In Advance of London Olympics, U.S. and U.K. Investors Ask Corporations to Step Up Anti-Trafficking and Slavery Efforts

InterFaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

NEW YORK– May 8, 2012 – Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS), a leader in socially responsible investing, and a coalition of U.S. and U.K. investors and NGOs have united to call on corporations to strengthen their focus against human trafficking and modern slavery in advance of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games taking place in London from July 27 to August 12. Continue reading In Advance of London Olympics, U.S. and U.K. Investors Ask Corporations to Step Up Anti-Trafficking and Slavery Efforts

Tomari shutdown leaves Japan without nuclear power

BBC

Japan is switching off its last working nuclear reactor, as part of the safety drive since the March 2011 tsunami triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima plant.The third reactor at the Tomari plant, in Hokkaido prefecture, is shutting down. It leaves Japan without energy from atomic power for the first time for more than 40 years.  Until last year, Japan got 30% of its power from nuclear energy.  Hundreds of people marched through Tokyo, waving banners to celebrate what they hope will be the end of nuclear power in Japan. Continue reading Tomari shutdown leaves Japan without nuclear power