Bloomberg Green: Carbon taxes cut emissions, not jobs

  It’s easy to poke fun at some economists’ apparent obsession with carbon taxes as the sole climate policy tool. Some appear to revel in making the case that we should tax carbon and only tax carbon. Meanwhile, it’s clear that carbon taxes alone aren’t enough, because more must be done than …

Time to Dethrone Economics: By Hazel Henderson

Economy versus ecology 4 MAY 2021,  HAZEL HENDERSON ©Hazel Henderson The bankruptcy of economics and the negligence and malfeasance of the economics profession is now evident, as I have charged since the 1960s and in my “Economists versus Ecologists”, New York Times, October 24, 1971. The generational task of metaphysical …

Circularity Weekly: Could 2021 be the Year of Repair?

Could 2021 be the Year of Repair? In the waning months of 2020, the European Union took ambitious steps to address the more than 12 million tons of electronic waste the bloc produces annually. Acknowledging that “Europe is living well beyond planetary boundaries,” a European Parliament vote called for mandatory …

The JUST Report: Georgia On My Mind

“We at Ethical Markets are appalled at this vote-suppression legislation in Georgia and urge all corporations to object and hasten its repeal!  Never has the case for the bill S1 on assuring voting rights and our democratic institutions been more urgent, so as to preempt all the similar “Jim Crow” …

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 …

Biodiversity on the balance sheet- in Brasil

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Biodiversity on the balance sheet Last summer, the investment arm of northern Europe’s largest financial services group dropped Brazilian meat giant JBS from its portfolio. Nordea Asset Management, which manages roughly $280 billion, gave several reasons for the decision, including JBS’s links to farms involved in …

On Fareed Zakaria GPS

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this common sense for Fareed Zakaria.  A needed wake up call!   Hazel Henderson, Editor.“ Today’s guests and topics, plus: the battle over voting rights; Taiwan and Beijing show down over pineapples; ‘net-zero’ targets lack specificity; Iran’s veiled history; and assessing Meghan’s moment … Insights, analysis …