Comments on: Climate Desk Bleg 2 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/17/climate-desk-bleg-2/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: CrookedShank http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/17/climate-desk-bleg-2/comment-page-1/#comment-12934 Fri, 26 Mar 2010 16:36:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=2990#comment-12934 Thought this may provide some data on this topic.

I enjoy your blog. Thanks for the good work.

http://siran.org/projects_s_and_p_report ing_comparison.php

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By: Bharvirkar http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/17/climate-desk-bleg-2/comment-page-1/#comment-12792 Thu, 18 Mar 2010 23:07:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=2990#comment-12792 Check out the US and international publications here – the project is trying to quantify exactly the types of questions you seem to be asking.

http://www.rff.org/News/ClimateAdaptatio n/Pages/domestic_publications.aspx

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By: HBC http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/17/climate-desk-bleg-2/comment-page-1/#comment-12781 Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:23:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=2990#comment-12781 Try http://lowbagger.org/

You’ll find lots of examples of companies converting their PR greenwashing activity profile over to some nebulous ‘climate’ awareness stance, diverting from issues of flagrant everyday pollution – the latter being that for which they are irrefutably responsible. Corporations can, by Nature, be outright foes of environmental responsibility, no matter what you call the impact.

Other recommended reading would include ‘The Legacy of Conquest’ by Patricia Nelson Limerick. When it comes to screwing up the environment, American History really does repeat itself.

Re cultural climate change at SXSW: too bad about Alex Chilton. Still, try and get your bad self over to Domy Books, soak up a bit of KXLU. And rock on!

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By: velobabe http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/17/climate-desk-bleg-2/comment-page-1/#comment-12779 Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:50:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=2990#comment-12779 Rabobank invests in cycling. This investment is not limited to sponsoring professional teams, but also extends to promoting and supporting recreational cycling in its broadest sense throughout the Netherlands. All these activities are carried out under the auspices of the ‘Rabo Cycling Plan’.

too bad michael rasmusen in the 2007 Tour de France, Rasmussen, while in the yellow jersey, had his contract terminated by the Rabobank team and was removed from the Tour. The team cited internal code violations of doping. He served a two-year ban from July 2007 to July 2009, when he returned to the sport.

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By: GingerYellow http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/17/climate-desk-bleg-2/comment-page-1/#comment-12778 Thu, 18 Mar 2010 13:49:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=2990#comment-12778 Rabobank, the Dutch cooperative bank which is just about the only AAA rated bank left, may be what you’re looking for. They incorporate CSR assessments into their loan approval process, and environmental sustainability forms a big part of their CSR policy. Now, having a policy and actually taking it seriously are two different things, and I don’t have first hand knowledge of how rigorous their underwriting process is in this regard, but they seem to be well regarded by people who care about this sort of thing. They have also signed up to the Equator Principles mentioned above.

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By: will1 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/03/17/climate-desk-bleg-2/comment-page-1/#comment-12767 Thu, 18 Mar 2010 03:40:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=2990#comment-12767 For bank loan underwriting, look at the Equator Principles. http://www.equator-principles.com/

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