Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

Climate regulations could cost fossil-fuel firms trillions. Should they be worried? By Brad Plumer, Published: October 25 at 1:17 pmE-mail the writer If the world ever got serious about addressing climate change, fossil-fuel companies could stand to lose billions of dollars — maybe trillions. These firms all have large reserves …

Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit

Jay Owen Partner Announcements and News

Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit, New Energy World Network’s  Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit 2013 will take place in London on the 30th and 31st October 2013. The Summit follows on from sold-out events over the past six years and will once again bring together hundreds of the industry’s most active and influential …

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘AfDB’s long-awaited AAA $500m inaugural green bond is sold out’

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘AfDB’s long-awaited AAA $500m inaugural green bond is sold out‘ The African Development Bank (AfDB) has just issued the 3 year, USD500 million green bond they flagged over Summer; the deal closed yesterday at 14:30 London time. The bond 10% over-subscribed by the close of the half-day …

Climate Bonds: ‘EBRD $250m climate bond closes

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘EBRD $250m climate bond closes / Norway’s REC planning $110m 5yr convertible / We’re looking for climate science-savvy interns’1. That EBRD AAA, 5 year “environmental sustainability” bond I blogged yesterday is out; proceeds go to climate related investments. See the EBRD announcement at http://goo.gl/8HwOBH. …

IPE News: Defined ambition, TUC, people roundup, PFA, PensionDanmark, Industriens, Big Society Capital

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

      Dear Hazel Henderson,                 Today’s top stories             Defined ambition pensions could be ‘distraction’ for UK government UK – TUC says DA agenda risks distracting DWP from work of improving defined contribution schemes. 30/08/13 Friday people …

Friends of the Earth: European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

  European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia European funded palm oil expansion in Liberia linked to social and environmental damage Monday, 24 June 2013 Press Release European banks, pension funds and private equity funds have given financial assistance worth more than €450 million to Malaysian palm …

Novethic Research: Blacklisting controversial companies helps responsible investors curb excesses

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

Blacklisting controversial companies helps responsible investors curb excesses Paris, 18 June 2013.  Novethic, a research centre, has published a pioneering study looking at the influence that responsible investors can exert by refusing to invest in multinationals involved in human rights violations. Blacklists published by 19 Northern European investors managing €1.5 trillion …

Hip Investor: Going Fossil-Free, a How-To Guide in PDF — and webinar

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

    IN THIS ISSUE: I. Going Fossil-Free, a How-To Guide in PDF — and webinar:  In partnership with 350.org, HIP co-authored Resilient Portfolios & Fossil-Free Pensions, showing city and states how to go fossil-free;  join us Weds, 6/19 for a collaborative webinar II. Federal Reserve Supports Investing for Impact: The Federal Reserve of …

IORP II impact studies, people roundup, APG DC platform, Polish reform, Rabobank, Thornburg

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

      Dear Dr Hazel Henderson                 Today’s top stories             European Commission asks ECB, Joint Research Centre to conduct IORP II impact studies   EUROPE – Brussels seeks to gauge potential impact on markets, occupational pension funds. …

EIOPA, ABP, PFZW, ATP, Crédit Agricole, Ahold, Euroclear, IPE-Quest

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

                      Today’s top stories             EIOPA asks for more independence, ‘enhanced’ mandate   EUROPE – Chairman suggests partial financing of independent budget by levying fees on industry.   Read more…           …