Better Markets: Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail banks

Why do almost all companies finance themselves mostly with equity, but Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail banks finance themselves almost 100 percent with borrowed money (debt), making them very unstable and at high risk of failure even if they only have tiny losses?  Because those handful of gigantic banks (only 9 banks in the …

More than 200 Organizations will be at WorldFuture 2014: What If

The Annual Conference of the World Future Society July 11-13, 2014 • Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek • Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. Register by June 20 to save $100!   Register Dear Colleague: WorldFuture 2014: What If will welcome a wide range of new participants, both as speakers and attendees, from some of the …

MLPs and REITs Back in the Spotlight: Will Washington Finally Level the Playing Field?

Cleantech News from CleanTechnica : Atlantic Wind Connection Chooses New Jersey for Phase I Offshore Transmission Backbone

Cleantech News from CleanTechnica Atlantic Wind Connection Chooses New Jersey for Phase I Offshore Transmission Backbone China Targeting 10 GW of New Solar Capacity In 2013 Solar-Powered Water Treatment Plant Developed Africa Set To Necessary Renewable Energy Growth Suntech Launches Massive Saudi Arabian Solar System PV Cell Manufacturing Breakthrough, New …

Green Funds That Merit The Name

January 06, 2012 Green Funds That Merit The Name By Ellie Winninghoff What do the California Institute of Technology and Weber State University have in common? Both universities are using a portion of their endowment to invest in capital-intensive energy efficiency efforts on campus. These schools are among 50 other …

News from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics 5/11

May 2011 Newsletter Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University If you are unable to view this email, please click here Upcoming Events Risk Oversight and Assessment Corporate boards are facing dramatic challenges in identifying and quantifying systemic and individual organizational risk. This panel discussion will address existential …

Charles M. (Chuck) Geschke Reflects on His Life as an Engineer

Center Events Charles M. (Chuck) Geschke Reflects on His Life as an Engineer Adobe co-founder discusses the role of integrity in his career. Geschke, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, serves on the Ethics Center’s Advisory Board. April 19, 5:50 …