[Blog] MünchenerHyp cracks first thematic covered bond! EUR300m ($389m) Aaa 5yr, for coop housing. 1.6x oversubscribed. It’s the prototype for a Green Pfandbrief – at last!

  MünchenerHyp cracks first thematic covered bond! EUR300m ($389m) Aaa 5yr, for coop housing. 1.6x oversubscribed. It’s the prototype for a Green Pfandbrief – at last! Münchener Hypothekenbank eG has just issued an “ESG-labelled” covered bond (or Pfandbriefe, as covered bonds are called in Germany) for refinancing of housing cooperatives. Oekom …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050 Posted: 29 Aug 2014 08:57 AM PDT Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. Increased water-recycling and improved irrigation techniques are among many strategies identified in North America as key to successfully reducing global water …

Maximpact e-News | Issue 09: Biomimicry

Bringing Biomimicry to Market: Impact Investing Inspired by Nature by Marta Maretich Biomimicry has captured the world’s imagination. From the momentJanine Benyus’ seminal book on biomimicry appeared in 2002, hopes have been high for this new approach to design and engineering. Twelve years on, where are biomimicry and bio-inspired design today? …

OTHER NEWS: Walking an Economic Tightrope with No Safety Net

     Walking an Economic Tightrope with No Safety Net   By Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 2013 (IPS) – With the richest one percent of the population now owning 40 percent of global assets, and the bottom half sharing just one percent, inequality is fast being recognised …

If CEOs hold the key to climate change, why aren’t they driving?

Ethical Markets Editor , Hazel Henderson , serves on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Advisory Board for Latin America If CEOs hold the key to climate change, why aren’t they driving? By William Brent GreenBiz.com/blog, September 20, 2013 About two thirds of chief executives – 67 percent – believe that business is …

Beyond GDP: Robert Manchin, Managing Director of the Gallup Organisation Europe, on measuring well-being and social progress

Click here to view this newsletter in your web browser  Interview Quote Spotlight In brief Agenda July 2013 In this edition of the Beyond GDP newsletter: Interview with: Robert Manchin on measuring well-being and social progress Quote from: Robert F. Kennedy (1968) Spotlight on: Strong public support worldwide for going …

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 …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Induced seismicity? Recent spike of earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. may be linked to human activity

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Induced seismicity? Recent spike of earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. may be linked to human activity Air pollution responsible for more than 2 million deaths worldwide each year, experts estimate A coral symbiont genome decoded for first time Induced seismicity? Recent spike of earthquakes …

Press Release: Public Backing for Going Beyond GDP Remains Strong: Global Poll

LONDON – The public around the world remains strongly in favour of replacing GDP with a broader way of reporting national progress, according to a new global poll released today. The study, conducted by GlobeScan on behalf of Ethical Markets, business think tank Tomorrow’s Company and the ICAEW, surveyed 10,845 …

UK Peace Index just released

24th April 2013      Dear Friends and Subscribers, We are delighted to announce the launch of the United Kingdom Peace Index (UKPI), the first comprehensive measure of peacefulness across the UK. The UKPI is the second in a series of national peace indices released by the Institute for Economics …