What aren’t RBS telling us about their carbon emissions?

  What aren’t RBS telling us about their carbon emissions? Today we published some new research that shows that theRoyal Bank of Scotland’s carbon emissions are much higher than they say they are – if you count the emissions from the loans they make to coal, oil and gas companies around the world. …

[Climate Bonds] MidAmerican to issue second Topaz bond – $250m BBB 26yr

Reuters reports that MidAmerican Energy is expected to soon issue a second tranche of its Topaz solar bond. MidAmerican is owned by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway (does this give the bond a halo effect)? Barclays Capital, Citi and Royal Bank of Scotland are underwriting. The first Topaz bond was for …

Roundtable Greenlights Effort on Renewable Energy Covered Bonds : AltEnergyStocks.com

Roundtable Greenlights Effort on Renewable Energy Covered Bonds : AltEnergyStocks.com Roundtable Greenlights Effort on Renewable Energy Covered Bonds Posted: 05 Feb 2013 06:09 AM PST by Sean Kidney “There is more liquidity than ever being put into the system, but funds are still not being allocated to renewable energy projects” …

Accountability to society still not a high priority for many banks and insurers

A Shocking Report from THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT!, Hazel Henderson, Editor For immediate release: Tuesday,18th September 2012 Accountability to society still not a high priority for many banks and insurers, finds Economist Intelligence Unit study Five years on from the start of the financial crisis, being a socially responsible corporate …

Complaint seeks resettlement and just compensation from royal Dutch Shell and UK banks for damage caused by Sakhalin II Oil and Gas project

Today, residents living adjacent to a highly polluting liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and oil and gas export terminals on Sakhalin Island, Russia, filed a complaint against Royal Dutch Shell and three of the largest UK banks: Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Standard Chartered, and Barclays, for their failure to …