Economists calling for “QE for the people”

We at ethical markets agree and have also  called for more democratized  and future-focused  ways of  designing quantitative easing :  “ the trickle up “ approach  proposed by Milton Friedman  of just taking cash up  in helicopters and throwing it out the windows “  ( seriously supported  in FOREIGN AFFAIRS …

A Mandatory Approval of Complex Financial Instruments: The Need for a Precautionary Policy to Make Financial Markets Economically Sustainable

Saturday, 11 Oct, 9 – 10:30, Room: tbc http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/CSO/0,,contentMDK:23610678~pagePK:220503~piPK:220476~theSitePK:228717,00.html A Mandatory Approval of Complex Financial Instruments: The Need for a Precautionary Policy to Make Financial Markets Economically Sustainable Sponsor: World Future Council Panelists: Manuel Montes (South Centre), Nathan Coplin (New Rules for Global Finance), CHAIR: Suleika Reiners (World Future Council) The IMF …

Companies with Certified Sustainability Practitioners Increase their CSR Performance: 2014

Companies with Certified Sustainability Practitioners Increase their CSR Performance: 2014   Following last year’s study, the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence, CSE, has just completed its 2014 global study on determining Certified Sustainability Practitioners (by CSE) contribution towards the overall Sustainability rating score of the corresponding companies, based on CSRHub …

Call for Papers – Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance

May 31, 2014 is the deadline for submitting papers to the 2nd Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance. The Geneva Finance Research Institute and the Institute For Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva together with Sustainable Finance Geneva are pleased to announce the 2nd Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance, which will …

CSR Asia Weekly: Is Connectivity a Human Right? / ESG Performance Impacts Creditworthiness in Investors’ Eyes

  8 April: Online Training – Community Investment Strategy and Impact Measurement Don’t miss the 2-hour online training which will include an introduction of the “csr asia Community Investment Scorecard” used by a number of csr asia clients and an overview of strategic community investment, with a focus on tools …

Could 3 simple changes to banking fix the economy?

Could 3 simple changes to banking fix the economy?   Dear hazel, If someone told you that a mountain of personal debt could be cleared via 3 simple changes to the way that money and banking works, would you like to know how? Would you like to see a more stable economy, with more …

New Documentary on Transforming Finance from the Finance Lab

We are excited to announce thelaunch our new documentary – Transforming Finance.  Get a sneak preview – watch the trailer here.  The film will be available online from 4th December. The film brings together the voices of change from across the financial system such as economist John Kay, Andy Haldane of the Bank …

“IMF Reform: An Imperative for US Leadership – Nov 20 @ Carnegie Center

  This is a kind reminder that New Rules and the Heinrich Boell Foundation will be hosting a seminar on IMF Governance Reform this Wednesday at the Carnegie Center. We hope you can join us for this discussion and help us to move these critical reforms forward. Please see details below: IMF …

NPA & Global Peacebuilding * October 2013

NPA & Global Peacebuilding * October 2013 In September, the National Peace Academy was invited to share our work and philosophy at two special events:  The 6th Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace Summitand the Human Rights Commission of Mexico City’s Conference on Building a Culture of Peace. Read more about …

HFT: In Search of the Truth

Most studies on the impact of high-frequency trading on market quality include at least one fatal flaw. But the truth is out there. Statistics is a funny field – you can generally construct well-reasoned, well-supported arguments on both sides of an issue. I have found a paucity of independent, objective …