Aviva move bad news for SRI, good for ESG integration

Aviva move bad news for SRI, good for ESG integration
Aviva Investors’ proposed move out of its sustainable and responsible Investment funds is “not good news for SRI at Aviva Investors, but there is good news for ESG integration”, according to the London-based firm’s new chief responsible investment office. More >>>

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China bans airlines from EU carbon trading
China has issued its strongest warning yet about its airlines not participating in the EU Emissions Trading System. More >>>

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Rio leads the way on cap and trade
Rio de Janeiro is embarking upon an ambitious plan to cap and trade greenhouse gas emissions within the state. Walter Figueiredo De Simoni explains

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US states order insurers to disclose climate risks
About 300 insurance companies active in the US will be required to detail the risks they face from climate change, following regulatory moves in California, New York and Washington State. More >>>

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UK low-carbon agenda at risk after minister resigns
More than 100 Conservative members of parliament have called on the UK government to slash support for onshore wind farms, coinciding with the resignation of renewables advocate Chris Huhne as Secretary of State for Energy & Climate. More >>>

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Ecofin acquires Australian asset management firm
London-based investment management firm Ecofin has launched an Australian subsidiary on the back of a local acquisition. More >>>

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The case for clustering
There has been an explosion of clean-tech clusters, promising to help accelerate the next generation of sustainable technologies. Peter Adriaens, Shawn Lesser and Ben Taube explain

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GEF beats target for Africa forestry fund
Global Environment Fund has raised $160 million into its Africa Sustainable Forestry Fund, exceeding its target of $150 million. More >>>

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ESG focus to shift to company supply chains – MSCI
Companies in less carbon-intensive industry sectors are set to face growing scrutiny from consumers and policy-makers on the environmental impacts of their supply chains, according to index and investment research provider MSCI. More >>>

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