Is ‘sustainable’ enough? After a decade of working in ethical buying, it became clear to Simon that maybe it’s not. So what are the alternatives? Follow one business’s journey working with people around the world to provide examples of these alternatives. Can we become closer to nature AND make money? Can business help drive forest protection or even regenerate land? Can we become regenerative? Head of Perfumes & Ethical Buying Lush Cosmetics Simon is responsible for buying and sourcing the ingredients and raw materials used across all Lush’s product ranges. He travels the world setting up cooperatives with local people, ensuring consistent quality, quantity and fair trade. In 2010, the company’s SLush Fund was established to move beyond just purchasing fairly traded ingredients and, instead, develop supportive partnerships and start sustainable farming and community projects. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Interview with Lindsay Forbes, Director - Commerce and Agribusiness in Russia, EBRD Bank at the Russian & CIS Metals Summit 2014 in Moscow, Russia. 11-13 February, 2014, Intercontinental Moscow, Russian Federation As the best-attended international conference of its kind in Russia, the Summit is a platform for CEOs to exchange ideas and strike new deals, to ensure that Russian & CIS metals and precious metals industries retain global competitiveness. http://www.russianmetalssummit.com Adam Smith Conferences
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The aim of the conference is to identify and share practical, evidence-based solutions that can support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s conference theme is Moving Forward: The SDGs in Practice. Speakers include HE Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica, HE Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, and Professor Jeffrey Sachs. The ICSD provides a unique opportunity to bring together stakeholders from government, academia, the United Nations, international agencies, NGOs, and grassroots organizers to share practical solutions towards the achievement of more sustainable and inclusive societies.
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Today is the World Day to Combat Desertification endorsed by the United Nations and occurs every year on June 17. We celebrated this day for the past six years. Our team has supplied over 62,000 seedlings from our tree nursery to mine site and across neighboring soums to help nurturing green environment since 2014. #sustainablemining #responsiblemining @UNCCD #2016WDCD -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- НҮБ-с жил бүрийн 6/17-ны өдрийг “Цөлжилттэй тэмцэх дэлхийн өдөр” хэмээн тэмдэглэдэг. Оюу толгойчууд бид энэ өдрийг зургаа дахь жилдээ тэмдэглэж байна. Бид ногоон байгууламжийг нэмэгдүүлэхэд хувь нэмрээ оруулж, 2014 оноос хойш Оюу Толгой ХХК–н мод үржүүлгийн газарт тарьсан 62,000 гаруй тарьц суулгацыг уурхай болон хөрш сумдадаа тарьж, арчилж байна. #хариуцлагатайуулуурхай @UNCCD #2016WDCD
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How could the mining industry develop in the period 2011 to 2014? 2 scenario's are developed by thebusinessofmining.com to challenge the mental frameworks of professionals in the industry: - In the 'Red Wave'-scenario China's government manages to sustain demand growth, resulting in high commodity prices. At the same time China invests heavily all around the world, forcing other miners to focus on organic growth. - In the 'Countercurrent'-scenario revaluation of the renminbi and high interest rates in China lead to lower commodity demand. Prices decrease across the board. Miners struggle to maintain positive margins. New project development becomes of secondary importance. Wilfred Visser | thebusinessofmining.com
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Newmont's Global Supplier Summit highlights our commitment to an efficient, responsible and sustainable supply chain. Visit our website to learn more about our Supplier of Year Awards and our entire global supply chain: http://newmont.com/about/our-supply-chain
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ICP Asks Akon Of Diamond Mine Purchase, He Replies on Reform, Yumkella Running By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, May 20 -- When the UN's “Sustainable Energy For All” endeavor held a public press conference during its nearly four day event on May 20, prominent on the podium was musician and business figure Akon, talking about African villages buying solar power systems from his enterprise, with a $1 billion line of credit, on the payment plan. Inner City Press asked Akon about having also bought a diamond mine -- was that also a social enterprise? Akon answered in that direction, saying he bought the mine in order to challenge or clean up the industry, citing blood diamonds. Video here. The answer is an evolution from what Akon said about the mine, and blood diamonds, back in 2007: "I don't even believe in conflict diamonds. That's just a movie. Think about it. Ain't nobody thought about nothing about no conflict diamonds until the movie came out. Where was all that shit before the movie? That's the problem with people - they believe everything they read or see on TV. It's no different from The Blair Witch Project. Everybody thought that was real. That campaign and marketing was incredible. After that, they're getting Oscars. Unless you go to Sierra Leone and see what's going down, don't believe everything you're reading or see on TV. Trust me." http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/akon-so-what-if-i-own-a-diamond-mine-436472.html There was a Sierra Leone connection at the press conference: SE4ALL chief Kandeh Yumkella, whom Inner City Press asked about the organization's involvement in the campaign to end gas flaring by 2030. Yumkella answered excitedly about Shell and Total and Statoil signing on. To a question on Sierra Leone, IRENA's Adnan Amin said while the question was about President Koroma, there was another Sierra Leonean in the room, but he'd only talk about one president at a time. On March 15 of this year, Yumkella wrote to UN staff: “A few months ago I informed the Secretary-General that I would like to step down as his Special Representative and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All as of July 2015. He has now graciously accepted my request and the announcement will be made soon. “It has not been an easy decision to end my 19-year career serving humanity under the auspices of the UN system, including as Director General of UNIDO. But I believe it is now time for me to go home to serve my people in Sierra Leone." We'll have more on this. Watch this site.
