Market Concentration Is Threatening the US Economy – Joseph Stiglitz

“Ethical Markets commends these views from economists Joseph Stiglitz and Dani Rodrik, who both understand the need for reducing inequality in our economies. We hope they both fully support, as we do, along with our colleagues at the American Sustainable Business Council’s 250,000 small business members, fully support the Resolution …

Business is driving climate progress

We can be that example – we have to inspire people.” Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica Welcome to the February edition of the We Mean Business coalition newsletter. This month has seen significant progress towards the zero-carbon economies of the future, with key developments …

Global Current Issues and Trends: March 2019

The US government shutdown affected the February report of only 20,000 new jobs after the temporary layoffs of the 800,000 federal employees, contractors and service businesses affected by the shutdown.  The national unemployment rate declind to 3.8% in February as people went back to work and job searches.  Unemployed persons declined …

The Economist-Thirsty Planet

“This Special Report by The Economist “Thirsty Planet“ draws attention to  the planet’s less than 3% freshwater crisis on which all current human food supplies and clean drinking water depend.   This freshwater crisis, caused by mis-use, waste and pollution, requires immediate attention by all sectors and new priorities for governments …

SVC-Call for Speakers and Sessions

SVC’s premier conference is set to take November 13-15 at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, CA and registrations are already flowing in. We’ve taken the time to review years of feedback from IC, SVN, and last year’s first combined conference (IC-SVN) to identify best practices as we craft the agenda …

Latest from Ellen Brown : “QE Forever: The Fed’s Dramatic About-face”

QE Forever: The Fed’s Dramatic About-face Posted on February 21, 2019 by Ellen Brown “Quantitative easing” was supposed to be an emergency measure. The Federal Reserve “eased” shrinkage in the money supply due to the 2008-09 credit crisis by pumping out trillions of dollars in new bank reserves. After the crisis, …

GEC Update: A new dawn for green economy, and our tenth anniversary

MARCH UPDATE * Help us design the next ten years of the GEC! * Global Meeting 2019 Event Report now online * Blogs on the school strikes, pollution, inclusion, and Davos   CONVENOR UPDATE  An update from Oliver Greenfield, GEC Convenor There is a shift underway. Last year, both plastic waste and oceans …

Reminder: Please Sign to Support the Green New Deal Today!

“Ethical Markets is also a key supporter of the Green New Deal and is making all our Green transition Scoreboard research available to back them up! Hazel Henderson, Editor “               URGENT: BUSINESS SUPPORT NEEDED FOR THE GREEN NEW DEAL ASBC was the first business group to endorse the …

News from NEF: true cost of austerity, the debt trap and Honda closure

Austerity is subduing UK economy by more than £3,600 per household this year New NEF analysis shows that the economy has been suppressed by almost £100bn in 2019/19 alone. Read the analysis here and read Alfie Stirling’s piece for Left Foot Forward here. Help end the misery of debt for …