Archive | March, 2010

Is there an alternative to “Business as Usual” in financial markets?

We’ve noticed a few surveys recently that are looking at attitudes to the financial crisis from within the industry (see Norton Rose) http://www.nortonrose.com/knowledge/publications/pdf/file25916.pdf, Greenwich did a survey about the Tobin tax http://www.greenwich.com/WMA/in_the_news/news_details/1,1637,1862,00.html?vgnvisitor=eKOZmqOJnJw=)A group of us in the NSFM (Hugh Wheelan, Raj Thamotheram et al.) did a survey late last year, covering some of these themes […]

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Long Finance Movement

NSFM participant Prof Michael Mainelli is pushing forward ideas very compatible with NSFM core beliefs in a new project called the “Long Finance” Movement – see http://www.longfinance.net for more details. The activities include blue-sky research, public policy work and even a book and film! Ultrahedge™ is a Long Finance Production of a McDowell/Mainelli Film in […]

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Where’s the real sustainable investment collaborations?

NSFM participant Hugh Wheelan, editor of Responsible-Investor.com, argues for ESG trade bodies to take a bolder, more strategic approach to the post Global Financial Crisis reforms. http://www.responsible-investor.com/home/article/sust/

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NSFM participant Matt Haigh is named Editor of first RI academic journal

Call for papers – World’s first journal for responsible investment Press Release: London, 4th February 2010 The world’s first journal for responsible investment, The Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment has been announced and will be launched in 2011 comprising of four editions per year. The publication will be the first journal to provide a […]

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Greater Focus Being Given to Understanding the Role of Fiduciary Duty in Economic Sustainability

NSFM participants have been at the forefront of growing attention that is being focused on how interpretation of fiduciary duty has impeded efforts to manage many of the long-term and systemic risks to which pension fund assets are exposed. In a recent meeting attended by several NSFM participants, the chief investment officers of three large US pension […]

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