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Imagining a New Social Order: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin in Conversation 19.11.2017 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) In a time of deep political, social and economic uncertainty for everyone (except the ultra-rich), Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin provide some theoretical and practical guidance for the left. This Truthout interview is an effort to help reimagine a realistic social order in an age when the old order is dying but the new has yet to be born. Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! We live in an age of illegitimate neoliberal hegemony and soaring political uncertainty. The evidence is all around: citizen disillusionment over mainstream political parties and the traditional conservative-liberal divide, massive inequality, ...
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Reflections from a Field Builder: The Next 25 Years of Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing 14.11.2017 Environmental News Network
While offering the standard disclaimer that past performance is no guarantee of the future, I nevertheless offer some predictions for, and reflections about, the future of sustainable and impact investing.
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Canada Infrastructure Bank poised to allow private-sector domination of public infrastructure projects 14.11.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Rosemary Frei The good news and the bad news about Canada’s infrastructure-building plans were both presented at the 25th Annual CCPPP (Canadian Council of Public-Private Partnerships) National Conference on November 6 and 7 in downtown Toronto. The good news is that it was confirmed the federal government will pump more than $180 billion into infrastructure projects across Canada over the next 12 years. This is a 50 per cent increase over the $120 billion that the 2016 budget stated would be invested in infrastructure over the ensuing 10 years. The feds are disbursing this money via partnerships between municipalities, Indigenous communities, provinces and territories, the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and the private sector. The money will be used to build schools, jails, court houses, clean water and wastewater systems, hospitals, public-transit infrastructure and other types of major projects. But that’s also the bad news, because the Infrastructure Canada website and government officials are ...
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Major Return on Investment from Improving Climate Observations 9.11.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
A well-designed climate observing system could help scientists answer knotty questions about climate while delivering trillions of dollars in benefits by providing decision makers information they need to protect public health and the economy in the coming decades, according to a new paper published today.
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Regulation Is Killing Community Banks -- Public Banks Can Revive Them 1.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Crushing regulations are driving small banks to sell out to the megabanks, a consolidation process that appears to be intentional. Small banks cannot afford the risk of massive fines or the added staff needed to avoid them, and that burden is getting worse. However, publicly-owned banks can help avoid that trend and keep credit flowing in local economies. (Photo: Image Source / Getty Images) Pledge your support for ethical, insightful independent media: Make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and choose the "monthly" option at checkout. At his confirmation hearing in January 2017, Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin said , "regulation is killing community banks." If the process is not reversed, he warned, we could "end up in a world where we have four big banks in this country." That would be bad for both jobs and the economy. "I think that we all appreciate the engine of growth is with small and medium-sized businesses," said Mnuchin. "We're losing the ability for small and medium-sized banks to make ...
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This fund seeks to accelerate business solutions for the SDGs 26.10.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A new United Nations accelerator will be financed by national governments and private investors.
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Impact investors flock to sustainable agriculture 24.10.2017 GreenBiz.com
The sector is longing for capital to fund long-term projects, but critics worry about corporate ownership of farmland.
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These 4 data streams provide the key to smart buildings 20.10.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
To power sustainable office campuses and commercial buildings, Navigant Research highlights these areas for investment.
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Look out, banks: Sustainability funding gets creative 19.10.2017 GreenBiz.com
Emerging fintech options can back a range of risky business ventures, such as sustainable agriculture, local resilience projects or startups.
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House subcommittee hearings on mining in Latin America a public disservice 18.10.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Jen Moore The federal Liberals came into office promising to take action on human rights abuses associated with one of Canada’s largest and most controversial areas of foreign investment abroad: mining. But a rare study on the issue in the House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights seems designed to justify the do-nothing status quo, since the process precludes any critical examination of Canada's current policy. The subcommittee has been holding hearings on "Human rights surrounding natural resource extraction within Latin America," with no testimony from those most directly affected. The result is a discussion loaded with unchecked assumptions that is another affront to the voices of those too often silenced in Latin America to favour business as usual. It is important to keep in mind that there are more mining companies headquartered in Canada and listed on Canadian stock exchanges than anywhere else in the world, and Latin America is their preferred destination abroad. Abuses against ...
