Deutsche Bank says it will no longer invest in fracking or Arctic oil as banks turn away from fossil fuels

Deutsche Bank says it will no longer fund oil sand or new energy projects in the Arctic region, as banks become more conscious of their carbon footprint, and contributions to climate change.

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Big US investors urge regulators to treat climate as systemic risk

US investors managing nearly $1tn of assets have written to Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell and other regulators urging them to treat climate change as a systemic financial risk.

Seven countries back Africa's biggest investment, a $20 billion gas project

The US, Japan and the UK are among the backers of a scheme to exploit Mozambique's gas reserves, despite climate, security and human rights concerns.

BlackRock took "voting action" against 53 companies on climate issues so far this year

BlackRock said this year it has used its shares to take "voting action" against 53 companies that are "making insufficient progress integrating climate risk into their business models or disclosures."


Does it pay to protect nature? A new study weighs in

With Earth's wildlife now facing an extinction crisis, a group of economists and scientists is hoping to persuade governments that it pays to protect nature.

For investors concerned about deforestation, there's a guide for that

Climate change threatens ecological and economic systems. That is why investors are increasingly looking to invest in companies with a plan to address one of the largest drivers of climate change: deforestation.

Will Amazon's $2B fund really help clean energy? Inc. says it will create a $2 billion fund for investments in "visionary" companies working on low-carbon energy technologies and solutions, adding to a recent series of climate initiatives from the technology giant.


Covid-19, climate change and the end of Baby Boomer leadership

By disrupting almost every aspect of modern life, Covid-19 has created an opening for radical reforms, new leadership and bold agendas. Young people, ready or not, must choose how societies will function, survive and hopefully prosper in the future.

Goldman Sachs says renewable-energy spending will surpass oil and gas for the first time ever in 2021

The transition to renewable power from traditional fuels will create a $16 trillion investment opportunity through 2030 as spending shifts to new infrastructure, Goldman Sachs analysts say.

US funds titan BlackRock 'deeply concerned' about NSW coal mine

The world's largest asset manager says it is deeply concerned about the looming destruction of ancient Aboriginal artefacts by a Chinese coal producer it has invested in with controversial plans for a mine in regional NSW.

Investors in Africa are betting on the reality of climate change

Climate adaptation costs in Africa are predicted to reach up to $50 billion a year by 2050 in the event of the planet warming by an additional 2°C.

Global new clean energy investment totaled $282 billion last year: research

Global investment in new clean energy capacity rose 1% last year to $282.2 billion, research by UNEP, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre shows.

Investors step up pressure on companies that don’t disclose environmental risks

Investors are becoming increasingly assertive and sophisticated in holding companies to account on climate, forest and water issues - and it is producing results.

Why climate investors may be missing out on a huge investment opportunity to reduce carbon

Plastic waste and climate change go together. In fact, the mismanagement of plastic waste is a serious contributor to climate change and a significant - but often overlooked - investment opportunity for climate investors.

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