New Paradigm Needed to Ensure Global Job Creation and Economic Progress – UN Officials

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New York, May 17 2012 12:05PM United Nations senior officials today stressed the importance of establishing a new paradigm for growth that ensures social inclusiveness, job opportunities for all, and more accountability from the financial sector to tackle the ongoing global economic crisis. “It is time to recognize that human capital and natural capital …

Activists in over 30 countries pile pressure on Governments to back a Robin Hood Tax, as leaders discuss FTT at European Summit

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Ethical Markets is a longtime supporter of the financial transactions tax . Now is the time  to enact it !  – Hazel  Henderson, Editor Activists in over 30 countries are uniting this week to pressure their governments to back a Robin Hood Tax. A huge rally of nurses dressed in …

Press Release – Individual Principles for the Responsible Investor

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 What is the Responsibility of an Individual when Engaging in Financial Business? Sustainable Finance Geneva is convinced that individual and collective responsibility is essential to influence the financial sector. Therefore SFG has developed actions principles for professionals in sustainable finance. These principles aim at defining and spreading best practices in …

Fix income inequality with $10 million loans for everyone!

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Fix income inequality with $10 million loans for everyone! By Sheila Bair Published: April 13 Are you concerned about growing income inequality in America? Are you resentful of all that wealth concentrated in the 1 percent? I’ve got the perfect solution, a modest proposal that involves just a small adjustment …

Naturally does it. Natural Capital Declaration paves the way to Rio+20

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‘Lights out’ were the calls heard around the world for the sixth Earth Hour held this late March. The initiative started by the World Wildlife Fund is a striking symbol that gives us a measure of how far the world has come since ‘environment’ and ‘sustainability’ were considered emerging issues, …

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 …

‘Inclusive Innovation’ Offers Opportunity for the Financial Sector to Grow and Re-engage with Society: New Report

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“Backing into the Future of Finance Looking Through the Rearview Mirror !” This report is a cautious, status quo view, somewhat behind the curve . Hazel Henderson, Editor” Embargo: 09:00 EST, December 16 2011 ‘Inclusive Innovation’ Offers Opportunity for the Financial Sector to Grow and Re-engage with Society: New Report …

Vancity and Vancouver Foundation introduce innovative, high-impact investment program to build resilient communities

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An excellent new framework for social investment and community building below. Attached please find the study done by Washington Lobbyists on how to destroy OWS. https://www.vancity.com/AboutUs/OurNews/MediaReleases/November25/ Vancity and Vancouver Foundation introduce innovative, high-impact investment program to build resilient communities November 25, 2011 – Vancouver, BC – Vancity and Vancouver Foundation …

RI-TV Special: “The honeymoon is over,” says Wolfgang Engshuber, Chair, UN PRI

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November 24th, 2011 RI-TV Alert: In the second RI-TV free-to-air interview special recorded at ESG Europe 2011, Wolfgang Engshuber, Chair of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) summarizes the development of the organisation over the last six years saying: “The honeymoon is over” and describes its desired …

London’s Bankers Say U.K. Wealth Gap Too Big in Church Report

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London’s Bankers Say U.K. Wealth Gap Too Big in Church Report 2011-11-07 11:48:09.122 GMT By Simon Clark and Howard Mustoe Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) — Three-quarters of London financial professionals said the gap between rich and poor is too big, according to a report by the St. Paul’s Institute, a church …