ISO 37120:2014 Sustainable development of communities - Indicators for city services and quality of life  
ISO 37120:2014 defines and establishes methodologies for a set of indicators to steer and measure the performance of city services and quality of life. It follows the principles set out and can be used in conjunction with ISO 37101, Sustainable development in communities, Management systems, General principles and requirements, when published, and other strategic frameworks.    
The Future ISO37001: Anti-bribery management system  
The standard will help establish that the organization has implemented reasonable and proportionate measures designed to prevent bribery. These measures include leadership from the top, training, risk assessment, due diligence, financial and commercial controls, reporting, audit and investigation. The future ISO 37001 is being developed in a similar format to other management systems standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. The hope is for the standard to be easily recognized by many companies and implemented in much the same way as the other successful management systems.    
Verified Emission Reduction (VER)  
Eurocert as Independent third-party validation and verification plays a vital role in upholding the integrity and quality of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions and removals achieved by VER program. Validation/verification bodies (VVBs) have three main roles under the VER program: to validate projects, verify GHG emission reductions and removals, and assess methodology elements under the methodology approval process.    
First draft of ISO's occupational health and safety standard now available: ISO45001  
This draft standard, inspired by the well-known OHSAS 18001, is designed to help companies and organizations around the world ensure the health and safety of the people who work for them.    
UNEP Launches Green Passport Initiative to Reduce Environmental Impacts of 2014 World Cup in Brazil Tue, May 27, 2014  
The campaign also features the Green Passport Tours- 60 tour options at and around each one of the twelve host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which encourage travelers to choose more sustainable practices, such as public transportation and local cultural experiences.    
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2014 - 17 May  
The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide. 17 May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union.    
Fly the Flag : Building a Sustainable Future  
“Sustainability” is one of the world’s most talked about but least understood words. Its meaning is often clouded by differing interpretations and by a tendency for the subject to be treated superficially. For most companies, countries and individuals who do take the subject seriously the concept of sustainability embraces the preservation of the environment as well as critical development-related issues such as the efficient use of resources, continual social progress, stable economic growth, and the eradication of poverty.    
Earth Day 2014 – Green Cities  
Earth Day 2014 – Green Cities Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. From San Francisco to San Juan, Beijing to Brussels, Moscow to Marrakesh, people plant trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more—all on behalf of the environment.    
The Change Management Conference  
26 - 27 June, 2014 Westin New York Grand Central New York, NY Where Business Leaders and Change Professionals Converge to Rally for Change We often look for either/or solutions in a both/and world. No one person or work group has all the answers in the ever-changing workplace. The 2014 Change Management event brings together the community of business leaders and change professionals to share experiences, insights and best practices.    

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