Review Of ‘The Energy Of Nations’ By Jeremy Leggett

Jay Owen Books and Reviews

The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance   Banks and financial sector firms are still held in low repute by public opinion in many countries. Taxpayers and retail investors along with average citizens still distrust stock markets, high frequency trading and resent their banks, brokers and …

Schumacher Institute – our Converge project has delivered its final recommendations to the European Commission

Jay Owen Sustainability News

It’s been a busy few months at the Schumacher Institute – our Converge project has delivered its final recommendations to the European Commission. So there has been lots of reporting for our research team! Elsewhere in the Institute, we also have lots going on. Below you will find details of …

COOPERATIVES CAN BUILD SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESILIENCE DURING CRISES

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, Community Development Solutions

COOPERATIVES CAN BUILD SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESILIENCE DURING CRISES — UNOFFICIALS New York, Jul  6 2013 11:00AM The International Day of Cooperatives provides an opportunity to spotlight how such enterprises canhelp build resilience in all socio-economic spheres in times of “globaluncertainty,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday.“Over the course of the ongoing …

PCI Messenger – Post Carbon Institute Goes to Washington

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Resource Efficiency

          contents    1. new fellow    2. latest publications    3. resilience picks    4. transition us update    5. events     It may be an exaggeration to say that the nation’s capital was built on a swamp, but being there with temperatures hovering at 90°F (32°C) and humidity at nearly 100%, you …

James Robertson Newsletter No. 40 – March 2013

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

James Robertson Newsletter No. 40 – March 2013 The full Newsletter can also be viewed at www.jamesrobertson.com/newsletter.htm. 1. Introduction 2. A Leadership Vacuum 3. Understanding The Scale Of The Challenge We Face 4. The Practical Reforms 5. Progress: Money System Reform As A Whole 6. Pressures on Money Supply and …

SB Research Newsletter: Big Companies Increasing Climate Change Efforts While Suppliers Lag

Jay Owen Sustainability News

  February 13, 2012           Keeping You One Step Ahead of the Market FORWARD TO A FRIEND >      Home       News & Views       Research       Events       Digital Learning       Solutions                 Big Companies Increasing Climate Change Efforts While Suppliers Lag Experts see a world facing greater risks this year than …

January Update – New Rules for Global Finance

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

New Rules Newsletter January 2013     This year begins with promising rhetoric from the IMF managing director and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Plenary meeting – outlining the goals and challenges of macroeconomic policy and global financial regulations. At the IMF’s press briefing for the new year, Christine Legarde identified several …

Transforming Economics Into True Wealth

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, Transforming Finance

November 2012  The statement on TRANSFORMING ECONOMIES INTO TRUE WEALTH is an invitation to fully engage in the planetary whole-system shift now under way.  Many SRI investment professionals recognize our human responsibility for the many breakdowns in our societies and enfolding ecosystems resulting from our limited consciousness: climate change, hunger, …

ESG, CSR & Positive Deviant Leadership: 12 Reasons To Be Hopeful In 2013

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

  Dr. Raj Thamotheram and Jack Gray CSRWire January 11, 2013   The Chinese word for “crisis” has two characters – “danger” and “opportunity.” Holding apparently contradictory ideas together isn’t easy. The crises are plain to see, unless we are paid not to see, but the opportunities aren’t so obvious. So here are 12 reasons …

European asset owners: implementing more formal ESG practices to protect against long-term risks

Ethical Markets SRI/ESG News

4 December 2012 – Novethic is releasing the results of its annual survey on the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria by European asset owners, conducted with the support of BNP Paribas Investment Partners. Novethic surveyed 115 executives from the leading financial institutions in 11 countries, managing a …