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Commercial, Industrial Customers Get a Break on Wholesale Natural Gas Prices

Commercial, Industrial Customers Get a Break on Wholesale Natural Gas Prices

Commercial and industrial businesses got a dividend in 2016 — cheaper wholesale electricity prices from a year earlier, ranging from 24% less to 64% in California and New England respectively. “Monthly wholesale prices for the rest of 2016 were slightly below 2015 prices and generally averaged between $20 and $45 … Read more »

What About a Carbon Tax During Trump’s Reign?

What About a Carbon Tax During Trump’s Reign?

Corporate America has a fiduciary responsibility to maximize profits for shareholders. So how does a carbon tax fit into this scheme? Alex Russell for the Bozeman Daily in Montana writes that a multitude of multinationals have saved millions in utility expenses by incentivizing low-carbon strategies. He points specifically to Walmart, Intel, … Read more »

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US Oil Companies Looking for Wastewater Investors

In an effort to remain financially solvent during the crude oil market slump, a number of US oil companies are looking for investors for their saltwater divisions, Reuters reports. SandRidge Energy, for example, is marketing its saltwater division as a master limited partnership. Oasis, on the other hand, is looking … Read more »

Carbon Footprint Analysis: An Interview with Aegon Asset Management and Trucost

Aegon decided to gain a better understanding of the CO2 impact of its investments as a first step in deciding on possible future actions regarding climate change and carbon emissions.  Aegon selected three actively managed GA investment portfolios, which are managed against a recognized benchmark. Given its strong emphasis on fixed … Read more »

Natural Capital Is One of the Critical Investment Themes for 2015

The use of natural capital indicators by investors to measure and manage financial risks and opportunities is one of the big themes of the year, according to a conference held last week by the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment initiative. The PRI, a network of more than 1,300 investors with … Read more »

Economic Gains, Attracting Talent Top Benefits of Sustainable Manufacturing

Economic Gains, Attracting Talent Top Benefits of Sustainable Manufacturing

Almost all 12 companies, which included Eli Lilly, Proctor & Gamble, Cummins and General Dynamics, surveyed for a study on sustainable manufacturing were surprised to learn that among the biggest unforeseen benefits were meaningful economic gains and attracting new talent. The Success Paths to Sustainable Manufacturing study conducted by Indiana University’s School … Read more »

Six Steps for Managing Water Risks, Opportunities

In its 2014 Global Risks report, the World Economic Forum identified water crises as one of the risks of highest concern. For businesses, it is important to understand operational and market contexts to manage water risk and leverage opportunity, according to The Guardian. Businesses can manage water resources with a … Read more »

The Greenest Companies Consistently Outperform Markets

Apple, BMW, LG, HP, Coca-Cola, and Walmart are among the 187 companies cited by non-profit Carbon Disclosure Project for doing the most to combat climate change. These green warriors also outperform the Bloomberg World Index. Five Canadian companies made this elite group. I find out how their stock prices compare to … Read more »