Here’s the articles that were read by most people in the last week.
Exclusive Interview: Carl Pope, Special advisor on climate to Michael R. Bloomberg
Michael R. Bloomberg, The U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities & Climate Change, recently commented (2nd October) on India’s commitment to curb greenhouse gas emissions 35 percent by 2030. We took that opportunity to ask a few questions of Carl Pope: Bloomberg’s Special advisor on climate. Read more.
ESG research agencies Vigeo and EIRIS announce merger
Vigeo and EIRIS, two established ESG research agencies from France and the United Kingdom, will merge to create a single European agency with a with a strong network of partners around the world. Read more.
UK Green Investment Bank Financial Services raises UK’s largest renewables fund at second close
UK Green Investment Bank Financial Services Limited (GIBFS) has today announced that it has executed a Second Close on new commitments of £355m for the Offshore Wind Fund, bringing total committed capital to £818m and nearing its £1bn target. This makes the GIBFS-managed fund the largest renewable energy fund in the UK. Read more.
Concerned investors with £625 billion+ under management call for greater clarity on emissions lobbying by auto companies
A coalition of 19 investors with over £625 billion in assets under management has written to 11 major automobile companies to call for improved reporting of their public policy interventions on emissions standards. Read more.
Good Money Week: What’s on financial advice experts minds?
Lisa Stonestreet UKSIF’s Good Money Week Programme Director told Blue & Green: “There are advisers, such as those in the Ethical Investment Association (EIA), who have a long established track record of working with their clients to make sure financial objectives and values can be aligned.” This is what some of the EIA’s leading thinkers told us. Read more.