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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 «
SRI Market News Feed
13 Million Brits are Unware of Increasing Energy Bills
13.6 million British households did not change energy supplier last year, missing out on savings Figures from OFGEM show that savings of around £300 this year are achievable just by switching, but a new Ipsos MORI survey from the Energy Saving Trust has found a large number of households are on ‘Energy Autopilot’. Nearly 60 […]
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£84bn Borrowing Black Hole facing Chancellor in his Autumn Statement
New report today has suggested that the Chancellor faces fast public finance deterioration in his Autumn Statement However, a fiscal ‘reset’ would allow him to increase investment spending and support for ‘just managing families’. The report, Pressing the reset button, comes with the Autumn Statement now just four weeks away. The Foundation says that the […]
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Why natural ingredients are better for your skin and actually work
Wake up. Hop in the shower. Wash and condition hair. Add some soapy suds to your body. Hop out. Slather on moisturizer and lotion. Begin makeup routine… And the steps go on and on. How many products are involved in each step of your daily routine? And how many ingredients are in each product? And […]
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Extreme watersports you can do in the UK
Many people think that watersports are something you do on holidays in the Caribbean. But when you think about it, the UK is an island that’s well known for its windy weather – that sounds like a pretty perfect setup for fantastic watersports. Here are six extreme watersports you may not have realised you can […]read more ...
New Study Indicates Link between High Blood Pressure and Air Pollution Exposure
Friends of the Earth Air Pollution Campaigner, Jenny Bates, has commented on a European Heart Journal Study that shows high blood pressure can be caused by long-term particulate air pollution exposure Jenny Bates said: “The evidence continues to mount about the impact of air pollution on people’s health and well-being. Crucially, this study shows that […]
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How 8 Celebrities Are Changing the Conservation Conversation
When you hear the word “celebrity,” you probably imagine the dazzling fashion on the red carpet, unflattering tabloid photos layered with gossip, and big-budget films written to sell more popcorn and soda. What the word “celebrity” probably doesn’t make you think about is the environment ― until now. Celebrities have unequivocal influence over the minds […]
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