CBRC working on evaluation criteria for Green Credit Policy

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China Sustainable Finance newsletter #15 (English) Policy developments 1. CBRC working on evaluation criteria for Green Credit Policy The Ministry of Environmental Protection reported in May 2012 that “China is working on criteria with which to evaluate the implementation of its green credit policy by banks and enterprises.” The central …

IDB launches first online course for Green Credit Lines Eligibility Criteria

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Tailored course targets Latin American and the Caribbean financial intermediaries’ identification and origination of environmentally-friendly projects eligible for IDB Green Credit Lines The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the course “Eligibility Criteria for Green Credit Lines” with the goal of supporting financial intermediary (FIs) employees to determine and execute environmental …

The Natural Capital Declaration: A declaration by the financial sector demonstrating our commitment at the Rio+ 20 Earth Summit

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The Declaration The Declaration is available in Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. The Natural Capital Declaration A declaration by the financial sector demonstrating our commitment at the Rio+ 20 Earth Summit to work towards integrating Natural Capital considerations into our financial products and services for the …

Invitation | Transformation to Sustainable Economy: Global Sustainable Finance Conference, Germany

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 A Two Day International Conference on Global Sustainable Finance will be held from 5th to 6th of July, 2012 inKarlsruhe, Germany. This event will bring together top executives and senior members of financial institutions, policy makers, economists, academia, regulators, sustainable development practitioners, senior government officials, representatives of international development agencies and other relevant …

Arianna Huffington on Empathy–Arianna Huffington wrote a book exploring what drives us to include the world around us in our individual caring

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News on The Edge Welcome to the Social Edge update! A few years ago, Arianna Huffington wrote a book exploring what drives us to include the world around us in our individual caring. Not surprisingly then, she went to the Skoll World Forum last month to speak on a panel …

Federation Leadership Transition Statement by Lynda Milton, Board Chairman – For Immediate Release

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Federation Leadership Transition Statement by Lynda Milton, Board Chairman (Tuesday, March 20, 2012 – Washington, DC) The following statement was released today at a press conference at CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference, and was attended by members of the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions’ (Federation’s) executive committee, staff, and …

Federation Issues Major Study of CDCUs and CDFI Industry

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Federation Issues Major Study of CDCUs and CDFI Industry (March 14, 2012 – New York, NY) A major new study by National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (Federation) President/CEO Cliff Rosenthal, entitled Credit Unions, Community Development Finance and the Great Recession, has been released by the Federal Reserve Bank …

Federation Issues Major Study of CDCUs and CDFI Industry

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We welcome this important report , however, the “Great Recession” is a mystification, when we all know that the real problem is that the domestic money supply collapsed, due to fewer bank loans and securitizations, by which our banks create most of our nation’s money supply! Hazel Henderson, Editor Federation …

Don’t Bank on the Bomb – Who’s Financing Nuclear Arms Makers

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Press release from ICAN (not a member of BankTrack) A groundbreaking report released today by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) identifies more than 300 banks, pension funds, insurance companies and asset managers in 30 countries with substantial investments in nuclear arms producers. View the report at www.dontbankonthebomb.com. …

Why Is Finance So Big?

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Why Is Finance So Big? Posted: 29 Feb 2012 01:29 PM PST By James Kwak This is a chart from ?The Quiet Coup,? an article that we wrote for The Atlantic three years ago next month. Many people have noted that the financial sector has been getting bigger over the …