WRI Digest: US Climate Action | Blackrock’s Green Investments??

Climate Action Now: 3 US States, 3 Cities and Puerto Rico Lead the Way The Green New Deal has inspired activism and debate, but not much action on Capitol Hill. That hasn’t stopped state and local governments from taking bold steps now, though. Dan Lashof and Tyler Clevenger explain. Read more.  California …

EVSI on nasdaq – update article

Full disclosure I am an early investor in Envision Solar . I am happy to see this well-deserved new listing on NASDAQ!      Hazel Henderson, Editor The Envision Solar (EVSI) was reviewed in depth in a previous article last September in the context of its avoidance of high demand charges for …

ESG5 Summit brief

By Daryl Roberts – April 16, 2019 0 770 A conference hosted in NYC in early April, 2019 ESG5 SUMMIT showcased the issues of current concern to institutional asset managers.  ESG as a term is a rebranding of SRI (socially responsible investing) and CSR (corporate social responsibility) now under broad headings …

Global Current Issues and Trends: May 2019

Total non-farm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April while the 196,000 in March was revised down to 189,000.  The US government shutdown affected the February report of only 33,000 was revised up to 56,000 new jobs after the temporary layoffs of the 800,000 federal employees, contractors and service businesses …

A Big Earth Day “Thank You” to the Natural Products Industry

Today is Earth Day, a day that causes all of us working on climate to pause, assess how we are doing, celebrate wins, and challenge ourselves to do more. Three years ago on Earth Day, the historic Paris Climate Accords were signed, setting out the first truly global effort to …

SDG Update – 23 April 2019

GUEST ARTICLES First Work Programme of IPBES Will Culminate in the Release of the #GlobalAssessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) The seventh Plenary session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) …

Introducing Cornerstone’s Access Impact Framework™

Introducing the Access Impact FrameworkTM: Enabling investors to measure the alignment of their portfolios to the issues that matter to them most   Cornerstone Capital Group is pleased to announce the launch of our Access Impact Framework™. The Framework illustrates how our clients’ portfolios align in support of the United Nations Sustainable …

Zevin’s Q1 2019 Impact Update

I’m happy to present an overview of our shareholder advocacy and engagement for the first quarter of 2019. Clients’ investments with Zevin Asset Management power our impact investing work. As I detail in my quarterly Impact Update: our proposal on lobbying ethics performed very well at Disney’s annual shareholder meeting; …

IIRC Newsletter

One month to go until the IIRC’s Global Conference 2019. International business leaders, investors, finance professionals and thinkers will contribute to the IIRC’s global conference in London next month. We invite you to be part of the conversation, by registering to attend today. The corporate reporting system is at an …

Alert: ‘Critical moment’ for sustainable development, UN chief tells major financing forum

Instant Alert15 April 2019‘Critical moment’ for sustainable development, UN chief tells major financing forum “Uneven growth, rising debt levels, possible upticks in financial volatility, and heightened global trade tensions” are hampering progress on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN chief António Guterres told the Forum on Financing for Development on …