$35 trillion in real estate assets will be at risk in 2070 if we make no changes to our current carbon emission trajectory. That figure represents about half of today’s global assets under management in any industry sector.
Climate & Environment
This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.
President Trump’s decision Monday to impose a massive 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels will cause far more harm than good – for jobs, for our environment and for America’s ability to lead on clean energy.
Nike says its latest power purchase agreement, which will be sourced from a wind farm in Texas, will provide the equivalent of more than 400,000 average-sized American homes with safe and secure clean power while helping the company meet its RE100 goals.
Almost all of the members of the National Park Service’s advisory council they have quit after being ignored by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over the past year.
Evian, the brand that long ago made bottled water chic, announced yesterday that all of its plastic bottles will be made from 100 percent recycled plastic by 2025.
A report issued by the World Resources Institute and The Nature Conservancy suggests that the planting of trees can accomplish far more than a good deed; in fact, restoring forests has the potential to scale and become a booming business.
BlackRock and its founder and CEO, Laurence D. Fink, made waves earlier this week when he said in an open letter that it was finally the time for companies to do more than focus on the bottom line. But to some critics, those words have not been matched by action.
According to the EPA, average fuel economy for all model year 2016 vehicles stood at 24.7 miles per gallon. The overall average is a modest 0.1 mile decrease from the previous model year, but it is still a record. Not all environmental groups were impressed.
The climate is changing in Canada’s Arctic, and for one community that’s heralded bittersweet news. After decades of petitioning the government, they finally have a year-round road to drive on. The seasonal ice road was being eaten away by global warming.
New York City has embarked on a two-part plan to divest its municipal pension plans from fossil fuels. But in a massive equities market, can such tactics actually work?
This week, Amazon Watch and CREDO announced they had delivered over 120,000 signatures on petitions urging BlackRock, Inc. and JPMorgan Chase to stop the financing of what activists say are destructive oil exploration activities in the Western Amazon region of Peru and Ecuador.
After years of power generation emitting the most carbon in the U.S., that badge is now worn by the country’s transportation sector. This switch is the first time emissions from power generation were less than those from transport since the late 1970s.
Public Citizen and Greenpeace have been critical of Ford, saying the automaker and industry at large have been pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to roll back fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks manufactured between 2022 and 2025.