Sustainable Finance News from the Grantham Research Institute at LSE

April 2021 Exploring the links between biodiversity loss and financial stability   By Ma Jun, Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) and China Society for Finance and Banking, and Nick Robins, Grantham Research Institute In this post for the Sustainable Finance Leadership series, Ma Jun and Nick Robins describe the need …

SDG Update – 11 May 2021

  Making Multilateralism Work     COVID-19 Response and Ministerial Preparations Take Center Stage at WTO General Council The TRIPS waiver proposal and a submission from the “Ottawa Group“ of WTO members on tackling goods-related issues were “hot-button topics” during the meetings of the General Council and the WTO’s Trade …

BLOOMBERG GREEN: Beijing’s Olympic hurdle

  When Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, China was determined to welcome visitors from around the world with blue skies and fresh air. Authorities shut down or cut production at almost all the factories in and around the capital. The government launched measures to cut traffic congestion by half …

Is ‘net zero’ much ado about nothing?

“Ethical markets highly recommend this overview by our wise colleague Joel Makower, dissecting all the issues around promises of “Net Zero“.  Must reading! ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“               Monday, May 10, 2021 ·  Forward ·  Visit Greenbiz ·  Subscribe   Is ‘net zero’ much ado about nothing? It feels almost …

Postive Money News

  It’s been a busy month at Positive Money! Below we share our view on key events from the last few weeks and some of the progress we’ve made…   Is the launch of digital cash finally on the horizon? In April the government and Bank of England announced they are setting up …

A Book Worth Reading

“Ethical Markets thanks Mike Nickerson for this review of Ron Coleman’s new book “THE CASE FOR A SUSTAINABLE AND EQUITABLE ECONOMY” , Columbia University Press (2021). We congratulate Ron for this book and thank Mike for this review, since we are fortunate that both are longtime colleagues! We look forward …

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 …