EMM Spring Gathering Focuses on Opportunities Others Are Missing

Ethical Markets - R SRI/ESG News, Advisors' Forum

Rosalinda Sanquiche, Partner and Executive Director, ethical markets media Ethical Markets® Media hosted the Finding Ethical Alpha Conference in St. Augustine, FL, May 12-13, 2014. Designed with Stuart Williams of Endobility, the focus was on guiding the world’s significant asset allocators to use environmental and humanitarian risk/return metrics and screens …

CircleUp Launches ‘Circles,’ Diversified Funds for Consumer Goods Companies

Jay Owen Crowdfunding

Wednesday, May 7 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS CircleUp Launches Diversified Funds for Consumer Product Companies — CircleUp, an equity crowdfunding platform for consumer goods companies, announced last week the launch of diversified investment funds, which it calls ‘Circles.’ Circles come in two varieties: investor led and …

OurCrowd Raises $25M, Largest Investment in an Equity Crowdfunding Platform Yet

Jay Owen Crowdfunding

Wednesday, April 30 Top Stories Visit Our Site OurCrowd Closes $25M Series B Round — OurCrowd, the Israel-based equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, announced earlier this week that it raised a $25 million Series B private funding round. The company claims this is the largest investment in an equity …

UNEP FI Newsletter / March – April 2014 – Climate Science

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

   Members | Publications | Events | Training | About It is a delight to write this newsletter after two months in the role as Director and with the benefit of early insight into the workings of UNEP FI, the broader UNEP and UN environment, and with the extremely useful direct feedback from our …

Platform Launches to Crowdfund Agricultural Campaigns

Jay Owen Crowdfunding

  Harvest Funders Hopes to Power Agricultural Campaigns — While most of the popular crowdfunding campaigns are glitzy gadgets or creative projects, the new funding method can be used for much more. We profile Harvest Funders, a crowdfunding platform for agriculture. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS The Advantages of Crowdsourced Testing We reached …

Energy Self-Reliant States: New Report! Minnesota’s Value of Solar

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

A busy week for democratic energy!  Last week we: Released a comprehensive explainer on Minnesota’s value of solar policy. Fired back at the biggest solar leasing companies in their war on value of solar with An Enormous Question for ‘Solar Choice’. Published a presentation I gave at Electrons on the Run, a …

Kickstarter Begins Accepting Projects from the Netherlands

Jay Owen Crowdfunding

Wednesday, April 9 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Kickstarter Opens Up to Creatives in the Netherlands — Kickstarter announced on Monday that it’s opening up to creatives from the netherlands. It’s a big step forward for the platform, which had previously only been available to those in several English-speaking countries. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS …

It’s Back! The FTC Newsletter: January-March 2014

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

Berlin Brussels Lima London Nairobi New Delhi Washington Dear friends,   After a year-long hiatus, the Financial Transparency Coalition’s (formerly the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development) newsletter is back! In our newsletter you will find updates on our organization, policy work, press, resources, and upcoming events.   …

LendIt – Discounted Pricing for LendIt 2014 Ends Today

Jay Owen Crowdfunding

View this email in your browser Discounted Pricing for LendIt 2014 Ends Today The LendIt 2014 Conference is just five weeks away but more importantly for potential attendees the discounted pricing is ending today. The price will be going up from $795 to $1,195 tonight (March 31) at midnight Pacific Time. So, …

Opportunities in Paraguay 2014 – Be Among the First to Invest in This Emerging Market Country

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News

Join us in Asunción for Opportunities in Paraguay – Part 2, where webring together the most senior government and industry leaders from Paraguay with globally recognized business executives and investors.   Opportunities in Paraguay 2014 – Part 2 May 5-6, Business & Conscious Capital Trade Mission May 6-8, Conference, Bourbon …