Six Danish investors leave PRI, blaming governance issues
Six Danish pension funds have exited the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), accusing the organisation of not meeting "basic requirements for good corporate governance".
Braine takes reins at IETA
The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) has appointed Bruce Braine, a vice-president responsible for strategic policy analysis at American Electric Power, as its new chairman. He replaces David Hone, senior climate change adviser at Shell, who is stepping down after three years in the role.
Conergy in '€100m' UK solar farm deal
Two UK developers have sold five solar farms and have given the buyers the option to purchase an additional four projects, in a deal that could be worth more than €100 million ($134.4 million).
A licence to list?
There has been a welcome increase in the number of renewables firms launching IPOs in 2013. But is this promising spate of activity a sign that investor confidence in the sector is finally growing, or will it prove a false dawn, asks Peter Cripps
The latest people moves in the environmental markets, covering companies including the World Bank, Aberdeen Asset Management, Principles for Responsible Investment, Sindicatum, E.On, PwC and more
Rio+20 prompts rethink of management education
A new initiative will help business schools address sustainable development in their management programmes, explains John North.
Coal assets to suffer most from fossil fuel 'divestment stigma'
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.
People moves, early September
The latest people moves in the environmental markets, including appointments at Triodos Investment Management, Turquoise International, the Principles for Responsible Investment, Climate Strategies and more
GIIN issues measurement guide for impact investors
A guide to help investors measure the social and environmental impacts of their investments, as well as their financial performance, has been launched by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN).
Social stock exchange eyes expansion beyond UK
The UK-based Social Stock Exchange (SSE) is planning to attract foreign companies as well as those listed in London, and aims to have 20 corporate members by the end of the year.