Archive | June, 2012

NSFM participants in action: Raj Thamotheram and John Fullerton on the biggest mistakes of the financial crisis; Jeremy Leggett on the challenges of being a cleantech entrepreneur; Iveta Cherneva edits new book

NSFM participants Raj Thamotheram and John Fullerton outline what they believe are the ten biggest mistakes by investors on the financial crisis. In their blog post,Global Financial Crisis: how many wake-up calls do we need? for Responsible Investor they ask what have we learnt and what are we now doing? **** Jeremy Leggett spoke at the Breakthrough Capitalism […]

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NSFM participants in action: New report finds climate-themed bond market much bigger than expected; Chris Hewett on disruptive policy for a sustainable finance system; Raj Thamotheram on systems thinking to tackle the real issues

London, 31 May 2012: The Climate Bonds Initiative, in collaboration with HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence, launched a new report on the current size and future opportunities for investing in climate-themed bonds. Over $174bn of climate-themed bonds – energy, transport, finance, buildings, forestry, waste, water – were identified, making the market much broader and deeper […]

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Long-term investment beliefs are focus of P&I-Oxford survey – a few days left to participate!

Pensions & Investments and Oxford University launched a survey on May 23 exploring long-term investment beliefs. Institutional investors — including executives at pension funds, foundations, endowments and sovereign wealth funds — as well as investment managers and investment consultants are being surveyed. Results will be published July 23. There is still time to participate – the […]

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Boards and Investors Collaborate to Defeat Good Governance – NSFM participant ‘thought’ piece by Andrew Clearfield

“Given the near universal desire for charismatic leadership and the ideological obsession with shareholder value maximization, we shouldn’t be too surprised that the normal corporate governance structures and processes (e.g., Board oversight of CEO, Investor oversight of Board) have been pretty ineffective in containing executive failure. Arguably, they have encouraged it.” —Raj Thamotheram I would go further and say […]

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