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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
Aug 30, 2016
This report, which is based on research conducted for us by a big four professional services firm, focusses on the booming green bond market and explores the diverse landscape of green definitions, standards, frameworks, and guidelines that are currently used in the market. It seeks to assess how the green bond market can help finance the transition towards a sustainable economy and make significant contributions to addressing the environmental challenges of our time.more «
Aug 29, 2016
In this report we assess developments in sustainability reporting instruments worldwide since the publication of the last Carrots & Sticks report in 2013. By ‘reporting instruments’ we mean any instrument, mandatory or voluntary, that requires or encourages organizations to report on their sustainability performance.more «
Aug 19, 2016
The AODP Global Climate 500 Index rates the world’s 500 biggest asset owners - pension funds, insurers, sovereign wealth funds, foundations and endowments – on their success at managing climate risk within their portfolios, based on direct disclosures and publicly available information. Asset owners are scored on three key capabilities: Engagement, Risk Management and Low-Carbon Investment. They are graded from AAA to D while those with no evidence of action are rated X.more «
Aug 19, 2016
Even as the field of impact investing has made progress on multiple fronts, market observers and participants still face challenges in comprehending and navigating the market, in part due to the lack of shared knowledge and frameworks. This can create frictions for investors and investment managers. The Navigating Impact Investing project was created in Fall 2015 to explore these challenges, how they are currently managed by practitioners, and what may be needed to help optimize the process.more «
Aug 05, 2016
Sustainable, responsible and impact investors are a force for positive change. They have helped to improve the environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices of publicly and privately traded companies in the United States and around the world, indirectly benefiting countless individuals and communities. They have pursued investment strategies that foster economic development and expand financial services in lower-income communities.more «
Aug 05, 2016
This briefing outlines key concerns and needs of developing countries in relation to green finance, particularly focusing on developing countries that are not members of the G20. It also highlights emerging innovations, drawing in particular from engagement with practitioners and regulators from Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, Honduras, Jordan, Kenya, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Nigeria, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam, and the findings from the UNEP Inquiry’s country studies.more «
Aug 04, 2016
Building upon the 2014 and 2015 reports, the current report responds to the mandate from the Rio+20 Conference to contribute to strengthening the science-policy interface for sustainable development in the context of the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF). The preparation of the report involved an inclusive, multi- stakeholder process drawing upon scientific and technical expertise from within and outside the United Nations.more «
Aug 04, 2016
Around 18 000 people die each day as a result of air pollution. In fact, the number of deaths attributed to air pollution each year – 6.5 million deaths – is, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), much greater than the number from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and road injuries combined. Air pollution also brings major costs to the economy and damage to the environment.more «
Aug 01, 2016
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Equity Incentives - Companies that awarded their CEOs higher equity incentives had below-median returns based on a sample of 429 large-cap U.S. companies observed from 2006 to 2015. On a 10-year cumulative basis, total shareholder returns of those companies whose total summary pay was below their sector median outperformed those companies where pay exceeded the sector median by as much as 39%.more «
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European Social Innovation Competition: ‘Integrated Futures’ Selects 10 Finalists
The finalists of the 2016 European Social Innovation Competition have been selected from a shortlist of 30 and a total of more than 1000 applicants from 36 countries. This year’s theme ‘Integrated Futures’ sought ideas with the potential to address the reception and integration of refugees and migrants in Europe, enabling them to contribute to the social, economic, […]
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VW Appoint Former EU Climate Official In Attempt To Clean Up Its Act
Former EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard has been appointed as part of Dieselgate-shaken Volkswagen’s ‘Sustainability Council’ in an attempt to improve the company’s public image. Corporate Europe Observatory’s climate campaigner Pascoe Sabido has responded to the news with the following: ”The Barroso and Kroes scandals are still red hot, but ex-EU Climate Commissioner Hedegaard’s new role advising […]
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Charity-specific Investment Funds To Be Made Available
A new investment service specifically for charities will give access to the biggest selection of charity-specific investment funds available to buy and manage online and all in one place. It comes amid growing demand from charities to explore new ways to generate income and make their investment processes more efficient, at a time of record low interest […]
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Solar Kingdom Ltd Shortlisted For Prestigious Award
Solar Kingdom Ltd, a small Edinburgh Renewables business has been nominated for the second year in a row in the prestigious Solar Power Portal Awards taking place next week. Last year they won the Best Integrated Renewables System category, and this year are nominated for the Best Residential PV Project. They were also recently shortlisted in the […]
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EDF’s Ratings Downgraded From A3/P-2 By Moody Showing A Stable Outlook
The long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings of Électricité de France (EDF) have today been downgraded by Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) from A3 from A2, together with its perpetual junior subordinated debt ratings to Baa3 from Baa2. Today’s rating downgrade reflects Moody’s view that the action plan announced by EDF in April 2016, which includes government support, will not be sufficient to […]
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#TeamGirl Campaign Launched By World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
The first #TeamGirl campaign has been launched today by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) to highlight International Day of the Girl Child, which takes place on 11 October 2016. A global movement spanning 146 countries and reaching 10 million girls and women, WAGGGS is calling on girls globally to be part of the team […]
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