GREENER INFORMATION AGE TRANSFORMING ENERGY, FINANCE AND OUR FUTURE

By Hazel Henderson © 2014 Much has been written about the disruptive shifts in many industrial sectors, from retailing, publishing, manufacturing, entertainment, medicine, law, architecture, transport and public services caused by computers, automation and the digital revolution. Since the robotization of automobile production in the 1960s, debates have raged over …

Restoring Trust: In Markets and Politics

It’s common knowledge that human societies work most effectively and harmoniously where there are high levels of trust – in each other and our institutions.  Markets cannot operate without trust.  Wall Street is learning this as I discussed in Electronic Bulls, Bears & Pigs.  Confidence among retail investors has dropped since …

Fossil-Free Financial Portfolios Up 50 Percent from 2013

Fossil-Free Financial Portfolios Up 50 Percent from 2013 May 15, 2014 by Mike Hower Image credit: First Affirmative Financial Network Related: Behavior Change Cleantech Finance/Insurance/Investment The number of investment professionals in the US offering fossil fuel-free portfolios to investors jumped by more than 50 percent over the past year — …

Speed and Efficiency Becoming False Goals in Financial Markets

Speed and Efficiency Becoming False Goals in Financial Markets Wall Street’s high-frequency trading (HFT) controversies reveal the damage it does to longer-term values essential to all markets. But reform is in the works. Submitted by: Hazel Henderson By Hazel HendersonMisgivings were raised in 2012 by Sal Arnuk and Joe Saluzzi …

[Climate Bonds] Canada’s first corporate green bond: TD Bank’s 3yr AA- CAD500m (USD454m) bond was 1.5 x oversubscribed. Our take: underlying structure & intent solid but better upfront disclosure needed + third party review.

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘Canada’s first corporate green bond: TD Bank’s 3yr AA- CAD500m (USD454m) bond was 1.5 x oversubscribed. Our take: underlying structure & intent solid but better upfront disclosure needed + third party review.‘ A beautifully sunny day in Toronto today; the local weather’s looking …

Review Of ‘The Energy Of Nations’ By Jeremy Leggett

The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance   Banks and financial sector firms are still held in low repute by public opinion in many countries. Taxpayers and retail investors along with average citizens still distrust stock markets, high frequency trading and resent their banks, brokers and …

INVESTING IN HURRICANE SANDY

INVESTING IN HURRICANE SANDY   By Ellie Winninghoff   Community Capital Management’s flagship fund, CRA Qualified Investment Fund (CRAIX), will dedicate $100 million of fund assets to invest in disaster recovery and redevelopment projects in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. “We have some …

Now Street Wire: Comparative Analysis of Crowdfinance Offerings

Comparative Analysis of Crowdfinance Offerings October 30, 2013 by Dara Albright, NowStreet Wire Dara Albright is the Editor in Chief of NowStreet Wire and Managing Director of Crowdnetic, the leading provider of market data solutions for the burgeoning industry of crowdfinance. She is a thought provoker and frequent speaker on topics relating to …

Now Street Wire: Comparative Analysis of Crowdfinance Offerings

Comparative Analysis of Crowdfinance Offerings October 30, 2013 by Dara Albright, NowStreet Wire Dara Albright is the Editor in Chief of NowStreet Wire and Managing Director of Crowdnetic, the leading provider of market data solutions for the burgeoning industry of crowdfinance. She is a thought provoker and frequent speaker on topics relating to …

NewNet Daily Newsletter: Smith Electric Vehicles secures additional debt

  Essential industry insights: cleantech, renewables, sustainability NewNet Daily Newsletter 5 March 2013 A NewNet premium subscription also includes access to our Deal Radar service that profiles promising green innovators Deal News Smith Electric Vehicles secures additional debt PREMIUM Siemens hires Ballast Nedam, Mammoet to build Dutch lake wind farm Schletter enters 100MW …