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In honor of World Water Day, the White House hosts a Water Summit in South Court Auditorium to shine a spotlight on the importance of cross-cutting, creative solutions to solving the water problems of today, as well as to highlight the innovative strategies that will catalyze change in how we use, conserve, protect, and think about water in the years to come, March 22, 2016.
Views: 2416 The Obama White House
The Sustainable Development Goals officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a set of seventeen aspirational "Global Goals" with 169 targets between them. Spearheaded by the United Nations, through a deliberative process involving its 194 Member States, as well as global civil society. The Resolution is broader intergovernmental agreement that, while acting as the Post 2015 Development Agenda (successor to the Millennium Development Goals), builds on the Principles agreed upon under Resolution A/RES/66/288, popularly known as The Future We Want. The SDGs were in large measure informed by the oft quoted assertion by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that "there can be no Plan B, because there is no Planet B." On 19 July 2014, the UN General Assembly's Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) forwarded a proposal for the SDGs to the Assembly. The proposal contained 17 goals with 169 targets covering a broad range of sustainable development issues. These included ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests. On 5 December 2014, the UN General Assembly accepted the Secretary-General's Synthesis Report which stated that the agenda for the post-2015 SDG process would be based on the OWG proposals. The Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post 2015 Development Agenda (IGN) began in January 2015 and ended in August 2015. Following the negotiations, a final document was adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit September 25–27, 2015 in New York, USA. The title of the agenda is Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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Cape Town played host to Mining Indaba 2014, Africa's largest and most significant mining event. There was a specific focus on capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa. Rohitesh Dhawan, KPMG Global Head of Climate & Sustainability, joined a panel to discuss the key factors that emerged from Mining Indaba.
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Daniel Lacalle is a PhD in Economy and fund manager. He holds the CIIA financial analyst title, with a post graduate degree in IESE and a master’s degree in economic investigation (UCV).(Wikipedia). Chief Economist at Tressis SV Fund Manager at Adriza International Opportunities. Member of the advisory board of the Rafael del Pino foundation. Commissioner of the Community of Madrid in London. President of Instituto Mises Hispano. Professor at IE business school, IEB and UNED. Ranked Top 20 most influential economist in the world 2016 (Richtopia). On January the 30th Mr Lacalle was mentioned in the US House of Representatives by congressman Mr. Joe Wilson from South Carolina, citing his article Do Not Forget About Cuba. Mr. Lacalle has presented and given keynote speeches at the most prestigious forums globally including the Federal Reserve in Houston, the Heritage Foundation in Washington, London School of Economics, Funds Society Forum in Miami, World Economic Forum, Forecast Summit in Peru, Mining Show in Dubai, Our Crowd in Jerusalem, Nordea Investor Summit in Oslo, and many others. Mr Lacalle has more than 24 years of experience in the energy and finance sectors, including experience in North Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. He is currently a fund manager overseeing equities, bonds and commodities. He was voted Top 3 Generalist and Number 1 Pan-European Buyside Individual in Oil & Gas in Thomson Reuters’ Extel Survey in 2011, the leading survey among companies and financial institutions. Author of the best-selling books: “Life In The Financial Markets” (Wiley, 2014), translated to Portuguese and Spanish. “The Energy World Is Flat” (Wiley, 2014, with Diego Parrilla), translated to Portuguese and Chinese “Escape from the Central Bank Trap” (2017, BEP), translated to Spanish. In Spanish: “Nosotros los Mercados”, “La Madre de Todas las Batallas”, “Viaje a la Libertad Economica”, “Hablando se Entiende la Gente”, “La Pizarra de Daniel Lacalle”, “Acabemos con el Paro” and “La Gran Trampa” (Deusto). Regular collaborator with CNBC, World Economic Forum, Epoch Times, Mises Institute, Hedgeye, Zero Hedge, Focus Economics, Seeking Alpha, El Español, The Commentator, and The Wall Street Journal. Mr Lacalle is also a lecturer at the London School of Economics, UNED University, IEB and IE Business School. Para más información https://frpinforma.es/
Views: 872 Fundación Rafael del Pino
