The Economic Case for Divesting from Fossil Fuels

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Resource Efficiency

Garvin Jabusch, Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer, Green Alpha Advisors   The fossil fuels industry, big oil, big coal, natural gas, and its allied sectors, including some large financial institutions, will not quietly or willingly retire into the history of ideas whose time has passed. That fossil fuels represent the single …

Dutch FTK, Denmark, Bank of England, Finland, IORP II, Armenia, KID

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

TODAY’S TOP STORIES Revised FTK will provide ‘clear rules’ on indexation, reduce contribution volatility Revised framework criticised by industry for offering insufficient improvement on prior drafts, resembling nominal contract Danish government considers launch of pensions commission UK central bank weighs in on asset manager systemic risk debate German pension association …

The UN IPCC backs carbon budget approach

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

The UN IPCC backs carbon budget approach The potential for unburnable carbon and stranded fossil fuel assets has today been thrust into the limelight with the IPCC’s carbon budget analysis in its latest report. ‘The Carbon Tracker Initiative welcomes the IPCC’s dialogue on carbon budgets. Their findings are consistent with …

Guest Editor’s Column: Public Banking as an Answer to Artificial Scarcity

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, Community Development Solutions, SRI/ESG News

Artificial Scarcity and Public Banking PBI Newsletter, April 2013 Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Guest Editor’s Column:  Public Banking as an Answer to Artificial Scarcity We are often told, and we tend to internalize, the idea that scarcity is a natural condition of humankind, and the …

London Stock Exchange – Occupied by Coal

kristy SRI/ESG News, Resource Efficiency, Trendspotting

London Stock Exchange – occupied by coal New analysis from Carbon Tracker endorsed by WWF shows how the growing number of coal mining companies listing in London exposes the financial market to a significant systemic risk. Investors tracking the FTSE AllShare Index are facing increasing efforts across the world to …

UNEP FI September Newsletter

kristy Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

Highlight THE HIGHLIGHT 13th Global Roundtable fast arriving, Washington, D.C., 19-20 October Join over 100 speakers and 600+ participants for a one-of-a-kind summit in Washington, D.C., on 19-20 October. Gain valuable insight into the emerging financial sustainability sector’s most pressing issues. Global Roundtable speaker Terry Vaughan Global Roundtable speaker Terry …

Dexia: Demography – Challenges and opportunities in a changing world

kristy SRI/ESG News

Dexia: Demography – Challenges and opportunities in a changing world UN Global Compact & Accenture: Towards a New Era of Sustainability in the Consumer Goods Industry China Greentech Initiative: China Greentech report CarbonTracker: Unburnable Carbon – Systemic risk in the capital markets Click here to read the newsletter

Former UK Premier Gordon Brown to speak on financial stability at UNEP FI Global Roundtable

kristy Reforming Global Finance, Beyond GDP

Former UK Prime Minister and current Member of Parliament Gordon Brown will address global financial leaders during the UNEP FI Global Roundtable meeting on financial sustainability to take place in Washington D.C. this October. Mr Brown, widely respected as the global leader who rallied the world’s financial policy-makers to respond …

Ontario leads on sustainable investment of pension funds

kristy SRI/ESG News

An article from CNW TORONTO, March 29 /CNW/ – In the wake of the global financial crisis, Ontario has taken a bold step to lead the way on sustainable investment of pension funds. In a first for North America, the province will require pension plans to report to regulators on …