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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.

Hazel Henderson Wins Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & IMPACT Investing

A special congratulations to Hazel Henderson for winning the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & IMPACT Investing.  All your work and leadership is deeply appreciated.  – Ethical Markets Media Team


Zürich, November 9, 2012

People, Planet and Profit – a winning mix! Fourteenth edition of the TBLI CONFERENCETM ends today.

Featuring luminaries such as Paul Rose, BBC Antarctic explorer; and “rock stars” of the Environmental, Social and Governance movement, such as Pavan Sukhdev, Martin Rapaport and Steve Howard, attendees of this year’s TBLI conference will leave knowing much more about how they can mobilize capital to do good.

The Triple Bottom Line Investment (TBLI) CONFERENCE2012 (www.tbliconference.com), the largest and longest running conference in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment industry featured 18 workshops, 2 round-tables and 5 keynotes and was attended by 500 delegates from around the world.

Supported by partners such as Chipsol, BNY Mellon Asset Management, Bank Sarasin & Cie Ltd, Natixis AM, Credit Suisse, Thomson Reuters, Inrate, UBS, and Zürcher Kantonalbank this year’s conference was hailed as a great success. Highlights included Pavan Sukhdev‘s new vision for tomorrow’s corporation Corporation 2020′, Martin Rapaport‘s overview of the sustainable economic development movement through the diamond industry and Steve Howard from Ikea sharing his views on how to make sustainability attractive and affordable for everyone.

Also during this edition of the TBLI CONFERENCE 5 TBLI ESG Leaders Awards for outstanding achievements in the ESG & IMPACT Investing space were handed out by TBLI GROUP(TM) CEO, Robert Rubinstein.

Overview of all TBLI ESG Leaders Awards 2012 winners:

  • Award for Best Investor in ESG
    Sponsored by Natixis AM
    WINNER: Evangelisches Johannesstift (EJS)
  • Award for Best Asset Manager Investing in ESG
    Sponsored by BNY Mellon AM
    WINNER: Vontobel Asset Management
  • Award for Best Research House/ Consultant in ESG
    Sponsored by Chipsol
    WINNER: oekom research AG
  • Award for Best IMPACT Investing Product
    Sponsored by Credit Suisse
    WINNER: SJF Ventures
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & IMPACT Investing
    Sponsored by Thomson Reuters
    WINNER: Hazel Henderson

Next year’s conference will take place November 7 & 8 2013 in Zürich, Switzerland. To learn more about mobilizing capital for sustainable investments. More information can be found on www.tbligroup.com.

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