Reminder: Mon, 28th Jan - NSFM & SIPC present a discussion between Roger L. Martin and Raj Thamotheram on: “Long Term vs Short Term Investing”

Please send your questions in advance for Roger and Raj to sipc[at]jmsb.concordia.ca. We are seeking questions on Long term vs Short termism, or in general for either of them. 
Monday, January 28th – 3pm EDT, 8pm GMT

Thank You to NSFM's Founding Supporters

On behalf of NSFM I would like to take this opportunity to thank those individuals and organisations who very generously supported us over the last few months. Without their financial contributions the network would not have been able to employ a part-time member of staff, and begin the important work of scaling up after four years operating on a voluntary basis.

Happy New Year from NSFM! Plus: How a Smart Investing Strategy Could Avert Climate Change; Measuring Advisors on ESG Performance; How Governments can Better Manage our Finances; NSFM participant in Top 50 Most Influential People in Pensions, 2013!

In GreenBiz this month Cary Krosinsky explores 'whether investing can become a lever for the sort of positive change we seem to now require to avoid global catastrophe.'

Webinar Invitation: NSFM, Climate Bonds Initiative & Concordia University, Wed 19 Dec, 11am EST, 4pm GMT

Webinar with Sean Kidney, the CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative , on: 'Financing Climate Change Solutions from Debt Capital Markets"

This webinar is Co-Presented by the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification (SIPC), The Network for Sustainable Financial Markets (NSFM) and The Climate Bonds Initiative

An invitation for NSFM participants from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

Change the game.
Join SASB’s Financials Sector Industry Working Groups (IWGs) to pioneer sustainability accounting standards for your industry. Spearhead this effort alongside leaders including KPMG, Morningstar, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Citi Group, Ceres, and The Hartford. Alongside a select group of experts, establish standards relevant to:

NSFM report published today: Financial Transaction Tax will help, not harm, pensions

11th December, 2012: A Financial Transaction Tax would not adversely hit pension funds according to a new report published today by the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets. Instead the introduction of a levy of 0.1% on equities and bonds and 0.01% on derivatives should help safeguard pensioners’ investments through reducing short-term speculative activity and encouraging a return to more long term investments with more appropriate risks.

Calling all NSFM participants based in Australia - events this week and an opportunity to meet up with other participants

NSFM director Raj Thamotheram is doing some workshops in Australia for heads of CSR / IR about how they can better engage mainstream investors.  The Sydney event (6th December) is full, there are still some places at the Melbourne event (5th December) and if you mention NSFM you will get 20% off. Follow this link for more details.

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.

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