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Business for Democracy and ASBC Lead Effort to Overturn Citizens United v. FEC

The Business for Democracy Campaign, which the American Sustainable Business Council is spearheading in partnership with Free Speech for People is tackling the compelling issue of corporate contributions to political campaigns.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision on January 21, 2010 allows corporations to spend unlimited funds to support or oppose candidates for political office, overturning campaign finance laws in place for decades. The Business for Democracy campaign is an initiative of business leaders and their companies who believe this ruling is in direct conflict with American democratic principles and a serious threat to good government. The campaign supports the four members of the Supreme Court and the 80 percent of Americans who disagree with the decision (Washington Post poll, Feb. 17, 2010).

If you'd like your business to join this effort, you can sign the statement of support here or here.

NSFM Participants and UNPRI Academic Network Collaborate to Promote Responsible Investment Research; Raj Thamotheram on working together towards sustainable capitalism

NSFM Participants and UNPRI Academic Network Collaborate to Promote Responsible Investment Research; Raj Thamotheram on working together towards sustainable capitalism

Network for Sustainable Financial Markets has posted a new item, ‘NSFM Participants and UNPRI Academic Network Collaborate to Promote Responsible Investment Research; Raj Thamotheram on working together towards sustainable capitalism

NSFM hosted an interactive workshop on Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice at the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment Academic Network-CBERN 2012 Conference in Toronto in October, 2012.  

The workshop addressed challenges faced by academics in fostering practitioner use of their research and explored routes for bypassing roadblocks to financial industry adoption of SRI research insights.  Materials from the workshop are available here.

NSFM participants involved in presentations and panels at the UNPRI Academic Conference included Gordon Clark, James Hawley, Andreas Hoepner, Keith Johnson, Cary Krosinsky, Roger Urwin and Ed Waitzer. Further materials from the conference available here.

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NSFM Director, Raj Thamotheram gave one of the keynote speeches for ACCA?s recent week of ?Accounting for the Future?.

His theme was that accountants and investors could do a lot more for sustainable capitalism by working together.

Watch the video here.

You may view the latest post at
http://www.sustainablefinancialmarkets.net/2012/11/05/nsfm-participants-and-unpri-academic-network-collaborate-to-promote-responsible-investment-research-raj-thamotheram-on-working-together-towards-sustainable-capitalism/

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