Natural Products Expo West Sustainable Seminar Focuses on Achieving … – Yahoo Finance UK
Natural Products Expo West Sustainable Seminar Focuses on Achieving …Yahoo Finance UKWASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Jan 27, 2015) – Organic & Natural Health Association (Organic & Natural) in partnership with The Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR) and Aker BioMarine will host a special seminar on sustainability in business …
The Good Country Index: Countries that do the Most Good for the World (thegreenmarket)
The Good Country Index measures how much each country contributes to the planet. The index is the brain child of Simon Anholt.
According to the Index, Ireland ranked first followed by Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark and Belgium. The US was not in the top 20 (it ranked 21st).
The index graded 125 countries across seven categories, including things like science and technology, world order, prosperity and equality and health and wellbeing. Each of those seven categories has five datasets in them.
Although the rankings may not be based on the most mathematically precise results, as Anholt revealed in a telephone interview, he had an agenda in creating the index.
“The reason I’ve done it is not because I wanted to do an index but because I wanted ordinary people — not politicians — to start thinking about whether countries are good or bad. At the moment all they ever talk about or measure is whether a country is successful.” Anholt said. “We have fallen into the habit of measuring the performance of countries as if they were islands, as if they had no connection with each other, and as …