Michaela Walsh – Catchup April 2019

“Ethical Markets congratulates Michaela Walsh and all the supporters of Women’s World Banking for their tenacious dedication in the face of mainstream opposition for these past 40  years!  We are honored that Michaela Walsh is on our illustrious global Advisory Board.  Watch our TV show at www.ethicalmarkets.tv, “Building the Woman’s …

Good news from Positive Money !..

“Ethical Markets congratulates Positive Money, our good friends in Europe for their innovative research changing the game of central banks! ~Hazel Henderson, Editor” It’s been two super-busy and successful months for Positive Money Europe. We’ve published two new reports, hosted an event in the European Parliament, and made it to …

Reporting Exchange Newsletter – the latest in ESG reporting

Reporting Exchange Newsletter – the latest in ESG reporting This month we highlight fascinating data on water risk and SDG 6, the state of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) information in the investment community, the latest on the TCFD Recommendations and our insights into how ESG reporting is developing. Stronger disclosure Curious …

Most oil giants still fighting shareholder pressure to address climate.

By Susan Moran As annual shareholder meetings rapidly approach, oil companies are feeling increased pressure from shareholders about climate change, and while a few are responding by edging in the direction of more transparently dealing with the issue, many continue to reject the shareholder requests outright. And none have revealed …

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 …

“The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us”

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this good news on the two US states: California and Washington and their progress toward setting up  their own state banks! We honor all the brilliant work, analyses and leadership of lawyer Ellen Brown, and her colleagues at the Public Banking Institute. We are proud that …

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  …