Corporate Social Responsibility & The Ring of Fire January 28, 2016 Speaker: Bob Rae, Senior Partner, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP Moderator: Kyle Stanfield, Director, Environment & Sustainability, New Gold Inc. Launched in November 2015, the Leaders in Mining Speakers Series presents a dynamic roster of speakers who make a difference in the mining industry globally. Our aim for the series is to present topical issues reflective of industry today. For for information or to learn more please visit: http://lassondeinstitute.utoronto.ca/leaders-in-mining-speakers-series/ To learn more about the Lassonde Institute of Mining at the University of Toronto visit: http://lassondeinstitute.utoronto.ca/
https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/commodities2015/agenda/ 20 - 22 April 2015 Fears of secular stagnation are gripping the world economy, fuelling moments of extreme volatility. How will commodities fare in a prolonged period of weak demand and low inflation? The panel will review the outlook for the global economy in 2015.
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http://www.weforum.org/ Energy issues are high on the agenda of African policy makers. The World Economic Forum is creating a working group of African leaders to build political momentum for a sustainable energy transition in Africa. Members of the group – to be known as “African Energy Leaders Group” (AELG) – will come together to share insights and to enhance the overall capacity to build public-private partnerships, leverage political support, and mobilize funds for sustainable energy and development initiatives on the continent. Speakers • Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire • Tony O. Elumelu, Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Nigeria • Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Abidjan; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member; Global Agenda Council on Africa • Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, Undersecretary-General and Special Representative, United Nations - Sustainable Energy for All, Vienna; Global Agenda Council on the Future of Electricity. Moderated by • Oliver Cann, Director, Media Relations, World Economic Forum.
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Plenary Conferences (Auditorium). Talk: Mathias Schlegel, Process description control in Biogas generation.
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Daniel Lacalle is a PhD in Economy and fund manager. He holds the CIIA financial analyst title, with a post graduate degree in IESE and a master’s degree in economic investigation (UCV).(Wikipedia). Chief Economist at Tressis SV Fund Manager at Adriza International Opportunities. Member of the advisory board of the Rafael del Pino foundation. Commissioner of the Community of Madrid in London. President of Instituto Mises Hispano. Professor at IE business school, IEB and UNED. Ranked Top 20 most influential economist in the world 2016 (Richtopia). On January the 30th Mr Lacalle was mentioned in the US House of Representatives by congressman Mr. Joe Wilson from South Carolina, citing his article Do Not Forget About Cuba. Mr. Lacalle has presented and given keynote speeches at the most prestigious forums globally including the Federal Reserve in Houston, the Heritage Foundation in Washington, London School of Economics, Funds Society Forum in Miami, World Economic Forum, Forecast Summit in Peru, Mining Show in Dubai, Our Crowd in Jerusalem, Nordea Investor Summit in Oslo, and many others. Mr Lacalle has more than 24 years of experience in the energy and finance sectors, including experience in North Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. He is currently a fund manager overseeing equities, bonds and commodities. He was voted Top 3 Generalist and Number 1 Pan-European Buyside Individual in Oil & Gas in Thomson Reuters’ Extel Survey in 2011, the leading survey among companies and financial institutions. Author of the best-selling books: “Life In The Financial Markets” (Wiley, 2014), translated to Portuguese and Spanish. “The Energy World Is Flat” (Wiley, 2014, with Diego Parrilla), translated to Portuguese and Chinese “Escape from the Central Bank Trap” (2017, BEP), translated to Spanish. In Spanish: “Nosotros los Mercados”, “La Madre de Todas las Batallas”, “Viaje a la Libertad Economica”, “Hablando se Entiende la Gente”, “La Pizarra de Daniel Lacalle”, “Acabemos con el Paro” and “La Gran Trampa” (Deusto). Regular collaborator with CNBC, World Economic Forum, Epoch Times, Mises Institute, Hedgeye, Zero Hedge, Focus Economics, Seeking Alpha, El Español, The Commentator, and The Wall Street Journal. Mr Lacalle is also a lecturer at the London School of Economics, UNED University, IEB and IE Business School. Para más información https://espacio-publico.info/
Views: 1764 Fundación Rafael del Pino
In partnership with the Indigenous Center of Energy and dmg events, this event was a forum for Indigenous business and government leaders to connect with oil and gas operators, service company executives and business to continue the dialogue surrounding topics of energy.
