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Climate change targets and a commitment to support the United Nations-led Paris Agreement have been agreed by US companies and investors at a press conference at the UN’s  COP 22 Climate Change meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco. Signatories want to send a strong message to US politicians, including President-elect Donald Trump, that, whatever the political stance, they would be […]

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This year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos gave political and business leaders an opportunity to take stock of the United Nations (UN) 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement (COP21) agreed last year. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, told participants said now it is time to act. “The only agenda greater than […]

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The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has announced the members of an industry-led Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which will be chaired  by Michael Bloomberg. The Task Force was announced last month, as reported by Manifest. The Task Force will develop voluntary, consistent climate-related financial disclosures for use by companies in providing information to lenders, insurers, investors and other […]

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RailPen would very much like to know what their fund managers are doing to address this key sustainability issue. And to help them with their review, they have worked with HSBC and Linklaters to develop a 77 question Risk Audit covering a four broad topics: legal, investment strategy, client demand issues and asset categories. The […]

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This month’s guest article is by Professor Jill Solomon, Department of Management, King’s College London There is global scientific consensus that climate change is progressing far more rapidly and with far greater severity than previously anticipated. Climate change is a critical issue for business, for financial institutions and not least for the pension fund industry. […]

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In the run up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, SRI research specialists, EIRIS have published a new report focussing on 300 of the world’s largest companies to examine the progress they have made over the last 12 months in responding to the challenges of climate change.    “Climate Change Compass: The road […]

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A coalition of investors, US state officials and environmental groups have filed a petition with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) calling on the regulator to force companies to assess and disclose their financial risks from climate change. The petition cites scientific evidence and regulatory developments it claims prove that the risks and opportunities […]

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