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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

2014 Agenda Announced! 96% Sold Out!

2014 Agenda Announced! 96% Sold Out!

convene / connect / create COLLABORATION COMMUNIQUE  August 12, 2014               Announcing the 2014 AGENDA!                  Conversations for Change, Capacity-Building Clinics and Cluster-Forks are designed, led and attended by Delegates on a first-come, first-serve [...]

Criterion and Gender Lens Investing

Criterion and Gender Lens Investing

  Dear friends, It was just over five years ago when Criterion began building the field of gender lens investing. Since then, we have worked with so many of you to create the reality of billions of dollars invested intentionally with a gender lens. Suzanne Biegel, Sarah Kaplan, and I came together in January to [...]

eriving success in the business environment of tomorrow

eriving success in the business environment of tomorrow

Full Program   Speakers Who's Coming   REGISTER NOW       Find and Capture More Value for Your Business       Deriving success in the business [...]

2nd Annual Crowdfunding Symposium

2nd Annual Crowdfunding Symposium

  2nd Annual Crowdfunding Symposium LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE - SEPT 11/12 @ UC BERKELEY Shortly after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, we co-founded the Center for Crowdfunding Research at UC Berkeley. Now the program is hosting its second annual [...]

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 [...]

Tomorrow’s investment rules: a global survey

Tomorrow’s investment rules: a global survey From Ernst & Young and Institutional Investor Over the past few years, corporations have started to report more non-financial information, including data on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Whether driven by regulation, a desire for market advantage, or to [...]

GreenMoney August14_The Resilient Investor

GreenMoney August14_The Resilient Investor

Editor's Note     by Cliff Feigenbaum, Founder, GreenMoney  It is good to be back. Justin Conway of Calvert Foundation served as Guest Editor of July's special edition of GreenMoney Journal, which featured "The Millennials Perspective" on impact investing, sustainable business and more. The collection of insightful [...]

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 [...]

18th Update of Emerging Markets ESG Database of Contacts in SRI

Friday, July 25, 2014 Emerging Markets ESG publishes the 18th edition of its Updated Database of Contacts in the Field of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI). The Partners for Financial Stability (PFS) Program published an inaugural Database of Contacts in the Field of SRI on the capital markets research page of the PFS Program website on [...]

A View from Gansu

Dear Friends,   I hope you might take a few minutes out of your busy schedules to review the results of GIFT’s recent leadership programme in Gansu, China: Round-up:  China 2014 – Global Leaders Programme Photo Story: Gansu Modern Forage, Lanzhou China Participants worked hard to produce some excellent [...]

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