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“My gosh, I am glad we do not invest in these companies!”

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June 3, 2013

I had this thought repeatedly as I read “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us…” by Michael Moss.  Moss spent four years researching this book, and he provides fascinating details about how some companies in the food industry knowingly formulate their products to be addictive without  

Categories: environmental investing, food, green investing, sustainable investing

New Publication: Approaches to Environmental Investing

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May 3, 2013

Portfolio 21 recently released a new publication, titled “Approaches to Environmental Investing…,” which is intended to illustrate the key concepts in this field and provide investors with a framework for evaluating various investment strategies. We offer this paper, written in collaboration with Sarah Cleveland Consulting, to fill a  

Categories: environmental investing, ethical investing, fossil fuel-free investing, green investing, socially responsible investing, sustainable investing

Stop Buying Fossil Fuel

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April 8, 2013

If a company is producing a very profitable product that is known to cause harm to the environment and to your health, should they make the product less harmful if they can do so and still earn a profit? Should they do this because they are able to make the…  

Categories: climate change, environmental health, externalized costs, fossil fuel-free investing, fossil fuels, fossil-free investing, pollution

Fossil-Fuel Free Investing: A Response to the Counter Arguments

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March 11, 2013

Since Bill McKibben first issued his call to divest from fossil fuel stocks in “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math” last August,  there has been quite a reaction in the press and among investors. It is impossible for me to know what has actually happened in terms of divestment, but enough…  

Categories: climate change, divest fossil fuels, fossil fuel-free investing, fossil fuels, fossil-free investing, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions

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