CSRwire News Alert – A $147 Billion Opportunity for New York City

A $147 Billion Opportunity: Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Sets Sights on NYC Pension Funds “Were New York City to divest its four pension funds of fossil fuel holdings, it would be a major turning point for the divestment movement.” On February 26th, a forum on “Fossil-Free NYC,” kicked off a …

Capitalism’s greatest crash now likely within a few years

Embargoed for 00:01 hours, 26 September 2013   Capitalism’s greatest crash now likely within a few years   Energy industry set to follow in footsteps of financial industry   Big Energy is guilty of enculturated risk blindness that, unless action is taken, will lead to an inevitable global crash according to Jeremy …

The UN IPCC backs carbon budget approach

The UN IPCC backs carbon budget approach The potential for unburnable carbon and stranded fossil fuel assets has today been thrust into the limelight with the IPCC’s carbon budget analysis in its latest report. ‘The Carbon Tracker Initiative welcomes the IPCC’s dialogue on carbon budgets. Their findings are consistent with …

TBLI Conference: Climate Change, Carbon Bubble and New York’s Green Bank

EMBARGO TILL MAY 22, 9 AM ECT Time Climate Change, Carbon Bubble and New York’s Green Bank ESG Environmental, Social and Governance investment industry shines the spotlight on New York Amsterdam, May 22, 2013 – The 1st edition of the TBLI CONFERENCETM USA 2013 in New York, USA from June …

Measuring the Sustainability of Business: From Economism To Earth Systems Science

By Hazel Henderson When US astronaut Dr. Sally Ride returned from her space trip in 1983, she exclaimed that NASA should have a Mission To Planet Earth! This led to NASA’s “Earth”, an ongoing program of research into how our planet functions based on Earth Systems Science. I was a science …

Report triggers campaign to prevent Australian fossil fuel investment

Member of Report triggers campaign to prevent Australian fossil fuel investment Brisbane, May 2nd, 2013 Press Release A new report has identified the heaviest lending banks to coal and gas export projects in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, as a new campaign calls on Australians to abandon banks …

A Bonding Experience

Bond risk Our thinking about the role of future environmental politics on capital markets has extended to another asset class – fixed income. Carbon Tracker recently collaborated with global credit-ratings agency Standard & Poors to publish ‘What a carbon-constrained future could mean for oil companies’ creditworthiness’.  This report assesses the …