(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge is a competition encouraging teams of MBA students to create institutional financial products that tackle social and environmental problems. Nearly 200 students from 37 schools in 29 countries submitted proposals this year.
FROM THE EDITOR
Private Sector Green Investments Total $8.1 Trillion
There’s yet another measure of the rapid rise of green investments made by the private sector. The Green Transition Scoreboard has added up private investment in five areas (renewable energy, efficiency, life systems, constructions, and corporate R & D) and arrived at a total of $8.1 trillion. That is a larger sum than many have suspected. Published since 2009 by Ethical Markets Media, the Scoreboard tracks private money shifting from traditional investments into sustainable investing. The aggregated total is traced by the organization’s Certified B Corporation’s team of experts and a global advisory board. Says Ethical Market CEO Dr. Hazel Henderson, “The green economy is growing faster than anyone realizes.” Download the full (free) report here.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In this age when activism has become more essential than ever to promote positive change, America’s largest and longest-running green living and sustainability festival is embracing climate change activism by launching a new pavilion dedicated to advocacy. Green Festival Expos has announced its 2017 schedule and it includes what it calls an 'Activism & Advocacy Pavilion'.
Amanda Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Business in the Community
Business comes in for a lot of criticism, from excessive executive pay to how much corporation tax is paid, and there is a feeling that business should more accountable and trustworthy, the lack of which arguably contributed to some people’s decision to vote leave in the referendum last year.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Every year more than 9,000 women find themselves in UK prisons. For many, it is their first time. Employment for women following short prison sentences is three times worse than for men, as fewer than one in ten women have a job to go to on release. The lack of childcare support, qualifications and low pay are all barriers for many women offenders to find work.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The global goals of sustainable development cannot be achieved by technological breakthroughs, financial support or government policy alone. A fundamental shift in the way people think and act lies at the core of global change. This requires excellence in education at all levels and in all social contexts.
The Promise launched in theaters worldwide on April 21, starring Christian Bale. Set during the Armenian genocide in 1915, Bale plays a reporter who covers the genocide.