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Fossil-Free & Sustainable Reinvestments

Here are numerous studies of how UW Oshkosh can re-invest in fossil-free, sustainable sources that are in line with the University's stated values.

“Rethink what fiduciary responsibility means in this changing world. It’s simple self interest. Every company, investor and bank that screens new and existing investments for climate risk is simply being pragmatic.”
-- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, Remarks at Davos Press Conference (Transcript), Davos, January

1. Financial Analyses of Fossil-Free Investing 
2. Financial Analyses of the Financial Soundness of SRI (Sustainable and Responsible Investments).
3. News Account of SRI & Climate Change Investing.

1. FINANCIAL ANALYSES OF FOSSIL-FREE INVESTING

Carbon Risks and Opportunities in the S&P 500. Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute for Corporate Responsibility/Trucost. 2009.

Climate Change: Best Practice Methodology. The Climate Institute.

Climate Change Scenarios - Implications for Strategic Asset Allocation. Mercer. 2011.

Do the Investment Math - Building a Carbon Free Portfolio. Aperio Group. 2013.

Extracting Fossil Fuels from Your Portfolio: A Guide to Personal Divestment and Reinvestment. Trillium Asset Management, 2014.

Fossil Fuel Free Investing. (pdf) Trillium Asset Management.

Fossil Fuels, Divestment & Reinvestment.. US SIF.

Global Investor Survey on Climate Change. Ceres. 2013.

Green Light Report: Resilient Portfolios in an Uncertain World. Share Action. 2013.

The Guide to Sustainable Investment 2012. Blue and Green Tomorrow.

Institutional Pathways to Fossil-Free Investing. Joshua Humphreys, Ph.D., Tellus Institute.

Investing to Curb Climate Change: A Guide for the Individual Investor. `US SIF Foundation (The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment).

Investing to Curb Climate Change: A Guide for the Institutional Investor. `US SIF Foundation (The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment).

Investor Action Plan on Climate Change Risks and Opportunities: 2012. Investor Network on Climate Risks.

Navigating Climate Risk: Ceres’ Primer for Family Offices. Ceres. 2013.

Portfolio Carbon: Measuring, Disclosing and Managing the Carbon Intensity of Investments and Investment Portfolios. UNEP Finance Initiative Climate Change Advisory Group and Investment Commission. July 2013.

Resilient Portfolios and Fossil-Free Pensions. HIP Investor.

Resource Efficiency: How to Invest in Solutions. Impax Investment. December 2012.

Responding to the Call for Fossil-Fuel Free Portfolios. MSCI ESG Research. June 2013.

Sector Insights: What Is Driving Climate Change Action in the World's Largest Companies? CDP. 2013.

Stranded Assets and the Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign: What Does Divestment Mean for the Valuation of Fossil Fuel Assets? Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford University. October 2013.

Through the Looking Glass: How Investors Are Applying the Results of the Climate Change Scenarios Study. Mercer. 2012.

Water and Climate Change: Understanding the Risks and Making Climate-Smart Investment Decisions. World Bank. 2009.

 

2. FINANCIAL ANALYSES OF SRI (SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE  INVESTMENTS)

The 21st Century Investor: Ceres Blueprint for Sustainable Investing. Ceres. 2013.

Bringing Responsible Investment to Campus: A Handbook for Committees on Investor Responsibility. Responsible Endowments Coalition.

Demystifying Responsible Investment Performance: A Review of Key Academic and Broker Research on ESG Factors. U.N. Environment Programme Finance Initiative and Mercer. 2007.

Expanding the Market for Community Investment in the United States. US SIF Foundation. 2013.

The Guide to Sustainable Investment 2012. Blue and Green Tomorrow.

Handbook on Responsible Investment Across Asset Classes. Institute for Responsible Investment, Carroll School of Management, Boston College.

The Impact of Sustainable and Responsible Investing. US SIF Foundation (The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment). August 2013.

Integrating Environmental, Social and Governance Issues Into Institutional Investment: A Handbook for Colleges and Universities. Responsible Endowments Coalition.

Investing in the Clean Trillion. Ceres. January 2014.

Maximizing Returns to Colleges & Communities: A Handbook on Community Investment. Responsible Endowments Coalition.

Options and Innovations in Community Investing. US SIF Foundation.

Redefining Sustainable and Responsible Investment, 2012: Executive Summary. Green Alpha Advisors. 2012.

Report on Sustainable and Responsible Investing Trends, 2012: Executive Summary. US SIF Foundation (The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment).

The Stakes Go Up in Social Investing. Nelson Capital Management. 2010.

Sustainable Opportunities - A new wave of growth and income possibilities. Mercer. 4 October 2013.

Sustainability Trends in US Alternative Investments: Executive Summary. US SIF Foundation. 2011.

 

3. NEWS ACCOUNTS OF SRI AND CLIMATE CHANGE INVESTING

Capital markets and climate change: can pension funds save the world? Guardian 1 July 2013.

Do sustainable companies offer sustainable pensions?. Guardian. 19 September 2013.

Investment strategies: it's time to push the reset button.  Guardian. 5 July 2013.

Making the moral case for a more sustainable financial system. Guardian. 2 July 2013.

Morgan Stanley's Sustainable Investing Institute: Are Banks Getting Serious? Guardian. 7 November 2013. 

Pensions funds and climate change: can't act, won't act. Guardian. 1 July 2013.

Searching for socially responsible investments: mission impossible? Guardian. 2 July 2013.

Two New Green Investing Options Could Help Avoid The Carbon Bubble. Clean Technica, 7 November 2013.

Where can investors who worry about climate change put their pension? Guardian. 30 November 2013.

by Barnhill, David L last modified Jul 23, 2014 02:48 PM
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