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Sustainable Investing

Sustainable investing risks becoming a victim of its own success
Sustainable investing is booming. The industry has spawned its own lingo—ESG, SASB, SRI, GRI—dedicated to describing this seemingly moral turn ...

“Impact investment” funds advertise great returns and social impacts. They aren't delivering.
“Impact investing” is built on a simple idea: If you're going to invest your money, you'll want to invest it in companies that are doing work that you ...

The One Thing That Might Make Impact Investing Catch On
Institutional Investor
Institutional investors have long been skeptical that impact funds can deliver the returns they need to meet their investment objectives. But a group of ... 

Global Reporting Initiative:

Global Reporting Initiative proposes standard for corporate tax practices
Accounting Today
The Global Reporting Initiative released a draft reporting standard Thursday on taxes and government payments by companies in an effort to provide ...

Funding The First Widely Accepted Vision For Global Development: The SDG-Aligned Investing ...
The UN Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which manages the other set of broadly accepted impact investment metrics, and the World Business Council ...

TEMES-Costa Navarino Adapts Strategy to UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals
GTP Headlines (press release) (blog)
The group's 2017 sustainability activities are also in line with the standards set by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an independent international ...

Renewable Energy Investments:

Why clean energy investments should be part of your risk management strategy
Environmental Defense Fund (blog)
Unless, that is, you consider signing a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with an energy provider that specializes in predictable renewable energy ...

Renewable energy investments in Jordan to reach $4 billion in 2020 — Zawati
Jordan Times
AMMAN — Jordan can now export renewable energy to Europe should there be cross-border networks, according to Minister of Energy and Mineral ...

Anti-pipeline activism isn't generating more investment in renewable energy
Washington Examiner
For much of the past decade, oil and gas pipeline opponents have argued that we should not be investing in pipelines because it will “lock in” ... 

CDP Sustainability:

Malaysia Vision Valley 2.0 officially launched, nine years on
The Sun Daily
The CDP defines the growth develop-ment plan for MVV 2.0, along with its ... and social benefits, and sustainability and environmental aspirations.

California's Leadership in Climate Change:

Episcopal delegation heralds progress in addressing climate change at COP24 in Poland
Episcopal News Service
The Episcopal delegation “bore witness to significant developments in international climate change policy,” the delegation's leader, California Bishop ...

Hawai'i Participates in Climate Change Convention in Poland
Maui Now
“In California, we will continue to be a leader in climate action and policies, it's part of our DNA,” said Bob Wieckowski, California State Senator, and ...

Bird scooters: traffic and climate change disruptors or toys for privileged urbanites?
The Desert Sun
Bird scooters: traffic and climate change disruptors or toys for privileged .... “We commend you and your leadership for making California a national ...

Impact Investing:

Matt Damon's Water Charity Takes Impact Investing Plunge
You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play., the nonprofit resulting from the 2009 merger of Matt ...

Science Based Carbon Performance Targets:


Climate Change Winners and Losers:

Fire and Water: A Year of Climate Conversations
Minnesota Public Radio News
The Mayors of three cities on the front lines of climate change — Houston, Miami, Columbia SC. • Winners and losers: How some parts of the world ...

Socially Responsible Investing:

Investors Can Find Socially Responsible Investments Through ETFs
ETF Trends
Socially conscious investors can also adopt investment habits that reflect their own social views by picking through focused exchange traded funds ...

Socially Responsible Investing: How best to match money with your values
Florida Today
Baldwin: Whether you're referring to Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) or Socially Responsible Investing, aka SRI, there are more ways than ...

Funds for Sustainable Investing:

In an Experiment, Two-Thirds of People Put Their Money in Sustainable Investments
People are known to overstate their willingness to be “green” when confronted with a hypothetical question. Many people state to care for animal ...

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage:

Scientists identify new minerals for carbon capture
Science Daily
Carbon capture, utilization, and storage in minerals is of growing importance for both academia and industry. This discovery points to the potential to ...

NARUC Publishes New Study of Carbon Capture Technology and Policy
POWER magazine
Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage: Technology and Policy Status and Opportunities is a valuable tool for state regulators and others to ...

With 43 Carbon-Capture Projects Lined Up Worldwide, Supporters Cheer Industry Momentum
Greentech Media
... on Tuesday arguing for the key role of carbon capture and storage in confronting the challenge of climate change. ... The organization calls CCUS (using an acronym that includes "utilization") a “massive untapped opportunity.”.

Sustainability Investing:

How Impact Investing Could Move from the Margins to Mainstream
Fran Seegull from U.S. Impact Investing Alliance and Jonathan Wong from UNESCAP discuss how an enabling policy environment would help to grow ...

Philanthropic Investing:

Investigative report shines light on philanthropic foundation's use of offshore investments to raise ...
Such arrangements allow the foundation to forgo paying taxes on investment income and to keep their investment activities private. But Piller ...

Impact Investing As A Poverty Solution: The Case For Patient Pessimism
The Omidyar Network, calls itself a "philanthropic investment" firm. Its impact investing "seeks to generate both social change and a return on capital.

Green Bond Funds:

Water bonds flow green in Indiana
Bond Buyer
The Indiana Finance Authority plans to price up to $217 million of state revolving fund program bonds that have a green designation Wednesday.

Columbia Issues First-Ever 'Green Bonds' to Fund Stormwater Improvements, Sustainability
Environmental Leader
The City of Columbia, South Carolina, is issuing its first-ever green bonds to improve its stormwater system; the $37.9 million in bonds – sold by ...

Thai group eyes ASEAN solar plants after first 'green bond'
Nikkei Asian Review
Thai group eyes ASEAN solar plants after first 'green bond' ... B. Grimm, has issued 5 billion baht ($152 million) in "green bonds" to raise funds for ...

Low Carbon Funds:

Green finance: Council agrees position on low carbon benchmarks and disclosure requirements
EU News
The Council is taking steps to encourage financial companies to be more aware of the impact of their investments on the environment.

Is iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF (CRBN) a Strong ETF Right Now?
Launched on 12/08/2014, the iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF (CRBN) is a smart beta exchange traded fund offering broad exposure to ...

India and the World: Fueling a New Low-Carbon Growth Model
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
India and the World: Fueling a New Low-Carbon Growth Model ... Done correctly, the method and mechanics of India's low-carbon transition can provide a ... Use of financial vehicles such as bonds or infrastructure investment funds, ...


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