Fear, greed and sustainability

3 June 2005
Also today on openDemocracy, Nick Robins of Henderson Global Investors asks whether the old financial drivers of fear and greed can be moulded so that they work with the grain of a low carbon future rather than against.

There are some hopeful signs, he says, including a ten point action plan agreed at a recent Institutional Investor Summit on Climate Risk in New York by two dozen US and European institutional investors with over three trillion dollars of assets under management.

But, he says, such "positive developments" will "still be insufficient to tip the investment balance unless smarter policy frameworks are introduced" (read the full text here).


How is the British police crackdown bill a threat to democracy?

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill creates new stop-and-search powers, allows the police to put more conditions on protests, and threatens Gypsy and Traveller rights to roam.

It's been met with mass protests from Bristol to Belfast. Is this bill a threat to our human rights – and is there any stopping it now?

Join us for this free live discussion at 5pm UK time, Thursday 15 April

Hear from:

Moya Lothian-Mclean Politics editor at gal-dem
Luke Smith Founder of GRT [Gypsy, Roma and Traveller] Socialists
Zarah Sultana Labour MP
Chair: Nandini Archer Global commissioning editor, openDemocracy

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