Sustainable Economy

THE ROLE OF BUSINESS IN THE FULFILLMENT OF THE SGDs

A study realized by the AECID analyzes the role of Spanish companies to reach the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America Author: Mélanie Romat The 17 Sustainable Development Goals, approved during the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, has been considered as a milestone in terms of commitments for development, with the potential to orient public policies from ...[Read More]

CHARTER TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

The document has been co-created by over 600 citizens and representatives from new economy movements from all over the world.    “The goal and the purpose of the economy are to serve people and the planet. In order to achieve this, we need a rights and values-led system where justice, solidarity, sustainability, equality, autonomy and collaboration are at its centre”. This is the key message of th...[Read More]

THE ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION FOR A NEW ECONOMY

The next New Economy and Social Innovation Forum will analyze new economic and social innovation models with the aim to offer a better answer to the problems faced by our society. The European Union, which is already echoing some of these proposals, is well positioned to drive these changes. The world needs to rethink its sources of growth and distribution of wealth. On the one hand, growth, espec...[Read More]

NEW WAYS SUSTAINABILITY JOINS THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT FOR A NEW ECONOMY

From 19th to 22nd April 2017 Malaga (Spain) will host the Global Forum NESI “New Economy and Social Innovation”, a key meeting point for people, organizations and international networks that work to co-create a more sustainable and people-centered economy. New Ways Sustainability is proud to announce we have become one of NESI Forum’s media partners. Currently and for several years now...[Read More]

CHALLENGES OF A MULTI-ACTOR COOPERATION FOR A BETTER DEVELOPMENT

A conference organized in Madrid has allowed analyzing the opportunities and difficulties related to a necessary multi-actor Alliance, aimed to create greater impacts Author: Fernando Varela and Mélanie Romat   Last January 19th, a conference entitled “Towards a more effective Development Cooperation: the necessary alliance of all actors” took place in Madrid, organized by La Caixa Foundation, ICE...[Read More]

SUPPLY OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN RURAL AREAS OF LATIN AMERICA

A study published by the itdUPM analyzes six relevant initiatives aimed to improve the energy distribution network in Latin America.  Author: itdUPM The itdUPM has recently published a study, commissioned by the Multilateral Development Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank (FOMIN/BID) analyzing six initiatives of energy distribution networks in Latin America. These initiatives are designed ...[Read More]

THE EU COMMITMENTS TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The EU has reaffirmed its commitment in the fight for sustainability through a document recently released. Author: Mélanie Romat The European Union has released last week a communication[1] explaining in details its commitments, policies and actions contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations. The 19 pages document establishes connec...[Read More]

MEASURES TO FOSTER THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

The implementation of the Istanbul Program of Actions started 5 years ago with the aim to support the development of the 49 Least Developed Countries. Author: Mélanie Romat A report has been recently published on the state of Least Developed Countries (LDC)[1] taking stock of the results reached and what remains to be done after the first 5 years of implementation of the Istanbul Program of Action...[Read More]

ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE AGREEMENTS

The Environmental Performance Agreements allow establishing a compromise between three key actors in the fight for an eco-responsible society: citizen, government and business. Author: Yves Garenne The 21st century is somewhat unique since it brings to light several new elements regarding the environmental impact of our capitalist society. Science has confirmed the hypothesis that human activity h...[Read More]

SUSTAINABILITY AND THE LAW – A NEW APPROACH IN WALES

Charities in UK must expect to be challenged on the alignment of their investments with their charity’s purposes, which requires they re-focus on good governance, ethics and the law. Author: Julie Hutchison [i] Sustainable practices can be created in a number of ways.  This blog looks at one example in Wales, where new legislation has created new norms when it comes to embedding sustainability int...[Read More]

THE CHALLENGES OF THE 71st UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The yearly meeting organized in New York from September 13 to 26 aims to be a key event articulating leaders’ reflections to deal with the global issues we are facing. The 71st UN General Assembly has been inaugurated on September 13. With an agenda full of sessions, meetings and activities, it aims to gather heads of state in order to find solutions to the global issues faced by the nations. Seve...[Read More]

BIG DATA AND DEVELOPMENT: THE UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL PULSE INITIATIVE

INTERVIEW OF MIGUEL LUENGO-OROZ As a follow up to our previous post analyzing opportunities related to Big Data in terms of development, we are posting today an interview of Miguel Luengo-Oroz. Miguel is Chief Data Scientist at UN Global Pulse, initiative of the United Nations Secretary General focusing on data-driven innovation for sustainable development and humanitarian action. NWS: When has UN...[Read More]

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