We did it — Europe just banned bee-killing pesticides!!

We did it — Europe just banned bee-killing pesticides!! Mega-corporations like Bayer threw everything they had at this, but people-power, science and good governance came out on top!! Bee “die in” at Bayer’s headquarters, Cologne Vanessa Amaral-Rogers from the specialist conservation organisation Buglife, says: “It was a close vote, but thanks …

EFES NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2013 For the first time since the financial crisis occurred…

     EFES NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2013 For the first time since the financial crisis occurred…  … the number of employee shareholders in Europe didn’t increase last year, and the democratization rate of employee ownership went down. A new differentiation appears between top executives and other employees since the beginning of …

NSFM report published today: Financial Transaction Tax will help, not harm, pensions

Network for Sustainable Financial Markets has posted a new item, ‘NSFM report published today: Financial Transaction Tax will help, not harm, pensions ‘ 11th December, 2012: A Financial Transaction Tax would not adversely hit pension funds according to a new report published today by the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets. …

ESG Strategies for Responsible Investors December 4, 2012 – Paris

The Novethic Annual Event is dedicated to the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria in asset management. At this one-day event aimed exclusively at asset owners, 300 participants gain unprecedented insight into responsible investment thanks to its panel of speakers, an international network of active specialists from eight …

Trends and Opportunities in Energy Efficiency

Invitation RICA Conference, July 2nd 2012 Zurich We are pleased to invite you to the Responsible Investment Corporate Access Conference organised at Convention Point of the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich on July 2nd 2012. This conference presents profitable business cases related to energy efficiency improvements. A unique occasion for interested (IR) managers of listed companies, investors and …

New issue of newsletter on EU financial reform

Editorial: The failure of financial reforms through undemocratic means Just before the G-20 Summit on 3-4 November 2011 in Cannes, the global financial system was once again at a state of crisis. Serious and escalating problems are coming from the Eurozone and European banks that own bonds from heavily indebted …

Shareholder engagement: A promising SRI practice

Paris, 22 February 2011 ? Novethic is releasing a study on shareholder engagement practices. In this approach, investors take position on sustainable development issues (Environmental, Social and Governance: ESG) towards companies in order to require from them to improve their reporting or strategy on these areas. This study surveys shareholder …