TRANSFORMING FINANCE STILL TOP PRIORITY

TRANSFORMING FINANCE STILL TOP PRIORITY By Hazel Henderson © 2013, first published on CSRWire Feb. 8, 2013   Despite incremental reforms: the Dodd-Frank Act in the USA, Basel III and the 0.1% financial transaction tax now approved by EU finance ministers, the global financial casino is still playing.  Financial lobbying still seeks to …

Fish 2.0, Ecoscraps, Lessons in Impact Investing

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   IN THIS ISSUE > EcoScraps Impact Investing Lessons 2013 Seed Fund Applications Fish 2.0 Competition Nature Smart Upcoming Events WHAT WE VALUE > “The purpose of capital at this critical time in the history of civilization is to sustain life, restore …

NSFM participants in action: Raj Thamotheram and John Fullerton on the biggest mistakes of the financial crisis; Jeremy Leggett on the challenges of being a cleantech entrepreneur; Iveta Cherneva edits new book

We at Ethical Markets Agree with our fellow members of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets in these insightful presentations! Hazel Henderson, Editor Network for Sustainable Financial Markets has posted a new item, ‘NSFM participants in action: Raj Thamotheram and John Fullerton on the biggest mistakes of the financial crisis; …

Mike Lewis – Announcing Launch of ‘The Resilience Imperative’

New Society Publishers, the Canadian Centre for Community Renewal, the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance, and the new economics foundation announce the release of The Resilience Imperative Co-operative Transitions to a Steady-State Economy By Michael Lewis, Canadian Centre for Community Renewal and Pat Conaty, new economics foundation, U.K. This is a book …

Is “Sustainable Capitalism” an Oxymoron?

Guest Post: Is “Sustainable Capitalism” an Oxymoron? We post here the response of Allen White, Director, Corporation 20/20 and Senior Fellow, Tellus Institute, to John Fullerton’s recent blog post reviewing Generation Investments’ white paper, Sustainable Capitalism. We should all feel a sense of indebtedness to Al Gore, David Blood, and …

Two Upcoming Conferences on Ecological Economics

“Degrowth in the Americas” International Conference Montreal, Quebec, Canada May 13-19, 2012 http://montreal.degrowth.org/ Speakers include: David Suzuki, William Rees, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Fullerton, Alain Gras, Joan Martinez-Alier, Serge Mongeau, Elizabeth Peredo Beltrán, Juliet Schor, Peter Victor, François Schneider Want social and environmental justice? Montreal conference to explore alternatives to …

Financial Statesmanship for a New Economy

Financial Statesmanship for a New Economy by John Fullerton Reactions to departing Goldman derivatives salesman Greg Smith’s “Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs,” which appeared as an op-ed in the NY Times last week, have ranged from the hyperbolic — Robert Reich’s “If you took the greed out of Wall …

HENDERSON-SCHUMACHER LIBRARY HOSTS MEETING OF SRI PIONEERS

The Henderson-Schumacher Library at Ethical Markets Media hosted a meeting of SRI pioneers to mentor emerging leaders in SRI, co-convened with Ethical Markets’ Advisory Board member Susan Davis, president of Capital Missions. From November 18-20, 2011, the international group engaged in a 2 ½ day conversation on Transforming Finance 2.0, …