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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
Existing Homes Alliance Comment On New Report Into Fuel Poverty
The Scottish Government have been called upon, by a leading coalition, to take seriously a new expert recommendation that it eliminates poor building energy efficiency as a driver of fuel poverty. The call follows the publication today (Mon) of two substantial reports by working groups on the topic of fuel poverty ahead of the November deadline […]
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Growing Forests In Scotland
£6.5 million in funding has been allocated for plans to plant 1200 hectares of new woodland across Scotland. At over twice the amount awarded in any previous month, this is the highest level of funding awarded since the Scotland’s Forestry Grant Scheme was set up in 2015, as land owners prepare for spring planting in […]read more ...
Friends Of The Earth Anticipate Government’s Airport Expansion Decision
Friends of the Earth’s head of campaigns Andrew Pendleton, who lives under the Heathrow flightpath in west London, has released the following statements in the build up to Tuesday’s (25 October 2016) government decision on whether to expand Heathrow or Gatwick airport. “We won’t tackle climate change if Heathrow or Gatwick airports are allowed to […]
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New Research Reveals The Value Of Sustainable Business
More and more investors are seeking higher quality information on a company’s sustainability. Earlier this year Larry Fink, CEO of Blackrock, called on S&P 500 CEOs to demonstrate how environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors influence commercial success in the long-term. But new research by Corporate Citizenship in association with S&P Dow Jones Indices reveals that long-term […]
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As MPs Discuss the Future Parks, New Research Highlights The Value of Greenspaces
Research by Vivid Economics, published today by the National Trusts, indicates that cutting park budgets for city’s networks of public parks and green-spaces would be counter-productive as it costs more than it saves. This evidence comes as MPs on the influential House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee today begin hearing evidence for their […]
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Aikengall IIa Community Wind Farm Given Go Ahead By Scottish Government
An announcement has come today from Community Windpower Ltd (CWL) stating that Aikengall IIa Community Wind Farm, situated on the border of East Lothian and Scottish Borders has been consented by Scottish Ministers. The 19 turbine scheme will have a total generating capacity of 75.5 megawatts (MW) and will provide over £9.4 million in Community Benefit […]
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