Investors Prefer Sustainable Investments

Posted on Oct 4, 2017 1:04:00 PM

Investors prioritise solutions to environmental and social challenges above profit, according to a recent survey* by global investment manager Schroders.

When asked whether sustainability was a more important factor now than it was five years ago when considering potential investments, some 78% of the 22,100 investors in 30 countries questioned said it is, with as many as 81% in the Americas and 80% in Asia.

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Topics: Sustainability, Green Finance, Sustainable Investment

Global Giants Take Steps to Reduce Emissions

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 11:28:45 AM

More than 300 of the biggest brands in the world have committed themselves to set emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative.

This year alone, more than 90 companies have signed up to the programme, with global names including Adobe, NIKE, Merck and Telefónica joining in the initiative ahead of Climate Week in New York.

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Topics: Carbon Emissions, Greenhouse Gas, Business, Sustainability

Institutional Investors See the Light when it comes to Green Energy

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 1:05:00 PM

A move towards green investments is set to continue apace as institutional investors seek to protect their portfolios from climate change risks.

Pension companies and other large investors are increasingly realising the advantages of protecting their investments from the ripple effects of volatile fossil fuel prices, as well as avoiding the risk of being left with stranded assets as the world moves towards a low-carbon future.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Investment, Green Bonds, Sustainability

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