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ProxyDemocracy

June 26th, 2008

 

ProxyDemocracy provides a set of tools to help investors use their voting power to produce positive changes in the companies they own.


Special Fund to Provide Direct Relief to Victims of the Earthquake in China

May 22nd, 2008

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Launches Initiative with The Bridge Fund to Support Work on the Ground in Sichuan Province.


Monsanto: A Harvest of Fear

May 21st, 2008

Monsanto already dominates America’s food chain with its genetically modified seeds. Now it has targeted milk production. Just as frightening as the corporation’s tactics–ruthless legal battles against small farmers–is its decades-long history of toxic contamination.


A $3 trillion climate change battle

May 18th, 2008

Regulating greenhouse gases will generate a lot of money. Who should get it?

A climate-change bill that has widespread support as it heads to the Senate floor will create an estimated $150 billion of new assets in the first year it takes effect. Between now and 2050, regulating greenhouse gases could easily generate $3 trillion worth in value in the United States.


World Malaria Day: Send a Net and Save a Life

April 25th, 2008

The first annual World Malaria Day is here.

As a survivor of the particularly nasty Falciparum strain of Malaria I am fully behind this very effective initiative from the UN Foundation:

The UN Foundation has generated great participation from supporters across the country for their Deliver the Net Game:


Corporate Foundation Giving hits $4.4 Billion in 2007 double the 1990 figure

April 24th, 2008

New York, NYApril 24, 2008. Giving by corporate foundations increased 6.6 percent in 2007 to an estimated $4.4 billion, according to Key Facts on Corporate Foundations, a new summary report released by the Foundation Center.


Dot-connector extraordinaire at Craigslist Foundation

April 22nd, 2008

VNN recently caught up with Darian Rodriguez Heyman; the Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by the creators of the internationally popular social media community Craigslist.org.


One image, One moment - On the Road to the Beijing Olympics

April 17th, 2008

An online campaign has launched at www.humanitariandream.com proposing a solution to all the controversy surrounding the Beijing Olympics this summer. Amidst all the outcries for boycott and the resulting acrimony, businessman Steve Varon proposes a plausible solution.




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