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A guide to Social Return on Investment /

by Nicholls, Jeremy | Lawlor, Eil s | Nietzert, Eva | Goodspeed, Tim.

Publisher: London, U.K. Cabinet Office of the third sector 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Every day our actions and activities create and destroy value; they change the world around us. Although the value we create goes far beyond what can be captured in financial terms, this is, for the most part, the only type of value that is measured and accounted for. As a result, things that can be bought and sold take on a greater significance and many important things get left out. Decisions made like this may not be as good as they could be as they are based on incomplete information about full impacts. ; A major step towards helping orgnaisations and institutions demonstrate their social, economic and environmental impact has taken place with the launch of a new guide to Social Return on Investment (SROI), backed by the Cabinet Office. This is especially timely when organisations are seeking to make every pound go as far as possible. ; This guide offers a framework for measuring and accounting for a much broader concept of value; it seeks to reduce inequality and environmental degradation and improve wellbeing by incorporating social, environmental and economic costs and benefits.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A no-returns tax system for Australia : some inconvenient facts /

by Davidson, Sinclair.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Agenda : a journal of policy analysis and reform; 16(4)67-82 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: It has been proposed that Australia adopt a ?no-returns? income tax system. One consequence of such a reform would be the standardisation, or even elimination, of work-related expense deductions. Using ATO data it is shown that in introducing a no-returns tax system and eliminating work-related expense deductions, the average Australian (making a claim) would save Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Bringing home the green recovery : a users guide /

by Fox, Radhika | Walsh, Jason | Fremstad, Shawn.

Publisher: Oakland, CA. Green for all 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating green jobs : developing low-carbon economies /

by Local Goverment Association, UK.

Publisher: London, U.K. Local Government Association (U.K.) 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This publication outlines measures to help create 150,000 new jobs in the low-carbon economy - jobs that help save carbon, reduce fuel poverty, increase our energy security and build resilience in those areas at greatest risk from climate changeAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Equity and efficiency in cap and trade : effectively managing the emissions allowance supply /

by Morris, Adele | Energy Security Initiative at Brookings.

Publisher: Washington, DC Brookings Institution 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This 32-page paper discusses the likely distributional implications of a U.S. cap-and-trade system and how policymakers could manage these implications by altering the way in which allowances or allowance revenues are distributed throughout the broader economyAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Low carbon energy : a roadmap /

by Flavin, Christopher.

Publisher: Washington, DC Worldwatch Institute 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

OECD in Figures 2009 /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, FranceGeneral Economics & Future Studies 2009, vol. 2009, no. 8, pp. 1 - 99 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: OECD in Figures is an original, simple to use, pocket data book. As ever, this 2009 edition contains key data on the OECD-wide economy, society and the environment. There are comparable tables on the entire spectrum of the organisation's work, from national income and industry through employment and research to banking and public finances. Our customary OECD in Graphs section highlights key challenges such as public debt, joblessness and climate change. ; OECD in Figures is a primary statistical source. As with all OECD data, it is compiled and checked by our experts, so that decision-makers in government, research and business know they can rely on it. Thanks to the web edition, available via www.oecd.org/infigures, OECD in Figures is now more than ever the public gateway to one of the richest and most respected economic, financial, social and environmental databases around.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Scorecards on best and worst policies for a green new deal /

by Hohne, Niklas et al | Ecofys/Germanwatch.

Publisher: World Wildlife Fund 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The clean energy investment agenda : a comprehensive approach to building the low carbon economy /

by Podesta, John D | Gordon, Kate | Hendricks, Bracken.

Publisher: Washington, DC Centre for American Progress 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The economics of 350 : the benefits and costs of climate stabilization /

by Ackerman, Frank et al.

Publisher: Economics for Equity and Environment 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The economics of climate change mitigation : policies and options for global action beyond 2012 : executive summary /

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publications 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Against the background of a projected doubling of world greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, this book explores feasible ways to abate them at least cost. Through quantitative analysis, it addresses key climate policy issues: ; What would an ideal set of climate policy tools look like? ; How large are the economic and environmental costs of incomplete country or sector coverage of climate change mitigation policies? What are the pros and cons of policy tools to broaden that coverage, such as international sector-wide agreements or border-tax adjustments? What are the main challenges in incorporating a mechanism to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation? ; How can we concretely develop a global carbon market? ; What is the case for, and what can we reasonably expect from, R&D and technology support policies? ; How great are the incentives for major emitting countries to join a climate change mitigation agreement, in terms of the costs and benefits (including the co-benefits from reduced local air pollution and improved energy security) of action? How can they be enhanced? How can international transfers of resources and technologies broaden support for action?Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The state of Australia's young people : a report on the social, economic, health and family lives of young people /

by Muir, Kristy et al.

Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: On Thursday 22 October, as Youth Field Xpress was being prepared for publication, the report, The State of Australia's young people: A report on the social, economic, health and family lives of young people, was made public. It will be described in more detail in the November edition, but YFX believes its findings are based on the past five years' national data sources, existing literature, interviews and focus groups with young people and people in the youth sector. Launching the report, Minister Kate Ellis said, 'Focusing on improving the lives of young Australians delivers great social, economic and community benefits and means a happier and healthier country into the future'. (Source: Australian Government, Kate Ellis MP Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth, Digital age, safety and alcohol pose challenge for young, 22 October, 2009 media release,Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Who is hit hardest during a financial crisis? the vulnerability of young men and women to unemployment in an economic downturn /

by Verick, Sher.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labour 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The current financial and economic crisis has resulted in the worst global recession since World War II. The subsequent destruction of jobs and increased duration of joblessness will ensure that unemployment across the world will continue to rise and stay stubbornly high for some time to come, well after the economy has begun to recover. Beyond this generalization, such downturns have more adverse implications for vulnerable segments of the population such as youth. As presented in this paper, data for both the current and previous financial crises reveals that young people are indeed hit hardest as reflected by rising unemployment rates, which persist long after the economy is growing again. In the wake of the present downturn, young men have been particularly affected, which has been driven by a range of factors including the high proportion of young men in heavily impacted sectors such as construction. In response to this situation, policymakers should utilize targeted cr! isis interventionsthat aim to keep youth employed where possible, while also assisting new entrants and those who have lost jobs find employment (or at a minimum stay attached to the labour force), particularly as the economy recovers.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Youth Tracker : reporting on challenges and solutions for young people in recession and recovery /

by Lawton, Kayte | Institute for Public Policy Research | Bua, Adrian.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: ippr and the Private Equity Foundation have come together to produce a quarterly newsletter - the Youth Tracker - aimed at everyone working with young people in the UK. The Tracker will provide an overview and commentary on new research, policy and data, with a particular focus on young people not in employment, education or training ('NEETs'). Our focus will be the effects of recession on vulnerable young people, as well as what can be done to better support them. The Tracker will cover diverse topics, including education, health, crime, employment and well-being and will deliver accessible information and resources for busy professionals, as well as providing a space for opinion and debate.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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