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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, [...]

Koch net worth hits $100 billion as Supreme Court lifts limits on cash for Congress

Koch net worth hits $100 billion as Supreme Court lifts limits on cash for Congress

  Koch net worth hits $100 billionas Supreme Court lifts limits on cash for Congress     Bloomberg's Billionaires Index shows Charles and David Koch's combined net worth as now surpassing the $100 billion benchmark, far beyond Bill Gates' $79 billion, Sheldon Adelson's $36 billion, [...]

Financial Reform Newsletter – April 16, 2014 – Financial Reform, the SEC and Better Markets Winning in the Courts.

Financial Reform Newsletter – April 16, 2014 – Financial Reform, the SEC and Better Markets Winning in the Courts.

    Financial Reform Newsletter April 16, 2014 Financial Reform, the SEC and Better Markets Winning in the Courts. Wall Street's [...]

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: In Mexico, you can pay taxes with art

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: In Mexico, you can pay taxes with art

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 From the Financial Transparency Coalition Blog: Incorporation Standards in Banking: A Race to the Bottom When You Want Secrecy, All You Need is a Shell Company FTC Submits Letter to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bankers Illicit Financial Flows: The Elephant in the Room at the EU-Africa Summit FTC [...]

[HIP] VOTE for People as an Asset; RSVP for Compelling Events in Impact Investing

[HIP] VOTE for People as an Asset; RSVP for Compelling Events in Impact Investing

  IN THIS ISSUE: I.  Upcoming HIP and Impact Investing Events: Join These Exciting Events & Hear from the HIP experts at many of them II.   Going Fossil-Fuel Free in Your Portfolio?: More Investors are quantifying future risk, especially from the carbon inefficiency of fossil-fuel firms; learn and watch recent [...]

Global Leaders Programme: How Can Infant Healthcare be Made Affordable to the Developing World? (Vietnam, March 2014)

  It is my pleasure to share with you the result of GIFT’s latest Global Leaders Programme (GLP), which took place recently in Hong Kong and Vietnam in partnership with MTTS, a Vietnam medical equipment manufacturer.   The challenge was to explore the question fundamental to our partner MTTS’ business: How Can Infant Healthcare be Made [...]

Welcome to issue #7 of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) INSIGHT. GISR continues to execute its multi-faceted strategy to build a global standard of excellence for sustainability ratings. Its growing network of partners in the investor, corporate, NGO, ratings and accounting communities is the foundation for expanding its [...]

Dutch FTK, Denmark, Bank of England, Finland, IORP II, Armenia, KID

Dutch FTK, Denmark, Bank of England, Finland, IORP II, Armenia, KID

TODAY’S TOP STORIES Revised FTK will provide 'clear rules' on indexation, reduce contribution volatility Revised framework criticised by industry for offering insufficient improvement on prior drafts, resembling nominal contract Danish government considers launch of pensions [...]

GreenMoney -Building a Sustainable Economy- April 2014

The April 2014 Issue of GreenMoney is now available - its theme is 'Building a Sustainable Economy.’  See the whole issue here - http://bit.ly/1i4gEWo Below are the links to 6 individual articles that are Well Worth Your Time. -Cliff Feigenbaum, founder, GreenMoney Building a Sustainable Global Economy  by [...]

New facts about employee ownership in April 2014

New facts about employee ownership in April 2014

EFES NEWSLETTER - APRIL 2014 Listed and non-listed companies It was sometimes told, based on the observation of specific examples, that non-listed employee-owned companies could have been more resilient than others through the financial crisis. Employee-owned companies might have fared better. This idea is even a cornerstone of the British [...]

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