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Business for Democracy and ASBC Lead Effort to Overturn Citizens United v. FEC

The Business for Democracy Campaign, which the American Sustainable Business Council is spearheading in partnership with Free Speech for People is tackling the compelling issue of corporate contributions to political campaigns.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision on January 21, 2010 allows corporations to spend unlimited funds to support or oppose candidates for political office, overturning campaign finance laws in place for decades. The Business for Democracy campaign is an initiative of business leaders and their companies who believe this ruling is in direct conflict with American democratic principles and a serious threat to good government. The campaign supports the four members of the Supreme Court and the 80 percent of Americans who disagree with the decision (Washington Post poll, Feb. 17, 2010).

If you'd like your business to join this effort, you can sign the statement of support here or here.

Green Investing Conference the New Site of the Global EthicMark® Award

Press Release

SRI in the Rockies to host EthicMark® Award Presentation

Colorado Springs – November 4, 2010 SRI in the Rockies, the largest and longest-running conference for the sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) and green investing industry, has announced that the EthicMark® Award will be presented at its 22nd annual conference November 18 – 21 at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas.

World Business Academy Founding President Rinaldo Brutoco will present the 2010 EthicMark® Award. “We are very pleased that SRI in the Rockies will be hosting the 2010 award presentation,” said Rinaldo Brutoco. “SRI in the Rockies has a long track record demonstrating commitment and leadership to ethical, sustainable and responsible investing.”

Founded in 2004 by Hazel Henderson, author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, the EthicMark® Award recognizes socially responsible media campaigns by businesses, non-profit organizations, or individuals.

The World Business Academy executes the award with the Award’s co-sponsors, Ethical Markets Media, LLC, and the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business

The 2010 conference, Responsible Investing in a Changing Financial Landscape, is produced by First Affirmative Financial Network in collaboration with many other organizations within the SRI industry.

SRI in the Rockies is honored to be selected as the site of the 2010 EthicMark® Award presentation,” said First Affirmative President, Steve Schueth. “We look forward to a long and productive relationship with the World Business Academy and the EthicMark® Award.”

To register for the SRI in the Rockies Conference, please go to http://www.sriintherockies.com/register.jsp or contact Conference Coordinator, Krystala Kalil, at 888-774-2663 / [email protected].

About First Affirmative Financial Network

First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC (www.FirstAffirmative.com) is an independent fee-only Registered Investment Advisor (SEC File #801-56587). The company, which manages about $635 million in client portfolios, offers consulting and asset management services through a nationwide network of investment professionals who specialize in serving socially conscious investors.

About the World Business Academy

The World Business Academy is a non-profit business think tank and network of business and thought leaders founded in 1986. Led by its Founding President, Rinaldo Brutoco, the Academy’s work and extensive publications address the challenge of innovation and values-driven leadership, renewable energy and climate change, sustainable business strategies, and global reconstruction.

Media Questions

Mo Shafroth for First Affirmative and SRI in the Rockies: 720-470-3653 / [email protected]

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