Why Capitalism Needs Populism – Raghuram Rajan

“Ethical Markets recommend this thoughtful analysis of why capitalism (more precisely, financialization!)  needs populism. Of all the obsolete “isms” we still throw around, none are more outdated than the hot and cold wars fought over the two  vague concepts of “capitalism” v. “ socialism”  and the equally inane “left-right”  monikers! …

The Blended Capital Group: Impact Stories – MWEZI

Over seven years, The Blended Capital Group (TBCG) has helped companies raise capital, secure finance, driven complex projects to delivery and helped sell break-through sustainability concepts to investors and policy-makers.   Each week during April through June we will highlight how TBCG has empowered sustainability impact at scale in break-through businesses, …

Sustainable Finance News from the Grantham Research Institute, LSE

May 2019Getting to net-zero is a major theme in this month’s update in which Spanish government minister Teresa Ribera calls on the financial sector to seize the strategic opportunity to drive the net-zero-carbon transition. Josh Burke considers what exactly is net zero and what are the challenges to achieving it, while …

SDG Update – 23 April 2019

GUEST ARTICLES First Work Programme of IPBES Will Culminate in the Release of the #GlobalAssessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) The seventh Plenary session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) …

Zevin’s Q1 2019 Impact Update

I’m happy to present an overview of our shareholder advocacy and engagement for the first quarter of 2019. Clients’ investments with Zevin Asset Management power our impact investing work. As I detail in my quarterly Impact Update: our proposal on lobbying ethics performed very well at Disney’s annual shareholder meeting; …

IIRC Newsletter

One month to go until the IIRC’s Global Conference 2019. International business leaders, investors, finance professionals and thinkers will contribute to the IIRC’s global conference in London next month. We invite you to be part of the conversation, by registering to attend today. The corporate reporting system is at an …

Alert: ‘Critical moment’ for sustainable development, UN chief tells major financing forum

Instant Alert15 April 2019‘Critical moment’ for sustainable development, UN chief tells major financing forum “Uneven growth, rising debt levels, possible upticks in financial volatility, and heightened global trade tensions” are hampering progress on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN chief António Guterres told the Forum on Financing for Development on …

Fed official: Climate change is an ‘international market failure’ | Grist

Fed official: Climate change is an ‘international market failure’ By Eric Holthaus on Mar 26, 2019 Climate change was already worrying enough — now a report from the U.S. central bank cautions that rising temperatures and extreme storms could eventually trigger a financial collapse. A Federal Reserve researcher warned in …

Climate panel disbanded by Trump, now regrouped, releases its report: Framework for translating science into local action

“Ethical Markets congratulates Columbia University’s Earth Institute, New York State and the American Meteorological Society for the initiative! ~Hazel Henderson, Editor”   Climate panel disbanded by Trump, now regrouped, releases its report: Framework for translating science into local action https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190404094939.htm A federal advisory committee started meeting in 2016 to explore …

Financing Green April 2019 Issue

Spring is here…at least officially, according to the vernal equinox! With the change of the time and season in the U.S., we welcome all that awakens after the winter slumber. As China has just finished its Two Sessions, we are looking forward to all the work to be done ahead …