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What's Next for Sustainable Investing? An Individual and Industry
During my first week at Calvert Investments as President and ceo in April
1997, I received a desk plant as a congratulatory gift from a former
colleague. Seventeen years later, that plant is literally a tree, dominating
a special corner of my office. It is a daily reminder of my personal journey
at Calvert, but also of the flourishing of sustainable and responsible
investing over the past several decades. What began as a niche approach is
more and more a mainstream investment strategy.
As an industry, we undoubtedly play a major role in promoting changes that will help shape a global green
economy, add more diversity in the highest echelons of corporate governance
and serve as the watchdogs of [...]
“Ethical Markets is proud to count William McDonough among our distinguished global Advisory Board. His work is featured on our TV series, in “Green Building and Design" at www.ethicalmarkets.tv and for classroom use at www.films.com." ~Hazel Henderson, Editor
Dear friends and colleagues,
I've just returned from Dubai where I was chairing the World Economic Forum's new Meta-Council for Circular Economy. It was a great experience and wonderful to be with the Global Agenda Councils and other Chairs, like Al Gore, as we engage in new and important work and prepare for Davos. From Dubai, I went to Amsterdam to begin the design of a new HUB for the Circular Economy near Schiphol, and then to New York, where I joined the Doen Foundation, Wendy Schmidt and the board of the Cradle to [...]
By Barbara Marx Hubbard, Foundation for Conscious Evolution; Ethical Markets Advisory Board Member
This presentation describes how the Wheel of Co-creation brings together business, civil society and entrepreneurs, to identify and integrate transcendent innovations and projects.
The process creates a platform that integrates citizens and businesses to work together in order to strengthen their selected projects and make them a reality. The process can result in an investment fund in which people and organizations can support and launch projects to cope with the root of the problems with a long term perspective.
This presentation demonstrates how the Wheel of Co-creation is being applied to an ambitious project to define the vision for the year [...]
By Dr. Gilbert Lancelot Raiford, Ethical Markets Advisory Board Member
Presented at the World Future Society Conference, Orlando, FL, July 11-14, 2004
Whether because of myopia or “benign neglect”, futurists have blatantly shied away from discussing one of the most serious social problems this nation faces – that of a rapidly growing underclass. Simply stated, the underclass is a significant cohort of Americans who are relatively physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy but permanently unemployed and unemployable. This is a social stratum that is below the working poor. It is a class that will remain totally unaffected by an increase in the national minimum wage or the forecast of a rebounding economy.
The underclass represents a new kind of poor. A great many high [...]
from our Advisory Board member ,Frank Bracho, Venezuela’s former ambassador to India
Incubating a non-dollar architecture
The launch of the BRICS bank can now give the member countries confidence to experiment with other geoeconomic ambitions. Incubating a non-dollar financial architecture can be the next goal. There are existing models to build upon but India will need smart economic diplomacy to secure its interests
After two years of intense negotiation, the BRICS leaders finally launched the New Development Bank on July 15 at the Sixth BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil. The bank’s focus will be on infrastructure and sustainable development projects through loans, guarantees, credits and equity investments. The decision to share the initial subscribed capital [...]