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yourSRI TV - The Sustainable Channel
The PRI is asking the investment industry to take further action on accountability, stewardship and sustainability.
Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI ESG Research
Carbon Tracker Initiative - The fossil fuel industry is inflating a 'carbon bubble’ based on risky assumptions
Articles, News and Updates
Dec 02, 2016
Institutional investors in Switzerland are showing a growing interest in sustainable investments. This goes hand in hand with a growing need for information, both among pension funds and foundations, as well as among experts from insurance companies and other institutional investors. Swiss Sustainable Finance has therefore prepared a handbook on sustainable investments for Swiss institutional asset owners.more «
Dec 01, 2016
The seven leading listed Chinese power companies analysed in this briefing had plans in place at the beginning of 2016 to build up to 89 coal power plants with 68 GW of capacity over the next few years at an estimated cost of RMB 238 billion (USD 35 billion). But does all of this spend make sense?more «
Dec 01, 2016
New research conducted at University of Stuttgart reveals the possible financial losses for investors invested in stocks and mutual investment funds traded at the financial center of Frankfurt. The study is taking into account the effects brought by if new regulations would occur in order to achieve the Paris Agreement's two degree target. The research report is based on detailed climate impact assessment data provided by South Pole Group and yourSRI.more «
Nov 18, 2016
This roadmap enables the PRI and UNEP FI to work with investors, stakeholders and policymakers in the US to ensure that regulatory frameworks reflect the modern interpretation of fiduciary duty. This interpretation requires investors to consider long-term value mdrivers, of which ESG factors are a core component, in investment processes and decision-making.more «
Nov 18, 2016
Under the current trajectory, the future of many living organisms in the Anthropocene is uncertain; in fact several indicators give cause for alarm. The Living Planet Index shows a persistent downward trend. On average, monitored species population abundance declined by 58 per cent between 1970 and 2012. Not only wild plants and animals are affected: increasingly people are victims too of the deteriorating state of nature. Living systems keep the air breathable and water drinkable, and provide nutritious food. To continue to perform these vital services they need to retain their complexity, diversity and resilience.more «
Nov 11, 2016
This report presents the results of a study performed by the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) in cooperation with NN Investment Partners (NN IP) to understand how environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors affect share price performance in emerging markets equities and to help implement a successful ESG-focused investment policy within the asset class. This unique empirical study focuses on evaluating the performance of emerging market equity portfolios that are formed using ESG criteria. We summarize the most important findings below.more «
Nov 11, 2016
Across the world, individual and institutional investors seek attractive financial returns while helping to achieve a positive impact on the communities around them. With growing concerns over climate change and global warming, geopolitical instability and uncertainty in financial markets, this has become even more pressing. The growing awareness of and support for responsible investing has led to it becoming inherent to the investment processes of many institutional investors.more «
Nov 11, 2016
This 2016 European SRI Study bears out the sustained growth in SRI across different approaches. The data collected for this Study, at the end of 2015, allowed us to cover institutional and retail assets from 13 different European markets. The methodology was modified for some minor aspects, as a few simplifications were brought to the SRI questionnaire; but the taxonomy remains unchanged from 2012. Some of the main growth trends highlighted in this edition have built up consistently over the past years. However, it is worth noting a number of interesting shifts.more «
Nov 04, 2016
The G20 Green Finance Study Group (GFSG)’s work supports the G20’s strategic goal of strong, sustainable and balanced growth. The challenge is to scale up green financing, which, based on a number of studies, will require the deployment of tens of trillions of dollars over the coming decade. The GFSG was established to explore options for addressing this challenge. “Green finance” can be understood as financing of investments that provide environmental benefits in the broader context of environmentally sustainable development.more «
SRI Market News Feed
Short Prison Sentences & Small Fines May Not Stop Tiger Poachers
A team of researchers has reviewed 10 years of Tiger Patrol records that show important insights into poaching patterns in Kerinci Seblat National Park, Indonesia, in a ground breaking new paper published in the scientific journal ‘Biological Conservation’ The study shows that during the ten years period between 2005 and 2014 the National Park Management Authority […]
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Businesses Urge Scotland To Back Electric Vehicles
Leading businesses and environmentalists have today (Monday 5 December) called on Scotland to emulate Norway and undergo a transport revolution in order to reach future emission targets. Organisations including the EV Association Scotland, Alexander Dennis Ltd, 203020 Taxis, AGM Batteries Ltd, BMM Energy Solutions, and WWF Scotland are calling on the Scottish Government to speed up […]
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Push For Nano Rules Urged By NGOs
A long-standing call for Europe to put in place laws that will protect the public and the environment from potential harm from nanomaterials has been renewed by over 20 civil society organisations led by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), ECOS and the Centre for International Environmental Law (Ciel) After years of discussions, the EU has […]read more ...
Europe’s Investment Plan Does Not Comply With EU’s Own Climate Goals
Today the ECOFIN Council agreed on its position on the future of the European Fund for Strategic Investments, EFSI, also known as the Juncker Plan or the Investment Plan for Europe. While it contains some good elements on climate action, the council stills falls short of ensuring EFSI’s investments are in line with the EU’s climate […]
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FTSE4Good Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary With Sustainable Investment Launch
Today, the FTSE Russell celebrates the 15th anniversary of FTSE4Good, its flagship ESG Index Series. The Index Series was launched in 2001 and provides investors with a transparent and objective benchmark. Companies meeting specific thresholds in relation to environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices are included in the index series with regular reviews to ensure […]
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Government Urged To Protect Young Lungs As Children Give In A 20,000 Strong Petition
Today a petition demanding air quality monitors near schools will be handed in to Downing Street by fifteen children today, alongside the British Lung Foundation (BLF). The petition, signed by over 20,000 people, urges the government to protect children’s lungs, which are vulnerable to permanent damage from air pollution whilst they’re still growing. 3,000 schools […]
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