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 …

Has McKinsey Lost Its Luster?

DEALBOOK NEWSLETTER Has McKinsey Lost Its Luster? More tough headlines for the consulting firm.   By Andrew Ross Sorkin, Jason Karaian, Michael J. de la Merced, Lauren Hirsch and Ephrat Livni Feb. 25, 2021, 8:03 a.m. ET What went wrong at McKinsey Partners at McKinsey yesterday voted out their leader, Kevin Sneader, as the company deals with blowback …

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 …

Bloomberg Green: Inside Bill Gates’s Climate Brain

“Ethical Markets highly recommends Akshat Rathi’s reporting on Bill Gates and his approach to the green transition.  While Bill Gates has made some good investments through his Breakthrough Ventures, he is still too focused on R & D, while overlooking low-hanging fruit, such as halophyte foods and saltwater agriculture on …

News from the Grantham Research Institute at LSE – February 2021

“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. …

Algorithms are pushing society toward catastrophe, says Apple CEO

“Ethical Markets compliments Tim Cook for his honesty!  See my “Can AI Algorithms Ever Be Ethical” going live Feb 4 on www.wsimag.com   Apple CEO sounds warning of algorithms pushing society towards catastrophe Tim Cook says there will be consequences to having ‘rampant disinformation and conspiracy theories juiced by algorithms’. …