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Mindful Money Ethical and Impact Investment awards winners announced

Thursday - Pathfinder Asset Managment has scooped the top prize at the Mindful Money Ethical and Impact awards for the second year running.

The Swedish city that asked its banks for an ultimatum

Thursday - If Gothenburg doesn’t meet its climate and social goals, its lending banks will charge it a fine — at the city’s request.

Global CEOs call on G7 leaders to step up climate action

28 Jun 22 - Large global companies are pushing world leaders to step up action to tackle climate change at the G7 summit in Germany this weekend, demanding large-scale carbon pricing and measures to increase demand for clean technologies.

Multi-million dollar fund set to address high failure rate of kiwi social enterprises

27 Jun 22 - Media Release - A new $20 million fund and incubation initiative designed to address the high failure rate of New Zealand startups with a social or environmental purpose has launched

In Turkey, study recommends investments in olive farms instead of coal mines

13 Jun 22 - In the wake of the recent regulation in Turkey opening olive groves to coal mining activities, a new report focused on the country’s Milas district found that the expansion of the olive oil sector represents a better alternative to mining for the local economy.

Circular economy discussion paper for investors released

10 Jun 22 - Media Release - The Investor Group on Climate Change today released a new discussion paper on The Circular Economy – the systemic approach that has risen to prominence as a key method to address climate change.

Temasek commits US$3.6 billion to launch climate-focused investment platform

7 Jun 22 - Singapore's state-owned investor Temasek said on Monday it would invest an initial amount of S$5 billion (US$3.64 billion) to establish an investment platform GenZero, in a step towards driving its net-zero emission targets.

EU spending on climate action ‘overstated’ by €72bn, auditors say

1 Jun 22 - Spending on climate action in the EU’s 2014-2020 budget was “not as high as reported” in official documents, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) said in a report published on Monday (30 May).

G7 ministers declare 2035 clean grid target, postpone decisions on climate finance

31 May 22 - The Group of Seven western industrialized countries set a 2035 deadline to decarbonize electricity generation, promised to end international public financing of fossil fuels this year, cited Russia’s...

Finalists in Mindful Money Awards announced

27 May 22 - Media Release -Finalists Announced for Mindful Money Ethical and Impact Investment Awards: Celebrating leaders in the transition towards ethical investment

Carbon credit standards body Verra suspends blockchain, crypto tokenization

27 May 22 - Yesterday Verra, the Washington-based non-profit that sets voluntary carbon credit standards, said it is immediately stopping the practice of creating blockchain tokens or instruments based on...

How a French bank set the gold standard for climate action

24 May 22 - The headquarters of La Banque Postale resemble a towering greenhouse in a quiet residential neighborhood of Paris, about a mile east of the Eiffel Tower.

HSBC AM global head of responsible investing: 'Who cares if Miami is six metres under water in 100 years?'

Stuart Kirk , global head of responsible investing at HSBC Asset Management

23 May 22 - HSBC Asset Management global head of responsible investing Stuart Kirk has questioned the risk climate change plays for financial markets, arguing that it is not one investors should worry about.

Your money is your carbon

23 May 22 - If you've got $125k in the financial system, it's doing as much damage as your cooking and your heating and your flying. These are the most important new climate numbers for many years

Sustainable bonds poised for growth, but standards remain a potential bottleneck

13 May 22 - A recent study estimates that green, social and sustainability bond issuance may reach €1.6tn in just four years, but also highlights concerns on standards and the liquidity of the market.

Barclays and Standard Chartered shareholders reject climate plans

6 May 22 - The annual general meetings of banking giants Barclays and Standard Chartered were disrupted by climate activists calling for heightened climate targets, with shareholders failing to align with...

West African countries pledge $294 billion to fight climate change

4 May 22 - The leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a regional, political and economic union of west African countries, recently agreed to spend $294 billion over the next 10 years...

Credit Suisse investors push for faster climate action

27 Apr 22 - A group of Credit Suisse investors pushing for faster climate action at the Swiss bank has more than doubled in size, raising pressure on its board ahead of its annual shareholder meeting on Friday.

IIGCC launches framework to ‘raise bar for investor climate stewardship’

22 Apr 22 - The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has launched a ‘Net Zero Stewardship Toolkit’, described as aiming to “raise the bar for investor climate stewardship”.

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