Seedbombing: Applying the Principles of Permaculture to Finance

Seedbombing: Applying the Principles of Permaculture to Finance I originally wrote this article for Transition Free Press Edition 4. It’s published under a Creative Commons licence (see side panel for details) Finance, even in its most high-tech formulations, is rooted in ecological systems. A high-frequency trading hedge fund, for example, relies …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: Cyprus to be Audited

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 How Well Do We Know Our Banks? Video: Inside Story – Tax Avoidance: Legality vs. Morality Russia’s Threat from Within: a Comment on Illicit Financial Flows TJN-Africa Director: Yes, Taxation Can Be a Good Thing for Developing Countries Voice of America Investigates Global Corruption, Features Work …

Oil, Gas, and Mining Transparency: Momentum Rises to Lift Africa’s Resource Curse

Check out these wonderful diagrams tracking illicit financial flows!, Editor Hazel Henderson Oil, Gas, and Mining Transparency Momentum Rises to Lift Africa’s Resource Curse The New York Times (Op-Ed), September 14, 2012 By Kofi Annan Across Africa, oil, gas and minerals are being discovered more often than ever before. Nowhere …

Interview with Task Force Director Raymond Baker: The Failures Of Our Economic System

Interview with Task Force Director Raymond Baker: The Failures Of Our Economic SystemUK: Why Information Exchange Beats Withholding Taxes Every Time A Sea Change In Switzerland ONE Campaign Ad Takes Aim At Efforts To Weaken The European Transparency Law For The Extractive Industries South Korea’s Corrupt Pastimes: Baseball, Politics, and …

Tax Dodging Jeopardizes Society at Home and Abroad

GFI in the News Tax Dodging Jeopardizes Society at Home and Abroad The Huffington Post, April 17, 2012 By Clark Gascoigne and Heather A. Lowe Highways, schools and law enforcement. Firefighters, courts and national security. These are just some of the many, essential public services that are funded by our …

Task Force Reaction to G20 Communiqué

Task Force Reaction to G20 Communiqué Washington DC (Nov. 4, 2011) As international financial turmoil intensifies, G20 leaders of the world’s largest economies meeting in Cannes produced a final document that offers some limited hope for international financial transparency and meaningful action on tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance. “Governments …

2011 Task Force Conference Communiqué: A Message to the G20

For Immediate Release October 14, 2011 2011 Task Force Conference Communiqué: A Message to the G20 The Task Force on Financial Integrity & Economic Development released the following communiqué following its 2011 annual conference, held this year in Paris, France on October 6-7, 2011: This past week, the Task Force …

IISD & G SI paper on subsidy estimation: Measuring price subsidies using the price-gap approach: What does it leave out?

In the wake of India ’s move in June to reduce its fuel subsidies, and the IEA’s announcement that US$ 557 billion was spent on fossil-fuel subsidies by 37 of the world’s economies in 2008, the measurement of subsidies is a pressing and sensitive issue – what does it include …