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  • DEVELOPING COUNTRIES CALL UN GREEN CLIMATE FUND ‘A LAUGHING STOCK’

    Tensions between rich and poor countries were running high at a recent meeting of the Green Climate Fund board, the UN’s flagship climate finance initiative Megan Darby at Climate Home reports. Projects worth a total of $755m were approved by the Fund’s board, including $265m for......

  • FORD FOUNDATION TO INVEST PART OF ITS ENDOWMENT IN MISSION-RELATED INVESTMENTS

    In an essay Darren Walker, the President of the Ford Foundation, explains the Foundation’s decision to gradually invest up to $1 billion of its endowment in MRI funds (Mission-Related Investments), to be phased in over the next 10 years. According to Walker, the Ford Foundation......

  • EY SURVEY: INVESTORS VALUE CORPORATE ESG REPORTING

    Following the Bloomberg/Carney task force recommendations that companies should include climate data in their mainstream financial reporting, an EY survey reveals that the majority of investors value ESG and non-financial reporting by investee companies. The survey – Is your non-financial performance revealing the true value......

  • INVESTMENT IN A NEW CLIMATE

    Financial Times features an article this week by Dan McCrum on investment in the climate change era, which looks at the ways investors take climate into account when deciding what to buy and sell. Jeremy Grantham, co-founder and chief investment strategist at the asset manager GMO......

  • EUROPEAN UTILITIES ON PATH TO BLOW THROUGH ‘CARBON BUDGET’

    A new report released today by CDP, a provider of corporate climate data, analysing an over €250 billion market cap grouping of European utilities reveals that the industry is locked into high emissions from long-lived fossil fuel power plants until 2050. Further, at a carbon price......

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