2015

17
Dec

Millennials Impacting Financial Industry

Choosing Planet & People Over Profit Between now and 2050, baby boomers will pass an estimated $30 trillion in financial and non-financial assets to their Millennial Generation[1] heirs in North America. The result will be…
16
Dec

Millennials are Impacting the Financial Industry

Between now and 2050, baby boomers will pass an estimated $30 trillion in financial and non-financial assets to their Millennial Generation[1] heirs in North America. The result will be a significant increase in demand for…
4
Dec

The ECB Shakes Up Markets

What’s Going On Here? By Scott Tindle of FINIMIZE The big news on Wednesday (December 2, 2015) was that the European Central Bank (ECB) announced more measures aimed at boosting the economy, but the announcements…
4
Dec

Invest in Positive Solutions, Counsels David Suzuki Foundation

“An organization like the David Suzuki Foundation is about positive solutions. This is a positive solution,” says Peter Robinson, CEO, regarding their endowment fund investment with Genus Capital. In 2005, when the David Suzuki Foundation…
1
Dec

Montréal Pledge: Genus Carbon Footprint

Genus Fossil Free Equity Funds – Carbon Footprint Published Climate change can have a significant impact on financial markets and investment returns. Genus seeks to manage the investment risks and opportunities associated with climate change…
1
Dec

Municipalities are Protecting their Assets

Vancouver, Seattle, Oslo, Uppsala—a growing list of leading global cities are integrating their sustainability policies with their investments and protecting their pension funds from stranded fossil fuel assets. On October 19, Oslo’s City Council pledged…
19
Nov

Success: Decoupling of economic growth from coal

Is the global economy decoupling from energy-related emissions? Last year, world emission of CO2 remained at 32.3 billion tonnes, while world GDP grew by 2.9%. The world’s power sector grew less than the economy, and…
18
Nov

The Seismic Hazard of BC

There is going to be a mega-quake along the British Columbia coast: It’s not a question of if, only of when. In this Genus Expert Panel presentation, Dr. Stephen Johnston (earth and ocean sciences) takes…
6
Nov

Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

The Obama administration Friday (November 6, 2015) rejected a presidential permit for the highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline, the Associated Press reported. President Barack Obama announced his decision on the pipeline Friday morning with Secretary…
4
Nov

A globally responsible community foundation: Clayoquot Biosphere Trust

Investing in a fossil-free portfolio offers new possibilities for impact to foundations with a specific, local mission. Clayoquot Biosphere Trust’s impactful local programs are supported by a customized fossil free investment fund that, in turn,…
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