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  1. Insurance companies warn about the wide gap in climate risk protection
    Insurance companies warn about the wide gap in climate risk protection 24 Nov 2017

    ClimateWise, a global network of 28 insurance industry organisations, has warned that this year’s natural disasters and extreme weather events have put 2017 on track to become the most expensive year on record for insurance claims.

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. Volkswagen to invest $40 billion in electric mobility technology by 2022
    Volkswagen to invest $40 billion in electric mobility technology by 2022 20 Nov 2017

    Last week, the Volkswagen board approved an investment of $40 billion in electric vehicles, autonomous driving and electric mobility technology.

    Europe,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. Norway’s wealth fund to divest from fossil fuels
    Norway’s wealth fund to divest from fossil fuels 17 Nov 2017

    Norway’s $1 trillion fund is to consider divesting from oil and gas stocks to protect Norway’s economy from oil price risk.

    Europe,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. An increasing number of insurance companies divest from fossil fuels
    An increasing number of insurance companies divest from fossil fuels 15 Nov 2017

    According to a new report, approximately $20 billion of assets around the world have shifted away from coal operations due to concerns over climate risks.

    Europe,North America,Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. Climate Action publication launched in Bonn
    Climate Action publication launched in Bonn 13 Nov 2017

    On Monday, the 11th edition of the Climate Action publication was launched, where the world’s leading sustainability thinkers and policymakers provide detailed insights on the pathway to a low-carbon economy.

    Worldwide,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Australian Queensland commits $150 million to renewable energy projects
    Australian Queensland commits $150 million to renewable energy projects 13 Nov 2017

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Sunday a new pledge of more than $150 million to expand renewable energy capacity in Queensland as part of the State’s commitment for renewables to provide 50 percent of its energy needs by 2030.

    Oceania,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Michael Bloomberg expands ‘war on coal’ campaign to Europe with $50 million donation
    Michael Bloomberg expands ‘war on coal’ campaign to Europe with $50 million donation 9 Nov 2017

    On Thursday, UN special envoy on climate change and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg announced a $50 million fund to extend the battle against coal to Europe.

    Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. Barclays issues €500 million bond for “green mortgages”
    Barclays issues €500 million bond for “green mortgages” 8 Nov 2017

    UK-based banking giant has successfully issued a €500 million green bond - the first of its kind in the UK to use funds backed by domestic assets.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. HSBC to invest $100 billion in sustainable financing by 2025 as part of its updated climate plan
    HSBC to invest $100 billion in sustainable financing by 2025 as part of its updated climate plan 7 Nov 2017

    The London-based banking giant HSBC has pledged to provide $100 billion in sustainable financing and investment by 2025, as part of its set of commitments to support the transition to a low-carbon economy and promote sustainable growth.

    Europe,Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. Electric vehicle charging points in the US grow ten-fold since 2011
    Electric vehicle charging points in the US grow ten-fold since 2011 2 Nov 2017

    There are now over 50,000 charging points in the US, according to a report released this week by the Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA) on the state of California’s EV charging industry.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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