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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

DC Inquiry Gig

DC Inquiry Gig

Register to attend Across the world, a quiet revolution is underway in public policy and private institutional innovations for a more sustainable global financial system. A new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), The Financial System We Need, captures this momentum to harness the world’s financial system for the [...]

Newsletter from Kim Ann Curtin, author TRANSFORMING WALL STREET (2015)

Newsletter from Kim Ann Curtin, author  TRANSFORMING WALL STREET (2015)

Empathy & Deep Connection in 2016 “This book is highly recommended by Ethical Markets! See our TV show with author Kim Ann Curtin at www.ethicalmarkets.tv and for public performance in global educational markets at www.films.com"  ~ Hazel Henderson, Editor As we welcome in the New Year, it is my hope that each one of you will embrace the [...]

A Crisis Worse than Isis? Bail-ins Begin

A Crisis Worse than ISIS? Bail-Ins Begin Posted on December 29, 2015 by Ellen Brown While the mainstream media focus on ISIS extremists, a threat that has gone virtually unreported is that your life savings could be wiped out in a massive derivatives collapse. Bank bail-ins have begun in Europe, and the infrastructure is in place in the US. [...]

Forum 2000 Conference in 2016

The entire Forum 2000 team wish you a successful 2016! Also, thank you very much for your feedback and suggestions on the theme for the 2016 Forum 2000 Conference. As you are aware, 2016 is a special year when we will be commemorating 2 important anniversaries – 20 years of Forum 2000 and what would have been the 80th birthday of Vaclav [...]

The origins of the 2008 financial and economic crisis

Back in September I was asked to give a 15 minute talk on the build-up to the 2008 crash. This occurred in Philadelphia at an event celebrating the opening of the Henry George Birthplace Museum and Archive Center. As you know from my periodic updates on the U.S. economy, my analysis is strongly influenced by what a minority of economists identify [...]

IOSCO reports on business continuity plans for trading venues and intermediaries

IOSCO reports on business continuity plans for trading venues and intermediaries

IOSCO reports on business continuity plans for trading venues and intermediaries The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today published two reports that seek to enhance the ability of financial markets and intermediaries to manage risks, withstand catastrophic events, and swiftly resume their services in the [...]

Paris agreement: Game-changer or epic failure?

Paris agreement: Game-changer or epic failure?

The top 10 stories in 2015 As we approach the end of the year, Eco-Business looks at the headlines that dominated the sustainable business and policy landscape in 2015. Read now Paris agreement: Game-changer or epic failure? The Paris agreement is not perfect, but a constructive response would be to encourage the process. Activists [...]

Italian Parliament approves Benefit Corporation legal status

Italian Parliament approves Benefit Corporation legal status

Italian Parliament approves Benefit Corporation legal status “We at Ethical Markets Certified B. Corporation congratulate our B-Lab and B. Corporation pioneers in the USA and now in Europe, with the launch of B-Lab Europe, with co-founder  Marcello Palazzi of Progressio Foundation, also an esteemed member of our Ethical Markets Advisory [...]

The Carbon Tax Solution: For Climate Justice & Phaseout of Fossil Fuels

Interestingly, a few of the oil majors have suggested this, but I'll bet they saw it as cheaper than what is suggested. COP21: Fewer than a hundred fossil fuel companies are responsible for 63% of human-caused CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. The UN's Climate Summit is being urged to make them pay. By Henner Weithoener PARIS, 10 December, [...]

CPMI-IOSCO publish report on Implementation monitoring of PFMI: Level 2 assessment report for Australia.

CPMI-IOSCO publish report on Implementation monitoring of PFMI: Level 2 assessment report for Australia.

Implementation monitoring of the PFMI: Level 2 assessment report for Australia The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) have today published the report on Implementation monitoring of PFMI: Level 2 assessment report for Australia. This report presents [...]

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