Investor Statement re: Green Bonds & Climate Bonds

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

UN CLIMATE SUMMIT 23 SEPTEMBER 2014 We, the undersigned signatories to this statement, represent asset owners, investment managers and individual funds managing a combined Two Trillion Dollars of assets. We are substantial investors in the $100 trillion  global bond market. We understand: That climate change poses a significant risk to …

Making a killing

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Beyond GDP

The economic beneficiaries of war – interview with Keith Suter, Ph.D.,Foreign Editor for Sunrise Channel 7, SydneyIn 2013 global military spending totaled $1.75 trillion… more than 130times higher than the foreign aid budget. Dr Keith Suter discusses theeconomic beneficiaries of war and the ideas behind a peace-industrialcomplex.Watch the interview<> .

PRESS RELEASE – New pension fund trustee guide gives priority to long-term value

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Global Citizen

    PRESS RELEASE – 06 March 2014   New pension fund trustee guide gives priority to long-term value   Tomorrow’s Company calls for comply-and-explain to apply to pension fund trustee mandates   Tomorrow’s Company, the London based global business think tank is launching a guide for pension fund trustees to …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: U.S. Treasury delays offshore tax-dodge law by 6 months

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

  Monday, July 15, 2013 Job Listing: Financial Transparency Coalition Administrator Behavioral Economics And Lessons For FCPA, AML, And Tax Compliance Are High Bribery Rates In Poor Countries Blocking Development? Global Witness’s Charmian Gooch At TED Global: Meet Global Corruption’s Hidden Players GFI Disappointed By Court Decision To Vacate Key …

CleanTechnica: Why Is “Solar Power vs Utilities” Such A Hot Topic?

Jay Owen Greentech

Top cleantech news of the day fromCleanTechnica, the world’s #1 cleantech or clean energy website:   Why Is “Solar Power vs Utilities” Such A Hot Topic? Graphene Can Reduce The Working Temperature Of Electronics By Up To 25% — Greatly Extending Their Working Life Solar Power Cheaper Than Coal Foreseen …

Impact Quarterly: Investing in Inclusion through Market Transformation

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

June 2013 As always, the Impact Forum ended with the wonderful elated feeling of ‘we can do it’ and ‘we can make it happen’. Of course ‘it’ in this case is sustainable development. With the theme of ‘Investing in Inclusion’, Impact Forum 2013 brought together over 500 participants from over …

ShareAction (formerly FairPensions) welcomes the announcement of the terms of reference of the Law Commission’s review into fiduciary duty.

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

ShareAction: Review of investors’ duties a ‘major step forward’ ShareAction has welcomed Vince Cable’s announcement of the terms of reference for the Law Commission’s review of investors’ fiduciary duties. The announcement, made as the Secretary of State appeared before a Select Committee inquiry into the Kay Review, represents the implementation …

UK Companies Act Provides Guidance for Investment Fiduciaries

kristy SRI/ESG News

An article from Sustainable Financial Markets Posted: 20 Apr 2011 10:41 AM PDT Catherine Howarth and Christine Berry write: There’s a fundamental inconsistency at the heart of the UK corporate governance framework. Company directors’ duties under the Companies Act are based on the concept of ‘enlightened shareholder value’: the UK …