Good environmental policy is good economic policy

kristy Reforming Global Finance

While a political storm brews in Washington over deficit reduction, severe storms are on the rise, as Hurricane Irene reminded us when it swept up the eastern seaboard. For years, Congress has attempted to appease corporate energy interests rather than produce good climate policy, and with the economy in trouble, …

G20 Labour Ministers Need to Push for Job Creation – ITUC OnLine

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance

110 million jobs needed to overcome emergency G20 Labour Ministers to spearhead co-ordinated action with Finance Ministers and Leaders Protection of workers’ rights and a Social Protection Floor critical elements of recovery Brussels, 21 September 2011 (ITUC OnLine):  A full scale jobs emergency confronts the G20 with 110 million jobs …

Tax Evasion: The Real Costs

kristy SRI/ESG News

A publication from Demos’ Taxes Matter Week Tax evasion will cost the U.S. government $305 billion in 2010 and has cost $3 trillion over the past decade. It is a major contributor to budget deficits and the accumulation of national debt since 2001. Tax evasion also costs state treasuries billions …

Solar Market Leaders to Illuminate Industry Trends at Greentech Media Conference

kristy Greentech

Solar Market Leaders to Illuminate Industry Trends at Greentech Media Conference Sessions include leaders in Utility-Scale PV and Gigawatt-scale Manufacturing ARPA-E and DOD Advance Partnership for Storage Solutions As Congress tries to tighten its belt, ARPA-E taps its role in national security to keep dollars flowing towards clean energy. Calera …

Asem-8: Progress On Labour Priorities But Over-Emphasis On Deficit Reduction

kristy Reforming Global Finance

Asem-8: Progress On Labour Priorities But Over-Emphasis On Deficit Reduction Brussels, 6 October 2010 (ITUC OnLine): Trade unions have welcomed the section on “Social Cohesion” in the Chair’s statement to conclude the ASEM-8 Summit of 46 Asian and European countries, held in Brussels on 4-5 October. “We welcome the Leaders’ …