Mercer’s Responsible Investment Update: Professional Interest Heating Up Around Climate Change

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

IN ISSUE 23: MAY 2013 Professional Interest Heating Up Around Climate Change Considering ESG Risk in Credit Analysis and Corporate Bond Portfolios International Codes and Conventions: Are Pension Funds Still Missing in Action? Maximizing Investment Outcomes from Indigenous Settlements Inspiration Profile: Jane Ambachtsheer 2013 up in Lights – Team Press …

European banks and pension funds fuel land-grabs in Uganda

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

                                                  Partner of  European banks and pension funds fuel land-grabs in Uganda Palm oil giant Wilmar International linked to community displacement and deforestation Brussels, May 21, 2013 European banks …

Inrate Sustainability Breakfast: Active shareholders do vote – but in favour of what?

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

      Inrate Sustainability Breakfast: Active shareholders do vote – but in favour of what? The Inrate Sustainability Breakfast on April16th in Zurich and on April 25th in Geneva received again high approval. On the Inrate website, you will now find a short summary of the event as well as these documents: …

NewNet Daily Newsletter: First Solar sells 139MW Campo Verde solar project to Southern Company

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

NewNet Daily Newsletter 24 April 2013 See who is having fundraising success and who is struggling with a NewNet premium subscription Deal News First Solar sells 139MW Campo Verde solar project to Southern Company Foxconn wins 350MW SunEdison module supply deal Suzlon completes $1.8bn debt restructuring process Vector Capital sells off …

IFC planning to issue $1bn Green Bonds p.a. / Hawaii setting up bond-funded green bank / Germany’s PNE Wind planning a €100m corporate bond

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

IFC planning to issue $1bn Green Bonds p.a. / Hawaii setting up bond-funded green bank / Germany’s PNE Wind planning a €100m corporate bond Posted on 21. Apr, 2013 by Sean Kidney in blog Trade Finance magazine reports that the IFC is planning to issue $1bn a year ofGreen Bonds. After talking with IFC folk in …

INVESTORS FACING A CARBON BUBBLE SHOULD SHIFT TO GREEN INVESTMENTS

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

INVESTORS FACING A CARBON BUBBLE SHOULD SHIFT TO GREEN INVESTMENTS – Institutional Investors Gambling On Carbon Reserves As Stranded Assets in the Transition Underway to Low-Carbon Green Economies.  “This is why Ethical Markets  GREEN TRANSITION SCOREBOARD®  urges pension funds to shift  their assets to green sectors, which now total  $4.1 …

Citizens Disunited by Robert A. G. Monks

Jay Owen Books and Reviews

Citizens Disunited: Passive Investors, Drone CEOs, and the Corporate Capture of the American Dream “More invaluable advice from Robert A.G. Monks, ‘Mr. Corporate Responsibility’ on both sides of the Atlantic for decades. Monks analyzes the new breed of dysfunctional ‘drone corporations’ whose shares are so widely-held as to be out …

Ceres, Second Nature & EPA Green Power Partnership Program to Co-Present Endowments, Pensions & Climate Change Conference

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

We at Ethical Markets are happy to promote this conference  which addresses the issues we raise and research in uor  GREEN TRANSITION SCOREBOARD® – Hazel HendersonEditor   CERES, Second Nature and EPA Green Power Partnership Program to Co-Present Endowments, Pensions and Climate Change Conference     Endowments, Pensions and Climate …

The Challenge of Institutional Investment in Renewable Energy

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Reforming Global Finance

David Nelson and Brendan Pierpont, Climate Policy Initiative, March 2013             Available via Creative Commons A move toward renewable energy sources will require significant long-term, low-cost investment. Policymakers, faced with fiscal constraints and a still-recovering financial system, have begun to look to institutional investors – principally pension funds and insurance …

Long-term investing, DC disclosure, discount rate debate, Danish FSA, Kent County, KLP

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

                            Dear Dr Hazel Henderson                 Today’s top stories             Brussels to ‘calibrate’ all directives with long-term investing Green Paper   EUROPE – Commissioner Michel Barnier …