Game upgrade: Schools across the U.S. will soon start teaching real climate science

Jay Owen Sustainability News, Earth Systems Science

The map accompanying this article has school districts taking up real climate science in blue, presumably because they also are a close match to having a larger Democratic constituency in state government. The ones not adopting it are reliably Repugnican far-right in state governments: shilling for the oil and coal …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: Cyprus to be Audited

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 How Well Do We Know Our Banks? Video: Inside Story – Tax Avoidance: Legality vs. Morality Russia’s Threat from Within: a Comment on Illicit Financial Flows TJN-Africa Director: Yes, Taxation Can Be a Good Thing for Developing Countries Voice of America Investigates Global Corruption, Features Work …

Community-Wealth.org E-Newsletter | February 2013

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions

The latest news on community wealth building initiatives! View this email in your browser Dear Colleague, Welcome to our latest www.Community-Wealth.org e-newsletter, with a new look for 2013. In this winter edition, we bring you a host of new developments and site features: Today, February 8, The Democracy Collaborative and the Department …

In less than 24 hours, the Mosaic community has invested over $300,000 . . .

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Crowdfunding, Nature/Biomimicry

Dear Mosaic Community, We are writing to say one thing: YOU. ARE. AWESOME. In less than 24 hours, we fully funded our first publicly available projects, investing over $300,000. If anyone needed proof that people want to put their money into tangible investments that build the clean energy economy and …

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

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

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 …

Tell the SEC: Don’t let corporations hide their political spending

Ethical Markets SRI/ESG News

The U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United v. FEC ruling has allowed corporate CEOs to unleash a torrent of secret corporate spending into our political system. Indefensibly, CEOs are able to keep both the public and their own shareholders in the dark about the use of company funds for political …

Book Review: ‘Dark Pools’ By Scott Patterson

Jay Owen Books and Reviews, Articles by Hazel Henderson

Dark Pools is a page-turning, fascinating account of how computerized algorithmic high-frequency trading (HFT) and electronic platforms evolved, took over financial markets and turned the NYSE floor into a mere “puppet-show for TV.” Author Scott Patterson, a reporter for theWall Street Journal, is a consummate observer. Dark Pools is a …

Speakers Announced for the ACORE Transportation and Renewable Energy Industry ForumSpeakers Announced for the ACORE Transportation and Renewable Energy Industry Forum

kristy Resource Efficiency, Greentech

Navigating Today?s Challenges to Reach Tomorrow?s Opportunities: Expanding the Market for Renewable Transportation July 17, 2012 | Washington, DC At the 1st Transportation and Renewable Energy Industry Forum, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) will convene business and industry leaders from across the energy spectrum and modes of transportation …

An Institutional Flaw At The Heart Of The Federal Reserve

kristy Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

The Baseline Scenario An Institutional Flaw At The Heart Of The Federal Reserve Posted: 14 Jun 2012 07:10 AM PDT By Simon Johnson. This is a long blog post, about 2,800 words. On the ?PBS NewsHour? in late May, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner indicated that the continued presence of Jamie …

Pope Orders Cardinals to Investigate Vatican Leaks

kristy Reforming Global Finance

Money Laundering Pope Orders Cardinals to Investigate Vatican Leaks The Associated Press, April 25, 2012 Pope Benedict has set up a commission of cardinals to investigate the leaks of sensitive documents to the media alleging corruption and mismanagement in the Vatican. The documents included private letters to the pope from …