The profession of sustainability is doing just fine

Joel Makower Sustainability professionals are thriving. That in itself is news. When the 2008 recession came around, the sustainability function inside companies suffered as many positions were shed as part of cost-saving (euphemistically, “rightsizing”) measures. By the time the recession ended in 2010, only about one in four companies said …

Bloomberg Green: Climate-friendly shopping

“Ethical Markets congratulates Jess Shankleman and Bloomberg Green for highlighting Freecycle!  We have covered all these and other electronic barter exchanges and local currencies we have documented for over 30 years ….whenever macroeconomic indicators and price-system based policies have failed to steer markets away from cliffs of unsustainability and destructive …

BREAKING NEWS – Investment Crowdfunding Surges as Industry Exceeds $1.1B in Financing – 2022 to Double 2021 Investment Volume in Upcoming Report

DENVER, COLORADO, January 4, 2022 — In its upcoming report “Time to Celebrate Success,” Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) releases findings from its annual industry survey. Since launching in 2016 over $1.1B has been invested into 4,850 startups and small businesses by 1.3M investors. Issuers were present in over 1,300 cities across …

Yes, let’s bring back Postal Savings banking ! We can save the USPS with this!

“Ethical Markets continues to support this sensible return to community-based Post Office Savings Banking, as in most other advanced societies! ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“ We can save the USPS and provide less expensive non-profit banking services in the communities that need them most if we bring back Postal Banking nationwide. Right now, …

The Real Antidote to Inflation, by Ellen H. Brown

“Ethical Markets is once again, happy to post this brilliant article “The Real Antidote to Inflation” by our monetary expert, lawyer Ellen H. Brown, author, and founder of the Public Banking Institute, on which I’m proud to serve as an advisor. Ellen Brown points out the truth that the US …

Recordings Available and NEW Sessions Coming Up

The Climate Leadership Series Closes Out the Year With December Events   Access Last Week’s Series Recordings and Register for December Events    Last week the Climate Leadership team presented two solutions-oriented events: A workshop on Climate Risk, Opportunity, and Disclosure: Insights and Trends from TCFD Leaders and a webinar panel on Transforming the Built Environment through …

1st 3/4 2021 – Renewables Are 88% of New U.S. Electrical Generating Capacity; Solar Capacity Projected to Experience Explosive Growth, Followed Closely by Wind

SUN DAY CAMPAIGN   FOR FIRST THREE-QUARTERS OF 2021, LATEST FERC DATA SHOW:     RENEWABLES ARE 87.6% OF NEW U.S. GENERATING CAPACITY    SOLAR EXPERIENCING EXPLOSIVE GROWTH,  FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY WIND     For Release:  Tuesday – November 23, 2021 Contact:         Ken Bossong, 301-588-4741 or 301-270-6477 x.6  Washington …

Driving Home the Importance of Safe and Sustainable Mobility

By Nneka Henry, UN Road Safety Fund The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out currently underway has prompted several countries and companies to shift their focus and investments back to the largely unfinished business of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Under the auspices of “building back better,” there is a renewed impetus to re-prioritize “people, planet and prosperity.” Recognizing …

The resale startup supporting small business owners and brands alike

Lauren Phipps   As most players in the apparel industry shift away from brick-and-mortar retail, Shilla Kim-Parker is doubling down on the importance of small stores for communities and mom-and-pop shop-owners. Coming from a family of Black, small business owners, Kim-Parker launched Thrilling in 2018 to support Black, Indigenous and people of color …