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UBrainTV signs agreement with Novethic - France's government research centre on SRI
UBrainTV has signed a ground breaking license deal with Novethic, France's government research centre on SRI. Novethic seeks to make its information on SRI more broadly available to the public globally through UBrainTV
21st February, 2013
France has led the way in formalizing SRI, being the first country to launch an official, regulated SRI designation. France's SRI label launched through Novethic in 2009 and seeks to support the profile of SRI investments, reward funds that implement SRI and give transparency to investors, especially private investors.
The partnership between Novethic and UBrainTV will allow UBrainTV to publish a wide range of SRI-related videos and documents made by Novethic for its global online audience interested in energy, environment and the low-carbon economy.
The content will appear on UBrainTV's SRI channel, named 'the world's first SRI-dedicated channel' by Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management. The channel is being developed in consultation with UBrainTV's special advisor on SRI, Mizue Tsukushi, founder and CEO of The Good Bankers, Japan's first independent investment advisory company specializing in SRI. Tsukushi is responsible for introducing SRI to Asia.
Nobuko Kashiwagi, Director of United Brain Networks Ltd comments "It is a significant development for UBrainTV to be able to formalize our partnership with Novethic, a French governmental organisation. Japan is very much behind with SRI and we hope that this partnership will help stimulate the development of SRI in Japan and elsewhere."
For more information, contact:
Ibrahim Maiga, Creative Editor, UbrainTV
To learn more about Novethic's work, see this short video:
Novethic SRI Label
Nobel Peace Laureate Dr Jose Ramos-Horta becomes UbrainTV's Special Advisor
Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Laureate and Former President of East Timor joins UbrainTV team to push for real progress in energy, environment and other global problems
20th January, 2013
Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta has agreed to become UbrainTV's Special Advisor on International Politics and Peace. Dr. Ramos-Horta will join UbrainTV in its mission to see meaningful and effective action to address energy and environment and other global problems.
UbrainTV believes that a network of active and influential people both committed and able to work towards a transition to a low-carbon economy will exponentially accelerate the desperately needed move to sustainability.
The purpose of UbrainTV is to make a long-term difference that can support each other through shared objectives where there is mutual benefit.
Dr. Ramos is the co-founder of the Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council, the first non-state, non-governmental organisation involving (former) Heads of State in diplomatic efforts to diffuse conflict in Asia.
At the end of January 2013, Dr. Ramos-Horta will also take up a role as UN Peace Envoy to Guinea-Bissau, West Africa acting as the Secretary-General's Special Representative and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).
Watch interview with Dr Ramos-Horta on his new mission on UbrainTV.
UK-JAPANESE LOW CARBON NETWORK AND INVESTMENT COMPANY DEVELOP INNOVATIVE WAY TO FUND CLEAN TECHNOLOGY
UbrainTV.com and Provisio Group partner to provide funding opportunities for clean tech companies.
12th Dec, 2012
UbrainTV will be providing a new service for its club members.
UbrainTV and Provisio are combining their strengths to provide new and much needed funding opportunities for clean tech companies.
UbrainTV is involved in promoting funding in clean technology companies at various stages of development, especially Japanese clean technology companies coming to the UK and Europe. Its partnership with Provisio means these companies will have the opportunity to receive syndicated funding from a world-wide network of sophisticated investors.
Through the innovative use of a protected cell structure Provisio members can select whether they wish to participate in particular funding opportunities ranging from clean tech investment to secured finance and asset acquisition opportunities.
Provisio has developed an online platform where its members are alerted to new opportunities by email and can examine a database of investment opportunities, selecting the most appropriate based on individual criteria. Provisio is based in the Isle of Man, a well-known Centre for financial services.
UbrainTV is a new type of environmental community linking active and influential people both committed and able to make a tangible difference through their own and collaborative conservation projects and socially responsible investment (SRI). It has worked closely with the Isle of Man government to promote clean technology, holding the Energy Technology Awards in partnership with the Isle of Man government on the island in 2011. The awards brought Revo International and Microenergy Holdings - two Japanese biofuel companies - to the Isle of Man.