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Blueprint for a Progressive US: A Dialogue With Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin 17.10.2017 Truthout.com
(Photo: Bianca Pontes / EyeEm) Expanding educational opportunities and building a green economy -- while shrinking both the military and the fossil fuel industry -- are the best routes to full employment, say world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin. Also, greater financial regulation and more public development banks that prioritize social welfare over massive profits are crucial for a progressive agenda. (Photo: Bianca Pontes / EyeEm) You can fuel thoughtful, authority-challenging journalism: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. This is the first part of a wide-ranging interview with world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin. The next installment will appear on October 24. Not long after taking office, it became evident that Donald Trump had engaged in fraudulent populism during his campaign. His promise to "Make America Great Again" has been exposed as a lie, as the Trump administration has been busy extending US military power, ...
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On carbon, cities, circular, coal and consumer goods 11.10.2017 GreenBiz.com
The latest crop of reports you need to read on sustainable business and clean technology.
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Will America’s infrastructure investment withstand future disasters? 9.10.2017 GreenBiz.com
Communities are increasingly keeping climate change in mind as they plan roads, sewers and energy grids.
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What the 'renewables rush' means for human rights 4.10.2017 GreenBiz.com
From a human rights perspective, the renewable energy movement could not be more welcome — or more urgent.
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To Breed or Not to Breed? Migratory Female Butterflies Face a Monsoonal Dilemma 3.10.2017 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
What do CPUs, stockbrokers, and butterflies have in common? They are good at investing their resources in the right place at the right time so as to maximize their returns! Trade-offs are a way of life for butterflies and other small insects that must budget their energy between numerous morphological features and activities during their short lifespans. Time, food, and space are always at a premium, and optimizing resource use is particularly important for migratory butterflies that must prepare for arduous journeys in uncertain environments. A new study by researchers at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS-TIFR, Bengaluru) reports on butterfly migrations in peninsular India and explores the effect of migration on resource investment strategies of migratory butterflies. It reveals that migration affects the morphology and physiological states of female butterflies much more prominently compared to that of ...
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Salesforce dedicates $50 million to impact investments 3.10.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
It's a bold move by one of the most aggressive corporate venture capitalists in tech.
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"Without Investment, People of Color Never Will Be Able to Catch Up" 2.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
For the country as a whole, no one has recovered in terms of wealth from where they were before the Great Recession. African-Americans and Latinos make about 60 cents on every dollar that whites make -- but in terms of wealth, the disparity is much greater. Wealth and income inequality for people of color is written into the structure of the US economy. Will it ever change?  (Photo: Thomas Barwick / Getty Images / DigitalVision) Janine Jackson: The lead of the Washington Post story reads: The incomes of middle-class Americans rose last year to the highest level ever recorded by the Census Bureau, as poverty declined and the scars of the past decade's Great Recession seemed to finally fade. The piece ends with a source's comment that this is "unambiguously good news." Somewhere in between, you might catch the notes that "inequality remains high" and "yawning racial disparities remain," but the story's framing encourages you to see those as asterisks. Much media coverage presents the economic well-being of ...
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Episode 94: C&A talks Cradle to Cradle; urban transport innovates 29.9.2017 GreenBiz.com
In this week's episode, Walmart stays current with safer chemicals and we unravel the threads of C&A's cradle-to-cradle journey.
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The roots of forest bathing 29.9.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Power suits, meet "Power Forests." In Japan, Nissan and Mazda maintain agreements with a Forest Therapy Base.
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NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton answers your questions on babble 27.9.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
babblers Niki Ashton At rabble.ca we're excited to bring you a series of Q&As with NDP leadership candidates, hosted by our discussion forum, babble. Here's how it works: our babble moderator, Meg Borthwick, solicits questions from our readers. The best of those questions are sent to the candidates' teams. On the day of the Q&A we open a thread to host the event, where questions are posted one at a time, and the candidate posts their answer to each of them. On September 26, we hosted our first Q&A with leadership candidate Niki Ashton. Here we bring you her full babble interview, featuring the top questions submitted by you, our readers. Watch for upcoming opportunities to contribute to Q&As with NDP leadership candidates on babble . cco: Do you feel that the NDP and the left in general have been trapped by the "jobs" discourse in campaigning? No politician wants to campaign against jobs, but many of these jobs (like coal and asbestos mining) are awful, dangerous to the people who work at them, and ...
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