Why Do Banks Invest in Big Oil?

 Posted by on March 10, 2016
Mar 102016
Why Do Banks Invest in Big Oil?

For profit, obviously. Divesting from fossil fuel would lose business and lower profits, so the thinking goes. But is this true? A study finds ethical banks are just as profitable as major banks. If a mainstream bank adopts sustainable banking principles can they realistically expect to maintain profits? I look into the study’s methodology and see what a major bank can take away from the findings.

Sep 202011
The Future of Corporate Sustainability: McKinsey, PwC

Recent reports by McKinsey and PricewaterhouseCoopers find more companies are managing sustainability to improve process and pursue growth instead of focusing on reputation alone. In this article, guest contributor Venkat S. Somasundaram analyzes these reports and presents three key challenges to the future of corporate sustainability.

Oct 032010
Capital Favours Sustainable Businesses: Carbon Economy Summit

At the summit in Toronto that drew senior executives from Canada and around the world, one common thread emerged: Capital favours sustainable businesses. Deutsche Bank have more confidence investing in companies that disclose their greenhouse gas emissions. Investors see climate change issues as material to their investment decisions. Accountants see environmental information as an integral part of a company’s full performance picture.