Understanding and Analysing the Government's Budget
Accra, Ghana March 28 2013 - Idilmat is pleased to announce the next session of its three-day professional development workshop - "Understanding and Analysing the Government's Budget". This course aims at providing participants with an understanding of the central government budget and provides a framework to…Continue
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On Monday March 25, global software provider SAP released its first Integrated Report. The firm has released a separate Sustainability Report since 2007 but took this a step further in 2013 by integrating the Annual Report and the Sustainability Report into one online document. Verdantix attended an online session hosted by Peter Graf, Chief Sustainability Officer, and Christoph Hutten, Chief Accounting Officer, to launch the…Continue
Added by Francesca Macnaghten on March 26, 2013 at 1:57pm — No Comments
According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), over 1.5 million non-profits are registered in the U.S. While many of them receive assistance through corporate philanthropy and…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on March 26, 2013 at 2:44am — No Comments
Deep-sea mining is not a new concept, but it’s gaining international attention thanks to both its potential rewards, and uncertain risks. The United Nations (UN) has described the scale of mineral deposits in the world’s oceans as ‘staggering’ and with mineral commodities gaining value, the seabed makes for a tempting opportunity. On January 11, 2013, the US federal agency the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimated that there are nearly 20 million tonnes of gold in…Continue
Added by Francesca Macnaghten on March 25, 2013 at 5:47am — No Comments
The Zermatt Summit has been held for the past 3 years on topics such as "The Common Good" and "Servant Leadership" and has hosted speakers such as Hernando de Soto and Manfred Max-Neef.
This year the agenda of the 2013 edition of the Zermatt Summit (June 20&21) is set around four orientations on the theme: Business & NGOs: Building partnerships of winners
Added by Jacqui Manini on March 22, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments
Making Cents International invites you to share your experience and expertise by submitting a proposal to lead a workshop-style technical session at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. The conference will take place September 10-12, 2013 at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Conference Center in Washington, DC. Share your lessons learned, promising practices, and innovative ideas in one or more of the following learning tracks: workforce development; gender;…Continue
Added by Chelsea Babcock on March 20, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments
Palo Alto, Meet Guadalajara:
How HP cut across international and technological barriers to deliver powerful pro bono.
HP has thousands of highly qualified project managers in every corner of the world. They are experts at distilling the complex needs of their clients into implementable project scopes.
HP also boasts…
Added by Taproot Foundation on March 18, 2013 at 8:42am — No Comments
Return on investment (ROI) is being is discussed in the executive suites of organisations more than ever before. And a number of CEO’s of major companies have received their marching orders recently because ROI failed to meet expectations of the board and shareholders.
ROI, as in return on investment. is an outcome, an end.
Focusing on outcomes such as profit and return to shareholders is short term thinking mostly and usually leads to less than possible…
Added by Ian Berry on March 16, 2013 at 6:52pm — No Comments
Financial know-how is one of our nation’s most pressing issues. Efforts to support financial literacy already exist — including programs from banks, brokerage houses, technology firms, professional services companies and from at least 13 states which…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on March 14, 2013 at 7:02am — No Comments
Meet Bill. As a 4-time Taproot pro bono consultant, he's "helping people who know how to help people" and having a pretty good time along the way.
Check out Taproot's first pro bono consultant profile to get to know Bill and pick up some very handy pointers for your next project!
PRO BONO CONSULTANT
As a marketing…Continue
Added by Taproot Foundation on March 12, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments
Since 2009 the price of carbon emission allowances in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) has been so low that the market mechanism is largely ineffective: in 2006, an allowance cost €30 ($40) per metric tonne of CO2 (tCO2), compared to around €5 ($7)/tCO2 today. In an attempt to increase prices, on February 19th 2013, the EU Environment Committee voted by 38 votes to 25 to withhold the release of 900m tonnes of carbon allowances, which were due for release in 2013-2015.
Added by Francesca Macnaghten on March 12, 2013 at 5:25am — No Comments
It is with great pleasure that I can now launch this worldwide concert with The Berliner Philharmoniker / Berlin Philharmonic Camerata and piano soloist Sabrina Lanzi, Italy with the following program:…Continue
Added by Kurt Lykke Lindved on March 7, 2013 at 8:12pm — No Comments
I was honoured recently to be interviewed by Blue Ocean Strategist Paul Lange about changing what’s normal and the Enhancing Their Gifts System of which Paul is an accredited mentor.
Please grab your favourite beverage before watching the 20 minute video here.
Be the difference you want to see in the world.
Added by Ian Berry on March 7, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should have brought her own shopping bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment and we should practice ‘green living’ wherever possible.…Continue
Added by Suneel Sethi on March 6, 2013 at 6:31pm — No Comments
When meeting with potential clients, CPO’s and CSR Managers, I bring my tool:The maturity Model. To me it is a great way to start a discussion about a company’s approach to Responsible Procurement Management.
At the same time it is also a great way to get a discussion about what other companies do and what specifically can be done short term or long term to…Continue
Today, less than five percent of the world’s heads of state are women, and women make up just nineteen percent of representatives in parliaments worldwide. Despite producing more than forty…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on March 5, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments
Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused entirely on jobs training in sustainability, is nearing its three-year anniversary, celebrating a growing student body and an incredible network of alumni. Ecotech Institute educates the future cleantech workforce, so it’s continuously monitoring the changing…Continue
Added by Molly Koch on March 4, 2013 at 11:38pm — No Comments
When will the ‘sustainability market’ take off? It’s a question we get asked all the time at Verdantix. To answer it, we speak to global budget holders and build country-level models to forecast corporate investment trends. Our surveys and models point to a sobering conclusion: corporate sustainability spending in most countries, both developed and emerging, will grow in the mid-single digit range for the next three years. So what is happening to sustainability budgets? Right now, there is…Continue
Added by Francesca Macnaghten on March 4, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments
I love One Planet Living's 10 principles.
Be the difference you want to see in the…Continue
Added by Ian Berry on March 2, 2013 at 4:59pm — No Comments
Help your programme scale up! We are looking to invest in social change by helping innovative, commercially viable, and high impact initiatives achieve social scale and financial sustainability.
The winning entry will benefit from financial support of up to CHF 500,000 (approx. USD 530,000).
Specific fields of activity include, but are not limited to: agriculture, including extension services and use of new technologies; food science and technology; nutrition education…
Added by Wettstein Barbara on March 1, 2013 at 6:11am — No Comments