WHEB aims at Henderson, Aviva assets as it snatches team

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WHEB aims at Henderson, Aviva assets as it snatches team
WHEB Group has hired the majority of Henderson Global Investors’ sustainable and responsible investment team, in a move aimed at disgruntled SRI investors. More >>>

German solar subsidy cuts postponed
The solar subsidy cuts proposed by the German government will be not come into force before 1 April, according to a government spokesman. More >>>

Fully engaged
Under James Gifford’s stewardship, the Principles for Responsible Investment have grown from an internship project at the UNEP Finance Initiative to a $30 trillion phenomenon.

US observers predict partial EPA victory on GHG rulings
The US Environmental Protection Agency is likely to prevail in the court battle over its determination that greenhouse gases (GHGs) endanger public health and welfare, and its rules covering GHG emissions from cars, experts said. But the agency could be forced to revisit a rule that restricts its current GHG regulations of stationary sources to large emitters. More >>>

IETA names new president
The International Emissions Trading Association has appointed a new president and CEO. More >>>

Water scarcity an investment risk for UK utilities
The effects of climate change and water scarcity in the east of England pose investment risks for utilities, according to Standard and Poor?s. More >>>

Bingaman introduces doomed clean energy bill, again
A bill establishing a national clean energy standard has again been introduced in the US Senate, but its prospects are dim in an election year. More >>>

Getting down to business
This year?s Rio+20 summit presents an opportunity for the private sector to make its mark on the sustainable development agenda. But will business seize the day? Christopher Cundy reports

US biofuels rules could lead to surging imports
US rules on ethanol usage will favour Brazilian cane sugar producers and could lead to a surge in imports in the coming years, according to a research note from Rabobank International. More >>>

US hospitals see environmental risks grow
An enforcement crackdown by the US Environmental Protection Agency and President Barack Obama?s signature healthcare reform law are creating environmental risks in the sector that risk managers must address, experts said. More >>>

Allianz boosts weather risk capability
German insurance giant Allianz has hired a leading weather risk originator with a view to increasing its underwriting of weather exposures. More >>>

EIB to lend ?250m to Chinese sustainable forestry
The European Investment Bank is to lend ?250 million ($330 million) to sustainable forestry projects in China. More >>>