Welcome to Issue #8 of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) INSIGHT.

Welcome to Issue #8 of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) INSIGHT. In June, GISR held its first international events in London, including a briefing and Steering Committee and Technical Review Committee meetings. At the committee meetings, discussions focused on the new program plan, which creates a cohesive framework …

UN Coalition of Leading Investors Outlines a New Corporate Governance Paradigm for Sustainability

Ethical Markets welcomes this initiative!  Hazel Henderson, Editor Media Release     UN Coalition of Leading Investors Outlines a  New Corporate Governance Paradigm for Sustainability   Integrated Governance – A new model of governance for sustainability Geneva, 16 June 2014 – Integrated Governance – A new model of governance for sustainability, a …

WHEB invests in Mcor Technologies Ltd.

London and Munich, 2 June 2014   WHEB Partners, the London and Munich based private equity fund manager, has invested €6.6m of growth capital in Mcor Technologies Ltd (Mcor). Mcor provides the world’s most affordable, full-colour and eco-friendly 3D printers. The company is based in Dunleer, Ireland. While most 3D …

New facts about employee ownership in April 2014

EFES NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2014 Listed and non-listed companies It was sometimes told, based on the observation of specific examples, that non-listed employee-owned companies could have been more resilient than others through the financial crisis. Employee-owned companies might have fared better. This idea is even a cornerstone of the British …

Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013

A report from the CDP   Executive Summary Businesses increasingly face the dual risks of climate and policy shocks. How companies build and demonstrate their resilience to these climate risks has important implications for their reputation with their stakeholders and for the value of their businesses. It is for these …

Climate regulations could cost fossil-fuel firms trillions. Should they be worried? By Brad Plumer, Published: October 25 at 1:17 pmE-mail the writer If the world ever got serious about addressing climate change, fossil-fuel companies could stand to lose billions of dollars — maybe trillions. These firms all have large reserves …

Integrated Reporting: Why Deutsche Börse Group chose to become the 100th business to join IIRC Pilot Programme

In this issue: Why Deutsche Börse Group chose to become the 100th business to join IIRC Pilot Programme, the role Internal Auditors will have to play in Integrated Reporting, Background Papers for <IR>: Value Creation and Connectivity, videos from Eskom and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company…. And more!   IIRC Newsletter – August Edition Deutsche Börse …

Emerging Markets ESG – Gender Composition of Management Boards and Supervisory Boards of Companies Listed on the Main Index of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, the WIG20, as of June 30, 2013

According to the Polish Central Statistical Office, there are currently more women (51.6%) than men (48.4%) in Poland. Despite this, the proportion of women in top management and on the boards of the largest listed companies in Poland remains strikingly low. Agnieszka Ploetzing, graduate of the School of American Law …

Union Square Ventures is Cornering the Crowdfunding Market

Don’t hesitate to get in touch! [email protected] Union Square Ventures is Cornering the Crowdfunding Market May 08, 2013 12:07 pm | Jonathan Sandlund |View Original Post|   As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, CircleUp announced its $7.5 million Series A yesterday. Surpassing Funders Club’s $6 million “seed” round in October, this …

Investors risk $6tn carbon ‘bubble’, warns report

Investors risk $6tn carbon ‘bubble’, warns report  Economies will see over $6tn in wasted capital as investments exploiting coal, oil and gas reserves are proved stranded as policies aim to limit global warming. New research by Carbon Tracker Initiative and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment …