Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Financing Sustainable Development: Are We Up to the Challenge?

Fifteen years after the Millennium Declaration and reaching the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), 2015 will be a year of reckoning and looking ahead. The international community will need to forge a new framework to finance sustainable development. A new paper released by CIDSE, the international alliance of Catholic agencies of which Center of Concern is a member, relies on Catholic Social tradition to recommend measures needed for financing the new development agenda.


Integral Ecology | Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Integral Ecology Project Recognizes Mandela's Interests in Sustainability

The Integral Ecology Project expresses deep respect for the work of Nelson Mandela to improve the sustainability of South Africa through his legislative accomplishments. Under his presidency, South Africans experienced major changes in the quality of their lives as millions accessed telephone lines, the electricity grid, and clean sources of water. He worked for employment equity, workers' rights, and the rights of labor tenants who lived and worked on farms. Photo/CC/Darling Wind Farm/Warren Rohner 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Apr 2, 2014

Human Rights in Partnerships to Finance Sustainable Development

On April 3-4 2014, Center of Concern team member Aldo Caliari takes part of “Co-Creating New Partnerships for Financing Sustainable Development.” This consultation, being held by the UN Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Financing Sustainable Development to gather inputs from non-governmental stakeholders, takes place the city of Helsinki, Finland. (photo by Jim G/CC) 



Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Mar 11, 2014

RBW Speaks at Moscow Seminar on Russia's Contribution to Post-2015 Development Agenda

On March 12, 2014, CoC team member Aldo Caliari spoke at a High Level Expert Seminar held in the framework of Russia’s Group of 8 Presidency: The Post-2015 Development Agenda: towards a new partnership for development. What contribution could the Russian Presidency in the G8 make?” The seminar, held in Moscow, was organized by the Russian G8 Presidency team, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program. Mr. Caliari's presentation was part of a panel focused on how to make development finance work for sustainable development.

Integral Ecology | Thu, Nov 21, 2013

Center President Myers Advocates for Integrated Approach to Sustainability and Ecology

President of the Center of Concern Dr. Lester Myers speaks to the McLean, VA PAX community on the importance of  principled leadership for sustainability. Myers says, "Sustainability requires a systematic and holistic approach that matches the scope for the types of capital at stake: (1) human capital: respect for the dignity of work, including education, health care, opportunities for participation, and work-life balance; (2) ecological capital: respect for the environment, including practices for appraising, engaging, and enhancing natural resources; and (3) financial capital: to foster quality growth and provide resources for long-term economic, political, and social stability." 

Kenneth Melley, member of the Center's board of directors, attended the presentation. 
Seeding Justice:  A New Value System for Food and Agriculture

Global Women's Project | Mon, Sep 16, 2013

Seeding Justice: A New Value System for Food and Agriculture

The current food price crisis clearly demonstrates this fundamental conflict. Industrial agribusiness corporations have reported record profits, while the number of those who are food insecure has surpassed one billion. , The extremes of wealth accumulation amidst deepening impoverishment make clear the need for re-structuring of the global economic system, starting with the replacement of the current industrial agricultural model with an agricultural system rooted in human needs and the global common good.



Macroeconomic impacts of commodity price volatility: G20 Report (July 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Jul 5, 2012

Macroeconomic impacts of commodity price volatility: G20 Report (July 2012)

The article provides a commentary on a study issued by the G20 this year on the subject macroeconomic impacts of excessive commodity price volatility on growth and the identification of policy options that countries could consider. 

Click here for a more general assessment of the outcomes of the Summit regarding the global economic recovery, financial regulation and IMF reform.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Aug 15, 2011

Center of Concern featured at workshop on innovative finance

The 2011 Forum of Interaction, the umbrella organization for development NGOs in the US, is being held August 10-12 in Washington DC. Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari speaks at a workshop on how to build support for innovative financing mechanisms to support development and climate needs. See a short paper addressing innovative finance mechanisms. See Interaction Forum's program for this year.