UbrainTV has various initiatives in development including the Clean Tech Race channel in Partnership with Provisio. An exciting and innovative way of investing in selected clean technology ventures, the Clean Tech Race channel will support clean tech companies in fulfilling their potential.
This is a member only service.
More details will become available soon.
See the videos on the UbrainTV Energy Tech Awards 2011 here.
For more information on Provisio read its ebrochure here.
Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC): Religious Leaders Pledge to Make Pilgrimage Green
UbrainTV covers launch of Green Pilgrimage Network as ARC's official media partner
4th Nov, 2011
Religions have a strong influence on the behaviour of individuals and communities in a way that policy makers, scientific advice and charities do not. This was recognized by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 25 years ago.
In an event to mark the 25th anniversary of the occasion organized by Martin Palmer, Secretary-General of ARC on behalf of HRH Prince Philip, that launched the 'religions for conservation movement' and also to mark the 50th anniversary of the WWF, leaders of eleven faith groups came together to pledge to make pilgrimage to selected sacred sites green.
UbrainTV was invited as ARC's official media partner.
From 31st October - 3rd November 2011, over 150 delegates came together in Assisi, Italy to formally and publicly mark their commitments and share their work. The 'religions for conservation movement' was recently described as "potentially the biggest civil society movement on climate change in history" (UN Assistant-Secretary General, Olav Kjorven in Windsor, 2009).
Pilgrimage is collectively the largest movement of people on Earth and so the direct environmental impact is potentially very large, and the potential for lasting changes to the behaviour of the faithful is also promising.
The event was attended by HRH Princess Michael who stood in for HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who could not be present due to illness and hosted by the Franciscans in the historical setting of Assisi, home to St. Francis of Assisi, Catholic Saint of Ecology; the same place where the original event occurred 25 years ago. UbrainTV's Chief Correspondent Nobuko Kashiwagi also a master of 'Nihonbuyo' (a Japanese traditional dance), performed for the assembly.
UbrainTV attended as ARC's official media partners and interviewed leaders of the Baha'i, Buddhist, Catholic, Coptic Orthodox, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Taoist faith traditions as well as staff of ARC, WWF, charities and ICLEI, the association of local governments for sustainability. More interviews are to follow. Interviews with delegates, lectures and other content will be updated periodically and can be found on ARC's channel at:
Isle of Man Government set to attract Japanese clean technology
The Government co-hosts UbrainTV Energy Tech Awards 2011
11th Oct, 2011
The Isle of Man Government is moving towards becoming a leading hub for clean technology. In this effort, it has partnered with UbrainTV to host the UbrainTV Energy Tech Awards 2011 which took place on 10th October 2011. The Awards recognize cutting edge clean technology with the aim of developing a low-carbon economy. The winners this year were both from Japan.
Revo International won the first Green Futures Award for its commercialized technology able to transform used cooking oil into biofuel and Micro Energy and Naka Municipal Government were awarded the first Green Project Award for its cutting edge process of turning a wide variety of biomass into a variety of biofuels.
At a reception hosting guests for the event from England, the Netherlands, Japan and the Isle of Man, Adam Wood, Lieutenant Governor, Isle of Man said"It's about clean technology and the opportunities, not only in the grand scheme of things, as I was discussing... but also those opportunities that this event will maybe spark off in launching the cutting edge technology that's developed in Japan into the broader European market." He continued, "It's great that UbrainTV has chosen, on this impressive day of its first anniversary to hold these Awards here on the Isle of Man, but it's not just about today. I think this is about the future, about the future of technology but also about the future in investment and in economy."
Steve McGowan, Chairman of business services firm SMP Partners used his speech at the Awards ceremony to thank UbrainTV's Managing Director for having faith in the Isle of Man."Up until a few months ago UbrainTV, Kenji and his team were taking everything you see tonight, and what I hope won't happen in the future, to Jersey," said Mr McGowan. "And amongst ourselves the Manx Government and other Manx firms we have convinced Kenji and his team to really focus on the Isle of Man, so Kenji thank you for your belief in the Isle of Man and I hope we can repay that belief with excellent services from all industries and sectors, both the private sector and of course, the Government."
