‘Shadow banking’ refers to nonbank financial services that fall beyond the scope of traditional regulation — everything from hedge funds to fintech services like Quicken Loans. These companies are quickly carving out market share, and some experts say it exposes the U.S. economy to undue risk.
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Valuing federal properties beyond their timber — and attracting funding sources for sustainable management — could be key to paying for healthy forest systems, argues Dick Kempka of the Climate Trust.
PETA purchased 230 shares – or about $4,000 worth of Canada Goose’s equity – in order to speak at the outerwear company’s annual shareholder meetings and, more importantly, to submit shareholder resolutions related to animal cruelty.
The world’s largest asset manager BlackRock is sending a message that will invariably clash with the Trump administration: Companies must address global warming or pay the consequences.
The Donald Trump administration’s new Secretary of Interior claims to be a “modern Teddy Roosevelt,” but his voting record tells a different story.
Intel will acquire an Israel-based computer vision startup for $15.3 billion as it seeks a stake in the rapidly growing, but still untested, self-driving car market.
Royal Dutch Shell says it’s making the switch — or working on it, at least. Last week the company sold a large portion of its Alberta oil sands investment. And it also plans to tie executive bonuses to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We take a closer look.
A confidential memo released by the courts spells out how the Army Corps of Engineers came to believe the Dakota Access Pipeline project wouldn’t adversely affect the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. It’s a masterful piece of writing and a worrisome example of how environmental justice issues can be disregarded.
A group of high-stakes investors is asking some of the world’s largest food companies to ramp up efforts to curb deforestation in South America.
You may have voted against U.S. President Donald Trump, protested his policies, and ranted to your friends. Yet most of us are financing him and his agenda. Ironically, as more people realize this, Trump’s election may go down in history as the tipping point for the mainstreaming of ethical investing.
Think the Wall Street bailout was painful? Soon that may seem like the good old days as America pays for the boomer generation’s retirement and poor health, argues 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth.
Last week ExxonMobil quietly announced it would remove a significant portion of its Canadian tar sands oil holdings from the books. The move was, at least in part, a response to concerns about stranded assets. 3p’s RP Siegel takes a closer look.
Tesla’s cryptic plans to build three new ‘gigafactories’ turned heads, while confounding analysts who cannot believe the company continues to grow while losing money.