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Speakers: Aidan Davy, Richard Meeran, Juan Pablo Sáenz, Jake White Chair: Dr Veerle Heyvaert Recorded on 13 March 2014 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House. A panel of international legal and industry experts discuss the fraught world of environmental justice, human rights, minerals and mining and explain why it should be of concern to us all. The EJOLT project (Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade) will also launch its global map of environmental (in)justice. Aidan Davy is deputy president and senior program director at the International Council for Mining and Minerals (ICMM). Aidan has extensive experience with sustainable development and social responsibility issues, with a strong emphasis on the extractive industries. He has worked as an independent consultant for a range of multi-lateral/bilateral and private sector clients on many of the emerging challenges for the sector. Richard Meeran is a partner at Leigh Day & Co. Richard pioneered claims against UK-based multinationals, Cape PLC for 7,500 South African asbestos victims and Thor Chemicals for South African workers poisoned by mercury. Since 2004, Richard has worked with South African NGOs & gold miners on silicosis claims against Anglo American, and with Tanzanian villagers in a claim against African Barrick Gold. Juan Pablo Sáenz is a representative of the Amazon Defense Coalition and founding partner of Fromboliere Abogados. The ADC secured one of the largest judicial victories in environmental litigation history, which saw Chevron ordered to pay $9.5 billion in damages to remediate profound environmental, social and health impacts caused by its operations in Ecuador. Jake White is a environmental lawyer at Friends of the Earth. Jake has worked for Britain's Department of Trade and Industry, and the Department of Energy & Climate Change, designing a legislative structure to ensure waste and clean-up are paid for by operators. At FoE he works on climate and energy, in particular fracking which has involved working closely with local communities. This event is supported by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and the EJOLT (Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade) Project.
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) in partnership with the Colorado Mining Association (CMA) hosted a pivitol keynote session during their joint meeting, February 16. The session was titled, "The Mine of the Future: Forecasting Opportunities and Challenges for the Global Mining Industry," and examined how the international mining industry is softening as the global economy expands at a more moderate pace and mine capacity may have outstripped demand in the short term. However, in the individual mining sectors of coal, metal, industrial minerals and aggregates, opportunities await for smarter companies that are meeting their own domestic and international challenges by opening new markets, creating new products, cutting costs and improving efficiencies. This multi-industry sector panel addressed both the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for each mining sector. The panel included: Moderator, Peter Bryant, Senior Fellow & Honorary Co-founder, the Kellogg Innovation Network Speakers/panelists: Red M. Conger, President Americas, Freeport McMoRan Inc. Christopher Curfman, Vice President Mining Sales & Support Division, Caterpillar Bryan Galli, Group Executive and Chief Marketing Officer, Peabody Energy Dean Gehring, President & CEO, Rio Tinto Minerals Barry Hudson, Director of Aggregates Northern Europe, HeidelbergCement The session was attended by more than 2000 attendees of the 2015 Annual Conference & Expo.
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The Mining Association of Canada hosted a panel discussion with leaders in responsible mining practices in the Canadian mining industry on Monday February 9th, 2015 during Mining Indaba. The panel discussion entitled Lessons learned from Canadian leadership in responsible mining practices" is moderated by Pierre Gratton, President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada. Joining him in discussion are panelists: Matt Pascall, Director of Operations, First Quantum Minerals Ltd.; Dr. Janina Gawler, Global Practice Leader, Communities & Social Performance, Rio Tinto; Patricia Malikail, Director General of the Africa Bureau, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada; Greg Goldhawk, Head of Office at the Canadian Trade Office, Canadian High Commission, Johannesburg, South Africa. Each of the panelist share experiences and lessons learned in specific areas of corporate responsibility that they have demonstrated leadership in, including investing in infrastructure, large scale development planning, population influx management and social investing.
