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Sustainable Investing

Is Sustainable Investing Over-Hyped?
Sustainable investing has generated a lot of buzz, but just how much traction does it really have with wealthy investors?

Advocates of Sustainable Investing Put Climate Change in UN Spotlight
And as world leaders meet in New York City this week for the united Nations General Assembly, advocates of sustainable investing are drawing ...

Wealthy US Investors Slow to Adopt Sustainable Strategies
Most wealthy investors say that doing good for society and the environment are practices they live by, but only 39% globally are investing in sync with ...

Global Reporting Initiative:

SASB and GRI step up project to align reporting standards
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) announced ahead of the Global Climate Action ...

JBG SMITH Achieves 4-Star Rating from the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark
Business Wire (press release)
These goals are aligned with international reporting frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Principles for Responsible ...
Birla Carbon Releases 2018 Sustainability Report
Ink World Magazine (press release) (blog)
Birla Carbon released its 2018 Sustainability Report, titled, 'Share the ... standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 sustainability reporting ...

Renewable Energy Investments:

$1.5m grant to assist Ghana's renewable energy investment drive
ESI Africa
The African Development Bank has approved a $1.5 million grant from its Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), to assist Ghana's renewable ...

Korean investors back Octopus Renewable Energy Partnership II
IPE Real Assets
The specialist investor said it has formed Renewable Energy Income Partnership II (REIP II) with Korea Investment & Securities (KIS). Through equity ...

For Oil Majors Investigating Clean Energy, It's About Balancing Risk and Return
Greentech Media
Before majors will truly increase investments though, many are concerned about negotiating the balance between risk and return, and a desire to not ...

CDP Sustainability:

Results Announced for 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Review
PR Newswire (press release)
... as well as a member of Eurosif, Swiss Sustainable Finance, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC).

PVH becomes part of RE100 for renewable electricity
RE100 is led by the Climate Group in partnership with CDP. ... to 100 per cent renewable electricity, PVH is taking a lead on sustainable clothing.

California's Leadership in Climate Change:

California emerges as a leader at climate summit
When President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Paris climate change agreement last summer, cities, states and business leaders quickly tried ...

We can't fight climate change without national leadership [Opinion]
Houston Chronicle
We can't fight climate change without national leadership [Opinion] ... California took the lead with a flurry of bills and an executive order signed by ...

Global Climate Action Summit: Company Leadership on the Journey Toward Exponential ...
Global Climate Action Summit: Company Leadership on the Journey ... If ever there was a snapshot of our progress in tackling climate change, the Global ... with host California Governor Jerry Brown and the Summit team to mobilize ...

Impact Investing:

Why Foundations Should Step Up Their Game In Impact Investing
With that in mind, 45 impact investors, researchers and others recently met at a two-and-a-half day pow-wow in Sheffield, Mass., to focus on one ...

Impact investing is booming–but not nearly enough to make radical change
Fast Company
Between mid-2017 and mid-2018, the value of the impact investing market roughly doubled to $228 billion in assets under management, according to ...

Champions of Impact Investing
The Rockefeller Foundation coined the term “impact investing” in 2007 to describe private investments that generate a financial return alongside social ...

Science Based Carbon Performance Targets:


Climate Change Winners and Losers:

Put climate change on 'war footing' call to Sri Lanka's private sector
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka's private sector should influence the government and put the country on climate change 'war footing' to better cope with ...

FAO climate change and food security report: Where will global agriculture rise and decline by 2050?
18 Sep 2018 --- As climate change reshapes agriculture around the world, ... affecting others – creating sets of “winners” and “losers” along the way.

New climate change plan coming this fall, PC government says
New climate change plan coming this fall, PC government says ... plan focused on solutions, not one that has the government picking winners and losers." ... The announcement of a climate change plan comes after the government ...

Socially Responsible Investing:

Investors Buy into Social Responsibility
This type of investing, in which an investor takes into consideration environmental, social or governance issues, is known as socially responsible ...

Socially Responsible Investing: A 25-Year Overview
Triple Pundit (blog)
For over 25 years, Green Money Journal has been the media voice of the socially responsible investment community. In that time, the publication has ...

Corporate Behavior, Hackers and Socially-Responsible Investing
Should a public company's cyber and breach disclosure practices matter to Wall Street and socially-responsible investment funds? That's the vexing ...

Funds for Sustainable Investing:

Impact investors shoot for clearer goals
Financial Times
Impact investing has become one of the hottest strategies in fund management. But, as Gunesekera's experience highlights, not all those piling into ...

TPG Cracks the Code for Impact Investing
We didn't want to be just another impact fund. Impact investing was fairly fringe, more on the philanthropy side of the spectrum than hard-core fiduciary ...

Meloy Fund gets additional funds for sustainable fisheries investment in Philippines and Indonesia
SeafoodSource (blog)
Dutch development bank FMO has invested USD 5 million (EUR 4.3 million) into the Meloy Fund, a partnership founded in 2016 to conduct impact ...

Sustainability Investing:

UBS Study: Wealthy US Investors Lag Behind on Sustainability
Environmental Leader
Wealthy US investors had the slowest rate of adoption in the sustainable investing landscape compared to the rest of the world, according to UBS.

Philanthropic Investing:


Green Bond Funds:

Europe's Green-Bond Sales Flourish Even as Debt Issuance Withers
Governments, companies and institutions issue green bonds to fund projects that are supposed to help the environment or climate, though the exact ...

State Bank of India raises $650 m in maiden green bond sale
SBI had last year said it had an internal approval to raise around $3 billion in green bonds to finance green projects that do not emit toxic elements in ...

LGS the sole Australian signatory on the Green Bond Pledge
LGS the sole Australian signatory on the Green Bond Pledge ... Local Government Super (LGS) is a founding signatory to the Green Bond Pledge, ... The Green Bond Pledge is an international declaration that all bonds financing ...

Low Carbon Funds:

ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTING: Facing the challenge of climate change
Funds Europe Magazine
Funds Europe asked a range of asset owners and asset managers what they ... In private markets we are seeing exciting opportunities in low-carbon ...

ETFS: Winning, not sinning
Funds Europe Magazine
In 2017, new ETF launches outpaced their index funds counterparts for the first ... We are coming from a very low base because the ESG trend is a recent ... They track indices that are part of the MSCI ESG Leaders Low Carbon ex ...


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