Category: Investments

Investing In The Future By James B. Stewart, New York Times The trustees of Cooperstown, N.Y., hardly expected their village (population 1,834) to emerge as a flash point in a national debate over climate change and socially responsible investing. But when they voted in October to divest the pension fund they oversee of all fossil […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Focus On Sustainability, Clean Energy The Green Climate Fund is finally getting some legs. The big question now is what direction it will pursue. Local ownership, sustainability and a firm commitment to clean energy are a few of the apparent priorities. “The GCF board is aiming to have at least a few projects in the pipeline […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Fossil Fuels For Dinosaurs Glasgow University has become the first academic institution in Europe to divest from the fossil fuel industry, in a turning point for the British arm of the student-led global divestment movement. After 12 months of campaigning, led by the Glasgow University Climate Action Society and involving over 1,300 students, the university […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Green Investments San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors took a big step in April when it recommended by unanimous vote that the city divest nearly $600 million in fossil-fuel holdings from its $16-billion pension fund. As the biggest municipality in North America to take such action, San Francisco is nudging other major cities on the continent to […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Efficiency and Sustainability As e-commerce siphons an ever-larger portion of retail sales, what keeps businesses and consumers congregating at shopping malls? For Simon Property Group, the largest real estate company in the world with approximately 326 retail properties in North America and Asia, at least part of the answer is tied its innovative sustainability agenda. […]

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