• Coal assets to suffer most from fossil fuel 'divestment stigma'

    08 October 2013

    Coal stocks are more vulnerable than oil and natural gas to the fossil fuel divestment movement, according to a new study which has called on investors to evaluate the "poorly understood and regularly mispriced" environmental risks in their portfolios.

  • Stranded assets: approaching a tipping point?

    16 September 2013

    The concept of 'unburnable carbon' is still relatively new, but there are encouraging signs that fossil fuel-based companies are starting to pay attention, argues Julie Gorte

  • Storebrand to evaluate utility holdings for 'stranded assets'

    29 August 2013

    Asset manager Storebrand will analyse the sustainability of its utility holdings next month, Environmental Finance can reveal, following an analysis of the energy sector earlier this year which led to 19 exclusions.

  • Agriculture assets at 'significant risk' of becoming devalued – report

    09 August 2013

    Climate change could cause assets in the agriculture sector to become 'stranded', a report has claimed, warning that an extreme loss of natural capital could result in $11.2 trillion being wiped off the value of agriculture assets in one year.

  • More investors divest or avoid investment on climate change concerns – survey

    05 August 2013

    The proportion of investors that divested or chose to avoid investment based on concerns related to climate change grew rapidly last year, a survey has suggested.

  • Investment manager hires head of sustainable investing

    31 July 2013

    A leading university's investment management arm has appointed a vice-president for sustainable investing, amid mounting calls for universities to divest from fossil fuel holdings.

  • Global benchmark performs better without fossil fuel stocks, claims asset manager

    11 July 2013

    Eliminating the fossil fuel stocks from a global benchmark index and replacing them with environmentally friendly alternatives would have had a positive effect on return over the past seven years, an asset manager has claimed.

  • Reasons for hope?

    24 June 2013

    On the face of it, there's plenty to be pessimistic about in the environmental markets at the moment.

  • Stranded assets alert

    17 June 2013

    Nicholas Stern has warned that many oil and gas and mining companies may be overvalued, in a 'bubble' that would threaten the security of global financial markets. Peter Cripps and Katie Kouchakji report

  • IEA adds to warnings on 'stranded' energy assets

    10 June 2013

    The International Energy Agency has added its voice to warnings that action to combat climate change threatens to leave energy companies with 'stranded assets'.