IIGCC appoints new board members

New IIGCC board members    Following recent elections at its EGM, the board of IIGCC is pleased to confirm the appointment of four new members:   ·         Sasja Beslik, Head of Group Sustainable Finance, Nordea Group. ·         Tatiana Bosteels, Director Responsibility & Head RPI, Hermes Investment Management. ·         Gerald Cartigny, …

LA could vote for a Public Bank in November

Public Banking Institute News: June 28, 2018 Los Angeles City Council decides to ask the public if they want a Public Bank Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, June 25 voted unanimously to start the process to put a measure to create a Public Bank for the city of LA …

Public Banking builds coalitions on both coasts

  Public Banking Institute News: June 21, 2018 Public Banking building coalitions on both coasts The launch of the #PublicBankNYC campaign earlier this month and the ongoing campaigns in California have generated several excellent articles. Aaron Fernando writes in The Progressive, “The rally on June 5 [in New York] was …

V. Cryptocurrencies: looking beyond the hype

  V. Cryptocurrencies: looking beyond the hype Chapter V of the Annual Ecomomic Report 2018. Cryptocurrencies promise to replace trusted institutions with distributed ledger technology. Yet, looking beyond the hype, it is hard to identify a specific economic problem which they currently solve. Transactions are slow and costly, prone to …

SDG Update – 21 June 2018

GUEST ARTICLES UNLEASH Is A Movement of Positivism Camilla Marie Thiele, Manager, Monitor Deloitte The grand finale of the world’s largest Innovation Lab took place a few weeks back in Singapore. The 2018 UNLEASH SDG Innovation Lab brought together 1,000 youth from 108 countries for an 8-day intense programme designed …

? ‘Analyze the footnotes’: Why US reporter Margot Williams starts at the end

‘Analyze the footnotes’ & Swiss money-laundering crackdown   As you know, ICIJ is so much more than just a newsroom. Our network of investigative reporters never ceases to amaze me. Today, we speak with award-winning U.S. reporter Margot Williams for our Meet the Investigators series. Williams began covering Guantanamo Bay (pictured below) …

New 2018 Annual Conference Session & Speakers Announced

Carla Decker, Winona Nava & Luis Pastor Announced as Keynote Speakers at the 2018 Annual Conference New plenary added to Day 1 schedule, Mission & Margin: Market Opportunities for Service and Growth   Serving low- and moderate-income consumers is a proven business model that helps credit unions grow and become more …