SDG Update – 9 April 2020

News UN Agencies Warn COVID-19 Pandemic Could Lead to New Debt Crisis The 2020 Financing for Sustainable Development Report notes that global financial markets have witnessed heavy losses and intense volatility due to the pandemic. Read WTO Projects Trade Impacts of COVID-19, Takes Steps to Facilitate Trade in Essential Goods …

Special Preview: How to Fix a Failing Global Effort on Climate Change

“As we approach the re-scheduled COP 26 meeting, this article proposes a way to break out of the foot-dragging on shifting to renewable resource-based societies, by creating an expanding circle of cooperating countries.   ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“   William Nordhaus explains why the global fight against climate change is failing—and lays out …

Project: “HALOPHYTES AND THEIR RHIZOSPHERE RELATIONSHIPS”

“Ethical Markets  thanks  NASA Chief Scientist Dennis Bushnell for alerting us to this ground-breaking study on the potentials for applying halophytes and their rhizosphere relationships as tools for adaptation of traditional agriculture to climate change.  We salute this group of Spanish researchers.   ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“   Halophytes and their rhizosphere relationships: …

We Will Move Forward

“Ethical Markets is happy to share this statement from our colleague Erika Karp, CEO and founder of Cornerstone Capital, Inc.   Thank you for your leadership in ESG investing!. ~Hazel Henderson, Editor” We Will Move Forward:  Our message at this time of renewal To the Cornerstone Community and Beyond – As a …

Op Ed by Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris

“Ethical Markets is delighted to post this from our distinguished Advisory Board member, evolution biologist Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, who teaches in the MBA program at Chaminade University, Hawaii.  We agree with Elisabet, all this is eminently doable! Only theory-induced blindness and other cognitive biases and vested interests are still blocking such …

Nick Bilton Interviews Ian Lipkin and Scott C. Burns

“Ethical Markets thanks our colleague Dal LaMagna for this information on approaches to Covid-19 that examines issues of immunity and the need for more serological testing, so that there is more information on who has antibodies in the blood, as they already had the virus infection and recovered.  To the extent that such …

Plant-based food retail sales hit $5 billion | GFI launches online seminar series for scientists | One step closer to plant-based tuna

“Ethical Markets joins our friends at the Good Food Institute in following all the exciting trends in plant-based foods, including in our Green Transition Scorecard reports; “Capturing CO2 While Improving Human Nutrition & Health“ 2018 and our companion TV program “Investing in Saltwater Agriculture“ with NASA Chief Scientist Bushnell, at www.ethicalmarkets.com.   ~Hazel …

Envision Solar will Prioritize Manufacturing of Solar-Powered Emergency Power Products for COVID-19 Healthcare Disaster Response

“Ethical Markets applauds this innovative response to the COVID-19 crisis by enabling standalone on-site solar electricity for emergency healthcare and other temporary facilities. This renewable energy company, in which I am an early investor, continues to be overlooked in the fossilized asset-allocation “Energy” buckets in mainstream financial algos, along with most …

On Fareed Zakaria GPS

“Ethical Markets recommends this good set of  grown-up discussions today on how Singapore dealt with COVID-19 and the furor over Dr. David Katz‘s very sensible article in the New York Times, examining the possibilities of “herd immunity“, and sheltering only the riskiest population over 60 or with pre-existing conditions, rather than …