Hazel Handerson: Ethical Markets

Ethical Markets and the Green Transition Scoreboard

ethical marketsUit deze meest recente editie van het ‘Scoreboard Report’ over ethische markten blijkt volgens Hazel Henderson, internationale vriend van het Earth Charter en initiatiefnemer van ‘Ethical Markets’, dat de duurzaamheidsbeweging veel bewuster zou moeten zijn van het feit dat de mondiale financiële systemen oorzaak is van ernstige sociale en ecologische problemen. 
In haar eigen woorden:
It is time to teach your audience about the financial risks of science-denial, due to obsolete investments models still used on Wall Street and all capital markets.
Ethical Markets Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) annual tracks private green investments worldwide since 2009. The GTS tracks Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Life Systems, Green Construction and Corporate Green R&D, representing broad areas of investment in green technologies.The newest report shows insight in the rapid expansion of the plant-protein food sector worldwide and the wave of new scientific studies behind this shift in our global food system.  It tracks how the growing evidence of climate change disruptions, long forecast by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): floods, fires, droughts, hurricanes and species losses worldwide, have changed public opinion toward recognizing these life-threatening events affecting most countries and the global economy.  Most strikingly, it pays attention to the extent to which financial asset managers of mutual funds, pension funds, endowments and sovereign wealth funds are still largely operating on obsolete textbook models and algorithms ignoring today’s new risks to our living biosphere and life-support systems.The report refers to many documents bringing together important information about why the transition to science-based investing is so essential. It states that new forms of globalization should be based on the Earth Charter as the ethical compass to be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.