Google CEO: They’re lying

“We should not be aligned with such people. They are just literally lying.” That’s what Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an infamous corporate lobbying group that pushes an agenda that denies the realities of climate change. Bravo to Schmidt for withdrawing Google’s membership …

More Wisdom from David Cay Johnston on Flawed Economic Theory

   Some More Wisdom from David Cay Johnston  on  Flawed Economic Theory :             Not every opportunity to profit because of above-market prices is filled by a competitor. Indeed, in my books I have shown how rules discourage this in many markets. In some markets, notably electricity, the rules tend to …

IPE News: Aba, IORP II, Euroclear, A G Barr, SPW, German SMEs, UNPRI

                          Today’s top stories             UN Principles for Responsible Investment: Commitment required                   White Papers                 A ‘Sharper’ …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Earth’s wobble ‘fixes’ dinner for marine organisms

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Earth’s wobble ‘fixes’ dinner for marine organisms Posted: 13 Sep 2013 04:51 PM PDT The cyclic wobble of the Earth on its axis controls the production of a nutrient essential to the health of the ocean, according to a new study. The discovery of factors …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News New camouflage coating fabricated from squid protein

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   New camouflage coating fabricated from squid protein Posted: 09 Sep 2013 02:22 PM PDT What can the US military learn from a common squid? A lot about how to hide from enemies, according to researchers. Butterfly wings inspire new technologies: From fabrics and cosmetics to …

Clean Technica:European Parliament Decision On ETS

Top cleantech news of the day from CleanTechnica, the world’s #1 cleantech or clean energy website   European Parliament Decision On ETS Energy Efficiency Bill Reintroduced Into Congress (VIDEO) Carbon Bubble: $6 Trillion Of New Investments At Risk   European Parliament Decision On ETS This post first appeared on Lenz Blog …

ShareAction (formerly FairPensions) welcomes the announcement of the terms of reference of the Law Commission’s review into fiduciary duty.

ShareAction: Review of investors’ duties a ‘major step forward’ ShareAction has welcomed Vince Cable’s announcement of the terms of reference for the Law Commission’s review of investors’ fiduciary duties. The announcement, made as the Secretary of State appeared before a Select Committee inquiry into the Kay Review, represents the implementation …

Federation Announces $2-Million Investment from the Ford Foundation

Federation Announces $2-Million Investment from Ford Foundation (July 17, 2011 – Hollywood, CA) The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (Federation) today announced a $2-million investment from the Ford Foundation for the purpose of making secondary-capital investments in community development credit unions (CDCUs). “The Ford Foundation is our largest …