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‘Reforming Global Finance’

News, opinion, proposals for reforming finance at global and national levels. Tracks new laws to curb speculative finance, transaction taxes and how financiers caused the collapse of 2008-9. News on monetary-systems reform of the Federal Reserve, IMF, World Bank, BIS and central banks.

Relates to: SRI, Transforming Finance, Beyond GDP, Community Development Solutions, Reports You Need, EthicalMarkets.tv

How America Became an Oligarchy

According to a new study from Princeton University, American democracy no longer exists. Using data from over 1,800 policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page concluded that rich, well-connected individuals on the political scene now steer the direction of the country, regardless of – or even against – [...]

We are pleased to announce that Sustainability | Finance | Real Economies – the Company . . .

We at Ethical Markets  applaud this innovative  financial  initiative  and will be reporting on  future progress . Thanks to  our advisory board member Linda Crompton and Laurie Spengler  for alerting   us !   Hazel  Henderson, Editor We are pleased to announce that Sustainability | Finance | Real Economies – the Company, for [...]

Economists calling for “QE for the people”

Economists calling for “QE for the people”

We at ethical markets agree and have also  called for more democratized  and future-focused  ways of  designing quantitative easing :  “ the trickle up “ approach  proposed by Milton Friedman  of just taking cash up  in helicopters and throwing it out the windows “  ( seriously supported  in FOREIGN AFFAIRS , Aug,2014 ! )  as well [...]

Protecting America’s families, workers, savers, homeowners, retirees and communities from another economic catastrophe:

Protecting America’s families, workers, savers, homeowners, retirees and communities from another economic catastrophe:

Financial Reform Newsletter March 26, 2015 Protecting America's families, workers, savers, homeowners, retirees and communities from another economic catastrophe: Too often when Washington talks about financial reform, too many focus on the trees (a particular regulation, [...]

The Answer Is Clear – It’s Time to Forgive Student Loan Debt

Our student loan system is broken. The answer is clear- America is in desperate need for a solution to the student debt crisis. Collectively, the president’s Student Aid Bill of Rights and Free Community College plan, along with Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s student loan refinancing bill are a framework that is pushing us in the right direction. [...]

How to issue a Green Bond in China: a step-by-step guide

Prepared by the Climate Bonds Initiative and IISD A simple “How to” guide for green bond issuers in China. <http://www.climatebonds.net/files/files/How-to%20GreenBonds%20China.pdf> .

ZERO Project Conference a success!

ZERO Project Conference a success!

World Future Council Newsletter - Month Year View this email in your browser [...]

Rocco Galati in court to challenge how Bank of Canada does business

OTTAWA—Renowned Toronto lawyer Rocco Galati is pursuing a court case intended to do nothing less than force the Bank of Canada to reorient its activities on behalf of Canadians. Galati, who led a successful challenge against an appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada, is representing a small Toronto group whose legal bid is [...]

Greening China’s Financial Markets: Growing a Green Bonds Market in China

Greening China’s Financial Markets: Growing a Green Bonds Market in China

Report from iisd; authors Sean Kidney and Padraig Oliver This paper provides an overview of the green bonds theme, innovative structures in the international market and potential applications in China. The paper has been prepared by the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), an investor-focused organization working to accelerate the transition to a [...]

Greening China’s Financial System: Synthesis Report

Greening China’s Financial System: Synthesis Report

Report from iisd; authors Zhang Chenghui, Simon Zadek<http://www.iisd.org/biography/simon-zadek>, Chen Ning, Mark Halle<http://www.iisd.org/biography/mark-halle> This Synthesis Report is based on an 18-month project, Greening China’s Financial System, carried out by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) [...]

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