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Tuesday 25 April 2017
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Ford seeks cleaner air

Environment and Sustainability

Ford is trailing plug-in hybrid vans (PHEV) in London. For a year 20 Ford Transit PHEVs will be in use by Transport for London, the Metropolitan police, Clancy Plant, Addison Lee and British Gas.

Ethical Business and Investment

AXA IM divests

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has announces that it will be divesting its portfolios of companies that derive more than 50 per cent of their revenues from coal-related activities.

Environment and Sustainability

Apple closing the loop

Apple released its Environmental Responsibility Report with an outline to improve environment performance on a number of levels and help make the technology company a leader in low impact manufacturing

Ethical Business and Investment

Amundi creates green bond for emerging markets

Amundi and IFC have agreed to create a USD2bn green bond fund dedicated to emerging markets.

Environment and Sustainability

Walmart aims to cut a gigatonne

Walmart is helping its suppliers reduce greenhouse gas with a sustainability toolkit with the objective of reducing emissions by a gigatonne – the equivalent of removing 200 cars from the roads.

Ethical Business and Investment

GIB sold

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) has been sold to Macquarie Bank, valuing it at over GBP2billion. Set up by the UK Government as a method to fund green investment in projects, it was also intended to be privatised.

Environment and Sustainability

Earth Day 2017

Earth Day 2017 is on Saturday 22 April, with an expected 1 billion participants across the globe and a theme of environmental and climate literacy.

Green bond issuance up 42%

The market for green bonds has experience 42 per cent growth in the first year’s first quarter, with over USD20 billion issuance, following on from an already successful performance in the last quarter.

Ethical Business and Investment

Nest renews proxy voting firm

The National Employment Savings Trust (Nest) has renewed a contract with a proxy voting firm to continue its commitment to responsible stewardship.

Ethical Business and Investment

What is ESG? A ratings agency definition

Whilst there has been considerable interest building in the concept of ESG investments, it has also been a difficult term to describe in detail. ESG generally describes a company that is conducting its business responsibly and attempting to reduce or offset negative impacts.

Ethical Business and Investment

AMP Capital introduces new ethical framework

AMP Capital is introducing a new decision-making framework allowing it to exclude companies or sectors on ethical grounds across our entire portfolio. The framework introduces a concept of degrees of ‘harm’ or ‘denial of humanity’ and considers conventions that prohibit or control the use of a company’s products.

Ethical Business and Investment

ESG’s influence on credit

Hermes Investment Management’s credit and stewardship teams have published a paper on pricing ESG risks in credit markets examining the relationship between a company’s Quantitative ESG (QESG) Score and credit default swaps (CDS).

Environment and Sustainability

Hertz launches offset programme

Hertz Corporation has launched a new carbon offset programme that provides corporate customers with the ability to purchase of carbon offsets for their vehicles.

Community and Giving

Lidl and NSPCC announce new partnership

Supermarket Lidl UK and NSPCC have announced a new partnership that help the charity to reach one million primary school children with crucial advice on how to stay safe from abuse.


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