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Goldman Sachs to Invest $150B in Clean Energy by 2025
Goldman Sachs to Invest $150B in Clean Energy by 2025

CLEANTECH - On Monday, The Goldman Sachs Group released its ambitious new Environmental Policy Framework, which includes bold targets and initiatives related to climate-change mitigation, adaptation, risk management, and operational impact. The company reports it is on schedule to be the first U.S. investment bank to be carbon neutral across its operations and business travel by the end of 2015, and has already invested $37 billion in clean energy since setting its $40 billion capital deployment goal in 2012.

Introducing NatureBank
Introducing NatureBank

PRESS RELEASE - NatureBank is at the intersection of finance and natural assets, producing long term, sustainable returns.Oct. 20, 2015, Vancouver, BC – In response to growing demand for sustainable commodities including cocoa, carbon and timber, Vancouver, BC-based company Offsetters Climate Solutions has formed NatureBank Asset Management, through a merger with Forest Finest Consulting, a German sustainable commodities company.

Fostering Social Enterprise: Minister Brad Duguid on the Buzz North of the Border
Fostering Social Enterprise: Minister Brad Duguid on the Buzz North of the Border

COLLABORATION - Canada’s most populous province has become a leader in the social enterprise sector in North America, with over 10,000 social enterprises in operation employing an estimated 160,000 people. Ontario’s government has leant considerable support to the sector, directly and indirectly, to make this happen.To learn more about how and why, I spoke with Minister Brad Duguid of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.

Coca-Cola, Dow, Nestlé Commence Testing of New Natural Capital Protocol
Coca-Cola, Dow, Nestlé Commence Testing of New Natural Capital Protocol

SUPPLY CHAIN - Coca-Cola, Dow and Nestlé are among the 10 companies testing the new draft of the Natural Capital Protocol against specific business applications.The Protocol will provide decision-making support to businesses in their risk-management processes, exploration of new revenue streams, and in product and value chain innovation. It is a product of the Natural Capital Coalition, a global platform that brings together the different initiatives and organizations working in natural capital under a common vision of a world where business conserves and enhances natural capital.

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#NewMetrics '15: Everything You Need to Succeed at Sustainability Investing, Impact Reporting
#NewMetrics '15: Everything You Need to Succeed at Sustainability Investing, Impact Reporting

NEW METRICS - The final morning’s plenaries at New Metrics ‘15 started with a warm welcome and call from MC Paul Herman of HIP Investor to be energized and ready to focus in on sustainability investing.Herman started with a reminder that 84 percent of the market value of the S&P is intangible and completely missing from the balance sheet. Connecting returns to business efforts around sustainability efforts and performance is a door to finding this value. These absent “knowable but ignored factors” include people as an asset, natural resource efficiency; governance, board diversity and inclusion; and transparency.

#NewMetrics '15 Panel Dissects Evolving Green Bond Market
#NewMetrics '15 Panel Dissects Evolving Green Bond Market

NEW METRICS - The green bond market is growing exponentially, having seen $36 billion issued in 2015 from only $11billion issued in 2013. It remains a fledgling market, yet with continued investor demand and issuers embracing a ‘new green market,’ the future looks bright – according to a panel on the final afternoon at New Metrics ’15.

Loliware’s Edible Drinkware Attracts $600K Deal on ‘Shark Tank’
Loliware’s Edible Drinkware Attracts $600K Deal on ‘Shark Tank’

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Frustrated by the amount of disposable packaging discarded at events and the amount of time it takes for disposable cups (including biobased plastics) to degrade, Chelsea Briganti and Leigh Ann Tucker created a “biodegredible” – biodegradable and edible – cup. Last week, the women pitched their startup, Loliware, on the ABC show “Shark Tank” and secured a $600,000 deal for 25 percent of their company.

#NewMetrics ’15: How to Accelerate Climate Solutions through Investing
#NewMetrics ’15: How to Accelerate Climate Solutions through Investing

NEW METRICS - Think talking about investment is always boring? Think again: This had to have been the most highly charged workshop at New Metrics ’15.

#NewMetrics '15: New Tools for Creating Positive Impact in Your Company's 401(k)
#NewMetrics '15: New Tools for Creating Positive Impact in Your Company's 401(k)

NEW METRICS - The divestment/investment movement calls on institutional, family, and individual investors to hold themselves accountable for the impacts of financial investments. By moving their money, individuals and institutions can revoke the license of fossil-fuel firms to operate, and doing so accelerates the transition of our global economy away from coal, oil, and gas to sun, wind, and water.

