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The economics of well-being

The economics of well-being | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Money isn't everything. But for measuring national success, it has long been pretty much the only...
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World Fish Stock Being Destroyed By Rising Wealth And Subsidies, UNEP Warns

World Fish Stock Being Destroyed By Rising Wealth And Subsidies, UNEP Warns | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
MANILA, Philippines -- Rising wealth in Asia and fishing subsidies are among factors driving overexploitation of the world's fish resources, while fish habitat is being destroyed by pollution and climate change, U.N.
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Map: World food statistics | Center for Investigative Reporting

Roll over any country for a snapshot of its food situation. Compare countries by using the drop-down menu.

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Nearly a Third of Companies Say Sustainability Is Contributing to Their Profits, Says MIT Sloan Management Review-Boston Consulting Group Report

More Than Two-Thirds of Companies Have Placed Sustainability Permanently on Their Management Agenda CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012)...
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Davos 2012: The Rise of Regions in a G-Zero World

Davos 2012: The Rise of Regions in a G-Zero World | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Our old models of transnational governance are just that: old.
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Renewable energy standards: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Renewable energy standards: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

When your local utility buys more renewable energy to power your lights and computers, what more do you get besides the power? You get cleaner air, fewer respiratory health problems, and lower health-care costs.

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» Expectations for the State of the Union » Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Blog

» Expectations for the State of the Union » Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Tonight President Obama will make his third State of the Union address with the expectation that its themes will be largely driven by electoral considerations.  I agree, but Obama also addresses the public as the sitting president; he must strike...
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Not All Wetlands Are Created Equal

Not All Wetlands Are Created Equal | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
From biological diversity to carbon storage, restored and artificially created wetlands lag far behind wetlands that developed naturally.
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Leading the Charge for Benefit Corporations, While Educating the Confused

On January 1, California became the seventh state since 2010 to recognize benefit corporations,a legal status that allows companies to include efforts to �create a material positive impact on society and the environment" in their charter,...

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Companies Save Millions By Hiring For Corporate Sustainability | Fast Company

Companies Save Millions By Hiring For Corporate Sustainability | Fast Company | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I recently moved into a new house and for the first time in my life, I have a cleaning lady.  Like most people I know, on the day before she’s scheduled to arrive, I clean up a little.
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Recommerce & Remanufacturing – Recession Busting Cleantech | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Recommerce & Remanufacturing – Recession Busting Cleantech | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Some sectors and businesses have been more resilient than others to the economic crisis. But has the recession actually been a driver of growth for any?
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Farmers Are Working Toward a Brighter Future for Organic Vegetables - Environment - GOOD

Farmers Are Working Toward a Brighter Future for Organic Vegetables - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Many organic farmers don't have the option of using exclusively organic seed. Organic Seed Growers Conference attendees want to fix that.
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» Global Health and the New Bottom Billion – Amanda Glassman » Global Prosperity Wonkcast

» Global Health and the New Bottom Billion – Amanda Glassman » Global Prosperity Wonkcast | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Global health funders have historically focused their aid on countries with the lowest per capita incomes, on the assumption that that’s where most of world’s poor people live.  In recent years, however, many large developing countries achieved rapid...
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Five Myths about Poverty

Five Myths about Poverty | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Five myths about poverty By B. Morrison With almost half of all Americans now falling below the poverty line or considered low income based on the  2010 Census Bureau figures, formerly middle-class families are beginning to experience the reality...
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How Farms Are Using Permaculture Design to Survive and Prosper | Create and Share

How Farms Are Using Permaculture Design to Survive and Prosper | Create and Share | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The rise in fuel prices has seen greater awareness and a wider concern for what life will be like when the oil runs out.
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What makes a sustainable community?

What makes a sustainable community? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Bill Burr describes Scotland's ambitious Kincluny Village project, which combines green development practices with sustainable community building...
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Carbon-Based: Agriculture in a changing environment

Carbon-Based: Agriculture in a changing environment | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Agriculture has been seen either as a cause or victim of global warming at the UN climate change talks over the past few years - something that has thwarted efforts to attract the investment it needs, say scientists.

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The Business Case For Corporate Philanthropy | Fast Company

The Business Case For Corporate Philanthropy | Fast Company | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Research released today shows donation to be a better financial choice than either liquidation or landfill when it comes to unloading product that cannot be moved otherwise. ...
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Poverty News Blog: Disease in Poverty Declining

The part of this article which should be the most surprising, but doesn't actually surprise me, is that the developing nations of the world are doing more for their lower class than the wealthiest nations.

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Wasting the Wastewater

Wasting the Wastewater | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The reuse of municipal wastewater will be important to meeting future demand for freshwater in the United States, a new report from the National Academy of Sciences says.
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U.N. Sustainable Development Summit Shifts from Climate Change: Scientific American

U.N. Sustainable Development Summit Shifts from Climate Change: Scientific American | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Representatives from around the world gather in Rio in June to try to hammer out goals for sustainable development at a U.N.
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The Changing Face of Corporate Sustainability

The Changing Face of Corporate Sustainability | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In 1999, fewer than 500 companies issued sustainability reports. That number is now over 3,500.
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As Smartphones Get Smarter, You May Get Healthier: How mHealth Can Bring Cheaper Health Care To All | Fast Company

As Smartphones Get Smarter, You May Get Healthier: How mHealth Can Bring Cheaper Health Care To All | Fast Company | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Smartphones and tablets are transforming the future of health care. Can we really trust them to save lives?
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The wealth and poverty of nations (and neighbors)

The wealth and poverty of nations (and neighbors) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

A while back there was a study that suggested that it is more expensive to be poor in the US in some ways, than it is to be rich. And to anyone who has actually been poor, this probably made perfect sense. Among the ways that being poor cost you money:

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