Posts Tagged: economic growth

Conferences and consultations: making your voice heard on the circular economy

On the 25th June, QCEA joined the European Commission’s stakeholder conference on the Circular Economy, entitled “Closing the loop, Circular Economy: boosting business, reducing waste”. This star-studded event featured three European Commissioners (including two vice-presidents), Ellen MacArthur (along with various

Conferences and consultations: making your voice heard on the circular economy

On the 25th June, QCEA joined the European Commission’s stakeholder conference on the Circular Economy, entitled “Closing the loop, Circular Economy: boosting business, reducing waste”. This star-studded event featured three European Commissioners (including two vice-presidents), Ellen MacArthur (along with various

The 4 pillars of the Circular Economy

With the European Commission hard at work on the new circular economy proposals, QCEA has joined with 11 other European NGOs to lay out a vision for an ambitious European circular economy package. The circular economy addresses materials (everything from

The 4 pillars of the Circular Economy

With the European Commission hard at work on the new circular economy proposals, QCEA has joined with 11 other European NGOs to lay out a vision for an ambitious European circular economy package. The circular economy addresses materials (everything from

The Circular Economy and “better regulation”

On Tuesday the 16th of December 2014 the European Commission announced its work plan for 2015. This College of Commissioners has only been in office since the start of November, and given President Jean-Claude Juncker’s stated aim of being bigger

The Circular Economy and “better regulation”

On Tuesday the 16th of December 2014 the European Commission announced its work plan for 2015. This College of Commissioners has only been in office since the start of November, and given President Jean-Claude Juncker’s stated aim of being bigger

Liberating People instead of Trade

They tell us that the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada has been finalised – but not what the text is. In fact, if you search on the European Commission website for CETA, you

Liberating People instead of Trade

They tell us that the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada has been finalised – but not what the text is. In fact, if you search on the European Commission website for CETA, you

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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – The European Commission Consultation

Originally posted on rationaldebate:
As promised in my previous blog on TTIP, here’s some information about how you can respond to the European Commission consultation on TTIP. European Commission Consultations – what are they for? I could be cynical about…

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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – The European Commission Consultation

Originally posted on rationaldebate:
As promised in my previous blog on TTIP, here’s some information about how you can respond to the European Commission consultation on TTIP. European Commission Consultations – what are they for? I could be cynical about…

Justice, Law, and Rights – for People, or Businesses ?

I wrote recently about corporate social responsibility and the need for this concept to be stretched and deepened to contribute more to changing our society. We need the equivalent to a mid-term review, to fundamentally question our economic system, to

Justice, Law, and Rights – for People, or Businesses ?

I wrote recently about corporate social responsibility and the need for this concept to be stretched and deepened to contribute more to changing our society. We need the equivalent to a mid-term review, to fundamentally question our economic system, to

The Right to a Vibrant Economy in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Sometimes, out of concern for the rights of people, and for direct violence being perpetrated, we forget about more structural problems. So, for example, a recent World Bank report focussing on the future of the Palestinian economy points out that

The Right to a Vibrant Economy in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Sometimes, out of concern for the rights of people, and for direct violence being perpetrated, we forget about more structural problems. So, for example, a recent World Bank report focussing on the future of the Palestinian economy points out that

Needed: A Real Change in How we Think about Business

There is an odd idea that corporations have responsibility only to themselves, and to their investors. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a term used to describe concern by companies for social and environmental impacts, and, ideally, action to improve these

Needed: A Real Change in How we Think about Business

There is an odd idea that corporations have responsibility only to themselves, and to their investors. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a term used to describe concern by companies for social and environmental impacts, and, ideally, action to improve these

Landscape and history

I recently had an opportunity to do some walking around what Quakers call the ‘1652 Country’. To those, like me, who are not very familiar with English geography, let me explain that this is north of Lancaster, on the western

Landscape and history

I recently had an opportunity to do some walking around what Quakers call the ‘1652 Country’. To those, like me, who are not very familiar with English geography, let me explain that this is north of Lancaster, on the western