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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
Oct 26, 2016
The power sectors of China and India together combine to be one of the most significant sources of emissions on the planet due to the use of thermal coal plants. Indeed relative to other sources of carbon the potential unneeded carbon generated by these sectors relative to a 2°C scenario is the most significant of any source. While in China coal consumption appears to have peaked already, in both China and India coal demand will still exceed IEA carbon budgets for thermal coal before 2050.more «
Oct 26, 2016
As You Sow, YourSRI.com team up to carbon footprint $11 trillion in funds utilizing data from South Pole Group
As You Sow, YourSRI.com team up to carbon footprint $11 trillion in funds utilizing data from South Pole Group and exposing carbon risk – available now at fossilfreefunds.org. A first-ever analysis of over $11 trillion in global mutual funds and ETFs shows that a large number of major fund families are, according to climate-finance advocate As You Sow, “carbon hypocrites” that preach the merits of low-carbon investing but actually have above-average carbon holdings.more «
Oct 26, 2016
myImpact Academy is proud to announce the winning of the Investment Innovation Benchmark Award. The internatiol expert jury consists purely of representatives of Asset Owners (AO) and research-active academics and elected myImpact Academy as one of the most innovative tools within the sustainable financial market.more «
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 «
SRI Market News Feed
The Geopolitics of Travel
Rafat Ali, the Founder and CEO of Skift wrote a powerful and fascinating article on the Geopolitics of travel, telling us that travel is now the geopolitical centre of the world, and why. He believes that that technology and travel “together are the most disruptive forces on the planet right now”. To read this compelling article click here.read more ...
Why are VPNs banned in China?
In early 2015, a number of providers of virtual private networks (VPNs) announced that updates to China’s state firewall had made it difficult or impossible for people to use their services in the country. The VPNs in question were Astrill, StrongVPN and Golden Frog – three of the most popular VPNs among Chinese citizens. So […]read more ...
Taking the Green Approach to Fishing
Fishing as a sport or source of food isn’t as bad for the environment as some people assume. In fact, it can have a positive effect in terms of population control and small advances in evolution. But some fishing tactics are clearly harmful to the ecosystem. When you take a fishing trip, it’s worth using […]read more ...
How Daily Material Solutions Are Harming Our Environment
First, it was microbeads. The tiny plastic beads found in soaps and other cosmetic products were reported to be filling our waterways, absorbing toxins, and poisoning their surrounding ecosystems. Immediately, concerned individuals were up in arms and the “ban the bead” campaign was in full force. Now there’s another manufactured threat to our waterways: synthetic […]
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Debate On Brexit’s Impact On The Environment And Climate Change
A debate will be held in the Scottish Parliament today (Thurday 27 October) on the potential impact of Brexit on the environment and climate change. Friends of the Earth Scotland have revealed a number of risks in advance of the debate. Dr Richard Dixon Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland said: “The Scottish Government have already […]
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Global Wildlife Populations Set To Decline By 67 Per Cent By 2020
According to new data released by WWF and ZSL (Zoological Society of London) the overall global vertebrate populations are due to decline by an average of 67 per cent from 1970 levels by the end of this decade, unless urgent action is taken to reduce humanity’s impact on species and ecosystems. Global populations of fish, birds, mammals, […]
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