CSRwire News Alert – A $147 Billion Opportunity for New York City

A $147 Billion Opportunity: Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Sets Sights on NYC Pension Funds “Were New York City to divest its four pension funds of fossil fuel holdings, it would be a major turning point for the divestment movement.” On February 26th, a forum on “Fossil-Free NYC,” kicked off a …

Obfuscation of Big CSR and Sustainability Issues

Obfuscation of Big CSR & Sustainability Issues: A Financial Services Issue, not all Business The financial sector has failed to act in a meaningful way to promote sustainability and CSR and may well ‘present the greatest block to global progress.’ But the main reason is not unconcern. Keynes was correct …

Book Reviews: ‘Economics After The Crisis’ And ‘Money And Sustainability’

“Economics After the Crisis,” by Adair Turner, MIT Press 2012 “Money and Sustainability,” by Bernard Lietaer, Christian Arnsperger, Sally Goerner, Stefan Brunnhuber, Triarchy Press, 2012 The essential link between “Economics After the Crisis” by Adair Turner and “Money and Sustainability” by Bernard Lietaer and his co-authors is the agreements that the authors arrive at independently: …

Recession, Sustainability & Money: The Hidden Variable

We can avoid future recessions by shifting the money paradigm from greed to good. By Hazel Henderson Recession to Austerity To More Recession The recession imposed by the financial debacle of 2007-2009 still plagues the world. The deeper reason lies in the murky secrets of money-creation and how financial sleight-of-hand …

Haldane/Madouros: What is the Contribution of the Financial Sector?

Haldane/Madouros: What is the Contribution of the Financial Sector? Posted: 22 Nov 2011 06:20 AM PST Yves here. Andrew Haldane is the most important thinker, bar none, on the financial services industry today. This piece by Haldane and Vasileios Madouros, a fellow member of the Financial Stability team at the …

Crowdfund Investing: A Zero-Cost Initiative to Create Jobs

We at Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) applaud this creative initiative. There is a solution to the nation’s poor growth and anemic state of job creation.  However, it requires updating Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations regarding general solicitation and accreditation so average Americans can choose to invest in …