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Banks join fight against climate change

Bloomberg reports that several of Europe’s biggest banks have announced new sustainable finance initiatives, representing the growing willingness of financial institutions to get involved in climate action. Examples mentioned include a sustainable investing strategy at UBS, a colour-coded risk ranking related to the environmental credentials...

Q&A with Sam Gill: An index to shift funds out of carbon

Finance Matters talked to Sam Gill, Chief Executive Officer at ET Index, about his vision to change the way money is invested in companies. ET index provides investors with corporate carbon emissions data and creates low carbon indexes. How will the index encourage companies’ behaviour change...

Finance Matters November Happy Hour with Sam Gill, Current CEO at ET Index

  Join us with Sam Gill, Current CEO at ET Index on "Exploring a concrete mechanism to harness the power of the investment system to tackle climate change".    When: Tuesday 24th November, 7:30pm at Cognolink offices, located in The Steward Building on 12 Steward Street (Liverpool Street station).   This...

Road to Paris COP21 Series – Part 3: Carbon Risk

  Part 3: Carbon Risk If ‘climate risk’ is the probability of climate catastrophe occurring then ‘carbon risk’ is the probability that investments in high carbon companies and assets will lose value as we transition away from fossil fuels and move towards an increasingly carbon constrained world. The most...

The Guardian & fossil fuel divestment

Many of our readers are no doubt already aware of The Guardian's 'Keep It In the Ground' campaign, encouraging the divestment of fossil fuels and prompting debate around the topic through their extensive coverage. This week, however, saw the paper publish an alternative view with...

The Guardian’s ‘Keep it in the ground campaign’

The Guardian's 'Keep it in the ground campaign' continues to garner attention. The campaign entails extensive coverage of fossil fuels and their impact on climate change from multiple perspectives, including ex-scientific advisors to the European commission. The crux of the campaign, a petition calling for the Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust...