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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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Is your retirement money funding deforestation?
A message from the people at As You Sow: Is your retirement money invested in rainforest destruction? And if it is, do you want it to be? Join Friends of the Earth and As You Sow for a special online session to learn about how YOU can take action to get your money out of […]read more ...
Former Office Floor Turned Into A Cultural Hub By Social Enterprise
Ugly Duck, a London grown social enterprise, is set to launch an ambitious project in the Docklands this November; repurposing an 8000 square foot office floor at Republic at East India and transforming it into a vibrant cultural hub. ‘Off Quay’ follows the success of Ugly Duck’s work in Bermondsey, where they have brought a mixture […]
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First Global Sustainability Reporting Standards Will Revolutionise Business
From today companies will be able to use a common language disclosing non-financial information as the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) launched the world’s first global standards for sustainability reporting. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards will enable companies around the world to be more transparent about their impacts on the economy, the environment and society. They will also […]
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Sustainable Development Of Overseas Investments Pushed By China
China and the United Nations have launched a campaign on sustainable development for China’s endeavour of going global set to make Chinese enterprises’ overseas investments will be more sustainable. The campaign, held at the UN’s headquarters in New York on Saturday, aims to promoteChinese enterprises’ sustainable development overseas to produce win-win results for China and the […]
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A Storage Solution
In its final report, the disbanded Energy and Climate Change Committee encouraged the Government to focus on energy storage to ensure the UK’s future energy security. Here Vijay Shinde, grid services lead for engineering consultancy Sweco, stresses why we can’t afford to ignore it. It is no secret that there remains a certain level of […]read more ...
FareShare Receive IGD Awards For Work In Food Waste
Two IGD Awards, the grocery industry’s equivalent to the ‘Oscars’, have been awarded to food distribution charity, FareShare, for their work in tackling food waste. Together with Tesco, it won the Sustainable Futures Award for its UK-wide programme to redistribute surplus food from the retailer’s stores to people in need. FareShare’s Kris Gibbon-Walsh, who leads the […]
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