Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Climate change fight affordable, cut emissions to zero by 2100: U.N. - Sustainability | Thomson Reuters

Climate change fight affordable, cut emissions to zero by 2100: U.N. - Sustainability | Thomson Reuters

PWC: The new revenue recognition standard: Are you prepared for change? - 2014 Revenue Recognition Survey

http://www.pwc.com/en_US/us/audit-assurance-services/accounting-advisory/publications/assets/revenue-recognition-standard-financial-executives-survey.pdf

China-US climate pact 'heartening' but short of what's needed: IPCC - Sustainability | Thomson Reuters

China-US climate pact 'heartening' but short of what's needed: IPCC - Sustainability | Thomson Reuters

Cities of the Future May Eat Plants Grown in the Air

China and Russia thwart plan for Antarctic ocean sanctuary - Sustainability | Thomson Reuters

China and Russia thwart plan for Antarctic ocean sanctuary - Sustainability | Thomson Reuters

"He had locked me out. He didn't even let me collect my clothes." | Blogs | Oxfam GB

"He had locked me out. He didn't even let me collect my clothes." | Blogs | Oxfam GB

United Colors of Benetton in support of UN Women - End Violence Against Women Now

International Day to End Violence against Women

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Issue 7:- An interview with Felipe Calderón: "The world needs a full transition towards a low-carbon economy"

Issue 7:- An interview with Felipe Calderón: "The world needs a full transition towards a low-carbon economy"

Bill Shorten accuses Tony Abbott of 'stubborn isolationism' on climate change | Australia news | theguardian.com

Bill Shorten accuses Tony Abbott of 'stubborn isolationism' on climate change | Australia news | theguardian.com

Emissions reduction: Tony Abbott says Australia is acting, not talking | Environment | theguardian.com

Emissions reduction: Tony Abbott says Australia is acting, not talking | Environment | theguardian.com

Multas millonarias de los reguladores por la manipulación de las divisas


Los reguladores financieros de Reino Unido, Estados Unidos y Suiza han impuesto multas multimillonarias a varios de sus bancos regulados por su falta de control y por la manipulación del mercado de las divisas.
Reguladores de varios países actuaron

En Reino Unido:

La Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) ha anunció multas a cinco bancos presentes en el City de Londres con un total de 1.115 millones de libras esterlinas (1.779 millones de dólares), que son los siguientes:

Ver Artículo completo: http://www.elblogsalmon.com/mercados-financieros/multas-millonarias-por-manipular-las-divisas-de-los-reguladores

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Companies With the Best CSR Reputations - Forbes

The Companies With the Best CSR Reputations - Forbes

Chocolate companies offer “mixed-bag” on women’s rights | Oxfam International


Independent report finds company follow-through on commitments to gender inequality needs improvement

Leading chocolate companies Mars, Mondelez International and Nestle have made some progress on their 2013 promises to improve gender equality in their cocoa supply chains but significant gaps still remain, according to an independent evaluation published today. The companies had been pressed into promising these improvements by more than 100,000 actions by people supporting international development organization Oxfam’s campaign to reduce inequality facing women in the cocoa industry.

The report by gender rights expert Man-Kwun Chan, commissioned by Oxfam, shows that companies have taken initial steps to improve how they work with women cocoa farmers and workers, but none of the companies have adequately addressed numerous recommendations made by their own consultants for how to respect and protect women’s rights.

See full Press Release: Chocolate companies offer “mixed-bag” on women’s rights | Oxfam International

Elements of Europe's energy union | Georg Zachmann at Bruegel.org

Elements of Europe's energy union | Georg Zachmann at Bruegel.org

Money-laundering: too important to leave to the experts alone | space for transparency

Money-laundering: too important to leave to the experts alone | space for transparency

Monday, November 10, 2014

Press release - Transparency International calls for FIFA to publish World Cup investigation

Press release - Transparency International calls for FIFA to publish World Cup investigation

Inequality is not inevitable: It's time to #EvenItUp | Oxfam International Blogs


This January, Oxfam revealed that the richest 85 people in the world possess the same amount of wealth as the world’s poorest 50 per cent.

Our report caught the public’s imagination, and keyed into a conversation about inequality that was taken up by many players globally – amongst them Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), President Barack Obama and the Pope.

The collective wealth of this tiny global elite has increased by US$668 million per day between 2013 and 2014. That’s almost half a million dollars every minute.

See full Press Release: Inequality is not inevitable: It's time to #EvenItUp | Oxfam International Blogs

“Europe’s Low Carbon Industries: A Health Check”

“Europe’s Low Carbon Industries: A Health Check”

Transparency International - News feature - How do we stop countries from exporting corruption?

Transparency International - News feature - How do we stop countries from exporting corruption?

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Realizing the power of talented women | McKinsey & Company

Realizing the power of talented women | McKinsey & Company

The Trillion Dollar Scandal | ONE


More than a trillion dollars is being siphoned out of developing countries every year. It's the biggest heist you've never heard of.

See full Page: The Trillion Dollar Scandal | ONE

Minister Goyal Flags Doubling of Coal Production to Meet Energy Needs, Cautious on Nuclear | World Economic Forum - Minister Goyal Flags Doubling of Coal Production to Meet Energy Needs, Cautious on Nuclear


  • Union power Minister Piyush Goyal targets a doubling in coal production to a billion tonnes by 2019 to meet India’s rising energy demands
  • Government is concerned India may be saddled with nuclear technology discarded by West, needs clarity on life-cycle costs
  • Goyal predicts demand for power will double to 2 trillion units by 2019, offering investors a $250 billion investment opportunity
Union power Minister Piyush Goyal is aiming to double coal production in the next five years to meet India’s burgeoning energy demands, set to hit 2 trillion units by 2019. Goyal called for an increasing private sector role in coal production and expressed interest in new gas discoveries and ways to get gas plants back onstream. Referring to coal as “an essential input for power,” Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy of India, said: “I see Coal India production doubling in the next five years. It makes about 500 million tonnes hopefully this year. We [will] do a billion tonnes in 2019.” Turning to renewable energy, Goyal announced a target of 100 gigawatts of solar power generation by 2022, multiplying the previous government’s target fivefold. However, the minister sounded a cautious note on nuclear power. Noting that the US and many European countries have discontinued installation of nuclear plants, he said: “This government would like to be cautious that we are not being saddled with something only under the garb of clean energy or alternate energy; something which the West has discarded and is sought to be brought to India.” He added that he has yet to determine the life-cycle costs of nuclear power right through to decommissioning. See full Press Release: http://www.weforum.org/news/minister-goyal-flags-doubling-coal-production-meet-energy-needs-cautious-nuclear

Europe’s Failure to Quit Coal

Europe’s Failure to Quit Coal