See RSF’s 2018 Annual Report

Our 2018 Annual Report is now available! We are excited to share financial results from 2018 and stories from the RSF community. Highlights include: Over $225 million under management with RSF We flowed a record-breaking $80 million to social enterprises Graduated our first, and welcomed our second cohort of Integrated …

Why Capitalism Needs Populism – Raghuram Rajan

“Ethical Markets recommend this thoughtful analysis of why capitalism (more precisely, financialization!)  needs populism. Of all the obsolete “isms” we still throw around, none are more outdated than the hot and cold wars fought over the two  vague concepts of “capitalism” v. “ socialism”  and the equally inane “left-right”  monikers! …

Press Release: Disarmament and divestment conference in Basel

Press Release: Disarmament and divestment conference in Basel Reversing the financial interests in fossil fuels and the nuclear arms race Basel, April 11, 2019 – The recent Fridays for Future protests demonstrate a global dissatisfaction with the continuing failure of governments and industry to protect the climate. And the setting …

External Review: New Climate Bonds Adaptation & Resilience Principles

External Review: New Climate Bonds Adaptation & Resilience Principles Reviewers Sought Climate Bonds Initiative launched its Adaptation and Resilience Expert Group (AREG) in November 2018 to develop the overarching principles that will provide a guiding framework for all Climate Adaptation & Resilience Criteria under the Climate Bonds Standard. The AREG …

Deep dive into Solar Finance by Daryl Roberts at the SEIA conference

“Ethical Markets highly recommend this article by our partner Daryl Roberts on how to accelerate solar financing! Hazel Henderson, Editor“ Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) Tax Equity Conference Brief I recently attended the Solar Energy Industry Association‘s (SEIA) Finance and Tax Seminar in New York. The subject matter in this event …

LA City Council supports AB 857; new Oregon state bank bill

Public Banking Institute News: Apr 4, 2019 Los Angeles City Council throws its support behind state-level municipal public bank bill AB 857 On Friday March 29, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson and Councilmembers Paul Krekorian and Paul Koretz introduced a motion to support AB 857, state legislation facilitating the establishment …

“Why Is the Fed Paying So Much Interest to Banks?”

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this important article by lawyer Ellen Brown, author of “The Web of Debt“; The Public Bank Solution“ and many other books.  Ellen’s piercing analyses continually draw attention to the politics of money -creation, credit-allocation and the reforms needed to  move our societies to the next evolutionary …

DealBook Briefing: Ray Dalio Says Capitalism ‘Needs To Be Reformed’

April 5, 2019 Good Friday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here.) The March jobs report will be published this morning; here’s what to expect. Ray Dalio Jose Sena Goulao/EPA, via Shutterstock “It doesn’t take a genius” to know capitalism needs fixingCapitalism helped Ray Dalio build his investment …