British Medical Association Ends Fossil Fuel Investments

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Trendspotting

The British Medical Association (BMA), the trade union and professional association of British doctors, has decided to end its investment in fossil fuels. One of the reasons stated was the irony of medical organizations investing in the fossil fuel industry which damages public health, and the medical industry’s purpose is to …

Funding the US government and avoiding the fiscal cliff

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions, Advisors' Forum

By Dr Shann Turnbull, Co-founding Member of the Sustainable Money Working Group, Ethical Markets Advisory Board Member, October 2013 The US government could fund both its operations and avoid the fiscal cliff by introducing a self-liquidating and self-financing negative interest rate complementary currency. The US Treasury could issue say one trillion …

“Seeking Impact” Symposium, October 1, New York City, NY, USA

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Global Citizen, Partner Announcements and News

The Wealth & Giving Forum will be hosting a “Seeking Impact” Symposium on October 1st at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. The symposium will feature leading philanthropists, investors, thought leaders, portfolio managers and entrepreneurs who will engage our guests in an exchange of insights about emerging practices across …

greentech media: Wall Street Journal Warns of the ‘All-Powerful Bike Lobby’

Jay Owen Greentech

LATEST NEWS: Wall Street Journal Warns of the ‘All-Powerful Bike Lobby’  Stephen Lacey – June 3, 2013 WSJ editorial board member calls bike sharing the work of “totalitarians.” My View: What’s Good for APS Is Not Necessarily Good for Arizona (or Solar)  Barry Goldwater Jr. – June 3, 2013 The …

ImpactAssets Engages Allyson McDonald as Senior Strategic Advisor

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

    ImpactAssets Engages Allyson McDonald as Senior Strategic Advisor February 4, 2013 – ImpactAssets has engaged Allyson McDonald as Senior Strategic Advisor for Sales & Distribution. Allyson is based in New York and will work with the ImpactAssets Sales team and task force comprising Safia Kryger-Nelson, Senior Accounts Manager, along with …

Green VC Launches Green Crowdfunding Website, GreenFundraising.org

Ethical Markets Crowdfunding

Green VC announced today that is has launched GreenFundraising.org.  This site is an online platform to support projects that focus on environmental or social responsibility. Entrepreneurs and non-profits can seek funding from the public (referred to as “crowdfunding”) by posting a project on GreenFundraising.org. Projects can offer rewards to contributors, but …

Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Daiga Auzina-Melalksne

kristy SRI/ESG News, The Power of Yin

An interview from Emerging Markets ESG Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Daiga Auzina-Melalksne, Chair, Management Board, NASDAQ OMX Riga Stock Exchange, Riga, Latvia – October 21, 2011 By Geoffrey on October 21, 2011 Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI.” …

7 Strategies to Achieve Competitive Advantage through Sustainability

kristy Sustainability News

An article from Sustainable Life Media By Thomas Miner Share7 February 7, 2011 – Verdantix, a London-based sustainability and analysis firm, has identified seven strategies to help firms achieve competitive advantage through their sustainability initiatives based on the company’s recent research and report titled “Overcoming Barriers to Sustainability Leadership.” In …

Multiplier Effect/BerkShares on TV again

kristy Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

Channel Five TV out of Boston, a Hearst station, has a program called Main Streets and Back Roads. On Valentine’s Day they featured the Berkshires. A whole segment was devoted to BerkShares. http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/26866195/detail.html That¹s BerkShares board member, Will Conklin, describing how when money is spent at local stores, the multiplier …