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Business for Democracy and ASBC Lead Effort to Overturn Citizens United v. FEC

The Business for Democracy Campaign, which the American Sustainable Business Council is spearheading in partnership with Free Speech for People is tackling the compelling issue of corporate contributions to political campaigns.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision on January 21, 2010 allows corporations to spend unlimited funds to support or oppose candidates for political office, overturning campaign finance laws in place for decades. The Business for Democracy campaign is an initiative of business leaders and their companies who believe this ruling is in direct conflict with American democratic principles and a serious threat to good government. The campaign supports the four members of the Supreme Court and the 80 percent of Americans who disagree with the decision (Washington Post poll, Feb. 17, 2010).

If you'd like your business to join this effort, you can sign the statement of support here or here.

‘Socially Responsible Investing’

Tracks ethical, responsible, cleaner, greener mutual funds, pension funds, charitable endowments, labor unions and their pension funds, new “triple bottom line,” ESG auditing and asset valuation. Reforming asset-allocation and valuation models from “EMH” and “rational actor” to new behavioral science and ecological social assets. Covers legal aspects, corporate governance, social justice and indigenous rights, public financing of political campaigns, Supreme Court rulings, e.g. Citizens United re corporate lobbying. Includes new Indexes and Ratings.

Relates to: GTS, Transforming Finance, Reforming Global Finance, GreenTech, Energy Efficiency, Global Citizenship, Reports You Need, Beyond GDP, Power of Yin

IIRC Secretariat – Pilot Programme & Communications

IIRC Secretariat - Pilot Programme & Communications The Pilot Programme is an opportunity for a select group of companies to demonstrate their leadership in Integrated Reporting through participation in a two-year programme, starting in October. Integrated Reporting makes clear the linkages between an organization’s strategy, [...]

Big Money Looking For Green Investments : AltEnergyStocks.com

Big Money Looking For Green Investments : AltEnergyStocks.com

Big Money Looking For Green Investments : AltEnergyStocks.com Big Money Looking For Green Investments Posted: 26 Sep 2014 07:18 AM PDT Sean Kidney Climate Finance session at UN Summit is electric.  Insurers go wild with promises; investors plead for green investments; Jim Kim almost breaks out in song about green [...]

Victory: Google kicks ALEC to the curb

Hi there—Over the past year, MoveOn member Marisol Garcia from Phoenix, AZ, has campaigned hard to get Google off the board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the organization behind some of the worst pieces of legislation to come out in recent years, including "stand your ground" laws.    Earlier this week, [...]

Investor Statement re: Green Bonds & Climate Bonds

UN CLIMATE SUMMIT 23 SEPTEMBER 2014 We, the undersigned signatories to this statement, represent asset owners, investment managers and individual funds managing a combined Two Trillion Dollars of assets. We are substantial investors in the $100 trillion  global bond market. We understand: That climate change poses a significant risk to [...]

69th General Debate Continues Discussion of Post-2015 Agenda, Highlights Biodiversity, SIDS Issues

69th General Debate Continues Discussion of Post-2015 Agenda, Highlights Biodiversity, SIDS Issues

  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Notice: IISD Reporting Services invites you to complete a brief survey (by 30 September 2014) that we have designed to ensure that our [...]

Electric Climate Finance session at UN Summit: insurers go wild with promises; investors plead for green investments; Jim Kim almost breaks out in song about green bonds

Electric Climate Finance session at UN Summit: insurers go wild with promises; investors plead for green investments; Jim Kim almost breaks out in song about green bonds

  Electric Climate Finance session at UN Summit: insurers go wild with promises; investors plead for green investments; Jim Kim almost breaks out in song about green bonds It's the day after the UN Climate Summit party in New York. Yes I do feel as if I'm hungover; but it was a gas. If you're one of those who worry about the [...]

Broad group of public interest and labor organizations applaud the Dept. of Labor’s push to protect Americans’ retirement savings

Broad group of public interest and labor organizations applaud the Dept. of Labor’s push to protect Americans’ retirement savings

Financial Reform Newsletter September 24, 2014   Broad group of public interest and labor organizations applaud the Dept. of Labor's push to protect Americans' retirement savings: Millions of hardworking Americans who have spent years saving for retirement [...]

Broad group of public interest and labor organizations applaud the Dept. of Labor’s push to protect Americans’ retirement savings:

Broad group of public interest and labor organizations applaud the Dept. of Labor’s push to protect Americans’ retirement savings:

Financial Reform Newsletter September 24, 2014   Broad group of public interest and labor organizations applaud the Dept. of Labor's push to protect Americans' retirement savings: Millions of hardworking Americans who have spent years saving for retirement [...]

REN21 Renewables Academy 2014: Programme available!

REN21 Renewables Academy 2014: Programme available!

REN21 Renewables Academy 2014 Bonn/Germany Programme available Register now: 10-12 November 2014 Dear REN21 Contributors, Dear REN21 Network Members, The evolution of renewable energy over the past decade has surpassed all expectations. Global installed capacity and production from all renewable technologies [...]

Google CEO: They’re lying

Google CEO: They’re lying

“We should not be aligned with such people. They are just literally lying.” That’s what Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an infamous corporate lobbying group that pushes an agenda that denies the realities of climate change. Bravo to Schmidt for withdrawing Google’s membership [...]

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