Pulse: Macro


Allison Herren Lee, from Trump appointee to new face of regulatory ESG push in Washington

SAN FRANCISCO (Callaway Climate Insights) — The ESG investment phenomenon is reframing financial markets at pace in the face of a post-pandemic landscape, yet U.S. regulators are only now beginning to publicly embrace the critical importance of sustainability disclosure to market accountability.

There are indeed glimmers of a new path forward for ESG disclosure rules in Washington. This is remarkable in and of itself in that these inklings are in sharp contrast to the last four years of Trumpian “American First” mentality, including at the SEC.

Sustainability Stars: Martin Scheck and the green bonds of Europe

SAN FRANCISCO (Callaway Climate Insights) — Europe cemented yet another jewel into its sustainability crown when Italy’s government issued the European Union’s biggest-ever green bond in early March, raising more than €8 billion ($9.4 billion) to finance Italy’s green transition strategy and boosting the EU’s status as the world’s fastest growing player in today’s green bond market.

Current Situation in the US, What It Means for Asia and the World - An Interview with Marsha Vande Berg/CUTS International

A question that bothers international audiences as well as those across the US is the extent of the divide in American society today. That was the topic of a recent conversation between India Ambassador Amit Dasgupta and Marsha Vande Berg. The conversation also highlights the evolving relationship between the US and India.

View at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE_qDVGkF7g

Hale Report: Podcast With Karen Petrou On Inequality And The Fed March 4, 2021

This week, a podcast and a panel.  The March 2021 Hale Report podcast is my interview with Karen Petrou, discussing her new book, Engine of Inequality: The Fed and the Future of Wealth in America. Just published, it is already the #1 book in its category on Amazon.

Biden Opts for Growth and Equity While Republicans Whine

Congressional Republicans who eagerly supported massive increases in the budget deficit under Donald Trump have been quick to resuscitate their deficit concerns so they can denounce President Joseph Biden’s $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan.” In the words of Florida Senator Rick Scott, the plan is just “massive spending … with no accountability.”

Hale Report: Podcast Episode 11 - US-China Relations with William Overholt

Lyric Hughes Hale, Editor-in-Chief of EconVue, is joined by Dr. William Overholt, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Business, to discuss US-China relations in the new Biden Administration.

To listen to the podcast, please click here. (50 mins)

For a copy of the full transcript, please click here.

 

 

George Shultz, 100, gives 'young' Biden advice on climate change: carbon pricing

George Shultz’s brilliant career as a public servant, economist, Fortune 500 executive, dean of the University of Chicago’s business school and now Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University has helped shape the trajectory of America’s economic and foreign policy throughout the latter half of the 20th century.

Sustainability Stars: SASB Founder Jean Rogers Profiled in Callaway Climate Insights

SAN FRANCISCO (Callaway Climate Insights) — Jean Rogers is a Silicon Valley executive on a fast track to change 21st-century capitalism one innovative company at a time. The mind behind the founding of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Dr. Rogers now works as an adviser at the one-of-a-kind Long Term Stock Exchange — where the intention is to tilt the playing field to help long-haul-minded startups get support and access to capital.

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