2nd Annual Crowdfunding Symposium

  2nd Annual Crowdfunding Symposium LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE – SEPT 11/12 @ UC BERKELEY Shortly after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, we co-founded the Center for Crowdfunding Research at UC Berkeley. Now the program is hosting its second annual Academic Symposium on Crowdfunding Research and Policy. The event will be …

An American “Reset” for Africa? | China: Open the “Backdoor”?

  August 7, 2014 In Focus: Africa An American “Reset” for Africa? Africa no longer needs the US as a benefactor. It wants a relationship based on mutual interests, says Ellis Mnyandu. 9 Facts on Africa’s Middle Class For all the recent hype, inequality and joblessness stifle the dynamic growth …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – Africa Leaders Summit: America’s Dirty Little Secret

  Wednesday, August 6, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:     Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil      Illicit Finance Jounralism Programme Lauches Fourth Training Project      Debate in Delaware on Anonymous Companies    Why Wildlife Trafficking and Anonymous Companies …

BETTER MARKETS: Attention on the 4th anniversary of the landmark Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) resumes

Financial Reform Newsletter July 23, 2014     Attention on the 4th anniversary of the landmark Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) resumes: Better Markets’ new poll on voters’ unhappiness with the pace and extent of financial reform continues to get broad coverage: Check out this terrific editorial by Bloomberg News on …

The World Future Council and the EU Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung are organising an international workshop on “A Mandatory Approval of Financial Instruments”

The World Future Council and the EU Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung are organising an international workshop on   A Mandatory Approval of Financial Instruments (Finance TÜV)   September 22nd/23rd  2014   Venue: EU Office Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Rue du Taciturne 38 1000 Brussels.   Complex financial instruments increase levels of opacity – …

FTC Newsletter – April – June 2014: The stakes are high!

Berlin Brussels Lima London Nairobi New Delhi Washington     Dear friends, When compiling our latest newsletter, we realized just how eventful the last three months have been. From the Indian government’s creation of a task force to investigate offshore accounts to the Queen of England’s speech announcing the UK’s …

China Might Be Winning The Race To Reduce Solar Costs

China Might Be Winning The Race To Reduce Solar Costs Many people, even fanatical advocates of solar power, are unaware quite how close we are to reaching a critical milestone in the industry. Within a fairly short space of time, solar generated electricity will be fully cost competitive with coal-powered electricity …

Democratizing Real Estate Investments

Democratizing Real Estate Investments  Newsletter 2nd Issue May 20, 2014 Editor’s Desk Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs: First-ever Crowdfunding Effort for an Existing Hotel The hotel industry in the US has been influenced by the emerging real estate crowdfunding industry. Individual investors are given opportunities to upgrade and renovate hotel rooms, and …

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 — …

US $6 Billion of Investment Opportunities at the Global Infrastructure Basel Summit

  Breaking News: Releasing Another 5 of 48 GIB Graded Projects Presented at 4th GIB Summit Investment Forums   Nova Belo Horizonte   Brazil, Belo Horizonte. Sectors: Transportation, Mobility and Logistics, Urban Development and Regeneration. Total Investment: US $1.6 billion “Nova BH” is a co-financed urban operation that will promote dramatic improvements …