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Sector Based Decarbonization: 

California Hydrogen Sector Supports SoCalGas Decarbonization Effort
Natural Gas Intelligence
Eventually, what's called "electrolytic hydrogen," is the ultimate decarbonization strategy as researchers and engineers pursue this path in Germany ...

Sustainable Investing

Impact investing-focused RIA hires OCIO to build ESG model portfolio
Citywire USA
Conscious Capital, which focuses on sustainable and impact investing, hired Wilde Capital Management in February to build an ESG model portfolio ...

The Many Names and Global Reach of Socially Responsible Investing
Newswise (press release)
Common terms rolled up under the umbrella of socially responsible investing and ESG can include: blended finance, ethical investing, green finance, ...

Three elephants in the impact investing room
Pioneers Post (press release) (blog)
Ever more funders are venturing into impact investing: globally, the number of impact investors rose from fewer than 50 pre-1997 to well over 200 in ... 

Global Reporting Initiative:

Nigerian Stock Exchange , Global Reporting Initiative Host Sustainability Reporting Workshop ...
Exchange News Direct
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (“the Exchange” or “NSE”) in partnership with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), supported by UK aid, hosts a ...
Corporate Reporting Dialogue announces market consultation on building better alignment
WebWire (press release)
Participants of the Corporate Reporting Dialogue – an initiative bringing together the major standard setters and framework providers globally – are ...

ESG roundup: Corporate reporting alignment project moves ahead
The participating organisations are: CDP, the Climate Disclosure Standards Board, the Global Reporting Initiative, the International Integrated ...

Renewable Energy Investments:

Alliant Energy proposing base rate increases, citing clean energy investments
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) — Many Eastern Iowans could soon see high electric bills, as Alliant Energy has asked the Iowa Utilities Board for a ...

4 Tips to Invest in Renewable Energy Now
U.S. News & World Report
With the Green New Deal recently proposed by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, interest in renewable energies could grow, along with pressure ... 

CDP Sustainability:

CDP seeks award nominations
Wicked Local Provincetown
The community service award honors former longtime CDP executive director, ... environmental sustainability, volunteer time or financial contributions.

California's Leadership in Climate Change:

Green New Dealers, Look to California
That, in turn, has the potential to shift the politics of climate change, ... of our generation, the time has come to call on California's leadership again.

Youth Call for Action with Climate Strikes
“Climate change is so important that we are calling for action now, and we ... in science, and we get action from our world leaders,” Forman told Eos.
Why Students of Color Are Stepping Up to Lead Climate Strikes - YES! Magazine
New York Climate and Community Protection Act Will Invest into Low-Income and Communities of ...
New York Climate and Community Protection Act Will Invest into ... New York has already joined Washington state and California—the nation's leader in ... the leadership and input of communities on the frontlines of climate change, ...

Impact Investing:

'Impact Investing': Good For The Planet, Good For Profit?
WAMU 88.5
Foundations and pension funds are under pressure to do more “impact investing,” focusing not just on the bottom line, but also on doing good for ...

Podcast: The hypocrisy of social impact investing
Dan talks more about the financial bust within the college admissions scandal from last week with Axios Chief Financial Correspondent Felix Salmon.

Impact Investing for Educational Progress
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Investing in innovative entrepreneurs can make high-quality education and training more widely available, especially among poorly served racial and ...

Energy Storage:

Trio of federal energy storage bills avoid tax credits
Utility Dive
Three bipartisan energy storage bills were introduced in Congress last week, but none would provide investment tax credits, which industry has ...
Battery energy storage systems critical to public safety
Capitol Weekly
Battery energy storage systems are rechargeable battery systems that capture and store energy — from solar systems or the electric grid.

India's Energy Storage Market Is Finally Starting to Grow
Greentech Media
India is finally seeing the emergence of a grid-scale energy storage market after years of anticipation. This month the Solar Energy Corporation of ...

Science Based Carbon Performance Targets:

WWF Pilot Project Seeks Science-Based Targets for Land, Water, Soil Use
Environmental Leader
“Science-based targets are usually set for carbon emissions, but we are going beyond that to develop them for biodiversity, land use, water, and soil ...

Emira works hard towards sustainability targets
Property Wheel
“Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly defined pathway to future-proof ... This removes 6,472 tCO2e of Carbon emissions annually.

ABP Powered by 100% Green Energy
The company will now introduce science-based targets to its carbon ... verifying action on energy use, Co2 emissions, water use and waste output.

