Federation Issues Major Study of CDCUs and CDFI Industry

kristy Community Development Solutions, SRI/ESG News

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 …

Beyond Growth: Green Transition Accelerating Despite Recession

kristy Green Prosperity, Sustainability News, The Blog

Beyond Growth: Green Transition Accelerating Despite Recession A new report out from Ethical Markets Media shows Green investments untouched by the Great Recession. Submitted by: Rosalinda Sanquiche Posted: Mar 09, 2012 – 09:00 AM EST By Rosalinda Sanquiche, Executive Director, Ethical Markets Media Green Transition Scoreboard® 2012, the latest findings …

Global Economy Expanded More Slowly Than Expected In 2011

kristy Beyond GDP

Global Economy Expanded More Slowly Than Expected In 2011 Brigid Fitzgerald Reading www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C53/economy_2012 Earth Policy Release Eco-Economy Indicator February 16, 2012 Eco-Economy Indicators are twelve trends that the Earth Policy Institute tracks to measure progress in building a sustainable economy. Given the way the world now does business, economic growth …

Color It Green: Nike to Adopt Waterless Textile Dyeing

kristy Green Prosperity

The Latest News Color It Green: Nike to Adopt Waterless Textile Dyeing By Joel Makower A innovative new technology uses recycled CO2 to color fabric, saving miliions of gallons of water and emissions….Read More Calif. Green Jobs Handled Recession Better than Conventional Jobs By Jonathan Bardelline Throughout 2009, California’s green …

About Time: the case for shorter working hours

kristy Reforming Global Finance

As you read this, the UK is sliding back into recession, unemployment across Europe is at a record high, and uncertainty stalks China and the other rising economies. Politicians call for austerity and little else. But spending cuts are economically illiterate. They wreck weak economies, locking them into a cycle …

SEC Proposes Ban on Magnetar-Like Deals

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance

SEC Proposes Ban on Magnetar-Like Deals by Lois Beckett | @loisbeckett The SEC moves to ban the questionable Wall St. deals that, as we detailed, helped fuel the financial crisis. More coverage: The Wall Street Money Machine Our Sputtering Economy by the Numbers: Poverty Edition by Braden Goyette | @bcgoyette A snapshot of …

World’s Wealthiest Richer than Before Credit Crunch!

kristy Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

hat tip to Barry Ritholtz! World Wealth Report reveals soaring numbers of rich individuals in Asia Pacific region – but slower growth in Britain We are not all in this together. The UK economy is flat, the US is weak and the Greek debt crisis, according to some commentators, is …

Does The U.S. Really Have A Fiscal Crisis?

kristy Reforming Global Finance

A publication from Baseline Scenario Does The U.S. Really Have A Fiscal Crisis? Posted: 24 Feb 2011 05:09 AM PST By Simon Johnson The United States faces some serious medium-term fiscal issues, but by any standard measure it does not face an immediate fiscal crisis. Overindebted countries typically have a …