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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

Press Release: UN Global Compact and GRI Strengthen Collaboration for the New SDG Era

Press Release: UN Global Compact and GRI Strengthen Collaboration for the New SDG Era

Press Release: UN Global Compact and GRI Strengthen Collaboration for the New SDG Era 20 May 2016, Amsterdam. Today the UN Global Compact and GRI announced a renewed Memorandum of Understanding at the 5th GRI Global Conference outlining continued collaboration over the next three years, notably in support of the United Nations Sustainable [...]

Announcement: Award on Investor Climate-Related Disclosures

Announcement: Award on Investor Climate-Related Disclosures

The French Ministry of the Environment and 2° Investing Initiative announce the Award on Investor Climate-Related DisclosuresDear friends, As many of you know, France became the first country to introduce mandatory climate-related financial disclosure for investors through  the adoption of the Energy Transition for Green Growth Law last [...]

Press Release: GRI launches Digital Reporting Alliance

Press Release: GRI launches Digital Reporting Alliance

GRI launches Digital Reporting Alliance 19 May 2016, Amsterdam. Today, international sustainability standard setter GRI announced its newest technology initiative, the Digital Reporting Alliance, on the second day of the 5th GRI Global Conference. The Digital Reporting Alliance will address two key challenges in sustainability reporting: the [...]

Toniic “Millennials & Impact Investment” Report Release!

Toniic “Millennials & Impact Investment” Report Release!

Millennials & Impact Investment A Toniic Institute Report with support from Bank of the West, Family Wealth Advisors 19 May 2016 We are thrilled to announce the release of the Millennials and Impact Investment report! This report goes straight to the source offering interviews and insights from millennials engaged in impact [...]

Make Climate Disclosure Fly

Make Climate Disclosure Fly

Subject: New 2DII/Oxford Smith School Report: Make Climate Disclosure Fly Today we are happy to publish our joint submission to the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), in collaboration with our research partners at the Sustainable Finance Programme at the University of Oxford’s Smith [...]

Press Release: Sustainability leaders convene for a move beyond reports to build a transparent economy

Press Release: Sustainability leaders convene for a move beyond reports to build a transparent economy

Sustainability leaders convene for a move beyond reports to build a transparent economy 18 May 2016, Amsterdam. Today, international sustainability standard setter GRI opened the first day of its 5th Global Conference, welcoming more than 1100 attendees from 77 countries and more than 200 speakers to the Dutch capital. With the theme [...]

State and Metro Rankings Released: Download Clean Edge’s 2016 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index

State and Metro Rankings Released: Download Clean Edge’s 2016 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index

Having trouble viewing this email? : Click here. See How Your State and Metro Rank 2016 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index Now Available May 17, 2016 Clean Edge, Inc. today released its seventh annual U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, which tracks and ranks the clean-energy and clean-tech activities of all 50 states and the 50 largest metro [...]

Gates Foundation action on fossil fuel holdings _ Guardian Report + Ethical Mark Gems

Gates Foundation action on fossil fuel holdings _ Guardian Report + Ethical Mark Gems

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation divests entire holding in BP World’s largest health charity sells its $187m stake in the oil giant in a move welcomed by fossil fuel divestment campaigners Since the start of 2014 the Gate’s Foundation’s investments in major coal, oil and gas companies have [...]

What could the work of the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) climate task force mean for companies and investors?

What could the work of the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) climate task force mean for companies and investors?

Asset Owners* attend free of charge Subscribers to Responsible Investor receive 30% discount In a major recent development “reported on RI”, the FSB’s Task Force says it is extending its voluntary reporting disclosure requirements to include investors as well as corporates. What could that mean for companies, pension funds, asset [...]

Trump and Business Corruption

US and Globalization Trump: Business Corruption and a “Horrible Law” Five steps U.S. corporations should take to create a fairer society in the age of globalization | By Frank Vogl Global Pairings

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