Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability and Business Risks

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Resource Efficiency

        HIGHLIGHTS   Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability and Business Risks  Dozens of countries are deciding whether or not to develop their shale gas and tight oil resources, as shale gas could boost recoverable natural gas resources by 47 percent, cut greenhouse gas emissions compared to …

Other News: Financial reform: Call to arms

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

Financial reform: Call to arms   By Martin Wolf – Financial Times   Post-crisis efforts to bolster economies and create safer banks have only preserved a flawed system   The financial crises and the years of economic malaise that followed represent profound failures of the economy and of policy. Above …

Top 20 high-cost oil projects risk wasting $91 bln of investor cash

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, Beyond GDP

PRESS RELEASE  UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 15 AUGUST, 00.01 BST  Top 20 high-cost oil projects risk wasting $91 bln of investor cash  London, August 15, 2014 – The Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI) today revealed some of the world’s most expensive future oil projects, which the biggest publicly listed oil companies are considering for development. Some of these projects require prices far exceeding today’s levels, and risk wasting $91 billion of investor cash over the next decade if taken into …

Marine industries at risk on both coasts as oceans acidify

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

Subject: Wishful Thinking – Methane plumes & Ocean Acidification   More precursors/signals:   1.  Methane plumes from the arctic.  This precursor event has a high probability of rapidly accelerating the timeframes for climate change impacts and increasing them to much more devastating levels. 2.  Oysters shells dissolving on both coasts …

Better Markets: Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail banks

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

Why do almost all companies finance themselves mostly with equity, but Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail banks finance themselves almost 100 percent with borrowed money (debt), making them very unstable and at high risk of failure even if they only have tiny losses?  Because those handful of gigantic banks (only 9 banks in the …

THE ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABILITY – Conference Brochure Attached!

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Reforming Global Finance, Beyond GDP

Ethical Markets is proud to  be a co-sponsor of this important conference , Hazel Henderson, Editor   Today’s climate crisis is the leading issue of our time. We have reached the point where we much take system-wide action or risk planetary consequences for all life. The urgency of addressing this …

Greg Palast | How Barack Obama Could End the Argentina Debt Crisis

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

Reader Supported News | 08 August 14 PM It’s Live on the HomePage Now: Reader Supported News *15 GREAT REASONS TO GET BEHIND READER SUPPORTED NEWS: David Koch, Rupert Murdoch, Arianna Huffington, Main-Stream-News, The Republican Party, The Tea Party, The NSA, The NRA, The Keystone XL Pipeline, Global Warming, US …

eriving success in the business environment of tomorrow

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Beyond GDP

Full Program   Speakers Who’s Coming   REGISTER NOW       Find and Capture More Value for Your Business       Deriving success in the business environment of tomorrow means understanding how traditionally underestimated social and environmental risks can be accurately captured and valued on financial statements. Join …

Tomorrow’s investment rules: a global survey

Ethical Markets - R SRI/ESG News, Trendspotting

Tomorrow’s investment rules: a global survey From Ernst & Young and Institutional Investor Over the past few years, corporations have started to report more non-financial information, including data on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Whether driven by regulation, a desire for market advantage, or to meet the needs …

eia: EIA mapping tool shows which U.S. energy facilities are at risk from flooding

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

***** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2014 EIA mapping tool shows which U.S. energy facilities are at risk from flooding The public now has a new online tool to help inform them about energy facilities’ exposure to flooding caused by hurricanes, overflowing rivers, flash floods, and other wet-weather events. Developed …