Who is behind the Campaign to Rid the World of Cash” by Norbert Haering

“Ethical Markets agrees with author Norbert Hearing, based in Frankfurt, Germany, writing in Real-World Economics Review, Issue 86, exposing the “war on cash” in this  paper: “Who is Behind the Campaign to  Rid the World of Cash“  .A must read! Hazel Henderson, Editor “ This paper, from real-world economics review, issue …

World Bank Group announces $50 billion for climate adaptation and resilience.

World Bank Group announces $50 billion for climate adaptation and resilience The increase in adaptation financing will help support activities that include delivering better information and warning systems to those vulnerable, building more climate-responsive protection systems, supporting efforts to respond earlier and recover quicker from disaster shocks, and working on …

In Memoriam Bernard Lietaer

We are mourning for Bernard Lietaer, who died from cancer on February 4th. He was a friend, colleague and mentor to us for many years, who blessed us with extraordinary insights and invaluable inspiration. Not only has the world now lost the person with the most far-reaching knowledge about money, …

State of Regulation Crowdfunding 2018 Industry Report

U.S. Securities-based Crowdfunding Under Title III of the JOBS Act[1] Regulation Crowdfunding allows startups and small businesses to raise up to $1,070,000 online per year from both retail and accredited investors by using registered funding portals (or broker-dealers). Issuers are required to file a Form C with the Securities & Exchange Commission …

BlackRock urged to close gap between rhetoric and real climate action

Investors and shareholder advocacy groups have called on BlackRock (letter attached) to vastly improve its climate engagements, in anticipation of its CEO’s yearly letter to companies reminding them of their need to address global strategic challenges and deliver long-term value for shareholders and society. Trillium Asset Management, Boston Common Asset Management, and Ethos Fund …

Public banking tweet sends shivers down the spine of Wall Street

Banking Institute News: Jan 26, 2019 “‘Public banking’ are two words that send shivers down the spine of Wall Street” As Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes a seat on the House Financial Services Committee, her tweet saying she wants to get to work on public banking was heard round the world. …

January Policy Newsletter

Responsible Investment Policy BriefingJanuary 2019 The PRI’s Responsible Investment Policy Briefing covers global and regulatory developments.   In January’s edition: European Commission unveils draft amendments to rules on ESG preferences EU Technical Expert Group releases report on climate-related disclosures European supervisory authorities seek comments on sustainability risk integration Call for …

Mood turns ‘a lot more gloomy’ at Davos

‘a lot more gloomy’ at Davos Gillian Tett and Arash Massoudi in Davos yesterday (25.01.19) Corporate chiefs fear momentum behind growth is likely to slow amid global uncertainty As Takeshi Niinami, chief executive of Japan’s Suntory Group, moved around this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, he could sense a …