The main US regulator for complex finance — the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) — intentionally got many basic features of a complex type of derivative contract exceptionally wrong in its recent No-Action Letter from late October of last year on margin requirements for swaps used by "special purpose vehicles."
At the nexus of complex finance, poor regulatory oversight, and predatory practices regarding lending and debt servicing, inflated credit ratings played a critical role in enabling the mortgage meltdown a decade ago.
Croatan Institute is pleased to announce our newest Senior Fellow, William J. Harrington.
The conference, aimed at both academics and practitioners in the field of business and human rights, explored tools, strategies and examples of engagement. Umlas spoke on a panel entitled “Transformative Organizing,” which looked at innovative ways in which workers (through trade unions, worker centers and NGO allies) are organizing to address rights violations in the workplace.
This month Croatan Institute senior fellow Liz Umlas and Columbia University’s Joanne Bauer published two articles looking at the human rights considerations of certified B Corporations and benefit corporations, a relatively new form of social enterprise.
On Tuesday, July 18th at 12pm ET, Senior Associate, Christi Electris will be conducting a webinar on Crowdfunding for the New Economy, for the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund (NEGEF).
Acting Chief of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Leonard Jordan announced $700,000 in funding through the USDA Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program to a multi-sector partnership, led by Chicago-based environmental nonprofit Delta Institute, aimed at mobilizing capital for these impact investments.
A group of investors released a new white paper, Impact Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture across Asset Classes: Financing Resilient Value Chains through Total Portfolio Activation.
A group of investors released a new white paper, Impact Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture across Asset Classes: Financing Resilient Value Chains through Total Portfolio Activation. The paper was prepared by Croatan Institute with the guidance and close collaboration of Iroquois Valley Farms, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), Organic Agriculture Revitalization Strategy (OARS), RSF Social Finance, Root Capital, and Trillium Asset Management.
On March 27, 2017, the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA), released its biennial Global Sustainable Investment Review 2016. The report found that global sustainable investment assets reached $22.89 trillion at the start of 2016, a 25% increase from 2014.