October 2016

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GOOD MONEY WEEK RESEARCH SHOWS UK WANT FAIRTRADE FINANCE

New research coming out of Good Money Week, a national week to promote responsible investment, shows that the UK public would like ethical investment to be made easier. 63% support the introduction of a 'kitemark' style label to help costumers identify sustainable financial products - similar...

COULD FRANCE’S ARTICLE 173 BE REPLICATED AT EU LEVEL?

A new energy transition law in France requires investors to disclose their contribution towards meeting climate targets. Article 173 of the new law is a significant comply-or-explain green finance mechanism, reports Responsible Investor, that requires investors to report on how they map the green house...

GIIN INVESTOR FORUM 2016

Members of the world’s impact investing ecosystem are convening in Amsterdam on the 7-8 December at the GIIN Investor Forum 2016. This is the pinnacle of the world's impact investing calendar, designed to drive conversation, partnerships and investment. Join the biggest names in the industry to...

SOUTH AFRICAN STUDY: WIND AND SOLAR 40% CHEAPER THAN COAL

Good news for the renewables sector: A leading research institute in South Africa finds that wind and solar power is 40% cheaper than output from new coal plants in the country, Megan Darby at Climate Home reports this week. The costs of renewables have dived over...

LUXEMBOURG AND EIB LAUNCH CLIMATE FINANCE PLATFORM

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the European Investment Bank has launched the Luxembourg-EID Climate Finance Platform, Blue & Green Tomorrow reports this week. The intention of the platform is to mobilise investments with a strong impact in addressing climate change, and will play a...

OECD: SECURITISATION KEY TO FINANCING CLIMATE TRANSITION

In an article on Responsible Investor this week, Sophie Robinson-Tillett discusses the OECD's recent call  on policymakers to 'revitalise' the global securitisation market in order to achieve green investment targets. A new report by the organisation, Analysing Potential Bond Contributions in a Low-Carbon Transition argues that...

PARIS AGREEMENT COMES INTO FORCE

The Paris Agreement has officially passed the two thresholds required for it to come into force this week. As Sophie Yeo at CarbonBrief explains, at least 55 countries covering at least 55% of global emissions had to ratify the deal for its provisions to become legally...

CDP: STEEL COMPANIES NEED TRANSFORMATION TO SURVIVE POST-PARIS

A new report by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), analyzing 14 of the world's largest steel companies, has found that the industry needs to reduce its carbon emissions by over 70% by 2015 in order to meet targets set out in the Paris Agreement. However,...