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Climate investing ‘boycott bills’ flood state capitals

By Zack Colman and Jordan Wolman Photo: Charlie Riedel , AP

Texas, West Virginia and Oklahoma are among states moving to bar officials from dealing with businesses that are moving to ditch fossil fuels or considering climate change in their own investments. Those steps come as major financial firms and other corporations adopt policies aligned with efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

02/15/22
                                                               

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.

02/14/22
                                                               

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.

02/10/22
                                                               

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.

02/09/22
                                                               

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.

01/29/22
                                                               

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

01/24/22
                                                               

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.

01/21/22
                                                               

1 big thing: Wall Street blunts divestment momentum

By Ben Geman, Andrew Freedman Photo: Megan Robinson/Axios

Citigroup and BlackRock, two major financial players with far-reaching climate goals, took similar stances this week on divesting from fossil fuel companies. They’re against it, at least for now, Andrew writes.

01/20/22
                                                               

Next 1000 unicorns will be green energy innovators, says BlackRock CEO Larry Fink

By CNBCTV18.com

With the US witnessing a transition to a green economy, the next wave of successful startups will be those companies that will help make the carbon-free transition affordable, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink said.

01/19/22
                                                               

BlackRock’s Larry Fink tells fellow CEOs that businesses are not ‘climate police’

By Steven Mufson and Douglas MacMillan Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP

BlackRock’s Larry Fink defended his firm’s push to hold companies accountable for environmental and social progress after conservative lawmakers claimed the world’s largest asset manager is using its financial might to impose ideological beliefs on the corporate world.

01/18/22