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Posted 102 weeks ago
<p><a href="http://staff.tumblr.com/post/84964251960/tumblr-tuesday-world-press-freedom-day-future" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">staff</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><strong>Tumblr Tuesday: World Press Freedom Day</strong></p>
<p><a href="http://tumblr.thefjp.org/" target="_blank">Future Journalism Project</a><br/>Exploring disruption, opportunity, and innovation in journalism. Defining its very future, you might say. </p>
<p><a href="http://nprontheroad.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">NPR on the Road</a><br/>Behind-the-scenes stories, photos, and video from NPR reporters as they travel around the world to bring us that sweet, sweet news.</p>
<p><a href="http://zoneniner.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Free the Zone 9 Bloggers<br/></a>Last week, nine Ethiopian journalists and bloggers were arrested on the grounds that they were inciting violence through social media. No way. Support freedom of speech, and the freedom to blog. </p>
<p><a href="http://theothernwa.com/" target="_blank">Nona Willis Aronowitz<br/></a>Writer, editor, author and cofounder of <em>Tomorrow</em> magazine. A long and noble journey upwards from reviewing <a href="http://theothernwa.com/post/83031224048/happy-10th-birthday-mean-girls-i-scored-my" target="_blank">Lindsay Lohan</a> movies.</p>
<p><a href="http://gabrielarana.com/" target="_blank">Gabriel Arana</a><br/>Senior editor of The American Prospect. Nominated for a GLAAD Media award after he wrote a feature story on the Prop. 8 case in California. Real good at <a href="http://gabrielarana.com/post/79600551935/my-pie-is-ready-crust-in-time-wacka-wacka" target="_blank">pie-based puns</a>.</p>
<p>Photo via <a href="http://nprontheroad.tumblr.com/post/81223761818/hi-everyone-atc-senior-producer-matt-martinez" target="_blank">NPR on the Road</a></p></blockquote>

staff:

Tumblr Tuesday: World Press Freedom Day

Future Journalism Project
Exploring disruption, opportunity, and innovation in journalism. Defining its very future, you might say. 

NPR on the Road
Behind-the-scenes stories, photos, and video from NPR reporters as they travel around the world to bring us that sweet, sweet news.

Free the Zone 9 Bloggers
Last week, nine Ethiopian journalists and bloggers were arrested on the grounds that they were inciting violence through social media. No way. Support freedom of speech, and the freedom to blog. 

Nona Willis Aronowitz
Writer, editor, author and cofounder of Tomorrow magazine. A long and noble journey upwards from reviewing Lindsay Lohan movies.

Gabriel Arana
Senior editor of The American Prospect. Nominated for a GLAAD Media award after he wrote a feature story on the Prop. 8 case in California. Real good at pie-based puns.

Photo via NPR on the Road

Posted 171 weeks ago
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Posted 181 weeks ago
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://newsweek.tumblr.com/post/77145839704/oecd-index-of-broadband-bang-for-your-buck" target="_blank">newsweek</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p>OECD index of broadband bang for your buck. (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/1y9mrn/countries_with_highspeed_broadband_comparison/" target="_blank">via</a> <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/1y9mrn/countries_with_highspeed_broadband_comparison/" target="_blank">reddit</a>)  </p>
<p>[Edit: If you’re one of the many who asked <a href="http://www.oecd.org/sti/broadband/oecdbroadbandportal.htm" target="_blank">where the numbers come from</a>.]</p>
</blockquote>

<p>= shortlist of winner countries circa 2030..? @newsweek: @OECD index of broadband bang for your buck. (via reddit)  [Edit: If you’re one of the many who asked where the numbers come from.]</p>

newsweek:

OECD index of broadband bang for your buck. (via reddit)  

[Edit: If you’re one of the many who asked where the numbers come from.]

= shortlist of winner countries circa 2030..? @newsweek: @OECD index of broadband bang for your buck. (via reddit) [Edit: If you’re one of the many who asked where the numbers come from.]

Posted 182 weeks ago
<p>@Factset seminar demonstrates portfolio analysis tool using #ESG - but only uses #SRI 1.0 tool of negative screening; like demonstrating electric cars using EV1 in the @Tesla @Tesla_S era… #casestudyfail</p>

@Factset seminar demonstrates portfolio analysis tool using #ESG - but only uses #SRI 1.0 tool of negative screening; like demonstrating electric cars using EV1 in the @Tesla @Tesla_S era… #casestudyfail

Posted 182 weeks ago
<p>Dawn in Tunis from the banking district, across Lake Tunis. Always each day seeded with hope and opportunity.</p>

Dawn in Tunis from the banking district, across Lake Tunis. Always each day seeded with hope and opportunity.

Posted 182 weeks ago
Posted 194 weeks ago

Published on Oct 18, 2013
Plenary 8: Aligning interests along the investment chain. Moderators from both sessions feedback to each other
Moderator: David Russell, Co-Head of Responsible Investment, USS Investment Management, (UK)
Eric Wetlaufer, Senior Vice President of Public Market Investments, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Graham Sinclair, Principal, SinCo - Sustainable Investment Consulting and Co-founder, Africa Sustainable Investment Forum, AfricaSIF.org

2 October 2013
Asset owner, investment manager and service provider discussion: ‘How can asset owners empower investment managers/service providers to improve their responsible investment practices?’

Posted 194 weeks ago
<p>With @GEPF_SA investment officer @john_oliphant at 2013 Africa Investment Funds and Asset Management Forum @ JSE</p>

With @GEPF_SA investment officer @john_oliphant at 2013 Africa Investment Funds and Asset Management Forum @ JSE

Posted 194 weeks ago
<p>This week some updates to work for private equity firm in Ghana and Nigeria, looking to shape the ESG into all 4 stages of the investment lifecycle - asset gathering, due diligence, portfolio management and exit.</p>

This week some updates to work for private equity firm in Ghana and Nigeria, looking to shape the ESG into all 4 stages of the investment lifecycle - asset gathering, due diligence, portfolio management and exit.

Posted 206 weeks ago
 

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