Views: 163 CCAFRICA CCAFRIQUE
The United Nations has held its first ever summit on protecting the world's seas and waterways. Member nations are using the Ocean Conference to renew their commitment to combatting rising sea levels, pollution, and harmful fishing practices. Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports from the United Nations in New York. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 2145 Al Jazeera English
COST and Delft University of Technology organised a three-day conference looking at solutions to the growing consumption of raw materials at a global scale: sustainable mining, recycling and substitution of critical materials, material life-time extension and product design. Participants also analysed ways forward in terms of research, policy and practice. For more details, visit www.cost.eu/events/materials
SETTING A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR INCLUSIVE GREEN GROWTH Only a few years remain for the UN Millennium Development Goals to be achieved and a new set of post-2015 goals for global sustainable development will soon be announced. These new Sustainable Development Goals must address a range of global challenges including water and food security and environmental degradation but also inequalities and setting a new framework to foster a more inclusive growth path for the world economy. Under the theme 'Setting a new framework for inclusive green growth', the B4E Indonesia Summit 2013 will explore a new model for collaboration between business, government and civil society, one that can accelerate the world's transition towards a global green economy. Delegates at the Summit will present industry recommendations for a more inclusive and green economic development path, for Indonesia and beyond. Join leaders from business, government and the NGO community to discuss the policy frameworks and business solutions needed to deliver greater clean energy access, greener urban infrastructure and more productive and sustainable agricultural landscapes.
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Highlights from the 20th annual Investing in African Mining Indaba. The event took place on February 3 to 6, in Cape Town. It welcomed more than 7,250 global professionals including 2,300 international companies from six continents, 37 African government delegations and 10 non-African government delegations converged for the world's premier mining investment event. Learn more about the event: http://www.miningindaba.com
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The 1st Annual International Indigenous Energy Summit focused on Indigenous peoples' perspectives on all aspects of renewable and non-renewable energy, including exploration, development, production, transmission and reclamation. Speakers in attendance ranged from senior business and government leaders from Iceland, Finland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States, which has attracted interest from Indigenous and non-Indigenous business and government representatives across Canada. The National Energy Business Centre of Excellence comes together to provide and share information amongst International Indigenous groups that impacts our common concerns together as it relates to energy. Bringing these Indigenous groups together is designed to create dialogue to learn from each other. As Indigenous people, we are developing all forms of energy through our communities. We can use the specific information on data for international concerns as it relates to our communities and the environment. We can learn from various jurisdictions and regions to find common solutions to issues that we face in the use of energy. Sustainable development is a concept that arose first among Indigenous Peoples and their values. As Indigenous peoples, we can incorporate our values to whichever course of development we chose within our territories. The key message is that "we can do it ourselves". The communities and speakers involved have experience in their topics and are the people within their communities with the experience to complete these projects. Common themes that can be found within the International Summit are examination for development of partnerships, building capacity and increasing employment and economic opportunities. "Earth, Fire, Wind and Water" are the themes of our workshops, reflective of the themes within Elements: a First Nations Energy publication http://www.fnresources.com/resources/elements . This event is the first of its kind organized by the National Energy Business Centre of Excellence and we are excited to take this next step in our organization's evolution.
Views: 298 IRC - NEBCE - IIES Paul Lu
Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) is pleased to announce ‘India and Sustainability Standards: International Dialogues & Conference’ (ISS, 2017) from 15-17 November, 2017 at India Habitat Centre (IHC), New Delhi. The theme of this 2017 conference is From Tragedies of the Commons to the Strategies for the Commons. It is imperative to appreciate the nature of the tragedies of the commons and the implications for sustainable and inclusive development. CRB has been organising its flagship annual conference, India and Sustainability Standards: International Dialogue & Conference (ISS) since 2014. This event, conceived and organised by CRB in partnership with several partner organisations has now become a much awaited international sustainability conference based in India. On average over 600 delegates participate in the 20 thematic/sectoral dialogues over three days. The event offers an occasion for participants to discuss challenges and opportunities presented by international and Indian Sustainability Standards and Collaborative Sustainability Initiatives, in supporting business and policy contributions towards positive social, economic and environmental impacts in India and beyond.
