Climate Change, an environmental interest group, released a new ranking of "green" companies. The survey purports to measure how serious companies are about climate change in comparison with their sector competitors.
The survey, which is updated annually, uses 22 criteria to analyze whether companies measure their climate footprint; reduced their impact on global warming; supported progressive climate legislation; and publicly disclosed their climate actions clearly and comprehensively.
Just a few months after opening for business, Grameen Bank America has loaned somewhere between $500 and $3000 to about 175 borrowers. About a month ago, The New York Times published an article asking weather Muhummad Yunus's scheme would work in the United States as well as it worked in countries like Bangladesh.
May 5 and 6 will see an interesting conference on small business finance here in Washington DC, covering topics from lending techniques, innovations, the impact of market structure, government interventions and alternatives to bank finance.
Today is World Malaria Day, a few articles have caught my eye lately on the subject. The disease is one of the most deadly in the world, claiming the lives of over one million people annually. In Africa, a child dies every 30 seconds from malaria.