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GA Joins a Global Group of Leaders Working to Accelerate Plan B

b-team-richard-bransonPlan B is an evolving roadmap for business that prioritizes people, planet and profit. At The World Economic Forum in Davos the B Team announced the 10 Challenges below that businesses and world leaders all need to meet to accelerate the transition. The Challenges below get right to the heart of the issues that cause companies to remain rooted in Plan A – business as usual. They are the B Team’s initial framework for Plan B, which the organization continues to develop with help from like-minded leaders around the globe.

Together, the Global Advances Group and B Team members have committed to the following challenges:

      Lead for the long run
      Value diversity
      Reinvent market incentives
      Foster collaboration
      Drive full transparency
      Create thriving communities
      Scale true accounting
      Restore nature
      Redefine reward systems
      Ensure dignity and fairness

Additional information: www.bteam.org

Partnership for Green Technology Development in Latin America

green-techIn light of the Republic of Colombia’s recent signing into law of a new clean energy policy on the 13th of May, 2014 that aims to boost new sources of renewables and reduce dependence on oil exports, Global Advances Group has formed a strategic alliance with Green Fair Trade Business: an entity of commercial and industrial nature that works to promote trade and commerce initiatives related to social inclusion, technology transfer and acquisition, mining and agricultural activities.

The objective of the alliance is to unite the knowledge, contacts, experience and ideas for the purpose of developing projects in Colombia and throughout Latin America that generate inclusive and sustainable business practices. The business undertaken will focus on technologies that prove to be economically profitable, environmentally and socially responsible, and that coincide with the framework of mutual benefit for the communities in which they are to be implemented, while improving the quality of life for low-income and vulnerable populations.