Climate Change Winners and Losers:

In nature, premature springs are creating new winners and losers
Yale Climate Connections
Spring is usually a coordinated dance of singing birds, bursting leaves, buzzing insects, and blooming flowers, but climate change is throwing off the ...

How climate change will affect your mortgage
The Sydney Morning Herald
And in these times, when a person stands up and says climate change will have an ... So, how might climate change affect the Reserve Bank's job? ... Trade theory says there will be both winners and losers from free trade, but the ...

The climate strikers should inspire us all to act at the next UN summit
The Guardian
So action plans must not create winners and losers or add to economic inequality: they must be ... I know young people can and do change the world.

Socially Responsible Investing:

The Many Names and Global Reach of Socially Responsible Investing
Newswise (press release)
Common terms rolled up under the umbrella of socially responsible investing and ESG can include: blended finance, ethical investing, green finance, ...

How socially responsible investing can help end modern slavery
South China Morning Post
However, there has been less emphasis on social issues because the social impact of investment is less tangible. For social factors to achieve the ...

Bono's partner in ethical investing falls from grace in admissions scandal
The Boston Globe
Impact investing. That's the buzzword for targeting money at investments that can drive social and environmental change, as well as make a profit.

Funds for Sustainable Investing:

Impact investing for dual financial and social returns
The Justice
For more than two centuries, capital markets have provided a place for companies and governments to raise money to finance activities. It's the largest ...

BlackRock in push to make sustainable investment mainstream
Ethical Corporation Magazine
Terry Slavin reports on how the asset manager has responded to booming ESG demand in Europe with new exchange-traded funds that are targeting ...

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage:

US Department of Energy Announces $30 Million for Front-End Engineering Design Studies for ... (blog)
DOE is investing in R&D projects for transformational carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies because they are a critical ...

DOE, industry await guidance on tax incentives
E&E News
... is "constantly pushing" the Internal Revenue Service to release a framework for how the nascent carbon capture, utilization and storage industry can ...

The growing market of everyday products made from greenhouse gases
They're all part of a growing, environmentally critical industry known as carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), most recently highlighted at Y ...

Sustainability Investing:

Deval Patrick Says Impact Investing Is Essential to Long-Term Value (Podcast)
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
For me, it's not such a big leap from there to impact investing," he says. Listen to the podcast, which is hosted by Denver Frederick, or read the ...

Chicago's impact investing landscape: A conversation
Medill Reports: Chicago
Impact investing, a trend quickly gaining momentum in Chicago, offers an answer. In February, small businesses, not-for-profits, corporations, ...

GRASFI: Pooling academic resources to take sustainability up a level
Investors' Corner BNP Paribas
In the past sustainable investing has at times been hampered by a lack of definitions and clear metrics. That is now changing as regulators provide ...

Philanthropic Investing:

Attracting Greater Philanthropic Funding: The Private Equity Model
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Philanthropic funding has the potential to dramatically increase its scope and impact by taking cues from the private equity investment world.

JPMorgan Chase Makes $350 Million Global Investment in the Future of Work
Associated Press
JPMorgan Chase will make philanthropic investments in local education and job training programs that are proven to help more people, such as ...

Charities seek legal ruling on responsible investment policies
They have also asked for specific legal guidance on whether charities should adopt investment strategies aligned with the Paris Agreement's aim of ...

Green Bond Funds:

10 Years of Green Bonds: Creating the Blueprint for Sustainability Across Capital Markets
World Bank Group
The phone call to the World Bank Treasury came out of the blue: in late 2007, a group of Swedish pension funds wanted to invest in projects that help ...

​Sampension puts DKK90m into German green bonds
Danish pension fund Sampension has invested DKK90m (€12m) into a new German ... Last year, Sampension invested DKK120m in green bonds.

China emerges as key player in green bonds market
Beijing allowed green bond use to finance clean coal projects, which are excluded in other markets. A third of the funds raised in 2018 went to ...

Low Carbon Funds:

Calgary energy companies to share $72M in federal funds for clean tech projects
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. will get $22.3 million from the Low Carbon Economy Fund for a new steam turbine generator technology that will ...

Climate Auctions: A 21st-Century Alternative to Grants and Loans
Microgrid Knowledge
This 21st century alternative to grants and loans uses competitive bidding to disperse public funding to carbon-reducing projects. With scientific reports ...

Institutional Finance Update: Steering Capital Towards Global Investments in Climate-aligned Assets
IISD Reporting Services
4 March 2019: Building climate-resilient and low-carbon infrastructure, particularly in developing countries, requires support, which includes ... 


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