Regular half-hour financial lifestyle magazine redefining success through a positive look at what is possible and happening. Real examples of people, companies and organizations illustrate the “triple bottom line,” respecting people and the environment while earning a profit.
Relates to: Beyond GDP, Earth Systems Science, SRI, Community Development Solutions
NEW ENERGY: Yingli, Solar Panel Makers Get New Govt Lifelines
China is throwing a couple of lifelines to its struggling solar panel sector, including a relatively large rescue package for Yingli (NYSE: YGE), the player in the most precarious position. That package will see a consortium of banks, led by the policy-driven China Development Bank, provide Yingli with 2 billion yuan ($300 million) in funds as the company tries to reorganize its financially strapped balance sheet.
MEDIA: China ‘Business Insider’ Reels in SMG
A fast-rising financial news website that looks like China’s answer to the popular US site Business Insider has just netted its latest funding, in the amount of a relatively modest 100 million yuan ($15 million). But what’s attracting the biggest [...]
Frank Dixon, Founder, Global System Change, Saratoga Springs, NY
EMM Partner and Advisory Board member
Guest on Ethical Markets TV Series, Season 7
Frank Dixon was the Managing Director of Research at Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, formerly the largest ESG rating firm in the world. Institutional investors used Innovest research to develop high-performing SRI products. Overseeing the sustainability analysis of the world's 2,000 largest companies for many years made it clear that flawed systems compel all companies to degrade the environment and society. Frank Dixon developed the TCR approach to provide a practical and profitable way for companies and investors to engage in system change. Following Innovest, he provided sustainability and system change consulting to companies in [...]
We applaud this young couple, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, for taking the ethical path.
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge to give away 99% of their shares in Facebook as they announced the birth of their daughter Max.
"For your generation to live in a better world, there is so much more our generation can do," they write in a letter to Max on Mark's Facebook page.
They are donating their shares to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, equaling $45 billion of Facebook's current value, over the course of the couple's lives.
We at Ethical Markets encourage them in this worthy contribution to "leave the world a better place for you and all children." [...]
HELIO is presenting its work at 3 side events:
• HIFI Investment Index and the Smart Energy Path - VEDA in French, Wednesday December 2, 9-12 a.m. in the Pavillon de la Francophonie-OIF, Number 6, Hall 3, (Blue zone), morning forum, UNFCCC badge required.
• HELIO Index for Investors (HIFI) presented by Christian Doualla and EERA-VEDA, HELIO’s latest project in Africa presented by Michel Labrousse, Saturday December 5, 1:45-3-:15 p.m., Side event "Quelles politiques énergétiques pour l’Afrique dans un contexte post-2015 ?" with the Réseau Climat et Développement (francophone Africa) in Generation Climat, Green zone: no badge required.
• EERA-VEDA with materials on HIFI Index presented by Maryse Labriet, Monday December 7 at 3-4:30 p.m.: UNFCCC side-event "Marrying Climate [...]
Implementation monitoring of the PFMI:
Assessment and review of application of Responsibilities for authorities
The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) have today published the report on Assessment and review of application of Responsibilities for authorities.
This report presents the findings of the CPMI-IOSCO assessment of the completeness and consistency of frameworks and outcomes arising from jurisdictions’ implementation of the Responsibilities for authorities in the Principles for financial market infrastructures (PFMI). The assessments covered implementation of the Responsibilities across all financial market infrastructure (FMI) types in 28 participating jurisdictions. The work on the [...]