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Energy efficiency first: Commission welcomes agreement on energy efficiency

 Jun 2018

Brussels, 19 June 2018 - A political agreement on new rules for improving energy efficiency in Europe was reached today between negotiators from the Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council.

The Commission's proposal forms part of the implementation of the Juncker Commission priorities – in ...

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Europe leads the global clean energy transition: Commission welcomes ambitious agreement on further renewable energy development in the EU

 Jun 2018

Strasbourg, 14 June 2018 - An ambitious political agreement on increasing renewable energy use in Europe was reached today between negotiators from the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council. Today's deal means that two out of the 8 legislative proposals in the Clean Energy ...

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Conscious Investing - A New Approach that Moves Beyond Impact Investing

 Jun 2018

Vienna, June 26, 2018 - Austrian-born Dr Christin ter Braak-Forstinger LL.M. is the author of the book “CONSCIOUS INVESTING – Practitioners’ views on holistic investing approaches that benefit people and the planet.” A Duke Law School and Harvard Law School graduate, Braak-Forstinger is dedicated to strategic ...

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Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018: Progress, but also Serious Gaps in Achieving the 2030 Agenda

 Jun 2018

Vienna, June 22, 2018 - The Sustainable Development Report 2018 highlights areas where progress has been made in achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda, but also notes deficiencies in implementation of the goals. The overall conclusion is that the current rate of progress is insufficient ...

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Countries embrace efforts to achieve SDGs amid mounting global challenges: UN Report

 Jun 2018

A fast-changing climate, conflict, inequality, persistent pockets of poverty and hunger and rapid urbanization are challenging countries’ efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a UN report launched in New York today.

June 20, 2018 - The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 found ...

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Newday Investing Brings Impact Investing to the Mainstream

 Jun 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2018 -- Newday Investing, a financial technology and institutional asset management company bringing socially responsible investing to the mainstream, today announced the public opening of its platform and its availability in the iOS store. With just a $5 minimum, investors can choose ...

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Fidelity Charitable Practice Management launches impact investing module to educate advisors

 Jun 2018

BOSTON, June 19, 2018 — With a market estimated at more than $8.72 trillion in sustainable, responsible, and impact investing, the sector is gaining momentum as investors increasingly seek to align their investments with their values and philanthropy. To help advisors address their clients’ growing ...

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US SIF CEO Lisa Woll Receives 2018 Impact Award at Forbes Women's Summit

 Jun 2018

The Forbes Women's Summit Impact Award is given to a business leader who has made a significant impact in their respective field and leveraged their influence to prioritize diversity and inspire future generations of female leaders.

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2018 – Lisa Woll ...

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Billions invested by pension schemes to be used for social good under new regulations

For the first time members will be given powers to hold their pension schemes to account over how social and environmental factors impact their investments.

 Jun 2018

18 June 2018 - Under new government regulations published today, trustees will be required to produce a policy which includes an assessment of the sustainability of their investment decisions.

This policy will need to be available to members so that they can make their own assessment ...

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