California Senate introduces the equivalent of French Article 173

On April 25th, The California Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee passed Senate bill 560 (SB -560) requesting CalPERS and CalSTRS, the two largest public pension funds in the US, to report annually on “the financial climate risks of [their] investments, including the alignment of [their] portfolios with the Paris Climate Agreement and California …

Explosive Documentary Lays Bare Trumps Oligarch and Russia Connections

“We are posting a link to this Dutch documentary (mostly in English) since it is the most credible, well-researched account of the business dealings of the Trump organization.  ~Hazel Henderson, Editor”   Donald Trump’s Financial Ties to Russian Oligarchs and Mobsters Detailed In Explosive New Documentary from the Netherlands By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet …

Has coal divestment worked? – a detailed financial analysis

“Ethical Markets welcomes this brilliant new report on risks to portfolios with fossilized assets. As we have reported since 2010 (on www.ethicalmarkets.com) mainstream models have mis-priced energy and risks, due to  obsolete asset allocation buckets.  See also my “Assessing Risk of Fossil Reserves:  Are they Fuel or Feedstocks?”   With …

Article 173 best practices: the investor climate disclosure guide

Building on the submissions to the first International Award on Investor-climate related disclosures we co-organized with the French government in 2016, the guide “Lighting the way to best practice” provides an overview of the best practices in applying the Article 173-VI of the Energy Transition for Green Growth Law. These best practices have been awarded by …

Honoring Stephen Zarlenga

“Ethical Markets Media honors the lifelong work of Stephen Zarlenga, author of THE LOST SCIENCE OF MONEY and founder of the American Monetary Institute, our partner in urging for monetary reform.  His life of service is helping bring the reforms he advocated. We continue our support and collaboration with the Institute.  ~Hazel …

GIIN News, Updates, & CEO Letter

Message from Amit Bouri, CEO I am delighted to call your attention to two brand new GIIN research reports: Scaling the Use of Guarantees in U.S. Community Investing and The Financial Performance of Real Assets Impact Investments, which launches today. While these reports, at first glance, may seem to serve …

Co-op Weekly – Co-ops back in U.S. Census after 20-year absence

Including co-ops in the 2017 Economic Census will help pinpoint the scope and impact of cooperative businesses nationwide.Co-ops back in U.S. Census after 20-year absence NCBA CLUSA is thrilled to announce that a decades-long absence of federally-reported data on co-ops in the U.S. will end with the 2017 Economic Census. …

Regenerative Future Summit, May 15 in Colorado

  “Ethical Markets is fully supporting this ground-breaking event!  Especially important to hear so many inspirational speakers including Kate Raworth on her new “DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS” and others on our global Advisory Board.  ~Hazel Henderson, Editor” Don’t miss Kate, author of  wrote the hottest new economy book, Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-century Economist. …

YES, YES, YES and YES to Public Banking !

“Ethical Markets is proud to support the Public Banking Institute! Hazel Henderson, Editor “ Public Banking Institute News: May 4, 2017 Hi Hazel! — Bernie Says YES! An endorsement of public banking by one of America’s most popular political leaders lifts the profile and credibility of public banking to new heights. In …

Sustainability and Risk Management, June 5, 2017 New York

 Sustainability & Risk Management For Sustainability, Risk, Practice and Subject Matter Experts JUNE 5, 2017 LOCKHEED MARTIN 2121 CRYSTAL DRIVE ARLINGTON, VA Register View Partners & Sponsors Map Sustainability & Risk Management For Sustainability, Risk, Practice and Subject Matter Experts Engage with company risk and sustainability officers, along with institutional …