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Green Bonds Benefit Companies, Investors, and the Planet

In recent years, many climate-friendly or green project initiatives have been financed by corporate “green bonds.” In a recent article published in the Harvard Business Review, Professor Caroline Flammer looks at the performance of these investments.  Is there a long-term benefit?

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How to Invest With a Conscience (and Still Make Money)

Impact investing is an often-discussed topic for many investors.  Writing for the New York Times, Paul Sullivan shares the wisdom of those individuals and organizations who are shaping the future of social investing.

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How Investors Should Read The Jobs Report and US Withdrawal From The Paris Agreement

Writing for Nasdaq.com, contributing writer Martin Tiller offers his opinion on the impact of the US leaving the Paris Climate Accord on the markets.

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U.S. to Pull Out of Paris Climate Agreement — Here’s How the Stock Market Is Reacting

Writing for The Street, Emily Stewart looks at how American businesses view the Paris Climate Agreement in light of Trump’s decision to leave the accord.

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Trump’s Paris Agreement Withdrawal: What it Means and What Comes Next

This recent article published by the Brookings Institution examines what is next for both the United States and the Paris Climate Agreement in the aftermath of President Trump’s decision to leave the accord. The article provides the perspective of several of Brooking’s fellows, directors and academics.

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Bloomberg Pledges $15M to UN to Cover US Climate Share

Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg, L.P. and former mayor of New York City, has pledged $15 million from his philanthropic foundation to support the Paris Climate Agreement. This donation comes in response to President Trump’s decision to pull-out of the accord. The $15 million will go towards the United States’ responsibility of the Agreement’s operating budget. The details of this contribution are outlined in this recent article by John Bowden writing for The Hill.

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Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements

Just prior to President Trump’s decision to pull-out of the Paris agreement, NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday looked at the impact of the U.S. leaving the Paris Climate Deal. What really would be the ramifications for the U.S.?

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G7 Leaders Divided on Climate Change, Closer on Trade Issues

Writing for Reuters, John Irish & Crispian Balmer look at the topics discussed during the May G7 summit in Italy.  The authors explore issues where the countries found agreement as well as more divisive subjects.

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Trump Slump Coming?

Paul Krugman explains his opinion about Trump’s economic policies and the potential damage to the movement to mitigate climate change stating, “There is always a disconnect between what is good for society, or even the economy, in the long run, and what is good for economic performance over the next few quarters.”

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In the Struggle Over Climate Change, Investors Must Act

Writing for Institutional Investor, Howard Covington presents his opinion of the impact climate change has on the markets. In the article, he predicts possible future energy demand and consumption trends.

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