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2015 a transformative year for energy (fossil vs alternative)

Why 2015 may be remembered as a transformative year for how we get energy By Chris Mooney WashingtonPost, December 24, 2015 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/12/24/why-2015-may-be-remembered-as-a-transformative-year-for-how-we-get-energy/ The United States is on track to shut down a record amount of coal-fired [...]

HKEx ESG Guide Reporting Training

HKEx ESG Guide Reporting Training

With effect from 1 January 2016, all companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong will be required to comply with the Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide (ESG Guide)  or publically justify why they do not. This one day course will explain each aspect of the ESG Guide and its implications for businesses. You will be [...]

Beyond COP21: the impact of the agreement

Beyond COP21: the impact of the agreement

The COP21 negotiations that took place in Paris this month culminated in a landmark agreement to control carbon emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change. As the talks were under way, One Young World Ambassador Andrew Ponton told how the effects of climate change are already being felt in his low-lying island-nation home of Tuvalu, [...]

Cornerstone Capital Group: ESG, Materiality and 2016 Outlook

In extending our wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, we want to share the 2016 outlook from our Global Markets Strategist Michael Geraghty.  We offer his “Global Earnings Synthesis” report, which assesses global equity market prospects ahead for sectors and regions. Further, we highlight his work this year to [...]

AS WTO MOVES TO PHASE OUT FARM SUBSIDIES, UN AGENCY URGES FAIR POLICIES THAT SUPPORT FOOD SECURITY

AS WTO MOVES TO PHASE OUT FARM SUBSIDIES, UN AGENCY URGES FAIR POLICIES THAT SUPPORT FOOD SECURITY

AS WTO MOVES TO PHASE OUT FARM SUBSIDIES, UN AGENCY URGES FAIR POLICIES THAT SUPPORT FOOD SECURITY The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) welcomed an agreement by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to move towards eliminating agricultural export subsidies, while noting that differences remain over other measures meant to [...]

Forum 2000 Bulletin

Forum 2000 Bulletin

Forum 2000 Bulletin “ We are happy to post news from FORUM 2000, since I serve on its Content Council and was a participant in these wonderful conferences hosted by our beloved convenor, the late President Vaclav Havel from 1995 through 2000 in Prague Castle,  Hazel Henderson, Editor “   Forum 2000 Conference Review the summaries, [...]

Italian Parliament approves Benefit Corporation legal status

Italian Parliament approves Benefit Corporation legal status

Italian Parliament approves Benefit Corporation legal status “We at Ethical Markets Certified B. Corporation congratulate our B-Lab and B. Corporation pioneers in the USA and now in Europe, with the launch of B-Lab Europe, with co-founder  Marcello Palazzi of Progressio Foundation, also an esteemed member of our Ethical Markets Advisory [...]

The latest new tool in the capital raising tool box

The latest new tool in the capital raising tool box

The Securities and Exchange Commission has finally released the rules for the crowdfunding exemption of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.   My involvement with what ultimately became the JOBS Act began in 2010 as the co-founder of a nonprofit called the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC).  Janelle Orsi and I [...]

Cornerstone JSFB – December Edition, “Through a Health Lens”

Cornerstone JSFB – December Edition, “Through a Health Lens”

To Cornerstone Capital Clients and Colleagues, As the Federal Reserve deftly orchestrated a short-term rate rise for the first time in nearly a decade, there is less clarity on the pace of the normalization ahead. Clearly, both Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi have articulated that progress will be predicated upon the health of their respective [...]

WRI Digest: Paris Climate Agreement

WRI Digest: Paris Climate Agreement

WRI DIGEST The Paris Agreement: Turning Point for a Climate Solution  The universal pact sets the world on a course to a zero-carbon, resilient, prosperous and fair future. While the Agreement is not enough by itself to solve climate change, it places us on the path to a truly global solution. Jennifer Morgan and David Waskow [...]

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