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London Borough of Hackney Pension Fund will cut exposure to fossil-fuel equity investments by 50% over the next six years.
Campaigners have dismissed Hackney Council’s plan to cut its controversial £42 million investment in fossil fuels as “not moving fast or far enough”.
The Transport for London Pension Fund plans to look into ways of analysing its carbon exposure following a member request, as experts stress that schemes need to understand exactly what they are measuring and what further steps they can take.
France’s public service additional pension scheme (ERAFP), a 100% SRI investor with €26bn in assets, has announced the winners of its tender for consultancy companies specialised in environmental risk and opportunity research on the theme of climate change.
Consumers are increasingly demanding recyclable and sustainable packaging, while at the same time, some cities and states are banning plastic bags and other forms of packaging that end up in landfills.
The Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation and World Economic Forum released January 16 “The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing Action,” which aims to address global plastics issues through innovation in packaging design, recycling, and delivery models.
An executive each from Alecta, Sweden’s largest occupational pension provider, and major Dutch pension investor APG are among the 20 individuals the European Commission has appointed to its “high-level expert group” on sustainable finance.
The European Commission has named the 20 big hitters that will make up its High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, tasked with helping “hardwire sustainability into EU financial policy” (subscription required).
Taxing consumption instead of employment would help tackle the world’s biggest environmental problems, including climate change, resource depletion and pollution, according to a study (subscription required).
Atlanta will soon deploy Rubicon Global’s technology to improve its waste management services – a first for the smart waste and recycling startup whose customers until now have been public corporations.
“Breakthroughs in Barrier Film Technology: How We Made Recyclable Stand-up Packaging Possible,” is one of the topics that Stacy Fields, Packaging Director – North America, The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI), will discuss during a Center Stage presentation at Expoplast, which comes to Montréal, QC, Canada, on Nov 30 and Dec 1.