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Climate Change ‘Biggest Issue in 2014 Proxy Season’

Climate Change ‘Biggest Issue in 2014 Proxy Season’

Companies are more aware of the concerns of socially responsible investors in emerging and frontier markets, and are taking measures to address activists’ concerns, according a survey by Monitor Global Outlook. MGO, a new research service of The Christian Science Monitor, surveyed 11 experts on socially responsible investing about their environmental, social … Read more »

Sustainable Investment Up 22% in Two Years

Sustainable Investment Up 22% in Two Years

US investment in sustainable and responsible investments rose 22 percent in two years, according to research by the US SIF Foundation. According to the 2012 Report on Sustainable and Responsible Investing Trends in the United States, there was $3.74 trillion of US investments held by individuals, institutions, investment companies or money … Read more »

Poor ESG Reporting ‘Top Hurdle’ to Emerging Market Investment

Poor ESG Reporting ‘Top Hurdle’ to Emerging Market Investment

Poor corporate environmental and social governance disclosure remains the number one challenge to investing in emerging markets, according to a survey of global investors by research firm EIRIS. For Evolving markets: what’s driving ESG in emerging economies?, EIRIS received 44 responses from asset managers, asset owners, index providers and other … Read more »

CO2 Capturing Sorbent Efficiency ‘As High As 95%,’ DOE Says

Advanced Technology Materials Inc.’s CO2 capturing sorbent has shown a capture efficiency as high as 95 percent in a DOE-sponsored test. A typical 500 MW coal-fired power plant emits 2 million to 3 million tons of CO2 per year, so the successful bench-scale test bodes well for the sorbent’s use … Read more »

Environmental Investing Down at Universities, Study Finds

Environmental Investing Down at Universities, Study Finds

Only eight colleges and universities reported using sustainability investing in 2011, while 5 percent of the full sample, or 41 schools, used “environmental criteria” but didn’t provide specifics, according to the National Association of College and University Business Officers’ Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE). This statistic is reported in a … Read more »