ESG News

November 2018

Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century: Accelerating Climate Action in Urgent Times
The New Climate Economy

This fourth report of a cross-disciplinary group of former government officials, economists, and business leaders provides a detailed road map of actions that can create growth globally while addressing climate challenges.

Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Builds Tool to Analyze Climate Risk to Portfolio
Reuters

The world’s largest pension fund has created a tool to analyze climate risk in its portfolio amidst rising costs, including how much of a company’s carbon dioxide emissions can be passed on to customers.

Fossil Fuel Money Crushed Clean Energy Ballot Initiatives Across the Country
Vox

This piece details some clean energy ballot initiatives around the US in November’s mid-term elections and how they fared.

Drought Tests Australia’s Model Water Market
The Wall Street Journal

Australia’s pioneering effort, at scale, to put in place the systems required to freely trade water rights is coming under criticism for putting pressure on farmers.

Startling New Research Finds Large Buildup of Heat in the Oceans, Suggesting a Faster Rate of Global Warming
The Washington Post

The latest example of a vicious circle in climate change.

Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends
US SIF

US SIF’s 2018 report details growth in impact investing and key themes.

UK to Consult on Plastic Packaging Tax, Chancellor Says
The Guardian

Another example of the growing concern and policy response to plastic usage.

U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy
The New York Times

A federal report details the significant economic consequences of inaction on global warming.