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  • $271bn of capital at risk in Canadian oil sands, says Carbon Tracker

    04 November 2014

    Companies developing oil sands in Canada risk wasting $271 billion of capital on projects that would be uneconomic at an oil price below $95/barrel, the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI) has warned.

  • Vattenfall mulls German coal sell-off after SEK23bn write-down

    31 October 2014

    Vattenfall is considering selling its German lignite coal business after the utility took a SEK23.1 billion ($3.1 billion) write-down as its fossil fuel business struggled in a "difficult" European market.

  • Four US banks veto Australian coal port

    30 October 2014

    Four major US investment banks have ruled out investing in a $26.5 billion coal export project near the Great Barrier Reef, following in the footsteps of five European counterparts.

  • Investors should move on stranded asset risk 'sooner rather than later', warns bank

    28 October 2014

    Investors with a focus on sustainability should begin to take action to mitigate the threat of 'stranded fossil fuel assets' sooner rather than later, a bank research note has advised.

  • AP2 divests from 20 'seriously risky' fossil-fuel companies

    20 October 2014

    The SEK265 billion fund is moving its money out of 20 firms – 12 in coal and eight in oil and gas production – following what it called a "comprehensive risk analysis" of its holdings.

  • MSCI launches indexes that reduce 'stranded asset' risk

    16 October 2014

    MSCI has added to its growing range of environmental indexes with two benchmarks that exclude companies with fossil-fuel reserves.

  • The thinking behind Amundi's low-carbon push

    14 October 2014

    Amundi's Frédéric Samama talks to Sophie Robinson-Tillett about the firm's decarbonisation pledge, its planned low-carbon fund and how investors should be responding to climate change

  • Mark Carney says climate risks could make most oil reserves 'unburnable'

    14 October 2014

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned that "the vast majority of oil reserves are unburnable" if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change.

  • Regulators urged to demand better disclosure of climate risks [UPDATED]

    14 October 2014

    Securities regulators should demand that oil, gas and coal companies stress-test the potential impact of climate-related risks on their business, says the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI).

  • Low-carbon transition to benefit finance system – report

    09 October 2014

    Governments, not private investors, will bear the majority of stranded asset costs caused by efforts to meet climate targets, while a transition to low-carbon energy may boost the finance sector's investment capacity, says research.