Getting Energy Prices Right: From Principle to Practice

Ethical Markets has campaigned for 30  years to  get all externalities internalized within company and  public sector balance sheets. We salute the IMF for this report  and  I hope to review the full volume soonest. Hazel Henderson,Editor   Previous IMF studies set forth the basic principle that getting energy prices …

New GDP Accounting Makes a Difference Locally

The narrow ”economism” shown by critics of the Picasso Exhibit running its last week in St. Augustine, Florida, is a hangover from obsolete economic textbooks still unable to record “intangibles,” those valuable services which today make up some 70% of advanced economies and services sector companies’ balance sheets.  These old …

LAST STAND by Ted Turner

Thank you to Terry Mock, Ethical Markets Advisory Board member, for this review of Ted Turner’s Last Stand. How Ted Turner uses “people-planet-profit” to achieve sustainability “I believe the triple bottom line is our only hope.” – Ted Turner By Sustainable Land Development Initiative   Video Trailer – http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tN0nW9BjC9M#!   In a newly …

ACEEE – Power-Hungry Devices Use $70 Billion of Energy Annually

NEWS RELEASE    For Immediate Release Media Contact: Patrick Kiker  [email protected]  202.507.4043     Power-Hungry Devices Use $70 Billion of Energy Annually   Washington, D.C. (June 26, 2013): A new analysis of devices and equipment commonly found in U.S. homes and businesses concludes that these products, with more than 2 …

Is Natural Capital a Material Issue?

Report from ACCA, Fauna & Flora International and KPMG, November 2012 an evaluation of the relevance of biodiversity and ecosystem services to accountancy professionals and the private sector From the Report: “Is Natural Capital a Material Issue?” investigates the concept of materiality and how it is used to identify issues …

Lord Adair Turner on Money Creation and Banks

  Lecture, Cass Business School, February 6, 2013   At a lecture at London’s Cass Business School, Lord Adair Turner broke ranks and called for an end to allowing private banks to create the nation’s money: instead, turning this vital function over to the government as money-creator.  Turner proposed that governments …

Book Reviews: ‘Economics After The Crisis’ And ‘Money And Sustainability’

“Economics After the Crisis,” by Adair Turner, MIT Press 2012 “Money and Sustainability,” by Bernard Lietaer, Christian Arnsperger, Sally Goerner, Stefan Brunnhuber, Triarchy Press, 2012 The essential link between “Economics After the Crisis” by Adair Turner and “Money and Sustainability” by Bernard Lietaer and his co-authors is the agreements that the authors arrive at independently: …

Time for a SMART Financial Transactions Tax!

A publication from iMFdirect Posted on April 13, 2011 by iMFdirect By José Viñals In various guises, the “Year of Living Dangerously” has been used to describe the global financial crisis, the policy response to the crisis, and its aftermath. But, we’ve slipped well beyond a year and the financial system …

The Economic Value of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Earthscan would like to invite you to join a free webinar presented by the lead editors for the first two volumes of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity. The Economic Value of Ecosystems and Biodiversity Understand the development of the concept of ecosystem services, and the TEEB framework used for …

For Immediate Release: Low-income Communities and the Great Recession: Federation Report Finds CDCUs Still Growing Despite Economy

Low-income Communities and the Great Recession Federation Report Finds CDCUs Still Growing Despite Economy (July 21, 2010 – New York , NY ) A new study released by the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (Federation) examines the impact of the financial crisis on credit unions that specialize in …