Today’s Top Stories from GFI – Sun and Shadows: How an Island Paradise Became a Haven for Dirty Money

  Monday, June 9, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:    Why Offshore Tax Havens Should Matter to Everyone Why Pele’s Son Sentenced for Money Laundering is the Tip of the Iceberg for  Brazil New York Regulator on BNP Paribas: Someone Needs to Get Fired Why Indian Prime Minister …

GRI consults on intended governance changes in order to play its role as a standard setter in sustainability reporting

Press release For immediate release, 26 May 2014 GRI consults on intended governance changes in order to play its role as a standard setter in sustainability reporting Sustainability reporting has moved from a practice undertaken only by pioneers to become standard practice for thousands of the world’s largest companies, the …

UNEP FI Newsletter / March – April 2014 – Climate Science

   Members | Publications | Events | Training | About It is a delight to write this newsletter after two months in the role as Director and with the benefit of early insight into the workings of UNEP FI, the broader UNEP and UN environment, and with the extremely useful direct feedback from our …

Better Markets: Smoking Gun Catches the SEC in a Lie: It’s Time for the SEC to Disclose its Secret Settlement Collusion with Wall Street.

Financial Reform Newsletter April 11, 2014 Smoking Gun Catches the SEC in a Lie: It’s Time for the SEC to Disclose its Secret Settlement Collusion with Wall Street. Two separate reports this week have scratched the surface of what could soon be a full-blown scandal at the SEC. First, a recently …

Energy Efficiency Resource Standards: A New Progress Report on State Experience

ACEEE  Authors: Annie Downs and Celia Cui   In the absence of federal requirements for energy savings, states are leading the way with effective, forward-looking energy efficiency policies. More than half of them have adopted energy efficiency resource standards (EERS), policies that set long-term mandatory energy savings targets for utilities and …

Fighting Wall Street in the rulemaking process to protect Main Street.

  Financial Reform Newsletter April 3, 2014 Fighting Wall Street in the rulemaking process to protect Main Street. A funny thing happened on the way to preventing another financial crash and more wall street bailouts.  It’s called the rulemaking process, which is required to implement much of the financial reform law …

ACEEE:Examining the Net Savings Issue: A National Survey of State Policies and Practices

NEWS RELEASE    Media Contact: Patrick Kiker  [email protected]   202.507.4043 Examining the Net Savings Issue: A National Survey of State Policies and Practices    How much energy savings resulted from a given energy efficiency program? This is the fundamental question that program evaluators have faced since the days of the very …

Oilprice article for Ethical Markets: New EPA Rule Requires Chemical Disclosure for Offshore Fracking

New EPA Rule Requires Chemical Disclosure for Offshore Fracking The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a rule on January 9, 2014 requiring oil and gas companies using hydraulic fracturing off the coast of California to disclose the chemicals they discharge into the ocean. Oil and gas companies have been fracking offshore California …

Reverse the Curse of Economic Inequality

In 2013, we made significant progress towards increasing transparency, inclusion and responsibility in global financial-rule making. New Rules successfully convened developing country regulators and CSOs with the Financial Stability Board (FSB), strengthened engagement between civil society and the IMF, worked with partners to curb illicit financial flows from developing countries, …

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 …