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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

Announcement: 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, [...]

WATCH: Black churches join the climate fight. The tide is about to turn!

WATCH: Black churches join the climate fight. The tide is about to turn!

“The Black church has always joined hands with other faith traditions and stood on the front lines as they did in Selma, Alabama, fifty years ago. Now it’s time to take on climate change.” –Reverend Ambrose Carroll, Green For All Fellow + Green The Church Founder People of all faiths have long played a powerful role in advancing the [...]

New publication released: Engaging Business on Human Rights

New publication released: Engaging Business on Human Rights

     18 March, 2015   New publication released: Engaging Business on Human Rights This new paper by csr Asia outlines some of the human rights risks that face businesses who operate global value chains and looks at the opportunities for responsible and inclusive [...]

PRESS RELEASE: ShareAction produces green bonds briefing for pension investors wondering “which bond is best?”

PRESS RELEASE: ShareAction produces green bonds briefing for pension investors wondering “which bond is best?”     PRESS RELEASE—   ShareAction produces green bonds briefing for pension investors wondering “which bond is best?”   responsible investment charity ShareAction and the Climate Bonds Initiative have [...]

New Additions to the GIB Summit Programme

New Additions to the GIB Summit Programme

New Additions to the GIB Summit Programme New Additions to the GIB Summit Programme New Sessions and Speakers Revealed The 5th GIB Summit programme is close to completion. In the last few weeks the programme has developed a lot, with many [...]

Agriculture & Forestry Industry Working Group launched. Big businesses and banks tasked with advising on practicality of the Climate Bonds AFOLU Standard developed by the Expert Technical Committee.

Agriculture & Forestry Industry Working Group launched. Big businesses and banks tasked with advising on practicality of the Climate Bonds AFOLU Standard developed by the Expert Technical Committee.

Agriculture & Forestry Industry Working Group launched. Big businesses and banks tasked with advising on practicality of the Climate Bonds AFOLU Standard developed by the Expert Technical Committee. In October last year, the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Technical Working Group was set up to develop eligibility [...]

The Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars

The Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars

March 2015 The Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars Education & the Arts As part of our campaign to add 25 social enterprise stars to our loan portfolio over the next year, we’re looking for new borrowers in all three of our focus areas: Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. These are broad [...]

Enclude-Structured Fund Achieves $40+ Million First Close

Enclude-Structured Fund Achieves $40+ Million First Close

We at Ethical Markets  applaud this innovative  financial  initiative  and will be reporting on  future progress . Thanks to  our Advisory Board  member Linda Crompton and Laurie Spengler  for alerting   us !   Hazel  Henderson, [...]

Small-scale solar contributes 13% of new power plant capacity in 2014

Small-scale solar contributes 13% of new power plant capacity in 2014

Solar hits an important milestone, 13 is the new lucky number! Plus, listen to John's take on the future of electric utilities. --> Last week I joined the chorus of solar supporters cheering the [...]

Climate Bonds: The current drought in Brazil illustrates why water projects will increasingly need climate adaptation components: The Climate Bonds Water Standard will provide definitions for such green water investments

Climate Bonds: The current drought in Brazil illustrates why water projects will increasingly need climate adaptation components: The Climate Bonds Water Standard will provide definitions for such green water investments

The current drought in Brazil illustrates why water projects will increasingly need climate adaptation components: The Climate Bonds Water Standard will provide definitions for such green water investments Water scarcity represents the most significant risk imaginable — to businesses, whole economies, and the ecosystems that provide the [...]

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