Huge win! BlackRock responds with bold new climate commitments

“Our thanks to our eagle-eyed research colleague Daryl Roberts for this background on Larry Fink’s announcement on shifting Blackrock’s portfolio to focus on climate risk! Special vigilance is needed as mainstream finance begins to re-focus investment models and  accept its responsibilities! ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“ Critics’ cautious praise for BlackRock’s climate move The $7 trillion …

Carbon Tracker – Blogs, announcements, events and more!

BLOGS Powering down coal: The economic case for a global coal phase-out is stronger than ever Photo: Surface coal mine with Boxberg Power Station, Germany in the distance Coal power is losing its economic footing and our retirement schedules suggest one coal unit needs to retire every day until 2040. …

Green Finance Measures Database and the Inquiry’s Annual Report

“Ethical Markets highly recommends the work of the UNEP Inquiry and these latest tools for reforming global finance.  We hope after COP 25, that progress can be made beyond the failures of cap & trade and emissions permitting and shift to taxing all forms of pollution, including carbon.  It’s time …

Bad COP-Green Biz Joel Makower

“Thanks to Joel Makower for this succinct wrap-up of  COP25 in Madrid last week.  We were focused on Article 6 and how the whole emissions trading scheme was launched in Kyoto in 1997 by the economics profession, whose internal communication stated “We must capture this issue (of climate) for our …

20 companies, 33 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions

              CLIMATE CHANGE 20 companies, 33 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions A mere 20 fossil fuel companies are directly linked to more than one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the modern era. Seven and a half billion people are paying the price …

World Economic Forum Weekly/December 2019

On the Agenda Sucking carbon out of the air. Negative emission technologies need 3 conditions to succeed. The cost of corruption: 7 shocking statistics. Davos is carbon neutral. How we calculate, reduce and offset emissions. Escaping hopelessness: a refugee explains what refugees really need. How to stop blockchain from being a …

How “Vote for Paris” can help achieve climate pledges: New report

“Vote for Paris:” the emergence of shareholder resolutions requesting companies to align with climate goals  In a newly released report, “Passing the Baton: Climate-Related Shareholder Resolutions and their Contribution to Investor Climate Pledges,” the 2° Investing Initiative sheds new light on investors’ demands for climate action. See our key findings below: …

Current Issues and Trends: Monthly Reporting by Ethical Markets

“Ethical Markets will no longer post these monthly job numbers for the USA, as reported by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, every month, as in my “Current Issues and Trends”. Instead, we will link directly to these each month.  These are undergoing so many revisions and subject to the …