Sustainable Finance News & Commentary | Bloomberg LP
August 25th, 2016
Rising global temperatures also means rising support for investor climate proposals. Average shareholder support for environmental proposals this proxy season approached 30 percent, according to analyses by EY and Bloomberg Intelligence. Morningstar sees no performance penalty in ESG funds; Elon Musk and cousins scoop up SolarCity bonds; Principles for Responsible Investment tries to get ESG into credit ratings; Moody's Henry Shilling gives his green bonds outlook.
Sustainable Finance, News and Commentary | Bloomberg L.P
August 18th, 2016
Methane emissions from cattle and dairy cows aren't appetizing to sustainable investors looking for a low-emissions place to park their cash. Companies including Danone and Cargill are trying solutions to reduce the agriculture industry's emissions impact. Calpers has a new five-year sustainability plan; Wells Fargo Private Bank moves impact investing in house; Matt Christensen global head of responsible investment at AXA Investment Managers on the next chapter in sustainability engagement; Toyota tops a new global clean energy ranking; Uber and Lyft want to replace public buses.
Sustainable Finance News and Commentary | Bloomberg Brief
August 11th, 2016
- Total SA spent almost $9 billion since 2000 on clean and alternative energy investments, putting it in the lead spot among oil majors, according to a Bloomberg Intelligence analysis of public equity and debt purchases. Facebook Inc.'s director of sustainability says the company aims to power all its data centers with 100 percent clean energy; ESG indexes are on the rise as disclosures increase; SolarCity growth slows; Activist investors run fewer campaigns in 2016
Harvard CEO's resignation places cloud over strategy | Pensions & Investment
August 8th, 2016
The future performance of Harvard's endowment is uncertain now that its management company's third president in 10 years has left.
Sustainable Finance, News, and Commentary | Bloomberg Brief
August 4th, 2016
High demand for water to cool technology data centers has some investors concerned, especially in places where natural water resources are becoming ever more precious, like California, where many leading technology companies are based. ING Bank is allocating green bond proceeds faster than expected; NTPC Ltd. prices India's first green masala bond; New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on proxy access; Business Roundtable updates its governance principles to reflect more shareholder engagement.
Sustainable Finance News, Analysis, and Commentary | Bloomberg Brief
July 21, 2016
Only 14 insurers are making tangible efforts to protect their investment portfolios from financial risks related to climate change, according to a new report by Asset Owners Disclosure Project. Also how gun control advocates might be unknowingly backing the firearms industry via their retirement investments; Wells Fargo can't find enough impact funds to invest in; Private equity firm Abraaj says global sustainable investment opportunities stem from cities, not countries.