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Global ESG standard-setting gains speed

By Jim Tyson Photo: Justin Sullivan , Getty Images

Regulators and other standard-setters worldwide are building a consensus behind uniform rules for gauging sustainability that could help CFOs generate credible ESG reports.


The GOP’s New War On Divestment

By Donald Shaw Photo: Martin Meissner , AP Photo

Republican state and federal lawmakers, their campaign coffers filled with fossil fuel donations, are quietly building a nationwide effort to pass anti-divestment bills that would punish financial institutions that consider the climate crisis in their business deals or try to do something about it by not working with fossil fuel companies.


ESG: The Tidal Wave Hitting Businesses in 2022

By Dean Amhaus Photo: Clay Banks

A growing tidal wave hitting businesses can be summarized in three letters – ESG. The environmental, social and governance investing movement may not have fully grabbed the public’s attention – yet – but it is rapidly growing on national and international business radars. In fact, ESG assets are expected to exceed $50 trillion globally by 2025.


Democrats’ climate plan languishes, putting billions in private investment on hold

By Jeff Stein and Steven Mufson Photo: Mason Trinca for The Washington Post

The chief executive of a Portland area-based battery company believes his products could play a critical role in fighting climate change, storing the energy produced by wind and solar for hours instead of having it dumped whenever consumer demand dips.


Europe’s biggest banks fund oil and gas firms despite net zero pledges

By Jasper Jolly Photo: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

Europe’s biggest banks led by HSBC, Barclays and BNP Paribas have provided £24bn to oil and gas companies that are expanding production less than a year since pledging to target net zero carbon emissions, data shows.


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Invests in Promising Climate Change Solutions

Photo: Twelve

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $44 million in funding to develop and scale promising technologies to help address climate change as part of an exploration of cutting-edge and emerging solutions, including carbon dioxide removal (CDR). Employing innovative financing strategies—including grants, investments, and making carbon removal purchases directly from companies—is part of CZI’s approach to accelerating action on climate change.


Divesting works: Study finds ditching fossil stocks lowers corporate footprints

By Rick Spence

For the leaders of the divestment movement, which encourages institutional investors to sell off their shares in fossil fuel companies, winning isn’t everything. Eroding public support for the sector has been considered valuable work in itself. But after a decade of determined lobbying, the divest side is suddenly doing a lot of winning.


Banking on our future

Photo: Ken Cedeno / Greenpeace

We want to do something real to protect a livable planet. Money—especially the banks we keep it in—is crucial. Join our pledge.


Clean energy stocks are down but still have their spark

By Scott Patterson Photo: Preston Jessee/WSJ

Investors voice confidence that the market will remain healthy, seeing continuing growth amid shifting investor priorities


How NineDot Energy will use $100M to install distributed batteries in NYC

By Jeff St. John

NineDot Energy has spent the past six years finding ways to work in New York City’s congested and ever-changing distributed-energy market, from analyzing the value of distributed solar to developing and selling megawatt-scale fuel-cell projects in the Bronx and Staten Island.