Archive | November, 2012

NSFM participants in the news: Raj Thamotheram and Jeremy Leggett in The Guardian; Cary Krosinsky in Greenbiz; the latest from Sean Kidney and Climate Bonds

In an article in The Guardian, Finance failure and the weakness in the system: the inside view, NSFM Director, Raj Thamotheram discusses how changing the supply chain takes a lot of leadership effort that so far hasn’t been forthcoming. **** In Greenbiz NSFM’s Executive Director, Cary Krosinsky says we must find a way to factor […]

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NSFM Announcement: A New Appointment

At this time of great concern about many negative impacts of financial markets on society and future generations, I’m writing on behalf of the Board of NSFM to share a bit of good news. We have decided to appoint Cary Krosinsky as NSFM’s first Executive Director. Until recently, the Senior Vice President at Trucost, Cary has decided […]

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Obama could levy carbon tax to cut US deficit, says NSFM participant

President Obama could consider introducing a tax on carbon emissions to help cut the US budget deficit after winning a 2nd term as President, according to Nick Robins of HSBC, an NSFM participant. “A tax starting at USD20 a metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent and rising at about 6% a year could raise USD154 […]

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NSFM Participants and UNPRI Academic Network Collaborate to Promote Responsible Investment Research; Raj Thamotheram on working together towards sustainable capitalism

NSFM hosted an interactive workshop on Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice at the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment Academic Network-CBERN 2012 Conference in Toronto in October, 2012.   The workshop addressed challenges faced by academics in fostering practitioner use of their research and explored routes for bypassing roadblocks to financial industry adoption of […]

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General Secretary of International Trade Union Confederation says the significance of pension funds cannot be underestimated

In a speech using material provided by NSFM, Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)  addressed the Fiduciary Investors Symposium in Santa Monica, USA. “The significance of pension funds cannot be underestimated,” she said, “and thus the capacity to lead rather than follow investment activity, to establish demands on governments and markets, is […]

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