Fossil Free Investing

16
Sep

Vestas: Responsible Investing in Global Energy

From small beginnings as a Danish blacksmith shop in 1898, Vestas started producing wind turbines in 1979 and now leads the market with revenues of €6.9B and more than 54,000 turbines that generate enough electricity…
6
Jul

Thematic Investing: Three Reasons For Sustainability

Lower the risk and increase the returns—this is the mantra repeated by almost every asset manager. Genus Capital has created a leading edge investment product offering a three-fold benefit to investors—whether or not their goals…
15
May

Investing to Create Greater Impact

Foundation Focus – Spring 2016: The advent of “impact investing” offers Canadian foundations the opportunity to leverage their investments by aligning a portion of their portfolios to achieve greater mission impact—and satisfy a key recommendation…
15
Jan

Fossil Fuels are the New Tobacco, Health Experts Say

Thirty years ago, we witnessed a massive divestment from the tobacco industry, spurred largely by health professionals who claimed that such investments threatened their Hippocratic Oath.
5
Jan

Does Responsible Investing Mean Sacrificing Returns?

New Research Tells an Interesting Story. Responsible Investing (RI) requires sacrificing financial returns, right? Wrong. Investor surveys continue to show the persistence of this widespread false belief, despite substantial and growing evidence to the contrary.…
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

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

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…
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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