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Global Warming by the Numbers

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July 26, 2012

Bill McKibben believes that we’re losing the fight against global warming.  In his recent article in Rolling Stone (Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math… in the August, 2, 2012 issue), McKibben writes “we're losing the fight, badly and quickly – losing it because, most of all, we remain in denial  

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

Ethical to Impact Investing

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July 20, 2012

This is my 30th… year in the field of “screened” investing.  Over the last three decades, this approach to investing has been nuanced with many labels.  In 1984, Amy Domini and Peter Kinder wrote one of the first books on the subject and called it “Ethical Investing.”  In the  

Categories: corporate governance, environmental investing, ethical investing, green investing, impact investing, socially responsible investing, sustainable investing

Results from the Rio + 20 Summit

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July 2, 2012

The Rio + 20 Summit drew nearly 50,000 participants, including more than 100 governmental representatives, a large number of non-governmental organizations, and a significant corporate presence.  As I mentioned in my last post…, the preparatory talks to the conference were stymied by national interests and lacked focus toward a  

Categories: ecological limits, energy, greenhouse gas emissions, regulations

A Business Call for a New Economy

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June 28, 2012

On June 12, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) presented its Business Call for a New Economy… to a White House summit, the following day the letter was shared with Senators and their staff.    Founded in 2009, the ASBC is a coalition of businesses and business organizations committed to advancing  

Categories: corporate governance, externalized costs, markets

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