Wall Street’s $22 trillion time bomb

  The clock is ticking for banks, insurers and asset managers still providing support to oil, gas and coal producers. It’s not just the moral imperative—that fossil-fuel use is destroying the atmosphere and life on Earth with it. It’s that their financial health requires leaving such companies behind. According to Moody’s Investors Service, financial …

Making sense of post-COP26 narratives

“More good analysis from Bloomberg Green’s Akshat Rathi on outcomes of COP26. As I reiterated in my talk on Reuters global webinar on finance after COP26, Nov 17, we really must start telling the truth: THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF MONEY. Developed country central banks can create more “green Q.E“ …

IOSCO calls for oversight of ESG Ratings and Data Product Providers

MEDIA RELEASE IOSCO/MR/32/2021 Madrid, 23 November 2021   IOSCO calls for oversight of ESG Ratings and Data Product Providers  The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today has published a set of recommendations applicable to ESG Ratings and Data Product Providers.  Ashley Alder, Chairman of IOSCO and CEO of …

Driving Home the Importance of Safe and Sustainable Mobility

By Nneka Henry, UN Road Safety Fund The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out currently underway has prompted several countries and companies to shift their focus and investments back to the largely unfinished business of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Under the auspices of “building back better,” there is a renewed impetus to re-prioritize “people, planet and prosperity.” Recognizing …

Guiding carbon market investments

  Nations clinched the Paris Agreement six years ago but finished writing it only at COP26 in Glasgow this month. There, negotiators finally checked the box on something called “Article 6,” a section of the 2015 climate pact governing how countries can trade credits to emit CO2. The new standards should …

The resale startup supporting small business owners and brands alike

Lauren Phipps   As most players in the apparel industry shift away from brick-and-mortar retail, Shilla Kim-Parker is doubling down on the importance of small stores for communities and mom-and-pop shop-owners. Coming from a family of Black, small business owners, Kim-Parker launched Thrilling in 2018 to support Black, Indigenous and people of color …

FAIRR | November 2021

There has been a whirlwind of activity over the last few weeks. The FAIRR team has been busy with COP26 and we are delighted to have participated in some impactful Blue Zone events, including the High-Level Presidency event on Accelerating a Just Rural Transition to Sustainable Agriculture and an event on Mobilising Finance …

Ammonia Energy Newsletter #5.245:  final roundup from Glasgow, new investments from Fortescue & CF Industries locked in ?

“Ethical Markets welcomes the breakthroughs occurring on greening hydrogen and ammonia, which emerged in the COP26 debates on accelerating the global green transition. Hazel Henderson, Editor“ For the last time this year we check into COP. Fortescue Future Industries made a series of big announcements, including new hydrogen & ammonia production …

5 Ways We Can Promote Women’s Economic Empowerment Globally

Women’s full participation in the workforce is essential to achieving gender equality. Boosting women’s economic empowerment is key to achieving gender equality, but pervasive social norms and discrimination continue to keep women from thriving in the workforce. Women are less likely to work than men and women’s participation in the labor force is limited …