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DEFINITION of 'Gross Domestic Product -GDP' The monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period, though GDP is usually calculated on an annual basis.
Dissecting the Diversity Problem: How Can Leadership Make an Impact?
Published on Feb 19, 2015
Digital technologies are ubiquitous, but the people who build them are hardly representative. In fact, the programmers and designers creating the tools we use—tools that are increasingly being used to make policy decisions at the highest level of government—are rarely from the populations who need them most. Women and people of color represent fewer than 30 percent of STEM professionals—a number that has declined since 1990. There’s clearly a failure in the system.
Introduction Georgia Bullenm Senior Data Analyst, Open Technology Institute, New America @georgiamoon
Megan Smith U.S. Chief Technology Officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy @USCTO
Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commission, @JRosenworcel
Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America @SlaughterAM
Aliya Rahman, Program Director, Code for Progress @AliyaRahman
Moderator is Alan Davidson, Director, Open Technology Institute, Vice President, New America, @abdavidson
Walmart Chairman and Former CEO Michael T. Duke says Walmart looks at more than just corporate profits when it considers sustainability. He speaks at the ECO:comics conference in Santa Barbara, Calif.Published on Apr 3, 2014
Smaller environmental footprint will lead to greater profit in the long run is Mr. Duke's main point in this excerpt of ana interview Environmental sustainability is a narrow focus of the term ignoring the social - people - and prosperity elements, both of which Walmart plays a big role with a considerable impact on citizens. Walmart and Sam's Club employs roughly 2.2 million people worldwide and is the largest private employer in the United States.
In April, top CEOs and investors, pioneering entrepreneurs, environmental experts and policy makers convene at ECO:nomics, The Wall Street Journal’s conference in Santa Barbara, to discuss and debate the most critical issues facing leaders who are driving change at the intersection of business and the environment.
We will have large corporations with infrastructures that have a smaller ecological footoprint and institutional self-promotional statements and conferences such as ECO:nomics, but our future will remain unsustainable as the mind-set of what Dr. Chet Bowers refers to as "deep cultural assumptions that support the individualistic/industrial/consumer-dependent culture that is ecologically unsustainable" remains the driving force in our Society and at Walmart.
An introduction by Lisa Emilia Svensson, Ambassador for Ocean, Seas, and Fresh Water.
A two day seminar hosted by the Swedish Ministry of the Environment, the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management and the Embassy of Sweden in partnership with Duke University's Nicholas Institute, SIWI and UNDP. Published on Dec 13, 2013
We need to have a voice as to what happens to our oceans.
Graham Richard, CEO of Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) , a business trade association discusses their role in enabling its member organizations to prosper in this sector and why we need to develop a unified voice at the local, regional and country level to promote an advanced energy economy.
Published on Jun 21, 2012
Trailer: Thought leaders from all walks of life address the myth that we can keep on growing for ever. The film premieres Nov. 2. You can order it today and organize screeningsbeginning in November. Visit for information.
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