News – IDB Announces Winners of Third Annual beyondBanking Awards

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, Community Development Solutions

March 11, 2013 – News Releases IDB Announces Winners of Third Annual beyondBanking Awards Seven financial intermediaries are recognized for promoting sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean’s financial sector The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced today the winners of the third annual beyondBanking awards, a prize that recognizes …

Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Online Courses 2013 Calendar

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  Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Online Courses      2013 Calendar  Dear Partners, The Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Online Course will be held in the following dates in 2013:        -English: 1 – 19 April -Spanish: 8 – 26 April -French: 15 April – 3 May -English: …

As 2013 begins, the introduction of a financial transaction tax (FTT) in a selection of European countries looks closer to becoming reality then ever.

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

  After a first (failed) attempt by the European Commission to introduce a common system for a broad based FTT in the EU in 2011, the proposal has gained new life when 11 Eurozone countries were able to agree on the proposal and move it forward under the ‘enhanced cooperation …

Obfuscation of Big CSR and Sustainability Issues

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Obfuscation of Big CSR & Sustainability Issues: A Financial Services Issue, not all Business The financial sector has failed to act in a meaningful way to promote sustainability and CSR and may well ‘present the greatest block to global progress.’ But the main reason is not unconcern. Keynes was correct …

It’s the Interest, Stupid! Why Bankers Rule the World

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance, Community Development Solutions

Ellen Brown http://WebofDebt.com/articles November 3, 2012 In the 2012 edition of Occupy Money released last week, Professor Margrit Kennedy writes that a stunning 35% to 40% of everything we buy goes to interest.  This interest goes to bankers, financiers, and bondholders, who take a 35% to 40% cut of our …

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 …

The Kay Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-term Decision Making

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Click here to download the report (PDF) by John Kay for the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, UK, July 2012 “Financial intermediation depends on trust and confidence: the trust and confidence that savers who invest funds have in those they choose to manage these funds, and the trust and …

Position on the Natural Capital Declaration

kristy Green Prosperity, Reforming Global Finance

“We at Ethical Markets Media agree with BankTrack’s following perceptive critique of the Natural Capital Declaration, which still starts from the faulty premises of conventional economics and financial models . Ethical Markets Media and the Biomimicry Group will be releasing its own additional Statement on real Transformation of Finance at …

The Battle of Markets Vs. Governments

kristy Reforming Global Finance

June 15, 2012 The Battle of Markets Vs. Governments In light of the momentous events in financial markets this week, we present a special series of essays by Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the country’s central bank. He has a dual message for would-be reformers: …

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 …