LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER | Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index 2021!

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Join us this Wednesday as we launch the fourth iteration of the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index—the world’s only comprehensive assessment of the largest animal protein producers on critical environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The session will begin with opening remarks from Jeremy Coller, Founder of the FAIRR Initiative and CIO …

Climate Bonds Initiative recognises Green Star as a pathway to net zero buildings

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Climate Bonds Initiative recognises Green Star as a pathway to net zero buildings  Two new proxies available for Certification under the Low Carbon Buildings Criteria Barangaroo/London: 24/11/2021: Green Star has achieved recognition as an international pathway to net zero emissions building, after the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) approved two of the Green Building Council of Australia’s rating tools as compliant with green bonds certification under the Climate …

Wall Street’s $22 trillion time bomb

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  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 …

Tallying the cost of delayed climate action

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US$150 billion per year. That’s the expected additional loss that the financial sector could face when climate action by companies is delayed, according to the launch report of a joint initiative by the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group at the University of Oxford and the non-profit think tank 2° Investing Initiative. According to the study, …

COP26 Daily: Protesters and negotiators agree

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Where the talks stand By Akshat Rathi The parade of announcements this week from world leaders, finance figures and climate diplomats at the COP26 summit culminated in a weekend parade of protesters through Glasgow, Scotland. The message from the thousands carrying placards around the venue of the meeting is one most insiders would agree …

Community-Led Strategies Can Help Advance Equitable Clean Energy Investments

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions, Resource Efficiency, Transforming Finance

Growing up in the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts, I experienced firsthand social, economic, and environmental injustices. One of the most polluted places in California, Watts suffers from cumulative environmental burdens. These environmental hazards are evident in the Alameda Corridor, a 20-mile-long freight line responsible for air pollution, and a Superfund site adjacent to the local public high …