ESRA Online Course in English (1 – 19 September 2014)

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              Upcoming Course:   From 1 to 19 September, 2014   Registrations       The ESRA Online Course aims to provide managers, leaders and analysts in commercial, corporate, investment and retail banking with the tools for environmental and social risks analysis, to facilitate the identification, assessment …

If CEOs hold the key to climate change, why aren’t they driving?

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Ethical Markets Editor , Hazel Henderson , serves on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Advisory Board for Latin America If CEOs hold the key to climate change, why aren’t they driving? By William Brent GreenBiz.com/blog, September 20, 2013 About two thirds of chief executives – 67 percent – believe that business is …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: U.S. Treasury delays offshore tax-dodge law by 6 months

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  Monday, July 15, 2013 Job Listing: Financial Transparency Coalition Administrator Behavioral Economics And Lessons For FCPA, AML, And Tax Compliance Are High Bribery Rates In Poor Countries Blocking Development? Global Witness’s Charmian Gooch At TED Global: Meet Global Corruption’s Hidden Players GFI Disappointed By Court Decision To Vacate Key …

Other News: How Much Are the NSA and CIA Front Running Markets?

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

   How Much Are the NSA and CIA Front Running Markets? naked capitalism* A 2008 paper by Arindrajit Dube, Ethan Kaplan, and Suresh Naidu (hat tip MS) found evidence that the CIA and/or members of the Executive branch either disclosed or acted on information about top-secret authorizations of coups. Stocks …

Novethic Research: Blacklisting controversial companies helps responsible investors curb excesses

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Blacklisting controversial companies helps responsible investors curb excesses Paris, 18 June 2013.  Novethic, a research centre, has published a pioneering study looking at the influence that responsible investors can exert by refusing to invest in multinationals involved in human rights violations. Blacklists published by 19 Northern European investors managing €1.5 trillion …

Are Women Leaders Less Corrupt? No, But they Shake Things Up

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Corruption Are women leaders less corrupt? No, but they shake things up Trust Law, December 4, 2012 By Stella Dawson It is almost a cliché that getting more women into power is a good way to tackle corruption. Women, the argument goes, are less likely to take bribes or put …

Five Questions about Executive Compensation – Special Interview with Eleanor Bloxham, CEO, The Value Alliance and Corporate Governance Alliance

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Published on Emerging Markets ESG on Monday, June 4, 2012  Founded in 1999, The Value Alliance has provided education, information, and advisory services to directors and executives from hundreds of companies including large Fortune 500 multinationals as well as smaller entrepreneurial start-ups, both publicly traded and privately held corporations, and both taxable …

Tax Dodging Jeopardizes Society at Home and Abroad

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GFI in the News Tax Dodging Jeopardizes Society at Home and Abroad The Huffington Post, April 17, 2012 By Clark Gascoigne and Heather A. Lowe Highways, schools and law enforcement. Firefighters, courts and national security. These are just some of the many, essential public services that are funded by our …

Planning for freedom–History is full of radical experiments that were meant to change the world but ended up backfiring badly.

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Report The future of energy – and of the EU gas market Thursday 5 April 2012 Planning for freedom History is full of radical experiments that were meant to change the world but ended up backfiring badly. Could such a fate be in store for the European gas market? It …

ITUC Condemns IKEA Anti-union Discrimination Practices in USA

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 088/260411 ITUC Condemns IKEA Anti-union Discrimination Practices in USA Brussels, 27 April 2011 (ITUC OnLine): As a follow-up to its meetings on multinationals held in Washington D.C., the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) representing 175 million workers in 151 countries and territories is alarmed …