Standard & Poor are major providers of worldwide financial information provision and today operate in 23 countries. They currently provide information and ratings ranging from equity markets to the risk of national bonds. Standard & Poor offer four indices related to Carbon and Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG):
ISO 14001 is a “generic management system standard” that has a set of requirements for implementing an environmental management system (EMS).
It can be applied to any organisation, whatever its product or service, in any sector of activity, and whether it is a business, public administration or government department.
The EMS should enable an organisation to develop and implement a policy and objective that takes into account legal requirements, specific requirements of the organisation, and environmental aspects.
Kiva is a non-profit organisation that uses lending to alleviate poverty around the world.
Using the internet, Kiva allows individuals to loan as little as $25 to people who then use it to build opportunities for themselves. Kiva then distributes the money to the borrowers through a global network of field partners.