Global Investing

Insuring African farmers against climate catastrophe

October 3, 2012

From floods to drought, microfinance companies are looking at ways for farmers in developing countries to cope better with the vagaries of climate change.

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Climate change is off the agenda in Dubai

October 28, 2009

The headline in the Gulf News English language daily reads 'UAE tops world on per capita carbon footprint'.

Water investments

August 21, 2009

A growing number of Investors, including state-owned funds, are looking to invest in water to benefit from efforts to tackle climate change.

How green is your investment?

July 6, 2009

Is your investment green enough?

A survey by consultancy firm Mercer, carbon data provider Trucost and environmental organisation WWF finds that greenhouse gas emissions from 118 UK-based investment management firms, with 206 billion pounds in assets under management, range from 209 to 1,487 tonnes per million pounds invested.

More than a nice-to-have, buy-side considers its actions

May 20, 2009

More than a “nice to have,” investor sentiment is running heavily on the side of environment, social and governance (ESG) factors, according to the latest Thomson Reuters Perception Snapshot.

Deflation to jump the shark?

March 6, 2009

The recent spate of shark attacks on Australian beaches could mark a turning point in global deflation and signal a change in fortunes for some beleaguered emerging economies, if Nomura strategist Sean Darby is to be believed.