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  • CLIMATE INVESTMENTS MAKE THE WORLD SAFER – EU’S MOGHERINI TO MATTIS

    Megan Darby at Climate Home writes this week about EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini’s response to the US call for increased defence spending by NATO members. Defence chief James Mattis and VP Mike Pence were at the Munich Security Conference where Mogherini offered to......

  • CLIMATE BIGGEST ESG RISK FACING UK PENSION FUNDS – REPORT

    A new report finds that the risks arising from climate change impact more industries than any other environmental, social and governance (ESG) issue in a typical UK pension scheme’s defined-contribution (DC) default fund portfolio. The report, commissioned by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)......

  • FINANCE MATTERS INTERVIEW: MICHAEL HARRIS, MANAGER PWC & BEYONDME CO-FOUNDER

    Bio Name: Michael Harris Base: London, UK Position: Manager, PwC and co-founder of BeyondMe Tenure: 6 years Global issue you care most about: Mental health Michael Harris is a chartered accountant with PwC and the co-founder of BeyondMe, an organisation which pairs professionals wanting to volunteer......

  • PUBLIC POLICY DRIVERS BEHIND GREEN FINANCING + WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON IN 2017?

    The Climate Bonds Initiative recently published an analysis of 2016 policy highlights from around the globe on green bonds. It finds that 2016 was a watershed moment as the Paris agreement entered in to force and pushed governments to outline plans to achieve their pledged......

  • THE FUTURE OF CORPORATE CLIMATE REPORTING

    Climate change and the business risks it poses are becoming a key corporate sustainability reporting trend, according to a report from the Global Reporting Initiative and advisory firm SustainAbility, Jessica Lyons Hardcastle at Environmental Leader reports this week. The report, which consolidates insights from the......

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