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  • Citi warns of climate change impact on equity values

    11 April 2013

    Citi has added its voice to those warning of the risk of "stranded assets" in fossil fuel-based companies, as a result of climate change policies.

  • IEA to explore stranded assets, climate risks

    15 March 2013

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) is to launch a special report on climate change in June focusing on clean energy measures that will not harm economic growth, and the danger that fossil fuel assets are set to become 'stranded'.

  • Investors' role in climate action seen increasing – HSBC

    11 March 2013

    Climate change "will start to climb back up the business and political agenda this year", and the capital markets will play a critical role in preventing global warming exceeding 2C, HSBC analysts say.

  • New study to help guard against 'stranded assets'

    11 February 2013

    A research programme has been launched to identify high-carbon sectors and assets in danger of becoming devalued or written off amid the shift towards a greener economy.

  • The limits of engagement

    18 July 2012

    Julie Taylor Mills looks back at more than a decade of SRI analysis and shareholder activism – and finds little to show for efforts to improve corporate sustainability

  • Al Gore's Generation renews call for sustainable capitalism

    16 February 2012

    Responsible investors have not made the business case for sustainability, according to Generation Investment Management, the investment firm chaired by Al Gore, as it attempts to reignite the debate around sustainable capitalism.

  • Stalled EU energy efficiency law 'damaging investor confidence'

    16 February 2012

    Continued disagreement among EU nations over the draft energy efficiency directive (EED) could lead to weaker targets and drain investor confidence in energy efficiency, business groups and NGOs have warned.

  • Fossil fuel-heavy stock market a risk to investors – report

    11 July 2011

    The world's stock markets are over-exposed to fossil fuels, putting investors at risk of a 'carbon bubble', according to a report by research group Carbon Tracker Initiative which calls for an overhaul of the way capital markets value risk.

  • Broadsides from the back benches

    21 June 2011

    As chairman of an influential parliamentary committee, veteran Tory MP Tim Yeo has proved an effective critic of UK climate policy. He talks electricity market reform and emissions with Mark Nicholls

  • Can the Equator Principles tackle climate change?

    24 May 2011

    The Equator Principles have transformed how the financial sector manages local environmental and social impacts – but can they transform its approach to climate risk? Jon Sohn and Kristen Miller consider the challenges