Clean Energy in the Age of Trump: Clean Edge’s 2017 State and Metro Index Now Available

“Ethical Markets welcomes this well-researched and vital information of how cities and states are progressing beyond the fossil era toward resilient, sustainable futures.  Must read!   ~Hazel Henderson, Editor” STATES AND CITIES LEAD CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION IN THE AGE OF TRUMP Six States Generate 20% or More of their Electricity from Non-Hydro Utility-Scale Renewables; Five Cities …

Consumers prefer clean energy – Baltimore Sun

Consumers prefer clean energy John Byrne, John Dernbach President Donald Trump‘s climate change executive order is intended to roll back government policies that allegedly are holding fossil fuels back. It’s true that fossil fuels, and especially coal, are losing market share and investor confidence: The world’s 40 largest coal companies …

California Senate introduces the equivalent of French Article 173

On April 25th, The California Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee passed Senate bill 560 (SB -560) requesting CalPERS and CalSTRS, the two largest public pension funds in the US, to report annually on “the financial climate risks of [their] investments, including the alignment of [their] portfolios with the Paris Climate Agreement and California …

Invitation: Delhi Roundtable: Green Bonds for Clean Energy: 19th May: Joint Event: Indian Green Bonds Council & USAID: Supported by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy & Climate Bonds Initiative

Invitation: Delhi Roundtable: Green Bonds for Clean Energy: 19th May: Joint Event: Indian Green Bonds Council & USAID: Supported by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy & Climate Bonds Initiative You’re invited to join representatives from US AID PACE-D, the Indian Green Bonds Council, Issuers and Investors at this 2017 …

Article 173 best practices: the investor climate disclosure guide

Building on the submissions to the first International Award on Investor-climate related disclosures we co-organized with the French government in 2016, the guide “Lighting the way to best practice” provides an overview of the best practices in applying the Article 173-VI of the Energy Transition for Green Growth Law. These best practices have been awarded by …

GIIN News, Updates, & CEO Letter

Message from Amit Bouri, CEO I am delighted to call your attention to two brand new GIIN research reports: Scaling the Use of Guarantees in U.S. Community Investing and The Financial Performance of Real Assets Impact Investments, which launches today. While these reports, at first glance, may seem to serve …

Policy in Focus

“We recommend this journal on Cities and their efforts toward sustainability, and the article by our esteemed Advisory Board member Dr. Marc Weiss  on  progress in Brazil in the city of Porto Alegre and the state of Rio Grande do Sul, see pages 42-45 .  ~Hazel Henderson, Editor”

The Business Case for the Paris Climate Accord

President Trump faces a choice that will echo across his presidency and beyond: whether to remain in the Paris climate agreement. Although most Americans, his own secretaries of state and energy, and heads of state from around the globe are urging the president to stay, he remains undecided. Let us …