Views: 110 Centre for Responsible Business (CRB)
Chancellor Sheri N. Everts addresses participants in attendees to the third annual Appalachian Energy Summit at Appalachian State University. Transcript: Dr. Sheri N. Everts - Good Evening and welcome to the third Appalachian Energy Summit. I am Sheri Everts, Chancellor of Appalachian State University, and I am honored to bring greetings to each of you, and to recognize the importance of this initiative. The Summit provides opportunities for professional engagement with colleagues from across the state, a model for collaboration, and a real and powerful path to a more sustainable future for higher education in North Carolina. The work accomplished through this initiative has garnered national attention, and we are proud to join with you, our colleagues across the state, in developing policies and procedures that will benefit our state for years to come. Appalachian prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. Indeed, the important work accomplished through this initiative not only benefits our institutions but also engages our students in real world research that yields meaningful results. At Appalachian we work diligently to keep three facets of sustainability in mind as we go about meeting our mission: 1) is the action economically sustainable? 2) is the action in line with our commitment to take care of the planet? and 3) is the action equitable for the people with whom we share the planet? Sustainability at Appalachian State University is not a trend, it is a tradition. One has only to look at programs like the Renewable Energy Initiative. REI is a student-led effort funded by a fee proposed and voted upon by our students. I am pleased to be recording this message in Appalachian Hall – one of Appalachian’s newest buildings under consideration for LEED certification and part of the Brad and Carole Wilson Honors and Engagement Community. Summit Hall, the residence hall connected to this building, hosts a commercial-scale solar thermal system funded by REI. This example of campus innovation is just one of many on our campus and on campuses across the state. I commend you for your leadership in sustainable energy and for the work you do each day to move this initiative forward. Such commitment to research, creativity, innovation and practice is making a difference now and for our future. Thank you for your tireless efforts and for being a critical part of this amazing and beneficial collaboration.
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"In many respects the current model of providing energy and food, employment and technology, is equivalent to mining the planet, and if you mine something sooner or later you are going to run out things that your extracting, and this is why the notion of the green economy, the idea of decoupling economic growth from the consumption and the pollution footprint of our societies, has become such a critical imperative"
Views: 195 UN Environment
Business World Special, the tve Global Sustainability Film Awards 2015 held in association with Fastflow Group at BAFTA in London’s Piccadilly The programme captures the excitement of the fourth tve Global Sustainability Film Awards, which this year attracted 40 film entries from the USA, Australasia, Africa and across Europe. The Awards invite companies around the world to submit films highlighting their achievements in corporate social responsibility, sustainability and community investment.
Views: 287 Propeller TV
Energy unites people, connects businesses, powers innovation and is essential to modern living and healthy societies. Peabody Energy's coal fuels electricity for expanding economies and helps create the steel for rapid urbanization. We light lives in more than 25 nations on six continents. Peabody Energy is the world's largest private-sector coal company and a global leader in sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal solutions. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. Peabody earned the top two honors at the 2014 Platts Global Energy Awards, with Boyce named CEO of the Year and Peabody named Energy Company of the Year. For further information, visit http://www.PeabodyEnergy.com and http://AdvancedEnergyForLife.com.
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We live in a time where global systemic challenges are pushing against the collective progress of the world. In this session, Marie Wieck, General Manager for IBM, will lead a panel discussion with partners such as The Plastic Bank’s co-founder Shaun Frankson to showcase how leading humanitarians are using Blockchain to tackle the world’s biggest problems, those aligned with many of the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). The conversation will range from disruptive marketplaces to end poverty, improve economic growth, sustainable energy, micro-credentialing platforms that democratize education and more. Ultimately the disruptors will discuss how they are using Blockchain to increase trust, provide new access to the underserved, and create new models for change. Marie Wieck, GM, IBM Blockchain Shaun Frankson, Co-Founder & CTO, Plastic Bank LINKS What is blockchain?: https://ibm.co/2I4UACz Blockchain for social good: https://ibm.co/2ONn5oF Get a free guide to getting started with blockchain: https://ibm.co/2Id0eS1 Develop. Govern. Operate a blockchain network: https://ibm.co/2Uxbqj2 #PlasticBank #IBM #SocialPlastic
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On 5 February, DuPont Sustainable Solutions held an Executive Forum at the 2014 Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa. Attended by 200 senior industry delegates, the event considered the preconditions that need to be fulfilled for sustainable change to take place in the mining industry.
Views: 215 DuPontSustainability
https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/commodities2015/agenda/ 20-22 April 2015 The sharp fall in oil prices witnessed over the past year was supposed to lift demand and help to alleviate an oversupplied market. While lower oil prices have provided a shot in the arm to the global economy, demand growth remains weak. Are there reasons to expect this to change and if so when and in what parts of the world? Or will the usual benefits of lower prices – increased household disposable income, reduced industry input costs – be offset by tepid global growth, subsidy removals and the impact of a stronger US dollar.
