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Banks Support Environmental Risk Management Program

Banks Support Environmental Risk Management Program

The Natural Capital Declaration has launched an environmental risk management program, which develops methodologies and tools to map natural capital risks across lending and investment portfolios and to help embed them in credit risk assessments. The $4.3 million fund program is supported by a number of leading financial institutions including … Read more »

Water Risk Tool Focuses on Mining Sector

Water Risk Tool Focuses on Mining Sector

Water availability is increasingly recognized as a material risk for many businesses. To address this, Bloomberg and the Natural Capital Declaration have launched a tool that enables analysts to incorporate water risks into company valuations across the mining sector. The Natural Capital Declaration is a global finance-led initiative supported by … Read more »

Pax World

Pax World Fund Fossil Fuel-Free, Carbon Neutral

Pax World Management, investment adviser to Pax World Funds, has completed a carbon benchmarking analysis of its five largest equity funds, the first phase in its effort to reduce the carbon intensity of all its portfolios over time. Environmental data and analysis firm Trucost performed the carbon benchmark. Four of … Read more »

First Green Bank

Investment Firms, Banks Back Climate Initiatives

Some 22 US investment firms with about $240 billion in assets under management, led by the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the Oregon State Treasurer’s office, have signed the Climate Declaration, calling upon federal policymakers to address climate change as an economic opportunity. These financial firms join more … Read more »

Rabobank

Banks Consider Natural Capital Risks

The Natural Capital Declaration — signed by the Rabobank Group, Pax World Management and about three dozen other financial institutions at last summer’s Rio+20 Earth Summit — has entered a new phase during which signatories will set about implementing the commitments laid out in the NCD. Four working groups, led … Read more »