Learn More About What Your Town Is Investing In

By Beryl Lipton, Muckrock.com -

Between government and private business, a lot of dollars exchange hands. This isn’t limited to the billions of dollars that get spent on government contracting - from purchasing bulk orders of [...]

Investors Finally Facing Up To Climate Change

By Frank Jordans, apnews.com -

Over 200 companies have pledged greater transparency on reporting climate-related risks in their businesses as part of a voluntary program led by U.S. billionaire Michael Bloomberg. The former [...]

Exxon To Disclose Climate Risks Under Pressure From Investors

By John H. Cushman Jr., insideclimatenews.org -

Under pressure from investors, prosecutors and global regulators, ExxonMobil Corp. agreed on Monday to strengthen its analysis and disclosure of the risks its core oil business faces from climate [...]

West Virginia Signs Investment Pact With China Energy

By Staff, AP.org -

By Staff for Associated Press - West Virginia officials announced an agreement on Thursday with China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd. for the company to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas development [...]

Norway Reviews Ethics Of Energy Investments

By Staff, www.stopetp.org -

By Staff of Stop ETP - The Council on Ethics for Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is assessing whether Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) violated the fund’s guidelines for responsible investment, [...]

Impact Investing And Employee Ownership

By Mary Ann Beyster, www.democracycollaborative.org/ -

By Mary Ann Beyster for the Democracy Collaborative. With income inequality in the United States at record high levels, employee ownership is increasingly being lauded as a potential solution to [...]

Under Activist Pressure, Portland Agrees To End All Corporate Investments

By Mike Ludwig, www.truth-out.org -

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout - In a sweeping move that follows a wave of divestment activism in Portland, Oregon, and across the country, the Portland City Council voted last week to pull all of [...]

Will Donald Trump Be Forced To Battle The Bond Vigilantes?

By Tim Fernholz, www.qz.com -

By Tim Fernholz for Quartz - There are men and women alive today who have never felt the cold touch of the bond vigilantes. These semi-mythical figures threatened to arise during the Obama [...]

Seattle Urged To Drop Wells Fargo Over DAPL

By Amanda Froelich, www.trueactivist.com -

By Amanda Froelich for True Activist - A few weeks ago, actress and activist Susan Sarandon made headlines when she asked supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe – who are protesting the [...]

US Arms Makers Invest In A New Cold War

By Jonathan Marshall, www.consortiumnews.com -

By Jonathan Marshall for Consortium News - Exclusive: Behind the U.S. media-political clamor for a new Cold War with Russia is a massive investment by the Military-Industrial Complex in “think [...]

Weapons Makers Tell Investors Russia Threat Great For Business

By Lee Fang, www.theintercept.com -

By Lee Fang for The Intercept - THE ESCALATING ANTI-RUSSIAN rhetoric in the U.S. presidential campaign comes in the midst of a major push by military contractors to position Moscow as a potent [...]

Will Next Global Debt Crisis Come From Private Investors?

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

By Staff of Telesur - Private creditors have replaced the public sector as lead borrower to developing countries, which has contributed to a new borrowing and lending boom. Private financial [...]

Fossil Fuel Investments Growing Riskier for Insurers

By Zahra Hirji, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Zahra Hirji for Inside Climate News - The 40 largest insurance companies in the United States have $237 billion invested in electric and gas utilities, $221 billion tied to oil and gas [...]

Warren Buffett Faces Pressure To Invest For Climate, Not Just For Profit

By Nicholas Kusnetz, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Nicholas Kusnetz for Inside Climate News - Thousands of bankers, investors, business journalists and just plain fans will flock to Omaha, Neb., on Saturday in a yearly pilgrimage to glean [...]

How To Finance A Trillion-Dollar Climate Change Opportunity

By Danny Kennedy and Ken Locklin, www.greentechmedia.com -

By Danny Kennedy and Ken Locklin for Green Tech Media - Pulling the world back from the brink of catastrophic climate change cannot be done for free. Changing the way the world is powered means [...]

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