Incubating a non-dollar architecture

from  our Advisory Board member ,Frank  Bracho, Venezuela’s former ambassador to  India Incubating a non-dollar architecture The launch of the BRICS bank can now give the member countries confidence to experiment with other geoeconomic ambitions. Incubating a non-dollar financial architecture can be the next goal. There are existing models to …

Waters Calls on Hensarling to Protect Investors, Fund SEC Exams

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                              July 11, 2014                                                                                                                                                                     Follow us on Twitter: @FSCDems                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Waters Calls on Hensarling to Protect Investors, Fund SEC Exams WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) “abysmal” number of annual investment advisor examinations, the top …

NASA Launches Earth Science Challenges with OpenNEX Cloud Data

NASA is launching two challenges to give the public an opportunity to create innovative ways to use data from the agency’s Earth science satellites. The challenges will use the Open NASA Earth Exchange. OpenNEX is a data, supercomputing and knowledge platform where users can share modeling and analysis codes, scientific …

The Great Coal Cap: China’s energy policies and the financial implications for thermal coal

The Great Coal Cap: China’s energy policies and the financial implications for thermal coal | Carbon Tracker Initiative Carbon Tracker Initiative Financial specialists making carbon investment risk real today in the capital market.   The Great Coal Cap: China’s energy policies and the financial implications for thermal coal Since the …

SRI Pioneer Amy Domini Takes Impact Investing to the Public Markets

By Ellie Winninghoff SRI pioneer Amy Domini last week celebrated the launch of Nia Global Solutions (Nia), a new type of portfolio that takes impact investing into public stock markets. Co-founded with Oakland-based Kristin Hull, a seasoned entrepreneurial philanthropist and impact investor, Nia consists of narrowly focused firms whose sole …

Other News – SEC Commissioner Kara Stein Declares War on SEC Chair Mary Jo White

SEC Commissioner Kara Stein Declares War on SEC Chair Mary Jo White   Naked Capitalism*   A relatively new SEC Commissioner, Kara Stein, has decided to depart from the usual polite behavior regulatory overseers and is making noise about SEC decisions and policies that she finds to be dubious. The …

Ceres Newsletter: The Cost of Corn

  Ceres Newsletter – June 2014 Press and Media Press Release: New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary WidelyNews Story: More solar energy powering Corporate America (USA Today)Blog: The Quest For Sustainable Corn In Iowa (National …

IASB, average premiums, UK select committee, DNB, smart beta, PFA, Norway, SpenceJohnson

TODAY’S TOP STORIES IASB mounts charm offensive to address concerns of UK investors Accounting board expresses sympathy for concerns voiced over use of prudence under revised conceptual framework Ditching average Dutch premium selfish and short-sighted, says legal expert UK pension reforms motivated by tax, alleges influential committee chair European institutions …

Complimentary Webinar: GOING FOSSIL FREE – Lessons for Investors, Endowments & Advisors

 Complimentary Webinar: GOING FOSSIL FREE – Lessons for Investors, Endowments & Advisors     May 16th Webinar GOING FOSSIL FREE: Lessons for Investors, Endowments & Advisors How to Build a Stronger, Diversified Portfolio and Dramatically Reduce Exposure to Fossil-Fuel Risk How much of your investment portfolio could be stronger with …

Predictions FROM Jeremy Leggett, author ENERGY OF NATIONS

The Energy of Nations.  Since the  5 months the book has been out , here isan update on how the dramas are playing out :I finished writing the book during the Easter break a year ago. As you know,I made predictions about three systemic risks being run by the energyincumbency: …