For years, many mainstream investors have been on the fence about climate change, often dismissing the topic as a “long-term issue.” But as the potential investment risks of not acting on climate change have come into clearer focus, all that has changed. In just a few short years, the finance community has not only begun to [...]
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The 27th Annual SRI Conference - on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing serves thought leaders, investors, and investment professionals in the ESG, Shareowner Advocacy, and Impact Investing space. Together, they are catalyzing the shift to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable economy. The SRI Conference continues to offer a robust agenda covering innovative financial products, [...]
ERISC Phase II Webinar: How climate change impacts sovereign credit risk 12 October 4:00 PM CEST/10 AM EDT/7 AM PDT This webinar will feature presentations and Q&A on the ERISC II report recently released by Global Footprint Network and UNEP FI and sovereign bond climate risk research by S&P Global Ratings. Participants: Susan Burns, Global [...]
By many measures, humans have shown themselves to be a pretty successful species. But we are living unsustainably. We are consuming more resources than the Earth can provide– we are in global ecological overshoot. The Ecological Footprint, developed by the Global Footprint Network, is a leading measure of human demand on nature, reflecting the productive [...]
Global food prices will remain stable for the year ahead, suggest recent UN forecasts, but in the longer term we can expect much more volatility. That’s because the food sector is unable to cope with a double whammy of rising demand for food and risks including water scarcity, land degradation and climate change, a recent [...]
Report published by UNEP and Global Footprint Network ranks countries on the economic risks they face from a hike in food prices (London 18 May 2016) – If global food prices double, then China could lose $161 billion in GDP and India could lose $49 billion, according to a new report released today by the [...]