The Climate Bonds Initiative (“CBI” or “the Initiative”) is an investor-focused not-for-profit organisation, promoting
large-scale investments that will deliver a global low-carbon economy.
We seek to develop mechanisms to better align the interests of investors, industry and government so as to catalyse
investments at a speed and scale sufficient to avoid dangerous climate change.
A key project is the Climate Bond International Standards and Certification Scheme (“Certification Scheme”).
In 1899, the famous American psychologist, William James published
a little book called Talks to Teachers , in which he sought
to explain how to apply psychology to education — that is, he
sought to use what he called “ the science of the mind ’ s workings ”
to generate practical advice for classroom teachers. At the time,
the book was not much of a success, largely for two reasons: (a)
there was a lack of research evidence on how learning works (that
is, the science of learning), and (b) there was a lack of research -
based principles concerning how to help people learn (that is,...
Despite the mixed signals, the authorities are taking steps to improve the
business climate. Zimbabwe has eased business start-up by reducing registration fees and
initiated a process to speed up the name search process and company and tax registration. In
addition, the corporate income tax rate was reduced from 30% to 25%, the capital gains tax
was lowered from 20% to 5%, and the payment of corporate income tax was simplified by
allowing quarterly payment through commercial banks.
For bonds, debentures, asset-backed securities and
other debt securities, the fair value represents the bid
price provided by independent security pricing
services. Short-term investments are included in the
Statement of Investment Portfolio at their fair value.
Unlisted warrants are valued based on a pricing
model which considers factors such as the market
value of the underlying security, strike price and
terms of the warrant.
Medical quality management is a term that has yet to find its way into any leading compendium
of health care definitions. Nevertheless, it represents an area in which almost all
physicians in active clinical practice are engaged on a daily basis as well as the primary
field of professional action for an estimated 16,000 physicians in the United States and an
unknown but growing number internationally.
Access to imports improves the competitiveness of UK companies and spurs
innovation. The ability to export expands the market available to businesses and
enables them to grow. The UK has competitive strength in a variety of sectors vital to
a modern economy. About half our trade is with the EU, another quarter with the rest
of the developed world, mainly the US, and most of the rest is with the new emerging
economies. While the share of UK trade with emerging economies has been growing,
it has grown less rapidly than has been the case for other advanced economies.
One initiative has already begun to address the need for further monitoring of climate
change impacts. The ECN Central Coordination Unit, working with the national
conservation agencies, has developed plans for a network of sites to monitor the effects of
climate change on biodiversity at designated conservation sites, using a subset of ECN
"Jane Genovese is a public speaker, university graduate of Law and Arts
(majoring in Psychology) and passionate global warming advocate. She
became concerned about global warming after reading an article on Artic
Eskimos losing their way of life due to rapid climate change. This
motivated her to study Environmental law and International Environmental
law at university. Shortly after, she created the “Global Warming: Too Hot
to Handle?” workshop and this book with her mother, Sharon. In her spare
time, Jane enjoys salsa dancing, watching good documentaries and going
to the gym."......