externalized costs

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

190 Countries Meet on Climate Change

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December 20, 2012

Last week, delegates from 190 countries attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha, Qatar.  In 1992, the first UNFCCC conference was held in Rio de Janeiro and was known as the Earth Summit.  Each year the conference seeks to identify agreements among world governments to…  

categories: climate change, environmental justice, externalized costs, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions

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

Gulf Coast, 2 Years After Deepwater Horizon

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May 21, 2012

New Orleans, Louisiana is, hands down, my favorite U.S. city.  I have visited this city more times than I can count and I just returned from a week in the Big Easy.  The city is seemingly vibrant and rebuilding itself from the destruction of Katrina and the subsequent failure of…  

categories: environmental health, environmental justice, externalized costs

Landmark EPA Action on Carbon Dioxide Emissions

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April 10, 2012

For decades the United States was the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter.  However, in 2007 China surpassed the United States and continues to hold the title of world’s largest emitter.   It was also in 2007 that China issued its National Climate Change legislation, which focuses on five key areas:  greenhouse…  

categories: energy, externalized costs, greenhouse gas emissions, regulations

Wonderful to Be with the Leader in Environmental Investing

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March 27, 2012

Several years ago, I felt a need to understand the intersection of global industrial development’s tremendous interaction with our environment and the financial risks and opportunities being created by this interplay. Through my research, it became clear to me that Portfolio 21 Investments had developed a unique set of skills…  

categories: ecological limits, externalized costs

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