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Canadian Investors Issue Climate Change Policy Statement
The Responsible Investment Association calls on the federal and provincial governments of Canada to develop policies that will encourage a transition to a low-carbon economy. - (04/12/14)
Clean Energy Bond Act Introduced in Congress
The Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2014 is modeled after the Treasury Bonds issued in the 1940s to support the World War II effort. - (04/11/14)
Harvard Joins Principles for Responsible Investment
Harvard's endowment is the first in the United States to join the global network of sustainable investors; the university also announces it will report its greenhouse gas emissions to the CDP. - (04/10/14)
Sustainable Investors Mostly Quiet on McCutcheon vs. FEC
The most recent evisceration of campaign finance laws may not be the Supreme Court's last, emphasizing the critical need for regulation and redoubled efforts on political spending disclosure. - (04/07/14)
First Ranking of Corporate Sustainability in Colombia Published
The ranking of the 20 most sustainable companies operating in Colombia uses research framework and methodology developed by Sustainalytics. - (04/05/14)
Investors Call for Sustainability Reporting by Small-Cap Companies
A shareowner resolution from Walden Asset Management, part of a sustainable investor initiative, wins significant support at the annual general meeting of CLARCOR. - (04/04/14)
Dare We Celebrate Exxon Agreeing to Report on Fracking Risks?
As You Sow and the New York City Pension Funds withdraw resolution when Exxon agrees to increased transparency days after the oil and gas company issues disappointing report on stranded assets.
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Stock Exchanges to Study Sustainability Reporting Standards
The World Federation of Exchanges forms a sustainability working group to study environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) disclosure, and a coalition led by Ceres announces an initiative to engage global stock exchanges on the issue. - (04/02/14)
Disclosures by Fracking Companies Still Poor
Research commissioned by the Principles for Responsible Investment reveals that oil and gas companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing fail to adequately disclose risks associated with the practice. - (04/01/14)
Another Win for Climate Change Mitigation
As You Sow withdraws shareowner resolution at Southern Company after the utility agrees to report on integrating renewable energy into its business operations. - (03/28/14)
News Briefs for March 26th
Trillium Asset Management withdraws shareowner proposal on political spending at Hess, and Calvert Investments wins Lipper Fund Award. - (03/26/14)
Literature and Climate Change
In which this writer turns to a writer of creative literature for inspiration and understanding in considering the climate crisis. - (03/25/14)

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