Get involved with UNEP FI

UNEP FI just wrapped up its Regional Roundtable on Sustainable Finance in Africa and Middle East 2019, which took place in Cairo this week. With over 220 attendees and 45 speakers, the event was important in advancing the sustainable finance agenda in the region and you can read highlights and …

The benevolent bully with $32 trillion

Chances are you haven’t heard of Climate Action 100+, a coalition of some of the world’s largest investors who manage a combined $32 trillion. You probably know their work, though. They’ve pressured fossil-fuel giants such as Shell, BP and Glencore to release near-term climate targets, detail how investments align with the Paris accord and cap …

Public banking storms the Capitol in California

Public banking advocates storm the Capitol in support of California’s #AB857Monday April 8 was an action-packed day of citizens’ lobbying for #AB857 in Sacramento. The California Public Banking Alliance gathered advocates from all corners of California to talk public banking with legislators.  As posted by the Alliance: “Wall Street banks have proven …

Sweden’s ?AP funds join forces to launch new infrastructure company

Sweden’s ?AP funds join forces to launch new infrastructure company  BVK to invest €500m in DACH hotels with developer GBI  Commerz Real’s Hausinvest fund sets €2bn target for residential markets  ?Walton Street targets $1.25bn for follow-up real estate debt fund  US solar infrastructure fund raises $200m on London Stock Exchange  …

GGKP Knowledge Update | April 2019

Special Issue: Sustainable Infrastructure  Featured Resource  The Sustainable Asset Valuation Tool (SAVi) How can governments and investors optimise the value of infrastructure spending?  The Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) tool helps governments and investors price the environmental, social, and economic value of sustainable infrastructure projects. Experts gathered to present and discuss …

13th President of the World Bank Group Selected

World Bank’s Executive Directors Select David Malpass 13th President of the World Bank Group The Executive Directors of the World Bank today unanimously selected David R. Malpass as President of the World Bank Group for a five-year term beginning on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The Board expressed its deep gratitude …

News from NEF: green transition, air pollution, and the gender pay gap

A UK Green New Deal is what post-Brexit Britain needs A Green New Deal can respond to our politics of exclusion, post-industrial alienation, the housing crisis, and more. Read the pamphlet London should clear up its air pollution – but it must ensure the right people pay Becki Winson wrote about …

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 …

“Why Is the Fed Paying So Much Interest to Banks?”

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this important article by lawyer Ellen Brown, author of “The Web of Debt“; The Public Bank Solution“ and many other books.  Ellen’s piercing analyses continually draw attention to the politics of money -creation, credit-allocation and the reforms needed to  move our societies to the next evolutionary …

Recording: Political Play – Advocating For Carbon Pricing Policy

“Ethical Markets believes that all negative externalities must be internalized on company and government reports. Likewise all pollution should be fined and taxed, including CO2 emissions.  While few understand carbon taxes, almost everybody understands and supports pollution taxes! ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“ Thank you for being a part of the Climate …