The SRI Conference

The SRI Conference  – on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing serves thought leaders, investors, and investment professionals in the ESG, Shareowner Advocacy, and Impact Investing space. Together, we are catalyzing the shift to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable economy. Now in our 27th year, The SRI Conference continues to …

Future of Cities – Surge in Emerging Markets

We at Ethical Markets are wary of too much reliance on algorithms , unless frequently monitored and updated by  humans !  For example, the takeover of Wall Street by algorithms and high-frequency trading led to  the recent “ flash crashes” . Such  future events are  predicted by me and others …

A Germany That Bets Big — BRICS: Toward a Rio Consensus

  July 15, 2014 Richter Scale A Germany That Bets Big Five unconventional moves that made Germany the 2014 World Cup champions. By Stephan Richter EconoMatters BRICS: Toward a Rio Consensus The BRICS countries set out to overcome Western domination and the legacy of the “Washington Consensus.” By Kevin P. …

Tell the Senate: Vote to reverse the Hobby Lobby decision now

The Senate is poised to consider a bill this week that would reverse the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. Sen. Patty Murray, who introduced the Not My Boss’s Business Act with Sen. Mark Udall last week, is reaching out to Democracy for America members to help rally public support for it. Read …

CDP: US Utilities Now Pricing Carbon as Part of Core Business Strategy

June 30, 2014 NEW METRICS CDP: US Utilities Now Pricing Carbon as Part of Core Business Strategy In response to increasing recognition of climate risk, fresh insights into how a price on carbon pollution might benefit companies and the US economy as a whole were released Friday in a new …

Fossil-Free Financial Portfolios Up 50 Percent from 2013

Fossil-Free Financial Portfolios Up 50 Percent from 2013 May 15, 2014 by Mike Hower Image credit: First Affirmative Financial Network Related: Behavior Change Cleantech Finance/Insurance/Investment The number of investment professionals in the US offering fossil fuel-free portfolios to investors jumped by more than 50 percent over the past year — …

Platform Launches to Crowdfund Agricultural Campaigns

  Harvest Funders Hopes to Power Agricultural Campaigns — While most of the popular crowdfunding campaigns are glitzy gadgets or creative projects, the new funding method can be used for much more. We profile Harvest Funders, a crowdfunding platform for agriculture. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS The Advantages of Crowdsourced Testing We reached …

National Poll Finds American Homeowners Overwhelmingly Want Energy Choice

NATIONAL POLL FINDS AMERICAN HOMEOWNERS OVERWHELMINGLY WANT ENERGY CHOICE  Data reveals vast majority of Americans support renewables, 73 percent open to receiving clean energy from a provider other than their utility San Mateo, Calif. – Mar. 10, 2014 – Clean Edge, Inc. and SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY) today announced the results of an inaugural national poll …

The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report

  We recently launched  “The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report.”  together with five sustainable practices in developing coutires. Giants like Mars, Unilever, Starbucks, Nestle and McDonalds are among the firms investing in new approaches to help them understand what makes the segments now integrate no less than 435 sustainability. Some of these are a response to …

Communities Co-Evolving Toward Resilience

Communities Co-Evolving Toward Resilience By Greg Wendt, CFP, Stakeholders Capital; founder, Green Economy Think Tank “The road from here to sustainable, resilient cities and regions is hardly a straight one — there’s no one-size-fits-all recipe for success. Infrastructure, politics and finances — not to mention the uniqueness of resources, geography …