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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, [...]

Contrary to popular opinion, industry is not destiny as we demonstrate in the inaugural edition of TRUST! Magazine.

Contrary to popular opinion, industry is not destiny as we demonstrate in the   inaugural edition of TRUST! Magazine.

  October 23, 2014     Contrary to popular opinion, industry is not destiny as we demonstrate in the  inaugural edition of TRUST! Magazine.            We hope you enjoy reading our 50+ page Fall 2014 edition as we [...]

REPORT Women in Leadership: What Needs to Change?

REPORT  Women in Leadership: What Needs to Change?

                          October Update New reports, articles and forthcoming events Dear Friends, A bumper update this month!  Including the release of two new summary reports, a number of articles on corporate culture and ethical investment, details on forthcoming events and [...]

Learning Today for a Sustainable Future

Learning Today for a Sustainable Future

  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News - 21 October 2014 Featured Guest Article Learning Today for a Sustainable Future by Qian Tang, Assistant Director-General for [...]

Not Just a ‘Flash,’ But a Call to Arms

Not Just a ‘Flash,’ But a Call to Arms

Not Just a ‘Flash,’ But a Call to Arms John Ramsay I was still at the Securities and Exchange Commission, overseeing the Division of Trading and Markets, when I first heard about a small band of traders and technology experts at the Royal Bank of Canada who were using technology to tilt the playing field back in favor of [...]

By the numbers: A 2014 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard preview

By the numbers: A 2014 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard preview

ACEEE BLOG POST   Media Contact: Patrick Kiker [email protected], (202) 507-4043   By the numbers: A 2014 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard preview   By Annie Gilleo, State Policy Research Analyst We spend a lot of time here at ACEEE with numbers. We calculate energy savings, efficiency investments, and jobs. Even with all this data at [...]

Letter to Governor of Bank of England on ‘stranded assets’

Letter to Governor of Bank of England on ‘stranded assets’

  Letter to Governor of Bank of England on ‘stranded assets’  The following link will allow you to view a copy of the updated information.     Follow us:   This service is provided to you at no charge by United Kingdom [...]

[Blog] Responsible Investor blog: On three major risks to the market’s credibility; how standardization can help ensure that the green bonds market delivers on its potential

[Blog] Responsible Investor blog: On three major risks to the market’s credibility; how standardization can help ensure that the green bonds market delivers on its potential

  Responsible Investor blog: On three major risks to the market’s credibility; how standardization can help ensure that the green bonds market delivers on its potential This month, Responsible Investor devoted their RI Insight report to Green Bonds: the future of sustainability financing. The report was prepared in association with [...]

SolarCity issues US$200m of retail bonds, maturity ranging from 1-7 years, coupon 2-4%. What a pioneering company! First public solar bond offering in the US, after also doing the first solar securitisation in 2013

SolarCity issues US$200m of retail bonds, maturity ranging from 1-7 years, coupon 2-4%. What a pioneering company! First public solar bond offering in the US, after also doing the first solar securitisation in 2013

  SolarCity issues US$200m of retail bonds, maturity ranging from 1-7 years, coupon 2-4%. What a pioneering company! First public solar bond offering in the US, after also doing the first solar securitisation in 2013 By Beate Sonerud, Climate Bonds Initiative policy analyst SolarCity is issuing US$200m of asset-linked [...]

FYR: Climate Bonds schedule of upcoming speeches – lots of opportunities to hear about developments

FYR: Climate Bonds schedule of upcoming speeches – lots of opportunities to hear about developments

  FYR: Climate Bonds schedule of upcoming speeches - lots of opportunities to hear about developments           October: 16 Oct 2014 (yes tomorrow) – Geneva – UNEP Finance Initiative’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) event, An international conversation on the insurance industry and sustainable development. Sean [...]

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