POSITIVE NEWS from UK: Women in Finance.

What went right this week: women rise at FTSE firms, a mysterious bird turns up, plus more positive news Corporate boardrooms were once a male domain – they didn’t call it ‘working for the man’ for nothing. But a report released this week found that women now hold one in three boardroom roles …

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 …

“Capital on Your Terms Community“

We recently launched the Capital on Your Terms Community, a membership program for entrepreneurs who want to learn about creative capital raising. Below are some sample posts and graphics for you to share on your social media channels. It’s easy…pick a post and graphic, drop in a few hashtags, add …

DealBook: How does this end?

“So this is what I meant by calling public stock markets “the Global Casino“, accelerated by HFT and now internet gamers and day traders on Reddit!!  We tried to sound the alarm with our seminar on Wall Street, Nov, 2013 and report “Perspectives on Reforming Electronic Markets and Trading”, 2014. …

Meme stocks, GameStop, and Robinhood’s bid to save itself

“More evidence of the need to fundamentally reform stock markets, as we warned in “Perspectives on Reforming Electronic Markets and Trading“ of the threats posed by computerized trading.  Stay tuned! ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“   The past few days of trading have seen more drama than a Hollywood movie (The Wolf …

Circularity Weekly: The human side of circular systems

The human side of circular systems Over the past few years of covering the circular economy, I’ve tracked impressive innovations in materials, products, business models and processes — but innovation on how we treat people has been notably absent. That’s starting to change, as I noted in my essay, “The …

Modern Monetary Theory and “Beyond GDP”!

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?

“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 …

GREENBIZ : The coming ESG explosion

Ethical markets welcomes this terrific article by Jean Haggerty in GREENFIN, the weekly from GREENBIZ.  Very comprehensive roundup.  Thanks to Joel  Makower for his leadership and his longtime service on our global Judges Panel for our EthicMark® Awards for communications Uplifting the Human Spirit & society www.ethicmark.org.  Don’t miss out, sign up for GREENFIN! …