Final Report of the Kay Review Launched Today - read the NSFM response; Rob Lake on getting serious about long-term responsible investment; Andrew Clearfield on corporate misbehaviour

Later on today (23 July) Professor John Kay will be launching the final report of his Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision Making

Participant Opinion Piece: Cynthia Williams on the political and technical challenges of creating productive financial markets

"Two quite interesting papers have recently been published, related to the questions at the core of NSFM’s inquiry: what causes financial instability, and what can be done to address it, both as a regulatory matter and as a matter of behavioral change.  The first paper, entitled "Too Much Finance", is by three IMF economists, Jean-Louis Arcan, Enrico Berkes and Ugo Panizza.

Participants' news: watch the Green Transition Scoreboard video; join the Climate Bonds Initiative webinar; in support of financial transaction taxes; FT article - income inequality bad for economics and societies

NSFM participant Hazel Henderson and Ethical Markets have produced a Green Transition Scoreboard video as a three minute easy introduction to the good ne

New report from Austrian Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management: "The Crisis and Economic Responsibility"

The OVFA (Austrian Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management), of which NSFM participant Fritz Mostboeck is President, has published a new report: "The Crisis and Economic Responsibility".

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.

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.

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.

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