News from NEF: , Green New Deal investment, wellbeing and GDP

Changing the fiscal rules A Green New Deal needs public investment. We call on the Treasury to rip up its fiscal rules and take the risks of the climate crisis more seriously. Read more The housing crisis crisis looks different outside London – but it’s no less damaging The marketisation …

Sustainable Buildings & Energy_GreenMoney July/Aug 19

Heatherwick Studio completed a shopping centre at London’s King’s Cross, formed of two converted 19th-century coal warehouses; photo courtesy of Hufton+Crow Welcome to our July/August issue on “Sustainable Buildings and Energy,” a topic so impactful, it merits a double issue.  This World Resources Institute quote from lead article writer Sam …

Pioneering Impact Investing Platform Pushes for Widespread Change

Pioneering Impact Investing Platform Pushes for Widespread Change By Amy Brown   The financial platform OpenInvest signed onto the U.N.’s Principles for Responsible Investment—and rolled out a product that could transform impact investing. Latest California Oil Spill Builds the Case for More Renewable Energy Investments By Leon Kaye   The …

Green Growth news – July 2019

Upcoming Green Growth events Material consumption is projected to double between now and 2060.  Primary sectors such as heavy and extractive industries face the joint challenge of increasing output while simultaneously decreasing their environmental impact. The OECD will hold its 2019 Green Growth and Sustainable Development (GGSD) Forum on the …

Get involved with UNEP FI – some key dates for the second half of 2019

  UNEP FI wrapped up its Regional Roundtable on Sustainable Finance in Asia Pacific in Shanghai last month. With over 280 attendees and 75 speakers, the event was important in advancing the sustainable finance agenda in the region and you can read highlights and view photos here. Preparations are now …

SDG Update – 9 July 2019

GUEST ARTICLES The Ripple Effect of Rights-based Approaches: Creating Waves of Positive Change Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights The 2030 Agenda is our roadmap to a world in which all human beings live free and equal in dignity and rights. With just over ten years left on …

Reporting Exchange Newsletter – the latest in ESG reporting

With heatwaves breaking national records in Europe, climate change continues to be in the spotlight in reporting developments as the EU, the Vatican and investors insist on more transparency. In addition, we investigate how sustainability fits into your retirement plans and helps decision-making. Read on to find out more… EU …

Our money is building an uninhabitable future

    We all try and shape the world around us by expressing our values. I try to avoid plastic. You might have switched to veggie burgers. Maybe you cycle to work. But our money is being invested without our values being heard. Most of our pensions are invested in …

Fossil Fuel Industry: Killing the Customer : AltEnergyStocks.com

“Ethical Markets has been using and promoting EROI evaluation of all investments for decades.  We now need to  tell financial markets the truth: their self-absorbed, anthropocentric theories, concepts, models, from obsolete economic textbooks, still encoded in their ETFs, indices, benchmarks and algorithms do not recognize the scientific realities of our …