Archive | June, 2011

Invitation from NSFM supporter, Professor Michael Mainelli

Z/Yen Group is embarking on an innovative and ambitious research project on ‘capacity exchanges’ commissioned by the City of London Corporation, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Recipco Holdings. While there is as yet no agreed definition of ‘capacity exchanges’ they are envisaged by certain proponents as a sophisticated form of barter or […]

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Report on Economic Responsibility 3.0

“Economic Responsibility 3.0” An Update on General ESG Responsibility The financial, economic, and debt crisis, the nuclear catastrophe in Japan, and the crisis in the Arab region highlight the fact that we need to demand comprehensive global ESG responsibility. We cannot carry on like this. *       The global economy has to be aligned with the […]

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Systemic mis-pricing of carbon risk

Several NSFM supporters are taking part in a forthcoming event in London which promises to be thought-provoking. KPMG and Carbon Tracker would like to invite you to participate in this forthcoming event: Title: Unburnable Carbon – Systemic risk in the capital markets? Date / Location: 8.30 – 10.30am, 15 July 2011, KPMG, 15 Canada Square, […]

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No limited liability for speculative financial market transactions

No limited liability for speculative financial market transactions John A. Mathews writes: The recent global financial crisis has brought sustained attention to the problems arising from a financial system where the ‘pricing of risk’ seems to have been abandoned in the search for quick and easy profits, and where the rules of business conduct were […]

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NSFM Participant Opinion: Foundation and endowment investing for the public benefit

Stephen Viederman writes: Harmonizing foundation and endowment missions—their spending—with the investment of their assets, would best serve “the public benefit.”  The Charity’s Commission of England and Wales has identified “the public benefit” as a concise definition of the purpose of these institutions.  However, foundations and endowments often separate their mission spending from investment of their […]

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