Extract from the Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance & Banking, November 2013, written by Erika Karp, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc.

A huge lament is the lack of any opportunity for an honest and open discourse on the place derivatives play in our society.  Why is it worth continuing to pursue such an opportunity? The simple answer is that the flexibility of the nation’s business model rests in part on both simple and innovative financing techniques, and that increasing the cost of these techniques will trickle through the economy, making our lives more difficult and expensive.