Other News: Edward Snowden and Financial Speculation Taxes

     Edward Snowden and Financial Speculation Taxes   Dean Baker* – The Huffington Post   In the last few weeks Edward Snowden has been holed in Moscow’s airport trying to negotiate terms of asylum with various countries around the world. Thus far it doesn’t seem that Snowden has been …

HELIO Monthly Digest – March

Mar. 2013 Monitoring Progress on Energy & Ecodevelopment  Innovation  Two articles in this month’s Digest highlight innovations that can be used to support the provision of clean, safe, energy services. One is the use of crowdfunding to quickly raise needed capital for clean, energy projects.  The other is the idea …

Aled Jones Joins Mercer’s Responsible Investment Team

Aled Jones Joins Mercer’s Responsible Investment Team Jane Ambachtsheer welcomes Aled Jones to the team and discusses what he is looking forward to working on in his new role. Stewardship Codes – An Emerging Global Phenomenon In addition to the UK Stewardship Code, principle-based codes have been developed in a …

Worldwide, people want more renewable energy

Global Consumer Wind Energy Study: Consumers want more renewable energy June 29, 2011 (Regulacion Eolica con Vehiculos Electricos) “…[According to] Vestas / TNS Gallup Findings…90 percent of consumers worldwide want more renewable energy. 65 percent prefer to purchase brands produced using wind energy. 53 percent in China and 7 percent …

Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens

I would like to call your attention to a new book by UK-based journalist Nicholas Shaxson called “Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World”. (US Edition, “Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens,” scheduled for release April 12, 2011) Mr. Shaxson plunges …