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Portland People's Climate March

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September 23, 2014

On Sunday, September 21, my family and I joined thousands of people at the Portland People’s Climate March to bring attention and demand action to the most pressing social and environmental issue of our time: climate change. The rally was hosted by 350PDX, in support of the global climate day…  

categories: climate change, divest fossil fuels, fossil fuel-free investing, fossil fuels, fossil-free investing, global warming

Portfolio 21 Announces Global Equity Strategy Environmental Impact Report

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September 18, 2014

Portfolio 21 is pleased to announce the publication of the Portfolio 21 Global Equity Strategy Environmental Impact Report. This report summarizes a recent research project Portfolio 21 has undertaken with Trucost, a leading global research and environmental data provider, to calculate the cumulative environmental footprint of the Strategy’s holdings. We are…  

categories: energy, environmental investing, fossil fuel-free investing, fossil-free investing, green investing, greenhouse gas emissions, impact investing, risk, socially responsible investing, sustainable investing, water

Speaking Out on Divestment

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March 13, 2014

When Portfolio 21 got the call to testify in front of the Oregon State House Energy and Environment Committee on divesting state funds from fossil fuels, we gladly accepted.  In an effort to encourage the state to consider divesting funds from fossil fuel holdings, 350 PDX… organized a variety of  

categories: climate change, divest fossil fuels, fossil fuel-free investing, fossil-free investing, global warming, green investing, greenhouse gas emissions, socially responsible investing, sustainable investing

New Publication: Beyond Fossil Fuel Free Investing: Reducing Global Energy Demand through Efficiency

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November 7, 2013

Going Fossil Fuel Free and divesting of fossil fuel stocks is an end game for some, but for Portfolio 21 it is simply the first─and easiest─step.  The next step is to consider how to reallocate those funds.  It goes without saying, you wouldn’t want to rid your portfolio of fossil…  

categories: divest fossil fuels, fossil fuel-free investing, fossil-free investing, 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

New Paper Released: Managing Investment Portfolios without Fossil Fuel Stocks

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January 18, 2013

This week Portfolio 21 Investments released a new paper entitled Managing Investment Portfolios without Fossil Fuel Stocks…. The paper details the unique investment risks of the coal, oil, and gas sector, as well as how our firm manages portfolio diversification without fossil fuel exploration and production stocks. Our investment  

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

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

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

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