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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

The Growing Movement to Divest from Fossil Fuels

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December 4, 2012

A movement is building to push for change in the global energy conversation through divestment from fossil fuel companies.  This may seem to be a bold and radical mission, but author-activist Bill McKibben, whose 350.org is at the heart of the message, believes this is a campaign whose time has…  

categories: climate change, divest fossil fuels, energy, environmental investing, fossil fuel-free investing, fossil fuels, fossil-free investing, global warming, green investing, socially responsible investing, sustainable investing

Carbon Disclosure Project to U.S. Government: Set carbon price

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September 19, 2012

Last week, at the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Global Climate Change Forum, the organization issued a challenge to the United States to match the leadership of many corporations by moving forward on climate regulation.  The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is a London-based research organization that represents 650 institutional investors, including Portfolio…  

categories: energy, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, regulations

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

Valuing Natural Capital in the Urban Environment

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May 25, 2012

We here in Portland, Oregon have a reputation for being a little different.  Maybe not quite as different as we’re depicted in “Portlandia,” but we do tend to think “green” a bit more than the mainstream.  However, you may be surprised how many cities are considering natural capital investments as…  

categories: ecosystem services, environmental health

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