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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

PRI in Person conference in Montréal 24-26 September.

PRI in Person conference in Montréal 24-26 September.

JOIN US AT PRI IN PERSON IN MONTRÉAL I would personally like to invite you to this year’s PRI in Person conference in Montréal 24-26 September. As part of a whole week of responsible investment events in Montréal, PRI in Person is our annual conference and the responsible investment event of the year. The innovative [...]

Toward an Inclusive TPP Trade Pact

Toward an Inclusive TPP Trade Pact

Toward an Inclusive TPP Trade Pact   By Dr. Harsha Vardhana Singh*   NEW YORK, Aug  2014 (IPS) - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have been hitting headlines recently, but not for all the right reasons. The media provides an incomplete picture of its implications, focusing mainly on its process and [...]

Columbia University has roughly $10 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and G4S

Columbia University has roughly $10 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and G4S

Did you know...  ...that Columbia University has roughly $10 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and G4S--two of the largest private prison firms in the world? ...that last year, the Chairman of the Board of CCA was inducted onto the Board of Trustees at Belmont University, and that Belmont hosted a “CCA power [...]

An American “Reset” for Africa? | China: Open the “Backdoor”?

  August 7, 2014 In Focus: Africa An American “Reset” for Africa? Africa no longer needs the US as a benefactor. It wants a relationship based on mutual interests, says Ellis Mnyandu. 9 Facts on Africa’s Middle Class For all the recent hype, inequality and joblessness stifle the dynamic growth of [...]

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – Africa Leaders Summit: America’s Dirty Little Secret

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – Africa Leaders Summit: America’s Dirty Little Secret

  Wednesday, August 6, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:     Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil      Illicit Finance Jounralism Programme Lauches Fourth Training Project      Debate [...]

Getting Energy Prices Right: From Principle to Practice

Ethical Markets has campaigned for 30  years to  get all externalities internalized within company and  public sector balance sheets. We salute the IMF for this report  and  I hope to review the full volume soonest. Hazel Henderson,Editor   Previous IMF studies set forth the basic principle that getting energy prices right means [...]

The Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance

The Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (the Centre) has now released its sixth newsletter to offer a transparent look into its recent activities and international project work. Please find attached the new issue and read about: The Centre’s project portfolio in the field of [...]

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – GFI Urges Obama, African Leaders to Prioritize Curbing Illicit Financial Flows at U.S.-Africa Sum

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – GFI Urges Obama, African Leaders to Prioritize Curbing Illicit Financial Flows at U.S.-Africa Sum

  Monday, August 4, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:     Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil      Illicit Finance Jounralism Programme Lauches Fourth Training Project      Debate in Delaware on Anonymous Companies    Why Wildlife [...]

Ten Reasons for Saying ‘No’ to the North Over Trade

Ten Reasons for Saying ‘No’ to the North Over Trade

Ten Reasons for Saying ‘No’ to the North Over Trade Analysis by Ravi Kanth Devarakonda and Phil Harris GENEVA/ROME, Aug  2014 (IPS) - India’s decisive stand last week not to adopt the protocol of amendment of the trade facilitation agreement (TFA) unless credible rules were in place for the development issues of the South was met [...]

IMF’s Blunt Message to Nations: Raise Fossil-Fuel Taxes to Fight Climate Change

IMF’s Blunt Message to Nations: Raise Fossil-Fuel Taxes to Fight Climate Change

Ethical Markets has campaigned for 30 years to get all externalities internalized within company and public sector balance sheets. We salute the IMF for this report and I hope to review the full volume soonest. ~ Hazel Henderson,Editor IMF's Blunt Message to Nations: Raise Fossil-Fuel Taxes to Fight Climate Change 'Many energy prices in [...]

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