Views: 738 Financial Times Live
Leonardo DiCaprio's opening remarks at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit in New York City. Subscribe to TDC for ongoing coverage of climate action: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation Like our page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation Join us on Google+ https://plus.google.com/100134925804523235350/posts Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo
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http://asdi.curtin.edu.au Professor Jeffrey Sachs is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on economic development and the fight against poverty. Join this senior United Nations advisor and bestselling author for the inaugural Curtin Sustainability Lecture, part of the Sustainability Showcase held at Government House in Western Australia on 19th May, 2014. Professor Sachs discusses the new age of sustainable development, maintaining that putting an end to extreme poverty is within our reach... within this generation. Chapter Markers: Welcome to Country: 2:21 Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC: 6:22 Vice-Chancellor Prof Deborah Terry: 16:25 Videos of Sustainability at Curtin: 20:56 Jeffrey Sachs Presentation: 29:06
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Business Today organised 8th Agriculture Leadership Summit 2015 in New Delhi. For more programmes please visit our website: http://www.greentvindia.com/ and our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/greentvindia for suggestions and more info please write us at: [email protected]
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Drawing on his extensive experience of the challenges related to sustainability issues in urban water supplies, Dr. Greg Goss describes approaches used in managing potable and waste water and discuss recent trends and scientific research in water treatment and handling. The issue of micro-contaminants in urban waste water is also addressed, drawing on a previous public lecture series entitled "Good Fish Don't Do Drugs".
Views: 346 City of Edmonton
Mining companies still have some way to go to earn their social licenses in South Africa...That was the view of delegates attending a resource sustainability summit at the Gibs School of Business Sciences on Monday... But speakers also argued that policy in its current is keeping mining firms from extending their social responsibility efforts. Business anchor Devan Murugan spoke to water resource expert Dr Anthony Turton and John Wates from mining tailing firm Fraser Alexander about the effect of mining operations on mining communities. He started by them asking why mining firms have had such a hard time gaining the trust of communities.
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AIDF Africa Summit 2016 - africa.aidforum.org 2-3 February I United Nations Conference Centre I Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Gathering 250+ representatives from governments, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and private sector companies, the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016 looked at how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa. The AIDF Africa Summit provided comprehensive overview of the latest trends around humanitarian logistics, community health, WASH, security of aid workers and communities, camp management, mobile for development, financing, communication with communities and among aid agencies. The agenda was developed in consultation with key organisations, such as WFP, IRFC, World Vision, USAID, UNICEF, World Bank, Save the Children, UN Habitat, CRS, FHI360, Oxfam, Habitat for Humanity International, IRD and will include case studies, panel discussions, workshops, and interactive roundtable sessions. The unique event format combined high level strategic information with multiple specialist topic tracks and structured networking as well as peer-to peer round table discussions enabling full and frank sharing of views, experience and vital feedback within the community. The Summit featured 23 exhibiting companies showcasing cutting-edge products and services by the B Medical Systems, Kärcher Futuretech, SAP, HemoCue, Cargolux Airlines International, Inmarsat, Turmaks, AUTOREDO, Conrico, Danimex Communication / Motorola, Danoffice IT, International Procurement Agency, Tata Motors, LTA Auto, Panhard Global Logistics, Effigis, Renewit, Bullitt Group, Ultimate Air, The Sure Chill Company, NRS International, NRS Relief, Flexiway Solar Solutions, Tana Netting, Bio-Rad Laboratories and Eutelsat. The Summit was also supported by Biomerieux, Turmaks, Air Serv, Salama Fikira, AFRIpads, GE Healthcare, Iridium Communications, Atea, ILEX South Africa. For more information please contact: Alina O’Keeffe, Marketing Manager, T: +44 (0)20 7871 0123 ext. 232 E: [email protected] @FollowAIDF @AlinaAIDF www.aidforum.org
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Tim McCutcheon, the chief executive of Global Minerals (CVE:CTG), says ‘it’s really about getting the financing to move forward’ at its Strieborná silver project in Slovakia, Europe’s only primary silver mining project. McCutcheon adds the complex used to be an iron ore mining site, which means the infrastructure is already in place, while investors can look forward to the preliminary economic assessment (PEA), due out in the next couple of weeks.
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United Nations - With the UN’s official adoption of 17 goals for ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and tackling climate change by 2030, world leaders gathered together with public figures, the private sector and civil society to signal their commitment to a bold new global agenda.
