Sustainable business articles & news March 2011 UK view of the ubiquity of carbon trading in Europe. Shell’s proposal to drill for oil near a heritage reef off WA. A new UN report points to a global decline of pollinators: “of the 100 crop species that provide 90 per cent of the world’s food, over 70 are pollinated by bees”. Lack of support for taxonomy work constrains biodiversity assessment. Ian Lowe’s evaluation of the nuclear option. The commoditisation of quinoa raises prices and impacts the Bolivian native population. Collaborations between business and city government to address intractable social and economic problems. New UK carbon measures, including floor price and Green Investment Bank. Continuing analysis by David Bornstein in the New York Times of the current analysis of micofinance: the household management of the poor. An interesting open-book blog by David Roodman, senior fellow at the Centre for Global Development.  He’s writing a book on micro-finance, and using this blog to talk about what he’s thinking as he writes it. A good article about the great economist EF Schumacher, who wrote the classic work “Small is Beautiful”. An historic class action against Wal-Mart on gender discrimination is before the US Supreme Court.

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