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Ethical Markets Media, LLC

Service Providers Framework 2020

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Policy on ESG beliefs

SG 01. Responsible investment policy

01.1. Describe how your organisation’s philosophy incorporates environmental, social and governance factors, and the link to your business offerings.

Ethical Markets Media Certified B Corporation's Mission: Reforming markets and metrics while accelerating the global transition to sustainable green economies.

01.2. Indicate whether you have policies that formalise the incorporation of your ESG beliefs in your business offerings.

01.3. Indicate the components/types of your internal policy and provide the URL and/or an attachment of the document/s if they are publicly available.

Policy components/types

Public availability

Public availability

Public availability

"Transforming Finance Group’s Call Recognizes Finance as a Global Commons"

Public availability

          EthicMark®Gems certify only gems not mined from the earth

Public availability

01.4. Indicate how these are put into practice internally across the organisation.

          Global media reporting
Brains Trust
          Global TV series for colleges and libraries
          Book reviews from ESG perspective on

01.5. Additional information [OPTIONAL]

SG 02. Norms used to develop policies

02.1. Indicate what frameworks and guidelines you have used to develop your organisation’s policies. Tick all that apply.

          UNEP Inquiry on Design of Sustainable Finance
          Global Witness
          UN Resolutions on conflict and blood diamonds.
Earth Charter

02.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

SG 03. Policy offerings to clients

03.1. Indicate whether you offer standard, off the shelf, policies to clients as part of your product offerings, and/or whether you create tailored versions for individual clients.

Off the shelf
Asset class-specific RI guidelines
Sector-specific RI guidelines
Screening/exclusions policy
Engagement policy
(Proxy) voting policy
RI guidelines set out within the Investment Policy Statement (IPS)
RI guidelines set out in a freestanding RI policy
Multi-year RI implementation project plan
Conflict of interest management policy
Stockbroker allocation policy
Securities lending policy
Other, please specify (1)
Other, please specify (2)
Other, please specify (3)
None of the above

03.2. Provide a brief description of the key elements, any variations, or exceptions applying to these policies.

Incorporated in our Green Transition Scoreboard®; Principles of Ethical Biomimicry Finance®

03.3. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

SG 04. ESG/RI in business offerings

04.1. Briefly describe how you include ESG/RI factors as part of your business offerings.

Business area


How you include ESG/RI factors

In all daily RSS Feed News and commentaries.  TV series.

Research and Data Provision

How you include ESG/RI factors

Green Transition Scoreboard®

TV series "Transforming Finance"

EthicMark® GEMS

EthicMark® Awards


Other, specify (3)

          Principles of Ethical Biomimicry Finance®

TV series "Transforming Finance"
Principles of Ethical Biomimicry Finance®

How you include ESG/RI factors

In all daily RSS Feed News and commentaries and TV series.

EthicMark® Awards

Forthcoming e-textbook: "Mapping the Global Green Transition, 2009-2020"

04.2. Indicate the roles in your organisation, and indicate for each whether they have oversight and/or implementation responsibilities for ESG/RI within the organisation.

Roles present in your organisation
Oversight/accountability for ESG/RI
Implementation of ESG/RI
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Other chief-level staff
Other heads of department
Dedicated ESG/RI staff
Other role, specify (1)
Other role, specify (2)
Other role, specify (3)
None of the above

04.3. Indicate how you ensure ESG/RI expertise for the roles where there are RI oversight/accountability or implementation responsibilities.

04.4. Indicate whether your organisation has any ESG/RI linked incentives for its employees.

04.7. Additional information [OPTIONAL]

SG 05. Outsourcing of services

05.1. Indicate whether you outsource some of your services. Report percentage of services outsourced as percentage for that specific business area.

Business area

05.2. For each business area, describe what components you outsource to other organisations.

Collating data for Green Transition Scoreboard®

05.3. For each business area, describe how you ensure the organisation implementing your outsourced services adheres to your beliefs and policies on ESG/RI.

Website management, legal, banking, accounting services all ESG focused.

SG 06. Providing training/education

06.1. Indicate whether you provide training/educational services on ESG/RI. Tick all that apply.

          Seminars for corporate executives
          Service on Advisory Boards, e.g. Public Banking Institute, Capital Institute, 
Biomimicry Institute, Solar Coin (see partners on
          Hazel Henderson, Advisor to ECOR (

06.2. Describe the main components of your training/educational services on ESG/RI and any variations depending on the group you provide training/education to.

Providing Retreats for executives to have open discussion and debate around sustainable technologies and ethical standards.  Developing methods for monitoring assumption in algorithms.

06.3. Describe whether these training/educational services include any commercial elements.

          Raising global ethical standards, norms, benchmarks, criteria for sustainable technologies in Green Transition Scoreboard®

06.4. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

SG 07. Applying, advancing and promoting the PRI principles

07.1. Describe how your organisation applies, advances and promotes the PRI Principles.

Reporting daily on ESG and SDGs, in TV programs, lectures by Hazel Henderson radio interviews, syndicated columns.

07.2. Highlight whether there are any ways that your organisation would like to engage further with the PRI. [OPTIONAL]

Nominations for our EthicMark® Awards for 2019 at  Helping our effort ot phase out global gem mining (now unnecessary) with our standard "EthicMark® GEMS" certification

Help widen use of our forthcoming e-textbook: "Mapping the Global Green Transition, 2009-2020"


SG 08. Actions taken to promote responsible investment

08.1. Indicate which of the following actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investments during the reporting year, independently of collaborative initiatives.

          Member:  American Sustainable Business Council, Green Economy Coalition

08.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

SG 09. Long term trends

09.1. Indicate which of the following long-term trends are addressed in your product outputs.

09.2. Explain how this long-term trend affects your product outputs.

Monitor global trends as inputs to our research and commentaries

09.2. Explain how this long-term trend affects your product outputs.

Monitor global trends as inputs to our research and commentaries

          Ethical standards for markets.
TV series "Reforming Finance"

09.2. Explain how this long-term trend affects your product outputs.

Monitor global trends as inputs to our research and commentaries.

SG 10. Interaction with asset owners (Not Applicable)

SG 11. Aligning approach with investor goals

11.1. Describe how you typically align your organisation’s philosophy and approach to ESG/RI with your investor clients’ goals.

Company's entire mission is ESG/RI and promoting global transition to low-carbon, inclusive, sustainable societies and SDGs.

11.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

SG 12. ESG recommendations not aligned with investor goals

12.1. Describe what steps you take, if any, when your ESG recommendations are not in line with your investor clients’ goals.

12.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

SG 13. Seeking feedback from clients

13.1. Indicate whether you seek feedback from clients on your RI/ESG services and product offerings

13.2. Describe how you use this feedback in your RI/ESG services and product offerings.

Incorporate where relevant in our reporting, TV series and news.

SG 14. Managing conflicts of interest

14.1. Indicate whether your organisation has a policy for managing potential conflicts of interest.

14.2. Describe how you manage potential conflicts of interest.

No clients.  Ethical Markets remains a global multi-media company promoting SDGs.

Ethical Markets accepts no advertising.

14.3. Describe how you ensure that company employees do not derive any personal gain from the use of information collected during your work process.

Our research is in the public intrest and free to all at our URL's and MOOC (

14.4. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]