PRI Policy Briefing: February 2017

Responsible Investment Policy Briefing The PRI’s Responsible Investment Policy Briefing covers global and regulatory developments. In February’s newsletter: FSB: The PRI calls for action following recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Australia and Canada: New policy recommendations EU: Shareholder Rights Directive progresses UK: Follow London Stock Exchange …

Weekly Climate Review as of 02-17, 2017

World warns, cajoles and carefully nudges Trump on climate action This week brought some subtle and not-so-subtle pressure on President Donald Trump to think carefully before making good on his campaign promise to remove the United States from the Paris Agreement. As foreign ministers of the G20—including newly-appointed U.S. Secretary …

Benefit Corporations Growing – why investors like them!

“Ethical Markets is proud to be a Certified B Corporation.  ~Hazel Henderson, Editor” In the News: *  CSE and IBPE Offer Unique Insight to B-Corporations *  CSE Welcomes New Partner in Canada *  Registration ends soon for Houston Sustainability Practitioner Training   CSE and IBPE Offer Unique Insight to B-Corporations The …

CDSB’s response to the TCFD consultation & more

CDSB responds to Task Force recommendations report consultation Our response to the TCFD consultation focuses on the challenges that the Task Force needs to tackle before the final release of the report, from the issue of materiality to the connection with the existing mainstream reporting model. We also comment on …

Business models for solving billion-person problems

Newsletter February 2017 Highlights from Project Breakthrough Donald Trump and climate change. Robots and jobs. Facts and “alternative facts”. Our world today is beset by powerful conflicting forces. Politics marches in one direction while market forces propel us in another. Truth itself is increasingly held hostage. And all the while …

“Spark Fund Raises $7 m.” Yahoo News.

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Feb 2, 2017) – SparkFund, a Washington D.C.-based financial technology company, announced today the close of a $7 million Series B investment led by Energy Impact Partners. Round participants include existing investor Vision Ridge Partners and new strategic partners in the energy and utility space, with a …

Shareholders Push Facebook and Google on Fake News

    For Immediate Release     February 2, 2017 Shareholders Push Facebook and Google on Fake News Investors Call on World’s Largest Social Network and Search Platform to Review the Impact of Fake News Policy Issues and Related Hate Speech on Company Business and Our Democracy  BOSTON (February 2, 2017) – Concerned …