25th Anniversary Overview

Jay Owen Global Citizen, Trendspotting, Latest Headlines

“Ethical Markets is proud to recommend this 25th Anniversary of the Millennium Project, which I and my beloved late partner, Alan F. Kay helped with early funding.  I am honored to continue as a member of its Planning Committee.  Congratulations to Jerry Glenn, Elizabeth Fiorescu and Ted Gordon, and all …

News from the Grantham Research Institute at LSE – February 2021

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Reforming Global Finance, Beyond GDP, Latest Headlines

“Ethical Markets highly recommends all the efforts focusing on the climate crisis by the Grantham Institute at LSE.  However, we were appalled at some of LSE’s  funder, Jeremy Grantham’s recent interview on Bloomberg, giving support to obsolete economists and politicians opposing President Biden’s initial Covid Relief package of $1.9 trillion now discussed in Congress. …

“Behind Big Tech’s Crackdown on the Right Is a Fight Over Biden Antitrust Policy “by Ryan Grim

Jay Owen Global Citizen, Trendspotting, Wealth of Networks, Latest Headlines

“Ethical Markets thanks our media partner Roberto Savio for this important reporting by Ryan Grim on key issues in efforts to reform social media monopolies and how these social media giants are currying favor with the Biden Administration.  Must reading for our Panel on “Social Responsibilities of Media and the …

SDG Update – 28 January 2021

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Greentech, Latest Headlines

Raising Ambition for Climate Action US Announces Plans for NDC and Whole-of-Government Climate Action Among other actions, the US will reconvene the Major Economies Forum and will prepare a nationally determined contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. Read 17 Global Champions Announced for UN High-level Dialogue on Energy Global Champions …

What does half-a-trillion dollars mean to you?

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency, Latest Headlines

In climate news today… Aramco’s missing emissions could double its carbon impact. Biden administration considers reversing Trump’s ESG rule change. German Greens leader on climate politics going mainstream Global investment in wind and solar power, biofuels, biomass and waste, small hydropower—the main technologies behind clean electricity—has expanded by nearly an order …

Modern Monetary Theory and “Beyond GDP”!

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News, Beyond GDP, Latest Headlines

This article by Prof. Fadhel Kaboub goes a long way to explaining why the economic rhetoric of Republican politicians and their libertarian economists has held back needed public investments in healthcare, infrastructure, education and environmental protection.  Of course deficits matter, but so do all the assets they create in both …

Do we really need a global offsets market?

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Latest Headlines

“We highly recommend this dive into the carbon offset market by Kate Mackenzie in Bloomberg Green.  We share her skepticism and have questioned this reliance on all forms of emissions trading, since Kyoto, when financial markets and their economists saw opportunities for expansion.  These have proved less effective than actual …