New Horizons for Eco-Labels and Sustainability

The inaugural Latin American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit drew to a successful close in São Paulo. About 140 senior executives from the food industry discussed sustainability issues over the 2-day summit. There were calls to develop local markets for sustainable foods in the region, as well as prevent the proliferation in …

The Leveraged Buyout of America

The Leveraged Buyout of America Posted on August 26, 2013 by Ellen Brown Giant bank holding companies now own airports, toll roads, and ports; control power plants; and store and hoard vast quantities of commodities of all sorts. They are systematically buying up or gaining control of the essential lifelines of the economy. …

Five dangers the internet poses to a sustainable world

We at Ethical Markets  agree !  Only when there is a full debate about both the good and bad aspects of the internet can  the world’s  people fully  benefit from its potentials –   Hazel Henderson, Editor Five dangers the internet poses to a sustainable world It’s time to slay …

Integrated Reporting: Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) today announce an alliance that will achieve greater momentum towards the evolution of better corporate reporting

CDP, CDSB and IIRC announce collaboration to accelerate Integrated Reporting   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18 July 2013) – CDP, the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) today announce an alliance that will achieve greater momentum towards the evolution of better corporate reporting, in order to …

Companies to benefit as CDP and GRI collaborate to harmonize reporting frameworks

Press release For immediate release: 6 June 2013 Companies to benefit as CDP and GRI collaborate to harmonize reporting frameworks CDP, the only global platform for companies and cities to disclose and manage their environmental impacts, and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), providers of the most widely used comprehensive Sustainability Reporting …

EIOPA, ABP, PFZW, ATP, Crédit Agricole, Ahold, Euroclear, IPE-Quest

                      Today’s top stories             EIOPA asks for more independence, ‘enhanced’ mandate   EUROPE – Chairman suggests partial financing of independent budget by levying fees on industry.   Read more…           …

Ethical Markets Review:Can democratic money with environmental values reduce market failures?

Can democratic money with environmental values reduce market failures?  Shann Turnbull, [email protected] Principal: International Institute for Self-governance   The 2008 global financial crisis and current uncertainties about the Euro provide evidence that the financial system is neither self-correcting nor capable of being reliably regulated. The financial system has failed because modern …

DWP on auto-enrolment, PPF, Islington pension fund, Blackstone, BlackRock, SPW

Auto-enrolment will result in majority staying with scheme, says DWP UK – Department for Work & Pensions survey also reveals widespread confusion about pensions. 27/11/12 PPF amends investment principles to add farmland, EM debt London borough pension scheme commits £20m to housing fund UK roundup: PwC, Pitmans, NAPF, Mercer, Aon …