Latest circular economy news

“Ethical Markets welcomes this new alliance between the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UK-based Royal Society for Arts, of which I am a Fellow ! For full disclosure, I am also an advisor to a pre-eminent circular economy company ECOR  www.ecorglobal.com.   ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“ Design and the circular economy The Foundation’s …

How can we transition to a green economy?

“Ethical Markets partners with Climate Action and highly recommend that all our partners, professional users and colleagues join us for these important Transition to Net Zero events.  We study these “net zero“ commitments very carefully to see if they rely on dubious “offsets” which often over-promise or are not properly …

IFRS Announcement and CDSB response

Today the IFRS Foundation has invited CDSB to join a working group to accelerate convergence in global sustainability reporting The working group will provide technical recommendations, including further development of the climate prototype released in December by the Group of 5 reporting standard setters, as a potential basis for the new board …

[Fossil Fuel Treaty] Oil Companies and Net Zero Oped in Guardian

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this article by Tzeporah Berman of the Fossil Fuel Treaty initiative, which we fully support, in the Guardian. ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“   Global oil companies have committed to ‘net zero’ emissions. It’s a sham Tzeporah Berman and Nathan Taft The energy industry is like a smoker who goes …

CBD Informal Session and Energy Dialogue Preparations

Summary Report CBD SBSTTA 24 Informal Session Over the course of six days, the Convention on Biological Diversity held an informal meeting in preparation for the 24th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24) where participants could comment on the SBSTTA 24 agenda items, …

IFAC and IIRC set out a vision for accelerating integrated reporting assurance

IFAC and IIRC set out a vision for accelerating integrated reporting assurance   As an increasing number of businesses around the world implement integrated reporting as a route to long-term value creation and sustainable development, the demand for assurance services on such reports is expected to rise accordingly. To help …

The Road Back to Paris and Beyond

  THE ROAD BACK TO PARIS AND BEYOND   The U.S. is now officially back in the Paris Agreement. Messages coming from the government on climate change are strongly worded, but it’s still early days in terms of tangible actions. As The New York Times noted, “There are two immediate signals to …

Big Oil’s biggest banker

“Ethical Markets is happy to pass the torch to Bloomberg Green on all the green financial and technological reports of our Green Transition Scoreboard reports from 2009-2020, soon to be summarized in our e-textbook “Mapping the Global Green Transition:2009-2020”. We also especially follow the reporting of Akshat Rathi, whose deep …

Positive Money video to BoE “Stop Funding Floods! “

“Ethical Markets congratulates our brilliant colleagues at Positive Money, for campaigning so effectively for central banks to stop financing fossilized sectors, and exacerbating climate disasters!  Please circulate this widely among your colleagues! ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“ Exciting news: our advert – demanding that he should stop bankers causing flooding misery – made …