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Social, Ethical, Ecological Investing - Approaches and Pitfalls

 Dec 2018

Vienna, December 19, 2018 - When it comes to investing, ever more people aim not only for a financial return, but for combining profit with making a positive contribution to climate and environmental protection, ethical or social issues. Those investors favour sustainable or ethical-ecological financial products ...

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New Analysis: Absence of National Policy Continues to Put U.S.-based Companies and People at Risk of Climate Change in Key States

 Dec 2018

December 12, 2018, New York — A new analysis of CDP disclosure data shows that some of the largest U.S.-based corporations view climate change as an increasing risk to their bottom line and reputation among consumers and investors. It highlights business readiness for a ...

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ITC and GroFin launch SheTrades Invest for women entrepreneurs

SheTrades Invest to offer impact capital to women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises across 14 countries

 Dec 2018

Geneva, December 12, 2018 – The International Trade Centre (ITC) and GroFin, a development finance company operating across Africa and the Middle East, today announced the launch of SheTrades Invest, an initiative to increase investment in women-owned businesses in 14 countries across these regions. 

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Egypt: Shifting Public Funds from Infrastructure to Investing in People

 Dec 2018

Cairo, December 11th, 2018 – Egypt has an opportunity to capitalize on current reforms by enabling more private investment in infrastructure and freeing up public funds for investments in people’s education, health and social protection. This is according to a new World Bank report launched ...

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Regions and cities support boost for sustainable financial investments

​Around €180 billion of additional investments are needed annually to achieve the EU's energy and climate 2030 targets

 Dec 2018

December 7, 2018 - Moving towards a low-carbon economy and achieving a carbon neutral Europe by 2050 is a massive investment opportunity that will generate growth and jobs. Through the adoption of an opinion on Financing Sustainable Growth at the 5-6 December plenary session, EU' assembly ...

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Investors call on world leaders to address climate change ‘ambition gap’

Record breaking number of global investors call on governments to accelerate action on climate change

 Dec 2018

KATOWICE, POLAND, 10 DECEMBER – Global investors today called on governments around the world to step up action to address climate change. 415 investors, with $32 trillion in assets-under-management, are behind the call-to-action as signatories of the 2018 Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change ...

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UK growth at risk if it is not sustainable, Government is warned

 Dec 2018


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December 3, 2018 - The UK Government could place its long-term economic prosperity at risk if it does not place action on climate change and sustainability at the heart of its growth strategy, according to a new report published today (3 December 2018 ...

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World’s First Startup Accelerator for Land Restoration Launches in Africa

Entrepreneurs from Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia and more come for training, networking and to pitch investors their restoration business plans

 Dec 2018

NAIROBI (December 3, 2018) – There has never been a better time to invest in land restoration. Entrepreneurs are finding new ways to make money from sustainably managing forests and farms, especially in Africa and Latin America. Some are responding to government incentives, others are responding ...

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World Bank Group Announces $200 billion over Five Years for Climate Action

Funding for 2021-2025 includes a significant boost for adaptation and resilience

 Dec 2018

Washington DC - 3 December, 2018 --The World Bank Group today announced a major new set of climate targets for 2021-2025, doubling its current 5-year investments to around $200 billion in support for countries to take ambitious climate action. The new plan significantly boosts support for ...

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