• Pension group slams Vedanta for ESG inaction

    02 September 2010

    Companies that fail to adequately address environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns risk losing value, a leading UK pension group said, pointing to the declining share price of controversial UK-listed miner Vedanta Resources.

  • African biofuel land grab puts EU energy targets into question

    02 September 2010

    EU biofuel targets are driving a "land grab" in Africa, according to a report by Friends of the Earth.

  • Greenpeace and Smart battle it out over verifier report

    26 August 2010

    Claims that palm oil producer Smart has been clearing rainforest and orang-utan habitat in Indonesia were meant to be put to rest by an independent auditor's report.

  • Gevo files for IPO of up to $150m

    19 August 2010

    Second generation biofuel firm Gevo has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, hoping to raise up to $150 million.

  • BP drags down Norway pension fund

    19 August 2010

    A major Norwegian pension fund has named oil producer BP its worst performing stock, with the fallout from the Gulf of Mexico spill crisis losing $1.7 billion for the fund.

  • UK finance directors lag on low-carbon agenda – Carbon Trust survey

    19 August 2010

    Three quarters of large companies in the UK do not measure and report their carbon footprint, while many finance directors remain unprepared for the shift to a low-carbon economy, according to a survey sponsored by the Carbon Trust Standard Company.

  • US CCS plan slated for lack of ambition

    19 August 2010

    A US interagency blueprint for commercial-scale deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) argues that challenging obstacles can be overcome, such as the lack of a national carbon price and questions over long-term liability.

  • SAM in amicable split with STOXX, deepens links with Dow Jones

    19 August 2010

    Dow Jones is to calculate, market and distribute a European sustainability index for SAM, after the boutique sustainability investment firm "amicably" terminated its agreement with STOXX.

  • FutureGen revamped by US, but tech choice raises questions

    12 August 2010

    The US government has overhauled the long-delayed FutureGen carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, but observers say cost and technology obstacles mean it may never get off the ground.

  • E&Y plans UK clean-tech expansion

    12 August 2010

    Ernst and Young (E&Y) is planning a major expansion of its UK clean-tech team, with plans to hire around 300 people in the coming years.