The UbrainTV 1st Anniversary Conference also marked the occasion, which took place one year to the day that UbrainTV established itself in London. Lectures were given by Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University, Richard Snell, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering as well as the two award winners.
UbrainTV aims to bring the UK and Japan closer together in collaboration on clean technology and has expressed its interest in repeating the event next year.
Japan Charity site launch
29th April, 2011
UbrainTV has embarked on our response to the recent disaster in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.
We are creating a Japan Charity site specifically for our activities to support this cause.
As we are focusing on this area, we have decided to review our expansion plan.
Membership pre-registration is open here.
Our Japan Charity site will be ready in the next couple of days.
United Brain Networks Ltd
UbrainTV reveals a radical expansion plan
22nd Feb, 2011
London - United Brain Networks Ltd has announced a plan to radically expand its UbrainTV.com from 29th April 2011. The renewed Web TV site will bring new dimensions to the service including full-fledged live news programmes, social network based on UbrainTV's unique engine as well as an enhanced business news section. Please look at the membership section for more details.
United Brain Networks Managing Director Kenji Nagoshi says: "I'm pleased to tell our viewers that they can expect a lot more experience and information from UbrainTV soon. We are currently working with our partners to bring this to them."
United Brain Networks listed in Think London's 100 Companies to Watch
9th Feb, 2011
London - United Brain Networks is listed in 'Think London's 100 Companies to Watch' announced at Think London's International Business Reception hosted by The Savoy.
United Brain Networks was selected as one of the 'Niche and Nimble' companies that Think London considers to be highly specialised and are "succeeding through opportune, targeted and speedy expansion into new markets world-wide."
Michael Charlton, Think London Chief Executive commented: "While we've helped thousands of companies over the years, we think that these 100 organisations deserve particular recognition in our first 'Think London 100 Companies to Watch'. In our opinion, they are revolutionising the way things are done in the city and will help shape the capital's economy for years to come."
Kenji Nagoshi, United Brain Networks Managing Director said: "It is such an honour to be included with this exclusive club of international flagships, forward thinking innovators and value creators. We have been extremely impressed working with Think London, who have helped smooth our expansion into the London market."
Think London 100 Companies to Watch
Alliance of Religions and Conservation signs MOU with United Brain Networks
1st Jan, 2011
London - Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) and United Brain Networks Ltd.(UBN) took a step toward strengthening their cooperation by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU).
The MOU outlines the plan for cooperation where the two organisations can explore opportunities to reach out both religious and secular groups on environmental issues.
UBN Managing Director Kenji Nagoshi visited Bath to meet ARC Secretary General Martin Palmer to discuss collaboration opportunities and to sign the MOU.
The plan includes the use of the ubraintv.com Web TV platform that UBN develops and operates for the delivery of ARC announcements and stories. Through the cooperation with ARC, UBN will be able to report on issues and opportunities for religious groups in the area of conservation.
"We recognise the importance of including religious leaders and activists on our Web TV as integral part of our holistic approach to energy and the environment," Nagoshi said.
"Our cooperation with ARC will enable us to report how world's faiths are tackling the environmental challenges and are trying to conserve nature for future generations in partnership with secular groups such as the UN. We can offer ARC a powerful set of communication tools."
Today UBN launched the ARC Channel on ubraintv.com - dedicated programming to support ARC as part of this partnership.
ARC website features
Read what ARC has to say about this collaboration here and about New Year's Message here.
The Alliance of Religions and Conservation
(ARC) is a secular body that helps the major religions of the world to develop their own environmental programmes, based on their own core teachings, beliefs and practices. ARC helps the religions link with key environmental organisations - creating powerful alliances between faith communities and conservation groups. ARC was founded in 1995 by HRH Prince Philip and now works with 11 major faiths through the key traditions within each faith.