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Blog Archives: January 2011

January 31, 2011

A New Year for Clean Ports

Laura Ediger, Former Associate Director, Advisory Services

Ports are going clean and green: Amsterdam announced that it will give discounts on port fees to ships with high scores on the Environmental Ship Index (i.e. lower air emissions than required by International Maritime Organization standards), and San Diego, California, has started a Green Business Challenge for port tenants to improve their environmental performance. But in terms of global throughput, eight of the 10 top ports in the world are in Asia—Shanghai just overtook Singapore last year as the busiest port in the world. Read more 

Topics: Environment, Transport & Logistics

January 31, 2011

Davos 2011: Welcome to the World of the “G-Everybody”

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

In Davos this past week, there was much talk of the "G-Zero" world. This stands in stark contrast to last year's event, when all the talk was about the "G-2," or the United States and China as the de facto world leaders. The thinking behind the "G-Zero" is that neither those two nations, nor any others, are providing leadership on topics ranging from climate change to economic recovery to security in Asia. Those advancing the "G-Zero" theory are claiming that the international community is, in effect, leaderless. Read more 

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January 28, 2011

Davos Looks at Trust

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

My time at Davos began on an early morning panel at the launch of Edelman’s 2011 Trust Barometer, an event that’s become a staple at Davos. Read more 

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January 20, 2011

Kids, I've Packed You Grasshoppers for Lunch Today

Kai Robertson , Senior Advisor

My European colleagues recently shared with me an article by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on edible insects, which made me pause and think. I did not know that around 1,000 species of insects are eaten worldwide. And it turns out they’re an excellent source of protein, fats, and micronutrients. Read more 

Topics: Food, Beverage & Agriculture

January 13, 2011

Conflict Minerals Reporting Regulations: Who is Covered?

Marshall Chase , Associate Director, Advisory Services

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released draft conflict minerals reporting rulesin December 2010 that have significant implications for a range of corporate sustainability issues—from supply chain monitoring and transparency to integrated reporting and responsible investing. In the short term, however, many people are simply focused on understanding and commenting on these rules, which are open for comment until the end of January 2011. Read more 

Topics: Conflict Minerals, Governance & Accountability, Human Rights, Reporting & Communications, Supply Chain

January 7, 2011

2010: A Year of Notable Developments for Philanthropy in China

Pei Bin, Former Director, China Partnership Development

Although I have worked in China's nonprofit sector since 1991, 2010 was the most exciting year for new developments in philanthropy in China. Read more 

Topics: Philanthropy

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