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Financial Reform Newsletter
March 20, 2015
Court rules that there are no checks and balances when the Executive Branch settles cases, even those that caused the worst financial crash since 1929 and caused the worst economy since the Great Depression of the 1930s, costing the US more than $12.8 trillion: Longtime readers know that Better Markets sued DOJ over its $13 billion settlement with JP Morgan Chase. Without transparency, oversight, accountability or any judicial review, that settlement was negotiated in secret and without any meaningful public discloser. For $13 billion, JP Morgan Chase got total civil immunity and got to keep secret the illegal conduct of its executives, officers, supervisors and [...]
By Rosalinda Sanquiche, Executive Director
Ethical Markets Media, LLC, USA and Brazil, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! Congratulations to Hazel Henderson, Founder and President, for her prescience in founding a media company which focuses on the good news about the sustainable, inclusive green transition to the Solar Age, entirely missed by mainstream media in 2004 and now finally gaining traction. During the past ten years, Ethical Markets’ mission has evolved from reporting the good news to continuing Henderson’s active hand in reforming markets and metrics while helping accelerate and track the transition to the green economy worldwide. While a challenge to capture all the invaluable work done over the past ten years, highlights attest to the depth of leadership hazel [...]
Rosalinda Sanquiche, Partner and Executive Director, ethical markets media
Ethical Markets® Media hosted the Finding Ethical Alpha Conference in St. Augustine, FL, May 12-13, 2014. Designed with Stuart Williams of Endobility, the focus was on guiding the world’s significant asset allocators to use environmental and humanitarian risk/return metrics and screens across 100% of their portfolios.
Co-chaired by sustainability pioneers Hazel Henderson, president of Ethical Markets®, and Lawrence Bloom, co-founder and chairman of B.e Energy, the conference gathered leading experts across sustainability stakeholder groups to implement projects to reach, teach and inform asset managers.
The highlight of the event was Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist for NASA, who engaged and inspired [...]
In North Carolina there is a great range of music on the radio from classical to folk to the most avant-garde. An old tune caught my attention the other day. Some of its catchy words won't let me go, and I think I am starting to know why: "Who broke the lock? Who broke the lock on the henhouse door? Who broke the lock? I don't know... I'm a-gonna find out before I go... " I'm thinking, "Someone broke into the henhouse -- the place where the eggs are laid, where something of value is produced -- presumably to do some damage." And I began to wonder, "Who broke the lock?" Isn't that a question for our world?
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Rosalinda Sanquiche, Executive Director –
Rosalinda began her environmental career with the American Wind Energy Association in Washington, DC, in research and communications. She has written on the construction industry for Builder/Architect and on the environment for CSRWire, Kosmos and various outlets. She has taught environmental policy and team-taught field classes combining ecology and policy in Florida and Belize. As a program manager for the North Florida Land Trust she focused on protecting environmentally significant places through B2B, educational and private/public easements.
Rosalinda currently serves as treasurer for the Northeast Florida Green Chamber, formerly advised Collins Capital Management where she was instrumental in developing the first SRI portfolio [...]