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A Weekly Guide to Sustainable Finance
Inside: PG&E is perhaps the biggest-ever financial casualty of climate change and lots of investors missed it; Tiny plastic nurdles are threatening the planet's oceans; Electric cars powered by coal grids are still cleaner than gas guzzlers — Emily Chasan

Report calls for hotter NZ climate change investment regulations

Investment News Justine Sefton: climate change consultant 13 January 2019
The NZ government should impose greater climate change disclosure standards on financial market participants, a new report argues.

According to the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) report published in December, the government needs to “consider the role of financial market regulation and regulators in driving climate-compatible investment”.

Bloomberg ' Good Business' - A weekly guide to sustainable finance

Inside: Speaker Nancy Pelosi promises new climate action; PG&E considers bankruptcy as it faces billions in potential wildfire liability; Fitch Ratings spells out how ESG factors influence credit-ratings; U.S. CO2 emissions rise by the second-biggest

Here’s a Way to Fight Climate Change: Empower Women

“Gender and climate are inextricably linked,” said environmentalist and author Katharine Wilkinson on stage recently at TEDWomen, a gathering of women thought leaders and activists in Palm Desert, California.

Profiting from responsible investment

CEO Magazine 21 Nov 2018
Whether you’re ethically minded or just looking for good returns, responsible investing could be the way of the future. And now it’s easy to find your perfect match.

Bloomberg ' Good Business' - A weekly guide to sustainable finance — Emily Chasan and Eric Roston

Jonathan's comment: this is a weekly dive into what's happening in sustainable finance from a Bloomberg perspective.
Inside: What to watch in Sustainable Finance in 2019; Carbon might repeat as the best-performing commodity in 2019; What investors get wrong about backing women-led businesses; Tesla taps two to oversee Elon Musk

Overwhelmed by climate change? Here's what you can do

The Guardian
From campaigning to installing insulation and solar panels, some practical steps you can take to help avoid climate breakdown.

Jonathan's comment - as well as these 7 actions you can take, you can obviously invest in a manner that avoids fossil fuels and supports non-polluting renewable energy!

We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN

The Guardian
Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC.

The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.

Investment as a force against climate change

InvestorDaily Louise Watson
Environmental, social and governance considerations are very much part of our investment landscape now – and investment managers and superannuation funds are feeling the weight of community expectation that they act as leaders rather than reluctant followers in the fight to cool our planet and improve social outcomes.

Time to rethink the advisers’ fiduciary duty

InvestorDaily Michelle Lacey
Today’s advisers need to act as prudent fiduciaries and ‘stewards’, performing their day-to-day roles in a way that serves the best interests of their clients. This will increasingly require them to consider environmental, social and governance integration for their clients’ investments, writes Michelle Lacey, head of wholesale at AXA Investment Managers.