The Economic Case for Divesting from Fossil Fuels

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Resource Efficiency

Garvin Jabusch, Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer, Green Alpha Advisors   The fossil fuels industry, big oil, big coal, natural gas, and its allied sectors, including some large financial institutions, will not quietly or willingly retire into the history of ideas whose time has passed. That fossil fuels represent the single …

IASB, average premiums, UK select committee, DNB, smart beta, PFA, Norway, SpenceJohnson

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

TODAY’S TOP STORIES IASB mounts charm offensive to address concerns of UK investors Accounting board expresses sympathy for concerns voiced over use of prudence under revised conceptual framework Ditching average Dutch premium selfish and short-sighted, says legal expert UK pension reforms motivated by tax, alleges influential committee chair European institutions …

Predictions FROM Jeremy Leggett, author ENERGY OF NATIONS

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

The Energy of Nations.  Since the  5 months the book has been out , here isan update on how the dramas are playing out :I finished writing the book during the Easter break a year ago. As you know,I made predictions about three systemic risks being run by the energyincumbency: …

SDGs focus areas: Stakeholder proposals for goals and targets

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Trendspotting

  SDGs focus areas: Stakeholder proposals for goals and targets   In order to inform the deliberations of the tenth session of the UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group (OWG) on sustainable development goals (SDGs), 31 March – 4 April 2014, stakeholder forum has compiled a number of goals and corresponding targets from stakeholder proposals housed …

The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report

Jay Owen Sustainability News, Beyond GDP

  We recently launched  “The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report.”  together with five sustainable practices in developing coutires. Giants like Mars, Unilever, Starbucks, Nestle and McDonalds are among the firms investing in new approaches to help them understand what makes the segments now integrate no less than 435 sustainability. Some of these are a response to …

ILLICIT FINANCIAL OUTFLOWS FROM AFRICA CRIPPLING CONTINENT’S DEVELOPMENT

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

ILLICIT FINANCIAL OUTFLOWS FROM africa CRIPPLING CONTINENT’S DEVELOPMENT – UN New York, Feb  6 2014  6:00PM United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and former South African President Thabo Mbeki today stressed the need for global efforts to address the problem of illicit financial flows from Africa, which have crippled the …

Helio International: Monitoring Progress on Energy and Ecodevelopment

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Resource Efficiency, Greentech

  Monitoring Progress on Energy and Ecodevelopment Website 2.0 helio International would like to welcome all of our members to visit the redesigned website! Rediscover the NGO’s guiding principles and mission, consult our most recent publications, and gain insight into the set of TIPEE indicators that are currently implemented in the Energy, Ecodevelopment and Resilience in …

The Millennium Project Ranked 6th Best Think Tank in the World for New Ideas and Paradigms

Jay Owen Trendspotting

We at Ethical Markets  are proud to see this honor for the Millennium Project  and happy that our Founder, Hazel Henderson, was an early funder and still serves on their Planning Committee.”  ~Editor The Millennium Project Ranked 6th Best Think Tank in the World for New Ideas and Paradigms Global …

REN21 – In this issue News from the Secretariat News from the Network Upcoming Events

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

Newsletter – December 2013 In this issue News from the Secretariat News from the Network Upcoming Events Subscribe to newsletter Twitter Facebook Dear Reader, Many of us are now back from attending COP19 in Warsaw and are somewhat puzzled by what happened during the climate negotiations. Although the cop was …

Climate Change, the Sharing Economy & Collaborating for a Brave New World

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions

Symbiotic relationships in nature could show business the key to collaboration. Submitted by:Danielle Lanyard Posted:Oct 11, 2013 – 09:30 AM EST Tags:climate change, sharing economy, business, sea levels, economy,ecology, sustainability, eco, symbiosis, whole systems approach, collaboration, thoughting By Danielle Lanyard One of the most recent and startling headlines on climate change is the expected repercussions from the potential release of 50 …