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China To Launch National Market for Emissions Trading
The emissions trading scheme, scheduled to launch in 2016, would be the world's largest and is expected to help China reach its goal of reducing emissions by 45% by 2020. - (09/16/14)
Opportunities for Green Bond Investment Increasing
The investment advisory firm Community Capital Management publishes a white paper describing several green bond opportunities that have become increasingly popular among sustainable fixed income investors. - (09/15/14)
Bank of America Delisted from Leading Sustainability Index
The bank, which had been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes despite its leading role in financing coal projects, is delisted in 2014, but questions remain over some of the Index's industry sector leaders and other constituents. - (09/13/14)
Carbon Tracker Analysis Refutes Exxon Claims
The analysis reveals that unconventional oil and gas exploration has contributed to ExxonMobil underperforming the S&P 500 by eight percent over five years, and that the company has not adequately stress tested a future low carbon scenario. - (09/12/14)
Reporting by Equator Banks Lacks Transparency
An academic paper published by the Center for International Governance Innovation concludes that only five percent of financial institutions reporting to the Equator Principles disclose all the information required of them. - (09/10/14)
Regulate Corporate Political Spending, One Million Say to SEC
At a press conference organized by members of the Corporate Reform Coalition, sustainable investors and other corporate governance advocates call on the Securities and Exchange Commission to mandate political spending disclosure by corporations. - (09/06/14)
Two Sustainable Investment Funds Reach Milestones
Community Capital Management's flagship fixed income fund celebrates its fifteenth anniversary, and the fossil fuel free Green Century Equity Fund reaches $100 million in net assets. - (09/04/14)
Thai Company Sues Activist for Revealing Human Rights Abuses
Instead of addressing human rights violations in its workplace, Natural Fruit sues British activist Andy Hall for defamation, a charge that could land him in jail for eight years. - (09/03/14)
Integrity of UK Supply Chains Threatened by Complacency
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply finds that only eleven percent of UK-based supply chain professionals say they have visibility throughout their entire corporate supply chains. - (08/29/14)
Addressing Pollution a Top Priority for Development in China
The China Greentech Report 2014 finds that sustainable development, once considered an optional approach, is now a prerequisite as the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases struggles with pollution in its cities. - (08/28/14)
Instability in Middle East Dampens Investment
A white paper from Business Monitor International analyzes foreign direct investment in the Middle East and North Africa and concludes that political instability has led to declines in several countries. - (08/26/14)
California CDFI First Recipient of Guaranteed Treasury Bond
Clearinghouse Community Development Financial Institution will use the $100 million bond to finance community development projects in California and Nevada. - (08/25/14)

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