Norway’s $863 billion wealth fund bans 52 coal-linked firms

By Stine Jacobsen OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s $863 billion (£610.3 billion) sovereign wealth fund, the world’s biggest, said on Thursday it had sold shares in 52 coal-dependent companies from its portfolio as part of a policy to fight climate change. A Reuters calculation showed the stakes sold were worth at least $1 billion at the end of 2014, before the fund started big divestments from coal. The biggest holdings included a $188 million...

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The Growth of the Responsible Investment Industry

The Growth of the Responsible Investment Industry By Richard Turley Socially responsible, ethical, sustainable are all buzz words in the investment industry at the moment. A niche area only a few years ago, new ethically focused products and funds are popping into existence at a rapid rate, while mainstream funds are increasingly trying to keep up by integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards into their investment...

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Top lobbying group in historic green energy U-turn

Energy UK, which represents big six providers, says it now supports phasing out coal-fired stations, after years of defending use of fossil fuels The UK’s biggest energy lobbying group has shifted its position on green energy and will start campaigning for low-carbon alternatives for the first time, in what environmental campaigners are describing as a watershed moment. Lawrence Slade, the chief executive of Energy UK, which...

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ELION HOUSE @ Asahi News Japan on The Energy Decarbonization Revolution

Strategic Committee member Tatsuo Masuda has written a piece for one of Japan’s major media companies, Asahi newspaper, calling for The Energy Decarbonization Revolution  highlighting the critical role of advanced technologies in achieving this vision. Mr Masuda has an extensive career in energy business and policymaking as JAPEX advisor, JNOC vice president and director of the International Energy Agency. Strong interest in new...

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Paris climate change agreement: the world’s greatest diplomatic success

Paris climate change agreement: the world’s greatest diplomatic success

US secretary of state, John Kerry, talks with China’s special representative on climate change Xie Zhenhua. Photograph: Xinhua / Barcroft Media In the final meeting of the Paris talks on climate change on Saturday night, the debating chamber was full and the atmosphere tense. Ministers from 196 countries sat behind their country nameplates, aides flocking them, with observers packed into the overflowing hall. World leaders hail Paris...

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COP21 climate change summit reaches deal in Paris

COP21 climate change summit reaches deal in Paris

Science & Environment 13 December 2015 Media captionThe BBC’s Daniel Boettcher explains what is included in the climate change deal A deal to attempt to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2C has been agreed at the climate change summit in Paris after two weeks of intense negotiations. The pact is the first to commit all countries to cut carbon emissions. The agreement is partly legally binding and partly...

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Coal lobby chief: COP21 means ‘we will be hated like slave traders’

Manifestation lors de la COP21 : Greenpeace transforme l’Arc de Triomphe en soleil. Une atteinte à l’État de droit, selon Brian Ricketts. EXCLUSIVE / The coal industry’s European lobbying association has said that the landmark deal to cap global warming at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris means the sector “will be hated and vilified, in the same way that slave traders were once hated and...

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ELION HOUSE CEO speaks at 2015 Deutsche Bank Alternatives Day

ELION HOUSE CEO speaks at 2015 Deutsche Bank Alternatives Day

  Deutsche Bank is pleased to be hosting its first Deutsche Bank Alternatives Day, bringing investors and fund managers together with regulators and industry specialists to discuss key trends in alternative investments. Focusing on Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds in Asia, Deutsche Bank Alternatives Day is designed to provide insight on how recent market volatility will affect Hedge Funds and PE Funds, explore how managers are...

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Water has Memory or “Quantum Divinity Encoding”

by Christos Harper, Beyond O2 Technology Consultant Quantum Divinity Encoding or the “Blessings” encoded into the memory of Beyond O2 water means it contains that which is in the mind of the Divine Creator, focused, or transferred into the memory of Beyond O2 Premium Alkaline Water. It’s a principle of creation that operates beyond time and space… yet it is the same “natural space” from where Love’s...

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Australia out of step with new climate momentum

By ROD McGUIRK | Associated Press – Sat, Nov 29, 2014 12:30 AM SGT CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U.S., China and other nations signal new momentum for action. Abbott tried and failed to keep the issue off the agenda of the annual G-20 summit of wealthy...

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Historic Climate Summit Opens New Chapter in Global Efforts to Tackle Climate Change

New York, 23 September – New commitments, new ideas, and new financing for significant actions to address the challenge of climate change dominated the announcements made by more than 100 Heads of State and Government and leaders from the private sector and civil society at the Climate Summit hosted Tuesday by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. World leaders reaffirmed the need to take urgent action to limit global temperature...

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CEOs: the challenge of creating a lasting legacy of sustainability

Stephen Howard, Guardian Professional, Thursday 2 October 2014 07.00 BST With the average tenure of a FTSE-100 company CEO at just five years, many business leaders struggle to leave a long-term legacy of sustainability It can be a lonely place at the top, with CEOs under greater public scrutiny than at any other time in history. What will I be remembered for? With political conference season in full swing, this...

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Analysis: Climate talks Tapping the barometer

By Eric Marx, Ethical Corporation | September 2014 Government and business leaders meet this month in preparation for next year’s global climate negotiations, and much has changed since the last such gathering A UN-sponsored summit on 23 September in New York will mark the first time in five years that world leaders have gathered together to chart a new course to limit global warming. With leaders from business and civil society given the...

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Strategic Sustainability

Ethical Corporation, September 2014 Sustainability goals are aligning with business. The number of chief executives who consider sustainability a high priority for their company has jumped significantly, but is still less than half of CEOs, according to a McKinsey report. The consultants found that 13% of CEOs now say sustainability is their number one priority, compared with 5% in 2012, while 36% place it in the top three, compared to 37%...

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