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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

How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think - 10 Questions with Thompson Aderinkomi

This interview is conducted by my colleague David Burda.

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.

Will the Center Hold? - February 2021 EconVue Spotlight

The outlines of a 21st century paradigm are becoming clear: a dialectic between centralization and decentralization. Although technology enables both, it makes large scale post-modern decentralization possible. Trust in institutions built over centuries allows centralization, but lack of trust, especially in media and information flows fosters an environment politically favorable to decentralization.

Hospital Prices: Are You Kidding Me!

Maybe it’s the several feet of snow piling up on our deck that have soured my outlook on hospital pricing behaviors. Winter blizzards are one way nature reminds humans that life isn’t always the way we’d like it to be.

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