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IFC Debuts Green Bond in U.S. Market, Raising $500 Million for Climate-Friendly Investments in Emerging Markets(IFC)

IFC Debuts Green Bond in U.S. Market, Raising $500 Million for Climate-Friendly Investments in Emerging Markets(IFC)

Washington, D.C., April 27, 2012—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today launched its first green bond in the U.S. market, raising $500 million for climate-friendly investments in emerging markets. This is the first IFC green bond targeting U.S. investors. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 4. Asset management & Pension

Burying nuke fuel said cheaper than recycling, Atomic energy panel reverses initial stance on disposal method (Japan Times)

Directly disposing of spent nuclear fuel is cheaper than recycling it, revised estimates by a Japan Atomic Energy Commission panel suggest. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

German far-right extremists tap into green movement for support (Gurardian)

German far-right extremists tap into green movement for support (Gurardian)

Support for ecological movement and conservation used to try to recruit a new generation of supporters: Kate Connollyin Berlin:German consumers are being warned that when they buy organic produce they may be supporting the far-right movement, following the revelation that rightwing extremists in Germany have embraced the ecological movement and are using it to tap into a new generation of supporters. … Read entire article »

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Stock exchanges urged to make ESG demands (FT)

By Mike Scott: There are increasing calls for stock exchanges to become more involved in  efforts to encourage the companies that list on them to consider more seriously  environmental, social and governance issues. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 4. Asset management & Pension, 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap for Asia-Pacific (ESCAP)

Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap for Asia-Pacific (ESCAP)

The Asia-Pacific region has come to a historical crossroad: development goals are within reach and the region has the opportunity to lift its people out of poverty. But arriving at those goals and pulling millions more people out of poverty cannot be done through conventional growth strategies. Resource constraints, price volatility and the climate crisis have removed business as usual as an option for all economies. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

PPR Introduces Environmental and Social 5-year Targets across Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle Brands PPR Acquires Stake in Wildlife Works Carbon, REDD Carbon Offsetting Company as part of next phase of Sustainability Program PPR(PPR)

PPR Introduces Environmental and Social 5-year Targets across Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle Brands PPR Acquires Stake in Wildlife Works Carbon, REDD Carbon Offsetting Company as part of next phase of Sustainability Program PPR(PPR)

PPR Introduces Environmental and Social 5-year Targets across Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle Brands PPR Acquires Stake in Wildlife Works Carbon, REDD Carbon Offsetting Company as part of next phase of Sustainability Program PPR, through its sustainability department PPR HOME, announced a set of core targets to achieve across its Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands by 2016 at the company’s Annual General Meeting today.  … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, unclassified