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VO: World Bank extends support to the Lao govt to strengthen its capacity to better manage the hydropower and mining sectors. INTRO: World Bank has extended support to the Lao government to strengthen its capacity to better manage the hydropower and mining sectors, two of the key drivers of the nation's economic growth. STORY: According to the leading English Newspaper in the country, Vientiane Times which published on June 16th, stating that, The international financial institution's Board of Executive Directors in early June approved a US$8.9 million grant and US$8.9 million credit in additional financing from the International Development Association or IDA for the Technical Assistance for Capacity Building in the Hydropower and Mining Sectors Project in Laos According to a press release from the Bank, the newly approved financing will complement the World Bank's ongoing support to the hydropower and mining sectors which are core drivers of growth in the Lao economy, together accounting for over 21 percent of government revenue in 2013. Laos has huge potential to develop hydropower and the mining sector thanks to plenty of natural resources. To utilise these resources efficiently, Laos needs to enhance the capacity building of authorities to ensure their sustainable use. The project aims to improve human resource capacity and the performance of government oversight institutions in both the hydropower and mining sectors. The project has already put in place important building blocks for the effective management of hydropower and mining development, and has supported the development of policies, regulations and guidelines for better governance of the two sectors. The World Bank funded capacity building project has assisted in strengthening the government's ability to address key challenges in these sectors through technical advisory services and training and by creating platforms for inter-governmental cooperation. The project has also assisted the Ministry of Energy and Mines in establishing a legal framework and management tools, such as standard Concession Agreement documents for hydropower and mining, fiscal policy options, hydropower management models, and the Policy on Sustainable Hydropower Development. With this additional financing, the project will provide further support to develop hydropower and mining sector strategies and high-level policy dialogue in these areas. To enhance institutional sustainability, the additional financing will help improve management of the two sectors through putting into operation legal, regulatory and technical aspects while strengthening the organisational, managerial and technical capacities of individuals working in these sectors. The additional financing will also help deepen the work on fiscal regimes, local benefits-sharing and financial flows to sectors to enable oversight institutions to carry out their mandate. This additional financing for the Technical Assistance for Capacity Building in the Hydropower and Mining Sectors Project is an important part of the Lao PDR Country Partnership Strategy, endorsed by the World Bank Board in March 2012, which aims to improve sustainable natural resources management and strengthening public sector management. The project was originally financed through an IDA grant of US$8 million, approved in 2010, and a grant of US$ 2.54 million from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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This September, Honema brings the growth, innovation, and dynamism of Latin America to New York City, for the 2014 Latin American Summit. Opportunities become realities as some of the world's most important leaders from the private and public sectors join to share knowledge and strategies for the global economy's next big powerhouse: Latin America. The Summit is a high-level event for businesses, entrepreneurs, and governments to have a reliable space to identify and acquire capital, share expertise, and build strategic relationships for projects and initiatives across the region. During this intensive three-day Summit, attendees will gain unparalleled insights into: -Latin America's emerging economic geography of investment, -Cutting-edge strategies to penetrate the region's rapidly growing markets, -And forming strategic alliances and global business ventures, As well as -Intimate access to business leaders, heads of state, and investors from around the world -And firsthand knowledge from experts on how to tap into Latin America's biggest sectors for growth, including: -Energy, Financial Services, Information & Communications Technology, Mining & Construction, and Manufacturing. The 2014 Latin American Summit is the largest opportunity to gain direct access to the visionary leaders of global businesses, where attendees can build new ventures and strategic alliances, and share unbeatable expertise about Latin America's economic future. Honema welcomes you this September.
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Sustainability - Agritech Gap panel featuring: Panel Moderator: Dr Margaret Zeigler - Executive Director, Global Harvest Initiative Panelists: Dr Michael May - VP Public Affairs, FuturaGene Group Prof Baron Marc Van Montagu - Emeritus Professor, Ghent Sir Peter Kendall - Chair, Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board GapSummit 2018, world's premier inter-generational leadership summit in biotechnology, was held at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, over 3 days on 16th - 18th April. For more information go to: gapsummit.com GapSummit is the flagship event of Global Biotech Revolution (GBR), a student-led not-for-profit with the mission to inspire young people and support the next generation of leaders to ensure sustainability and growth of the biotechnology industry. Find out more here: globalbiotechrevolution.com
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In this video, Kosta Grammatis, CEO of A Human Right, shares his personal story of inquiry and becoming, during the opening evening of the 2014 Nexus Global Youth Summit at The Times Center in New York City.
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Can the metals and mining industry keep up with increasing consumer demand? Mr Brian Gilbertson, Chairman of Pallinghurst Resources, shares his views on the metals and mining industry at the inaugural Ecosperity conference.
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