Category Archives: Investments

Cities Divided Over Fossil Fuel Investments

Divesting From Fossil Fuels, 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 … Continue reading

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Major US Banks Urge Global Leaders To Tackle Climate Change

Global Warming Threatens Business As Usual Six major U.S. banks are urging world leaders to adopt a strong agreement to slash carbon emissions and tackle climate change. The coalition warned in a letter Monday that warming global temperatures and related … Continue reading

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Glasgow Becomes First University In Europe To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Smart Money Says 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 … Continue reading

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India Schedules Sustainability Summit

Sustainabilty stakeholders in India will convene in New Dehli next month to discuss green buildings and cities. Green Habitat Summit India 2013 is scheduled for August 20-21. The Summit will focus on technologies, strategies, and financial mechanisms that can help … Continue reading

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Sustainable San Francisco Goes Green With Pension Fund

San Francisco Investing In Greener Futures 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 … Continue reading

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Cities Share Advice On Disaster Preparation & Response

This week’s news that Moore, Oklahoma had been devastated by another EF5 tornado – the second of that magnitude in 14 years – brought to mind a session at the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Kansas City this … Continue reading

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Largest Real Estate Company Attracts Tenants With Sustainability Systems

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, … Continue reading

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China & UK Swap Sustainability Capabilities

Solving the energy and natural resource demands of a growing global population will take international cooperation at the highest levels. China and the United Kingdom are advancing that agenda now. A delegation of 10 UK companies was welcomed this week … Continue reading

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Boston Building A Smarter City

IBM announced multiple Smarter Planet projects with the City of Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Boston University aimed at exploring new solutions to long-standing urban challenges. These ambitious projects, discussed at an event hosted by the partners titled “Smarter Cities: … Continue reading

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