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BlackRock holds $85bn in coal despite pledge to sell fossil fuel shares

BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, holds investments worth $85bn in coal companies, a year after it promised to sell most of its shares in producers of the fossil fuel.

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The factory by a Tuscan beach and the future of ESG investing

Two decades ago, the World Health Organization described Rosignano as "a priority pollution hotspot in the Mediterranean" and it has long been a source of conflict with local activists.

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Climate

Climate change will be a 'big' 2021 focus in ESG

Climate change will be one of the top trends to watch in the environmental, social and governance investing sphere.

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Climate

Climate change threatens Cyprus's sea turtles

Hatched baby sea turtles on the island of Cyprus struggling to crawl to the sea now face the added threat of climate change as they dig their way out of nests in the sand, scientists say.
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Climate

U.N. investor group targets Congress, U.S. regulators for climate action

A United Nations-backed coalition of investors managing nearly $100 trillion in assets is urging its members to press Congress and U.S. regulators to take more aggressive action to prevent climate change from harming investments.

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Climate

Trapped between conflict and climate change

Herders like Boubacar Moukaila are caught between climate change, which has made grazing land too dry for his livestock, and conflict, which prevents him from travelling elsewhere to find fertile pastures.

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Climate

Trillion-dollar investors warn Brazil over 'dismantling' of environmental policies

Investors managing trillions of dollars in assets have warned Brazil that escalating deforestation and the "dismantling" of policies to protect the environment and indigenous communities are "creating widespread uncertainty about the conditions for investing".

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Climate

Erik Kobayashi-Solomon: Capitalism is failing us just when we need it most

In the words of Warren Buffett’s investing partner, Charlie Munger, “Never, ever, think about something else when you should be thinking about the power of incentives.”
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Climate

Rockefeller Brothers Fund decided to sever fossil fuel investments six years ago - and outpaced indices

Five years ago, members of the Rockefeller family walked away from the fossil fuels that made them rich, alarmed that burning oil and gas was causing climate change. Now it also seems like a smart financial move.

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Toxics

Smog covers Milan as pollution levels rise

More than a dozen cities and towns across Italy introduced traffic curbs in a bid to cut harmful emissions following a spike in pollution.
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Climate

A year of climate records and three great climate change investments

We just lived through the hottest decade since the beginning of human civilization. These three companies are trying to prepare humanity to adapt to the coming changes.
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Climate

Erik Kobayashi-Solomon: We are behind the eight ball; time for Plan B

Science confirms that civilization is on a worse-case climate change path. The only thing that can save us now is the same thing that brought us to this point - the capitalist economy.

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Justice

Many investors still shy about putting money into climate change, social equality

An Allianz Life survey shows investors care equally about environmental, social and governance issues but don't always apply them to their investments.
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Climate

Climate change investing: You can't discount the future

The standard economic model says a dollar today is worth a dollar tomorrow, but does this equation apply to climate change? The future of human civilization depends on us getting the answer right.
Energy

IRS ruling on U.S. credit is an unexpected gift to solar developers

The Internal Revenue Service is extending incentives for solar power and other clean energy sources by as long as four years.
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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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