Peter Kinder Now Featured Commentator - For Accountability Central – Public Platform Of Governance & Accountability Institute

May 31, 2011 2:00 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, NY - May 31, 2011 - Legendary SRI advocate Peter D. Kinder, founder and president until 2009 of KLD Research & Analytics, is now a featured commentator on , the public website of the Governance & Accountability Institute ( ). Mr. Kinder’s columns will focus on SRI (socially responsible investment) and a wide range of commentaries about the capital markets.

Peter  Kinder’s inaugural column -- “Markets’ Infrastructures Matter: The Flash Crash and the Future in a Microsecond” -- focuses on the day in May 2010 when the Dow Jones Industrial Average suddenly fell by almost 1000 points, but then recovered most of those losses within minutes.

Writes Kinder:  “Market infrastructures matter. This sentence is as important and brain-wrenching for the 2010s as Marshall McLuhan’s phrase, ‘the medium is the message’ was for the 1960s.  Last year’s flash crash should have alerted investors and government to coming trouble in another sector of the financial markets where models and computing power have converged. It didn’t.”  The full text of Mr. Kinder’s column on the Flash Crash of 2010 may be found here.

In welcoming Peter Kinder to Accountability-Central’s roster of outstanding featured commentators, Hank Boerner, chairman of the Institute, said: “We are delighted to have Peter Kinder on our Accountability-Central platform. Peter has been a legendary voice in social and environmentally responsible investing and helped to effect global change in shifting the capital markets views toward a more sustainable global economy. We are very pleased to be able to share his thinking with our audience.”

Mr. Kinder with William Foote, co-founder and CEO of Root Capital were honored May 10th by Ceres and Trillium Asset Management as the recipients of the Fourth Annual Joan Bavaria Awards for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. Bavaria, a pioneer of social investing, founded Ceres and Trillium before her death in 2008.

Peter  Kinder is currently an independent consultant on socially responsible investing and a blogger at Peter Kinder co-founded KLD Research and Analytics in 1998 and served as its president and board chair until its 2009 sale to Risk Metrics Group, which in turn was acquired by MSCI in 2010.


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