22:13:35

'The biggest threat to civilisation is human stupidity': Brian Cox warns lack of action on food supplies, climate change and asteroids could end life on Earth | Daily Mail Online

'The biggest threat to civilisation is human stupidity': Brian Cox warns lack of action on food supplies, climate change and asteroids could end life on Earth | Daily Mail Online

Why Activism's Impact On Credit Quality Can Be Positive, Negative, Or Neutral

https://www.globalcreditportal.com/ratingsdirect/renderArticle.do?articleId=1357770&SctArtId=261669&from=CM&nsl_code=LIME&sourceObjectId=8801639&sourceRevId=1&fee_ind=N&exp_date=20240909-03:17:15

Friday, October 24, 2014

EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/24/eu-leaders-agree-to-cut-greenhouse-gas-emissions-by-40-by-2030

Did Europe Just Cement Its Status as the World's Climate Leader? | InsideClimate News

Did Europe Just Cement Its Status as the World's Climate Leader? | InsideClimate News

Europe - EU leaders agree to landmark 2030 climate deal - France 24

Europe - EU leaders agree to landmark 2030 climate deal - France 24

What’s the Deal With Europe’s Climate Talks? : Discovery News

What’s the Deal With Europe’s Climate Talks? : Discovery News

Climate change to reduce Europe's bird population: ecologists - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Climate change to reduce Europe's bird population: ecologists - Xinhua | English.news.cn

EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 | Environment | theguardian.com

EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 | Environment | theguardian.com

What The New Revenue Accounting Standards May Mean For Investors

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Could Ballooning Loss Reserves From New Accounting Rules Deflate Bank Capital Ratios?

https://www.globalcreditportal.com/ratingsdirect/renderArticle.do?articleId=1357957&SctArtId=261575&from=CM&nsl_code=LIME&sourceObjectId=8788410&sourceRevId=1&fee_ind=N&exp_date=20240908-21:34:53

What Apple Should Do with Its Massive Piles of Money - Open Letter

An open letter to Professor William Lazonick, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, responding to his:

Professor, you state that buybacks are to blame for the extreme concentration of income. It is not clear to me why Apple maintaining mountains of cash would be a buffer against the concentration of income.

Once investors receive their funds from a buy back, one would assume that they could consume it, benefiting those companies, and their stakeholders.

More likely, as they are capital funds, shareholders would reinvest these funds in other productive investments, more productive than leaving them on Apple's balance sheet sitting as deposits or liquid funds.

See full Open Letter: http://onesimohere.blogspot.ch/2014/10/what-apple-should-do-with-its-massive.html

Ganancias y Pobreza: Aspectos económicos del Trabajo Forzoso

Ganancias y Pobreza: Aspectos económicos del Trabajo Forzoso

IFRS Accounting Choices: An Impediment To Financial Statement Comparability

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Catherine Powell: Women and Girls in the Afghanistan Transition - Council on Foreign Relations

Catherine Powell: Women and Girls in the Afghanistan Transition - Council on Foreign Relations

What Water’s Worth by Asit K. Biswas and Ahmet C. Bozer - Project Syndicate

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/asit-k--biswas-and-ahmet-c--bozer-warn-that-current-efforts-to-improve-the-management-of-water-scarcity-are-woefully-inadequate

How long run discount rates inform climate change policy | The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

How long run discount rates inform climate change policy | The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Burning Down the House by Donald Kaberuka - Project Syndicate

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/donald-kaberuka-urges-global-leaders-gathering-at-the-un-to-make-four-commitments-on-climate-change

Cleaner, Greener, and Richer by Christiana Figueres and Guy Ryder - Project Syndicate

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/christiana-figueres-and-guy-ryder-emphasize-the-job-creating-potential-of-action-to-mitigate-climate-change

Friday, October 17, 2014

World Bank Supports China in Phasing Out Ozone-Depleting Substances

World Bank Supports China in Phasing Out Ozone-Depleting Substances

Recreating the natural habitat we destroyed

IFC Launches 'She Works' Partnership to Advance Women in Private Sector

IFC Launches 'She Works' Partnership to Advance Women in Private Sector

'Alarm Bells Keep Ringing': Live Coverage of Climate Week 2014 - Bloomberg

'Alarm Bells Keep Ringing': Live Coverage of Climate Week 2014 - Bloomberg

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - statement by Commissioner László Andor

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - statement by Commissioner László Andor

Interbrand | Best Global Green Brands 2014

Interbrand | Best Global Green Brands 2014

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - Oct 17

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Apple CEO Cook: And One More Thing … Climate Change Is a Really Big Deal - Bloomberg

Apple CEO Cook: And One More Thing … Climate Change Is a Really Big Deal - Bloomberg

Scientists Use 3D Modeling to Study Hong Kong's Smog - Businessweek

Scientists Use 3D Modeling to Study Hong Kong's Smog - Businessweek

The World Bank and Henry Paulson on Climate Change and Risky Business

escaping the progress trap: The World Bank and Henry Paulson on Climate Change and Risky Business

BBC News - India's farmers beating climate change with technology

BBC News - India's farmers beating climate change with technology

World Food Day - Why small farms are key to feeding the world

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/i.html?cid=41061720&ref=iPhone&chan=eMail

BBC News - Farming and science 'vital for sustained development'

BBC News - Farming and science 'vital for sustained development'