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PRI Webinar 30 May: Climate Strategies for Sovereign Bond Investors

Join Global Footprint Network, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), MN, and DEGROOF Petercam on 30 May for a comprehensive exploration of climate strategies for sovereign bond investors – including the use of a dashboard of indicators to identify and manage carbon transition and climate risks.Until now carbon disclosure has focused mostly on listed equities and to a lesser extent corporate bonds. [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|Event, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ecological Footprint Explorer Open Data Platform Launches

The US per capita Ecological Footprint dropped nearly 20% during the last eight years of available data (2005 and 2013), a total reduction that matches the entire Footprint of Germany.OAKLAND, CA, April 5, 2016—Ecological Footprint data for over 200 countries is now freely available, searchable and usable at Ecological Footprint Explorer, the new open data [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Report Recommends Carbon Disclosure Methodology and Dashboard for Sovereign Bond Holders

A new report by Global Footprint Network, Carbon Disclosure and Climate Risk in Sovereign Bonds, outlines a methodology for investors to disclose and manage carbon exposure in their sovereign bond holdings.Please join Global Footprint Network and South Pole Group for a webinar on the report on Tuesday, January 10, at 4 p.m. CET/10 a.m. EST/7 [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sovereign Bond Investors Waking Up to Climate Change Risk

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 [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Upcoming events on Climate Change and Sovereign Bonds

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 Footprint [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PODCAST: Susan Burns | What the Ecological Footprint tells us

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 [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five charts that explain who gets hit hardest by food price rises

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 analysis [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Research Launched on Food Price Shocks

Environmental risks in sovereign bonds are likely to be a fast growing area of interest, according to the panelists at the launch of Global Footprint Network’s ERISC Phase II report in London.The ERISC II report, a joint project of Global Footprint Network and the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative, showed how food price shocks driven [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

China and India’s GDP will be hit hardest by global food price shock

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 [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on China and India’s GDP will be hit hardest by global food price shock

Unconventional Wisdom: Climate Change Risk and Sovereign Bond Investments

Institutional Investor | New York By Susan Burns and Maximillian Horster A little more than a month ago after 196 countries signed a historic climate agreement in Paris at COP21, United Nations Secretary Ban Ki-Moon will address influential members of the finance community this Wednesday, at the 2016 Investor Summit on Climate Risk, in New [...]

By | May 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments