Major investment firm to prioritize sustainability, back off coal

Major investment firm to prioritize sustainability, back off coal

Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images) When it comes to taking action on climate change, the world has entered a very strange place. Scientific results continue to indicate that the consensus on our role in driving climate change has every reason to be accepted.

Several years of the predicted impacts of climate change—record-high temperatures, massive storms, and out-of-control wildfires—have left ever more of the public ignoring the few skeptics and denialists who persist.

Aside from a handful of holdouts, governments have accepted that they need to do something about climate change.

Despite all that, we continue to do very little, and carbon emissions have continued to rise. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the financial markets.

It's very clear that companies are assigning value to the rights to extract fossil fuel deposits, even though governments will almost certainly block some of them from being developed.

And they continue to do so because governments and investors allow them to. Divestment campaigns have started to change that, causing $12 trillion in assets to be pulled from businesses dependent upon fossil fuels.

But the movement may have picked up some significant additional momentum this week as one of the largest investment firms, BlackRock, announced that it will be making sustainability, and climate change in particular, central to its strategies.

Included in its announcement is that it would immediately begin pulling out of many coal investments and complete the change before the year is out.

Category: Business. Source: arstechnica.com.

 

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YOUR MONEY: Family offices lead the way on impact investing When former investment manager Ron Cordes started a charitable foundation in 2007, he got frustrated because he could only "do good" when he was acti...

Asian banks, buffeted by coronavirus, ramp up continuity plans Across Asia, the coronavirus is hampering banks’ ability to run roadshows, and even hold meetings, and some business continuity plans are starting to...

Leaked Bloomberg audio shows him defending ‘throw them up against the walls’ stop and frisk "If you can stop them from getting murdered, I would argue everything else you do is less important," the former mayor said of his controversial poli...

Judge Rules for T-Mobile, Reshaping Wireless Sector A federal judge’s approval of T-Mobile’s takeover of Sprint will test whether three giants will compete as aggressively for cellphone users as four u...

A crash in the stock market would be Democrats last-ditch effort to topple Trump The Democrats have failed at everything they’ve tried to get to Donald Trump. What might their next failure be? Impeachment didn’t work. And neither ...

Toronto Raptors beat T’Wolves to win a Canadian-record 15 consecutive games The Toronto Raptors' win streak topped the Calgary Stampeders, who won 14 straight in 2016, for the longest single-season win streak from a major Can...

Powell stresses that Fed is 'closely monitoring' coronavirus for hit to China and the world In his semiannual testimony before Congress, Powell said the new threat comes just as trade uncertainties have diminished, though the U.S. economy ap...

With science ‘held back by a gender gap’, Guterres calls for more empowerment for women and girls Fewer than 30 per cent of the world’s scientific researchers are women: that’s just one of the statistics showing how many challenges remain for wome...

Alleged Saudi Bezos hack sends shockwaves Research: Likely Iranian hackers probably breached European energy org — Surveys shine light on widespread phishing, government contractor cybersecur...

Leaked video shows 100x Space Zoom in action on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G The Samsung Galaxy S20 line is being introduced later today, and one of the features that everyone can't wait to see is the 100x digital zoom on the ...

T-Mobile and Sprint Mega-Merger Approved by Federal Judge After a months-long battle between several states and the third and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers, Judge Marrero from the District Court in M...

Federal judge approves T-Mobile and Sprint merger, dismisses antitrust lawsuit The massive merger deal that’s been in the making since last year is going forward as planned, as T-Mobile and Sprint just scored a massive win...

Intermittent fasting and a new passion helped him lose 95 pounds In May 2018, Jared Sklar's wake-up call was waiting for him when he got home from work. He opened the fridge and saw four different pizza boxes from ...

What Elliott Waves Show You About Bond ETFs Right Now Along with stock ETFs, bond ETFs are another popular investment tool. Watch our Interest Rates Pro Service editor explain 5 key points about bond ETF...

A Simple Price Pattern That Leads to "Spectacular Moves" You can shrink all Elliott wave patterns down to just five "core" price patterns. One of them is the ending diagonal. Watch as our Commodity Juncture...

This Founder Explains The Corporate Benefit Of LGBT Leadership If corporations want to improve their bottom lines even further and increase the purchasing power of their customers, Todd Sears of Out Leadership su...

Kubernetes rollouts: 5 security best practices If you don't follow these Kubernetes deployments security best practices from Portshift, your containers, their underlying technologies, and your dat...

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Democratic presidential candidates take aim at a tax break for small businesses Democratic contenders for the presidency are taking aim at the 20% qualified business income deduction — a tax break for "pass-through" entities, inc...

Come to Rio, get robbed: Brazil tourism body shares awkward Instagram post When marketing Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's national tourism agency typically focuses on the city's world-class beaches, samba-filled music scene and cai...

Nuts ‘N More peanut spread recalled over Listeria concern If you have the recalled product in your home, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said it should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was...

With science ‘held back by a gender gap’, Guterres calls for more empowerment for women and girls Fewer than 30 per cent of the world’s scientific researchers are women: that’s just one of the statistics showing how many challenges remain for wome...

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Xi's reemergence shows how carefully China is controlling virus narrative Chinese President Xi Jinping appeared at something approaching the frontlines of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak Monday, in what appeared to be an att...

Trump Proposes a Cut in Research Spending, but a Boost for AI The president is betting on payoffs from artificial intelligence and quantum. But some researchers say gains are dependent on progress in other field...

To Survive, Venezuela’s Leader Gives Up Decades of Control Over Oil Faced with a severe economic crisis, the country’s leader, Nicolás Maduro, is letting foreign firms take over daily operations of its oil fields. It’...

A Case for Paying With Your Phone Sure, contactless payment systems are easier. Whether using your phone or a credit card, the technology is also a more secure way to pay for purchase...

Fearing new rebel attacks, thousands flee Ebola-hit DRC town Mangina, a town of at least 72 000 in DRC's volatile east, was eerily empty on Tuesday after a massacre last week by a dreaded rebel group which loca...

We Put the Blue Diamond Nonstick Pan to the Test Inside Edition Chief Investigative Correspondent Lisa Guerrero tested the Blue Diamond pan with the help of celebrity chef and best-selling author Ro...

Delhi election losses: The beginnig of the end for PM Modi? In an apparent landslide victory, a regional anti-corruption party has come out on top. The vote was seen as a referendum on PM Modi's controversial ...

Mike Tyson explains heartwrenching reason why he does not work out anymore Mike Tyson has explained why he can never return to the person he was before and how that has ended his time even working out as he enters a new chap...

Justice Department Drops Antitrust Probe Against Automakers That Sided With California on Emissions The Justice Department has told four carmakers that they violated no laws when they negotiated a fuel economy standard with California that is more s...

Inundated With Flu Patients, U.S. Hospitals Brace for Coronavirus Resources are already stretched during flu season. With so much medical equipment and drugs made in China, public health experts are anxiously watchi...

Merkel Succession Crisis in Germany Leaves Europe Leaderless, Too The resignation of the chancellor’s preferred replacement threatens to extend a lack of German leadership. That will be the “elephant in the room” at...

With science ‘held back by a gender gap’, Guterres calls for more empowerment for women and girls Fewer than 30 per cent of the world’s scientific researchers are women: that’s just one of the statistics showing how many challenges remain for wome...

British Airways smashes record for quickest subsonic NYC to London flight A British Airways (BA) flight has broken the record for the fastest-ever subsonic flight between New York and London, reaching a top speed of more th...

China Fires Highest-Level Officials Yet Over Coronavirus Outbreak Beijing replaced two provincial health officials in charge of virus-racked Hubei province with a trusted official from China’s national health agency...

A Twist in California’s Homeless Crisis: Evictions by the Evicted As rents skyrocket, more homeless people are trying to find work, even if it means becoming part of the process that forces people out of their homes...

Borderlands 3 Gets Its First Level Cap Increase This Week Borderlands 3 players have had almost six months to wring as much enjoyment out of the game as possible, including by reaching level 50, the game’s m...

China Cuts Tariffs on $75 Billion in U.S. Goods. That Was the Easy Part. The move signals Beijing’s intention to fulfill a trade pact with Washington, but it must make big purchases of American products while dealing with ...

SpaceX brings on NASA's former top spaceflight official as it prepares to launch first astronauts SpaceX has hired former NASA official William Gerstenmaier, people familiar told CNBC, as the company prepares to launch astronauts for the first tim...

Eminem explains how he pulled off his surprise 'Lose Yourself' performance at the Oscars Eminem finally performed his Oscar-winning track "Lose Yourself" at the Academy Awards. He reveals why it took him 17 years to get there.   ...

A Simple Price Pattern That Leads to "Spectacular Moves" You can shrink all Elliott wave patterns down to just five "core" price patterns. One of them is the ending diagonal. Watch as our Commodity Juncture...

White House Earmarks New Money for A.I. and Quantum Computing The technologies are expected to become an important part of national security, and some worry the United States is behind China in their development...

How to organize locations in iOS 13 Maps with collections Apple Maps collections is a handy way to organize multiple locations into one folder when planning trips or sharing locations. Learn how to use colle...

Crude oil prices rise early Friday amid supply concerns Oil prices rose early Friday amid supply concerns following reports of smaller-than-expected stocks, and amid reduced expectation of interest rate hi...

Labour could be fined millions for failing to protect members' data The Labour Party could be fined up to £15m for failing to protect members' data after reporting Sir Keir Starmer's campaign to the information w...

Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles: Where Mountains Meet the Sea With its bluffs, canyons and beaches, the affluent neighborhood north of Santa Monica attracts buyers with its natural treasures as well as its stron...

WHO convenes meeting of top scientists to slow coronavirus spread Deaths from the coronavirus epidemic have surpassed 1,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Tuesday, as hundreds of health experts be...

Philippines to End Military Pact With U.S. The Philippines told the U.S. it would scrap the 1998 Visiting Forces Agreement, considered a cornerstone of the two countries’ military alliance, a ...

WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn servi...

'I'm happy again' - Cavendish opens up in exclusive in-depth interview "British superstar Mark Cavendish sits down with Eurosport in an exclusive in-depth interview and reflects on finding happiness again in cycling and ...

Facebook's 20% Stock Implosion Signaled By Insider Selling, But Is It A Buy Now? After Facebook’s stock sank 20% after an earnings miss this past week that caused tremors on Wall Street, does the collapse - for the biggest one-day...

1,200-year-old 'gumdrop' might have belonged to elite gamer at UK monastery What looks like a tasty, blue gumdrop decorated with white frosting is actually a 1,200-year-old glass "king" piece that may have belonged to an elit...

Turkey won’t pull out amid Syria advances to last rebel stronghold: defence minister Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said that Turkey would not vacate any of its 12 observation posts in Idlib and warned that Turkish soldiers were under o...

World Health Organization names the new coronavirus: COVID-19 "Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the...

Amazon wants to question Trump over loss of $10bn 'war cloud' contract Company claims president’s interference harmed its chances of receiving military contract that was eventually awarded to MicrosoftAmazon wants Donald...

Non-bank mortgage lenders may face more scrutiny from regulators As the housing market heats up, non-bank lending is taking over the mortgage market. Now regulators are raising red flags. David Stevens, former FHA ...

Mike Tyson explains heartwrenching reason why he does not work out anymore Mike Tyson has explained why he can never return to the person he was before and how that has ended his time even working out as he enters a new chap...

The most cringe-worthy TV blunders that cost US presidential hopefuls the White House From Howard Dean's high-pitched scream to Hillary Clinton coughing up "alien eggs", here are the moments that saw once-hopeful candidates crash and b...

Samsung Galaxy S20 rundown: Features that make the phones great for business buyers Samsung's 5G Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra are loaded with features, like 5G and improved security, that will appeal to business buyers and ent...

Asian banks, buffeted by coronavirus, ramp up continuity plans Across Asia, the coronavirus is hampering banks’ ability to run roadshows, and even hold meetings, and some business continuity plans are starting to...

The Strokes sing anti-cop song to officer on stage at Bernie Sanders rally They did not exercise their right to remain silent. Rock band The Strokes taunted a police officer with their anti-cop anthem “New York City Co...

Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey 2020: Can Khan and Naratil make more of UBS Wealth? UBS Global Wealth Management is the world’s best wealth manager. It is an accolade the firm has enjoyed for 13 of the 17 years of Euromoney’s annual ...

A New Book Asks: Just How Machiavellian Was Machiavelli? The French historian Patrick Boucheron joins a list of scholars who have been trying to debunk the stereotype of Machiavelli as a fascist enabler and...

5 things to watch for in tonight's New Hampshire primary Associated Press After running the table in New Hampshire in 2016, Sen. Bernie Sanders will look to hold onto as many supporters as possible amid a s...

Friday singer Rebecca Black unrecognisable in transformation 9 years after hit Rebecca Black showed off her new look on twitter – nine years after releasing her widely panned song Friday. The once unknown teenage quickly shot to...

Handbag snacks, surprise Eminem and Cats - 12 stand-out Oscar moments It was supposed to be the most predictable Oscars in a long time, with the favourites in most of the big categories deemed almost dead-certs in the r...

‘Mike Tyson losing to Buster Douglas was not my fault’ Mike Tyson's then-trainer, Aaron Snowell, looks back on a disatrous night for the whole of Team Tyson The post ‘Mike Tyson losing to Buster Dou...

Non-bank mortgage lenders may face more scrutiny from regulators As the housing market heats up, non-bank lending is taking over the mortgage market. Now regulators are raising red flags. David Stevens, former FHA ...

A Pedophile Writer Is on Trial. So Are the French Elites. For decades, Gabriel Matzneff wrote openly of his pedophilia, protected by powerful people in publishing, journalism, politics and business. Now cast...

No, Obama doesn't deserve credit for Trump's economy It's the latest fad: Say that President Trump's economic record is actually less impressive than President Barack Obama's. Say that Trump is only ben...

Airmen at Wyoming missile base relieved of security duties following alleged marijuana use Several airmen protecting the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missiles have been relieved of their security duties pending an investigation into ...

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Stocks hit record again. Is Trump the reason? The market is at all-time highs and many say Trump is the reason. But stocks were rallying when investors thought Hillary Clinton would win. Janet Ye...

Samsung unveils foldable Galaxy Z phone, Galaxy S with 5G Samsung Electronics on Tuesday unveiled a foldable smartphone shaped like a large makeup compact, its second try at a novel technology that the South...

Ex-Astros player Marwin Gonzalez 'remorseful' on cheating scandal: 'I wish we could take it back' A member of Houston's World Series-winning team in 2017, Gonzalez – now with the Twins – apologized for his participation.     &#...

Bolivia: UN underlines support for ‘credible, transparent and inclusive’ election With Bolivia this week reaching a “decisive stage” in its electoral process, the United Nations “will do everything possible” to support the country ...

Under pressure from Trump, U.S. seeks shorter sentence for his adviser Stone Under pressure from President Donald Trump, the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday abruptly moved to seek a shorter prison sentence for veteran Repub...

'You can't beat perfection' - Wilson stunned by his magical 147 "Kyren Wilson appeared in the Eurosport studio to talk all about his 147 at the Welsh Open, and he could not see how his perfect break could have bee...

Ponzi schemes hit highest level in a decade, hinting next 'investor massacre' may be near The amount of investor money in alleged Ponzi schemes hit its highest level in a decade in 2019, suggesting the next Bernie Madoff-type fraud isn't f...

Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey 2020: Can Khan and Naratil make more of UBS Wealth? UBS Global Wealth Management is the world’s best wealth manager. It is an accolade the firm has enjoyed for 13 of the 17 years of Euromoney’s annual ...

Tonight's TV guide is for the dogs Let's face it; we don't deserve dogs. They brighten up the darkest of days. In honour of man's best friend, our TV guide tonight is dedicated to them...