Sweden is ranked most socially advanced country – Britain ranked ahead of Germany, the United States and Japan in new Social Progress Index
The Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (CGSGI), the Skoll Foundation, Fundación Avina, and Fair Trade USA recently hosted a daylong event aimed at making global supply chains more sustainable.
An analysis of deforestation shows that between 2000 and 2010 around 240,000 km2 of Amazonian rainforest was destroyed.
Fundación Avina, Avina Americas, Omidyar Network, and The Rockefeller Foundation invite proposals from organizations interested in receiving support to fuel initiatives aimed at fostering Latin America’s impact economy.
Filmed April 10, 2013, Opening Plenary of the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship 2013 in Oxford, UK. Professor Michael E Porter of Harvard Business School publicly announces the creation of the Social Progress Imperative and previews its first public product, the Social Progress Index.
The centre is a joint initiative by the Latin America-based Avina Foundation, which promotes sustainable development in Latin America, and UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). The first training event to take place in Uruguay — chosen to run the initiative because of the interest shown by its government in tackling climate change and the progress in its climate-change adaptation plans — will consist of a symposium and workshop in October with senior representatives and decision-makers.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is accepting nominations for the CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN PRIZE until next April 15th 2013. The Prize, worth 250.000€, will be awarded to an individual or non profit organization, regardless of nationality, who has made a valuable impact and commitment to foster the universal values inherent to the human condition, respect for diversity and difference, a culture of tolerance and the conservation of the environment in man’s relationship with nature.