Global Investing

Waking up to sustainability karma

By Reuters Staff
February 7, 2013

By Dasha Afanasieva

Management consultants often urge their clients to view setbacks or difficulties as opportunities. The cost of reducing environmental impacts are often cited as one such “opportunity”.

How socially responsible is your investing?

February 13, 2012

Is your investment ethically sound and socially responsible?

A new survey by consulting firm Mercer finds that only 9% of more than 5,000 investment strategies achieve the highest environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings.

from Reuters Investigates:

Oil under ice

November 11, 2010

Still there

Still there

BP's Macondo Gulf spill would be nothing compared to the effect of a drilling accident in the Arctic, Jessica Bachman reports from "the foulest place in all of Russia."  Scientists and Russian officials are just starting to wake up to the fact that "if something happens on the Arctic Barents Sea in November it would be, 'OK, we'll come back for you in March,'" Jessica says.

Going green in frontier markets

August 4, 2010

Frontier markets are one of the fastest-growing investment regions with high growth potential in resource-rich continents like Africa drawing investors who are keen to diversify their investment.

Investors wary of BP oil spill cost estimates

April 27, 2010

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BP’s CEO Tony Hayward reckons the $100 million cost of drilling a well to divert the flow from a leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico  is the biggest hit the oil major will take in the Deepwater Horizon tragedy.

from Chris Wickham:

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'.

from Commentaries:

Are pension funds ignoring climate risk?

July 6, 2009

And are conservation groups moving into the business of giving investment advice?

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.

European industry feels the heat of high oil prices

June 27, 2008

Castle Cement furnace

European industry is suffering under soaring energy costs. Profit warnings are becoming more common and industry leaders predict plant closures and job losses may follow.

Cost of expensive gasoline measured in SUV sales drop

May 15, 2008

 

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Are high gas prices killing Americans’ love affair with gas-guzzling SUVs? Looks that way.