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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
Eco Tourism in Marrakech
The Moroccan city of Marrakech is committed to green tourism. A leading global tourist destination and Morocco’s top attraction, the city has recently hosted the COP22 climate change summit and is fast turning into a green city that encourages eco tourism. Tourism is the second highest source of income, making up 12% of Moroccan GDP […]read more ...
Exclusive Interview: Sophie Walker, Head of Sustainability, JLL
Sophie is UK Head of Sustainability within Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), the global professional services company specialising in real estate. Sophie is responsible for JLL’s sustainability leadership position in the UK marketplace and with clients, as well as driving JLL’s internal environmental and social performance across our own estate and workforce. Sophie is a member […]
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Green Furniture Infographic
Did you know there’s such a thing as green furniture? No, not the color green, ‘green’ as in eco-friendly. Eco-friendly furniture is helping the environment one chair at a time. In Trex Outdoor Furniture’s “Green Furniture: The Benefits of Eco-Furniture” infographic, see how the industry is trying to find balance between functionality and stability. If […]read more ...
How Green Businesses are Going Paperless
For decades we’ve talked about the somewhat mythical idea of a paperless office – a business where every form of accounting, marketing, advertising, and networking is done via virtual platforms. But here we are, preparing to enter 2017, and the idea of going totally paperless still seems far-fetched. Is it even practical? The Feasibility of […]read more ...
Is Ecommerce Turning Into Green-Commerce?
Big businesses all over the world are considering the possibility of doing away with their physical brick and mortar operations and instead transitioning to an ecommerce business model. One such reason for this shift is the eco-friendly nature of operating a business online. Welcome to Green-Commerce From ecommerce to green-commerce, what’s leading this growth in […]read more ...
A Real Estate Developer’s Guide to Green Condo Living
As a solution to congestion in highly urbanized cities, condominiums have sprouted like mushrooms. However, condo dwellers must be conscious of the growing global warming problems and worsening climate change. It is so important for them to contribute to the environment and minimize carbon footprint if we are to keep this planet safe. Louie Santaguida […]
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