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The #BusinessCase for Gender Equality in Leadership
The #BusinessCase for Gender Equality in Leadership

NEW METRICS - “No country can get ahead if it leaves what amounts to half the population behind.” This quote from the McKinsey report, Economic Benefit of Gender Equality, provided a soft opening to a session focused on the data and facts pointing to the benefits of gender diversity in business.

First Round of Plenaries at #NewMetrics '15 Tackles ROI, Reporting, Multiple Capitals, Science-Based Goals
First Round of Plenaries at #NewMetrics '15 Tackles ROI, Reporting, Multiple Capitals, Science-Based Goals

NEW METRICS - The main-stage program of New Metrics ’15 kicked off Wednesday with a simple, yet powerful reminder: This set of conversations is all about upside potential, smarter risk management and long-term resilience. Our focus this week — New Metrics — are metrics that allow business leaders to quantify previously ignored ESG impacts, or capture entirely new forms of business value based on new opportunities along those dimensions.

Report: 91% of Top Firms View Climate Shocks as Business Risk
Report: 91% of Top Firms View Climate Shocks as Business Risk

CLEANTECH - Ninety-one percent of companies in the S&P Global 100 Index see extreme weather and climate change impacts as current or future risks to their business, but many struggle to translate long-term, global climate data into short-term and local risks, according to a new report by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES).Despite growing access to climate-related data and tools, companies say they need “actionable science” that helps them to understand locally-specific risks or risk scenarios.

Report: Investors Should Manage Climate Risks As ‘Forceful Stewards’
Report: Investors Should Manage Climate Risks As ‘Forceful Stewards’

LEADERSHIP - Climate risks currently aren’t top-of-mind for most mainstream investors, but the potential value at risk for investment portfolios is significant, according to a new report by Preventable Surprises, a business risk think tank.

Closed Loop Fund Reveals First Three Investments That Aim to Transform U.S. Recycling
Closed Loop Fund Reveals First Three Investments That Aim to Transform U.S. Recycling

WASTE NOT - Today, the Closed Loop Fund, an impact investment fund that makes below-market loans to recycling companies and municipalities for recycling infrastructure, announced its first three investments to bolster said infrastructure and reduce the over $5 billion dollars spent by cities annually on landfills.

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Why investors are serious about sustainability
Why investors are serious about sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - Novozymes ranks among the top in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. But why does the ranking matter to investors and what do we learn from it? We asked two investment specialists from RobecoSAM to explain. For more than ten years, Novozymes has been recognized as one of the most sustainable companies in the world by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), which evaluates and ranks leading companies based on their sustainability performance. Once again, on Sep. 10, the DJSI announced that Novozymes scored 90 points out of 100 in the highly competitive Chemical Industry sector of the Ind​ex, placing the company among the top 3 percentile of sustainability leaders in their sector. ​

The Strategic Importance of Recognized Leadership
The Strategic Importance of Recognized Leadership

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The need for reputable corporate leadership has never been more acute. We are grappling with large-scale global challenges - climate change, social dislocation, economic inequality, financial uncertainty - that require a new type of leadership from global entities.

Trending: More Fossil-Free Finance Tools from S&P Dow Jones, As You Sow
Trending: More Fossil-Free Finance Tools from S&P Dow Jones, As You Sow

CLEANTECH - Investors are becoming warier of the valuation risk in their portfolios as a result of climate change. This week, there are three new indices and a new free web tool to help them navigate their way to fossil fuel-free investments.

Cutting GHGs by 25% Among Carnival’s New 2020 Sustainability Goals
Cutting GHGs by 25% Among Carnival’s New 2020 Sustainability Goals

NEW METRICS - After meeting its initial goal a year ahead of schedule, Carnival Corporation has renewed its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from its 2005 baseline by 2020, according to a recent announcement of the travel and leisure company’s 2020 sustainability goals.As part of the effort, the company and its 10 global brands have developed strategic energy reduction and conservation initiatives, many of which exceed current laws and regulations.

The Results Are In: The 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
The Results Are In: The 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

LEADERSHIP - It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s leading providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, today announced the results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (“DJSI”) review.The components list for the DJSI will be published on the Sustainability Indices website on Monday, September 14, 2015. All changes are effective on Monday, September 21, 2015.

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Report: Low-Carbon Cities a $17 Trillion Economic Opportunity
Report: Low-Carbon Cities a $17 Trillion Economic Opportunity

NEW METRICS - Investing in public and low emission transport, building efficiency, and waste management in cities could generate savings with a current value of $17 trillion by 2050, according to new research from the New Climate Economy, the flagship project of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.The report, Accelerating Low-Carbon Development in the World’s Cities, found that these low-carbon investments could also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3.7 gigatons of carbon dioxide equivalent (Gt CO2e) per year by 2030, more than the current annual emissions of India.

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