69th General Debate Continues Discussion of Post-2015 Agenda, Highlights Biodiversity, SIDS Issues

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IMF’s Blunt Message to Nations: Raise Fossil-Fuel Taxes to Fight Climate Change

Ethical Markets has campaigned for 30 years to get all externalities internalized within company and public sector balance sheets. We salute the IMF for this report and I hope to review the full volume soonest. ~ Hazel Henderson,Editor IMF’s Blunt Message to Nations: Raise Fossil-Fuel Taxes to Fight Climate Change …

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 …

Bretton Woods Bulletin February 2014 :

  February 2014       Please find below the highlights of the Bretton Woods Bulletin February 2014, including: A Comment piece on the World Bank’s mechanisms by Andrea Rodriguez Osuna and Astrid Puentes; An At Issue briefing on the new brics bank by Sameer Dossani; A Guest Analysis piece on the IFC’s much-criticised investment in Tata’s Assam …

Making the Business Case for Energy Efficiency

NEWS RELEASE    Media Contact: Patrick Kiker  [email protected]   202.507.4043 Making the Business Case for Energy Efficiency The inherent conflict between a utility’s business objectives and the objectives of customer energy efficiency programs has long been recognized. Alternative regulatory mechanisms can be implemented that not only make utilities indifferent to the …

Reaching the Underserved Multi-Tenant Market Through Energy Efficiency Financing

NEWS RELEASE    For Immediate Release Media Contact: Patrick Kiker  [email protected]  202.507.4043   Reaching the Underserved Multi-Tenant Market Through Energy Efficiency Financing    Over the past several years, financing for energy efficiency investments has been widely viewed as a promising solution to reducing upfront cost barriers to investment in energy …

Long Finance: How to Make Standards Markets Work for Financial Services (Regulation)?

Long Finance Newsletter   July 2013   Welcome to the July edition of the Long Finance newsletter. Since our last edition in May, a lot has happened with Long Finance and its programmes including: The interim figures of the Global Financial Centres Index – GFCI 13.5– were released in July 2013 …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Broad-scale genome tinkering with help of an RNA guide: Biotechnology tool borrowed from pathogenic bacteria

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Broad-scale genome tinkering with help of an RNA guide: Biotechnology tool borrowed from pathogenic bacteria Mechanism behind squids’ and octopuses’ ability to change color revealed Microbial who-done-it for biofuels Computer can infer rules of the forest Secret of plant geometry revealed: How plants set the angles …

Citizens Convention on Reinventing Government and Changing Politics

Centre for Civil Society     The Heart and Soul of Australia Voice | Representation | Social Infrastructure    Putting citizens at the centre of power …   Citizens Convention on Reinventing Government and Changing Politics Melbourne 5-6 August 2013   With        Ken Coghill, Tim Smith, Monash University Accountability Round Table        …